Thursday, February 5, 2009

Winter Blahs

I've taken a couple of days off from blogging. I've been feeling a little low, and since I want to amuse, entertain and inspire you rather than complain, bore and bemoan, I decided to keep my distance. Perhaps it is this
and the fact the temps are are still in the single digits. Or this

the wandering tendinitis that started in my heel this Fall, showed up in my elbow just before Christmas and appeared in my wrist a few days ago.
I am making attempts to turn myself around. I bought this today

because there's nothing like the overwhelming scent of hyacinth to promise that spring is near.

I ponied up $12.99/pound for my favorite meat...loin lamb chops, rubbed with a paste of garlic, rosemary, course sea salt and olive oil, then broiled.

And I turned these ugly things
into this.

I hope to be back Monday with a cheerier attitude. And if you have any tips on turning a frown upside down, bring'm on.


Tammie said...

the bread looks delicious.

i hope you feel better soon. i have no tips, sorry. although wine sometimes helps.


Vicki said...

The lamb chops are delicious-looking! That would've cheered me up :)

Tammie said...

ok betts, i dont have your email so i'm going to leave your Interview questions here.

*One of your interests is thrift shopping---What's the best thing you've ever found while thrifting?

*You mentioned you're planning on opening an Etsy shop---I want details...what do you plan on selling?

*How long have you lived in Vermont and do you ever have the desire to move somewhere warmer?

*What's your favorite way to spend time with your daughter?

*I have a lot of harmless celebrity crushes. Tell me one of yours.

There you have it...I hope they aren't too cheesy or corny for you. Thanks for playing along. :)

Wonderful said...

I hope you feel better. I can definitely relate--I don't like to blog either when I'm in a funk because I'm not excited about anything. A few things that help me when I have the winter blahs is talking with a friend and complaining because that usually makes me feel better. Or reading a book or journaling about it. And one last suggestion--maybe you should plan a trip or event or something in the coming months; that way when you have the blahs you'll have something to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I do NOT miss that feeling, though even here in the sunny climes it is possible to get the blahs. There's something built-in about the month of February that even higher temps cannot thaw. But it's a great time for contemplation, for plumbing the depths, if not on a blog then in a notebook. Do lots of writing now!

Betty said...

You made me really hungry! It all looks delicious and the smell must have cheered you up.
Hope you have a really great weekend!!

Liz said...

I am so envious of your hyacinth. I've never had much luck forcing.

Kitt said...

Oh, tendinitis is no fun. You might try yoga. That helped me a lot when I was having tendenitis and carpal tunnel issues.

You're doing all the right things to cheer everyone else up! That's a lot of steak!

Feel better soon.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I hear you Betts. Those winter blahs are the worst. I'm thinking we just cross February off our calendar and head straight to March.

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