Wednesday, February 18, 2015


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.


Vera said...

Oh bless you, I know exactly how you feel, and just to say that I felt exactly the same way when we were having a spell of cold weather recently, as did my husband. We felt so drained of life energy, and our spirits seem to shrivel up somehow such that we seemed to lose all our drive and momentum. But the weather has warmed up, and our energies have come back, not all, but some. And I am sure that when the weather in your part of the world warms up, that you, too, will feel much more like your old self. Meanwhile, there is no harm in staying tucked up in bed to keep warm, and that it is perfectly alright to be fed up with having to cope with cold weather especially when it comes to looking after animals as well as yourself and your husband.
Sending blessings to you, and wishing you well. Vx

Modern Day Redneck said...

Yup, I have had those days.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I am in your shoes too, and we don't have any snow or bad weather. Just have lost my mojo. I have been taking a super strength vitamin D (5000 per pill) and extra B-12 sublingual (melts under your tongue but tastes good). Heard recently that 80 percent of us are low in those two vitamins. Hope it helps you as much as it has me.

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Awww it is definitely this long drawn out winter. Hope you all did good after last nights super lows. Hang in there it is almost spring, and its just going to heat up from here on out!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, I can sympathize in so many ways!

Peacemom said...

We're just buried in snow up here, so I can completely relate. We are used to snow and cold, true, but we got it all in about the span of 2 weeks (we're up to 6 feet of snow right now), so I feel your pain. Subzero, frozen combs on the chickens, frozen waterers, VERY quick dog walks and frozen souls up here, too. Spring is just around the corner, and I'm praying for the faith to keep the homefires burning until then. Daffodils, here we come! ~Vonnie

Frank and Fern said...

It's cold and snowy and windy and yucky here again, Sherri, and it looks like it will be this way for about a week. I am so ready for spring!! And I'm bored. Hang in there, the renewal of spring is just around the corner. Blessings, Fern