I've lost my get up and go. I have NO desire to do anything, nothing, nada. That's one of the reasons you haven't been blogging. I haven't even read any of the blogs that I normally follow. I am lucky to get out of bed in the mornings. I'm not depressed. I still laugh and things, I just have lost all gumption to do anything.
I'm blaming the horrible weather that we're having. It's snowing and blowing and it is cold, face hurting cold. I do do the animal chores. They take me four times as long as they normally do. I make sure everyone has fresh hay or straw, water, and feed. Everyone gets tucked in so that this horrible wind (windchill around -30) doesn't get to them. That's some dangerous stuff right there.
After I do the animal chores, I come into the house and make me some nice hot tea. I need it after being out. I sit down on the couch for a little bit to warm up and drink my tea. I'm putting off bringing more wood into the house. My knees, my ankle, and my wrist (a problem that I've had for years) hurts badly. I also think the reason I hurt is because the bone chilling cold. I'm hoping that when it warms up I won't hurt as much. I think going to break down and go to the doctor. I hate going to the doctor but I'm tired of the hurting.
I finally get the energy to go and get a wheelbarrow full of wood into the house. This should last until right before we go to bed. Then we get another wheelbarrow full to last through the night. I usually get up through the night and add more wood to the stove. I let Hubby sleep because he has to get up early and go to work. It's the least I can do. I get to stay under the warm covers a few more hours.
Yes, the whole getting up early with Hubby didn't pan out. Right now is not the best time to get up early. That just means I will have to crank the wood burner up and that means using more wood. Wood that is very low right now. We have 55 acres of pasture, but not much of wooded area. We usually have to go off the farm for wood. And when it's this cold, I really don't want to have to get out and cut wood. So instead of getting up and trying to get the house warm, I'm just staying in bed, under the covers. That's were it feels the best right now anyway.
We have put up some of the insulation board. We still have more to go, but we are working on it. It's hard to have construction going on in the area that you also have to live in. I don't like having insulation in my morning eggs. It doesn't taste all that good. lol. The little bit of insulation that we do have up is helping quite a bit. I didn't realize how much it would help. Hopefully as we put up more, it will help more with keeping it warm in here.
Well, I guess I'm done complaining. I just wanted you to know what was going on around here. I'm hoping for warmer weather with everything that I have. I don't really know if that will help though. lol
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, doing nothing.