Jan 27, 2011 | Gardening, Simply Ang | 25 comments

That’s my color.
I am tired of the gray, tired of the white. 
 Tired of salt, tired of dirty, slushy snow.
I feel blue.  
I keep trying to fight it and it keeps creeping back.  
Hubby is gone 5 nights a week,
it get’s dark at 4:30… 
I need to play in the dirt, feel the heat on my back as I pull weeds, pluck a berry from the vine and smell summer rain in the air.  
This just isn’t right.
Startin’ to feel like a prison.  
Gonna take all my clothes off and run down the street naked as a Jay Bird that one weird 65 degree day we always get in February.
But don’t tempt me.


  1. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Sorry you’re feelin’ blue, Ang!

    Get your seed catalogs out! Those always cheer me up. I know what you mean. January is long and we have February to get through, too! WE CAN DO IT!


  2. Liesl

    Hi Angela,whip out some summery magazines and plan your gardening for the summer,I find it a great way of preocupying myself!

  3. Queen of Dreamsz

    Hi Angela,

    I’ve been snowed in for the most part since before Christmas. I’m on a mountain ridge and don’t have 4 wheel drive..only my second winter here so you can bet the 4 wheel drive is on the list for next year! But even though….sometimes that doesn’t even get us out of here. When it’s a icy slippery slope nothing works.

    It’s been an extreme amount of snow and ice this year according to the natives.

    I have a big home so I have plenty of rambling room, wrap around porches and plenty to do BUT….enough already! It’s ok to be home a lot but when you feel like leaving {and can’t}..well, it’s given me an attitude…ha ha

    Then I got sick..just getting better after 10 days…Thomas has been gone 9-10 at a time on top of all this winter mess. He’ll be home in the few days…thank goodness. Someone get me out of here! SOON!

    It got up to 48 degrees the other day and the sun came out. I thought I had entered the twilight zone. LOL

    Someone suggested to me a while back to start a gardening journal…a glue book of sorts…to cut out stuff I’d like to try in my garden and even arrange it…

    Hang in there and lots of hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. WhiteWhispers2u

    Oh dear, I think you need a day off and a visit to the electric beach! You will feel the heat on your back for sure and the warmth on your bum.It does wonders for me in the month of January.A good old dose of vitamin D as well.Though I love the color blue, just not feeling blue.~Cheers Kim

  5. Ann at eightacresofeden

    Move to Australia! Come and visit me Ang! I’m longing for some cooler weather. Sitting at the computer in my swimsuit. It is stinking hot – sweaty, humid, horrible heat and the mozzies are biting! I know there is a snake in my garden beds so dare not weed and the weeds are thriving. And the air conditioning is broken. There has to be a downside to summer but there’s an upside. I am thanking God for the pool which is where I am having to go right now! Every season has its downsides but there are joys too. Hot chocolate huddled on the sofa pouring over a lovely magazine perhaps!

  6. Shawna

    Ugh, I was just thinking today that it’s about time to get out and start cleaning up the gardens for spring!

    Can you tell us what you do now to prepare for spring..well, at least what you do once the snow&frost is gone πŸ˜‰

  7. Ashley DeLen

    Oh I feel the pain!! We are suppose to have a 45 degree day tomorrow. I told my co-worker that **cough cough** what a great day that would be!! Next week back to 20’s and 30’s with snow….

  8. Tina

    As I type, my bedroom window display a winter wonderland…predicted only 4 in., got 12!!! No school again today for us…to me, that is a good thing! No blue feelings; however, I am antsy for this season to move on. January seems very long this year! Christmas feels like an eternity ago!

  9. Genuine Lustre

    You and me both. Hearing “Folsome Prison” made me do a double take. Had to glance up and see if it was playing on my ipod, cause it’s been in the rotation lately. We must be soul sisters – hehe.

  10. Jenny Childers

    I agree, it’s just that time of year! I just re-read “The Secret Garden”- I highly recommend it if you’re in the mood for spring. πŸ™‚

  11. Gracie's Cottage

    I agree with WhiteWhispers2u – tanning once or twice a week saves my life during these long dark days. I feel like a different person when I’ve had my “light therapy” – more energy and much happiness!

    (Of course I’d much rather have realy sunshine….)


  12. Blondie's Journal

    I feel the same way you do, Angela. We are supposed to get more snow today…at least it will cover up the dirty stuff! Try going to Renee’s for some inspiration. You will love it!


  13. Mrs. B.

    Hilarious. I’ve been feeling the same. Hubs works until 9pm most nights. It makes for a very long, very tiring (insanity-inducing?) day.
    Hang in there…the bird-chirruping days of April will be here soon!

  14. Boho Farm and Home

    I can remember those days-yuck! I think the idea of getting out some seed catalogs is perfect! that is what I do here when it is 115 degrees in August…I dream and plan all of my fall plantings. Think of all the great ideas you can come up with if you start planning now! πŸ™‚

  15. Tamra

    Oh how I know how you feel! My husband used to be gone working away from home when our girls were little and it was really tough.

    He is back working away from home now and then. Although, without little ones underfoot and no homeschooling going on I can focus on doing projects around the house but it’s still tough.

    I used to spend my evenings after the kids were asleep with magazines and my “Cooks garden” catalogue making my wish list for Spring.

    If you do decide to run naked down the street I suggest a brown paper bag over your head “Unknown Comic” style, to prevent any permanent humilation or at least an extra layer of that fabulous red lipstick. Anything to distract from the obvious if you know what I mean.

    Hang in there Chickie, Spring will be here soon!

  16. A Cottage Muse

    What if I double dog dared you?!!

    Bit blue here too…10 more inches of snow last night. I keep lurking around the travel sights ~ pretty soon my computer is going to yell book something or we’ll shut you off!

  17. Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Oh Angela, I feel for all of you imprisoned by this oppressive Winter!

    If I were closer, I’d trudge through the snow and we’d have a girl’s day in together, replete with chocolate!

    Big hugs,

  18. Sherri

    You definitely have a case of the blues, as my grandma would say! She would get this way everyone winter and she just couldn’t wait for spring to come. Hang in there, it will be here soon :)!

  19. Homemaker Ang

    I can so appreciate your honesty…

    you have no idea πŸ™‚


    i feel ya and i am feelin’ it too!

    i posted yesterday on it πŸ™‚

  20. Homemaker Ang

    and thank goodness for the internet so we can “get out” and still be inspired :)on grey snowy days like now πŸ™‚

  21. carol wingert

    Hi Angela! I’m in Arizona and have been playing in the dirt this past week. Maybe the posies I planted and put up on my blog yesterday will help cheer you up. I don’t miss those long winters!

  22. Faith

    Me too! This time of year is so depressing. It’s dark when I go to work, it’s dark when I get home. It’s too gloomy to feel like doing anything. NEED SUNSHINE!!!

  23. texasdaisey

    Oh girl, come see me here in Texas. It has been sunny and in the 70’s. We can play in the dirt and there are red berries on the Yaupon hollies not edible but pretty. My hubby has been gone every night this week too! We can paint our toenails, watch girly chic flicks, and sip sparkling grape juice in the evening.

  24. Victoria

    Will it cheer you up that I’d love to have you come set up with my garden in the summer? Or at least, visit and enjoy some sundressed Sofia? =)

    Seed starting always helps me cheer up a bit, even if they never produce much in the end!


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