Friday, February 19, 2010


As a translation of the German term "Frühjahrsmüdigkeit" (lit. "Spring tiredness), Spring Fever is the name for a temporary mood typically characterized by a state of low energy and weariness experienced by many people in springtime. It is not in the category of a diagnosed illness, but rather a phenomenon thought to be initiated by a change in the season. ~ Wikipedia
I  thought it was Spring fever but now I am leaning toward the Spring tiredness or maybe it is winter tiredness.  I guess it is similiar to SAD except I don't have starchy food cravings.  All I know is I really don't feel like doing a damn thing.  I fell blah.  I force myself to get off my ass and motivate...make the bed (again) do dishes (again) do laundry (again) cooking (again) dust (again) mop floor (again) vacuum (again)it just seems so monotonous.

And the biggest tv news according to the news reporters is that they are going to preempt all shows for Tiger Woods.  A famous person who has just about everything gets caught in a scandal (again), oh my, yes definitely the best news going.

It is not time to get things into the greenhouse because it is not heated.  Snow is predicted for the coming week and I have yet to see a robin.  Blah.

But I have been spinning more of the Shetland
and I started the rug punch. 
I should have chosen a different color for the back ground as the "pine" tree really doesn't stick out but it is a first so it is a learning experience.  I have it set to do the shortest pile and I still find myself not going all the way down.  I also need to buy a different hoop.  I am using a regular embroidery hoop and I find I need something that holds it better.  But I will finish it and then I want to try locker hooking but designs seem a little more limited. 

So two things will hopefully pull me from my frühjahrsmüdigkeit...
1)  the weatherman said that in less than three weeks sunset will go from 5:43 to 7:08 with the average temperature going from 38 to 48.  I am sure to see a robin before then.  Right?
2) #1 daughter is visiting for 10 days. I know she will make me get up and do things.  Hope I have the energy to keep up with her.


finnsheep said...

Wow! Love the rug punch thing!

The Muedigkeit is potentially due to the grey yarn. I am making a throw for Fred's birthday (which was two weeks ago) in two shades of grey and am halfway done (sigh).

BlueTulips said...

Can you take some comfort in the fact that you are not alone with your feelings. Winter stinks, spring needs to come, I hear that ringing from the roof tops.
By the way, nice bag under that wonderful yarn. :-)

cyndy said...

punch punch punch away! looks great from here! looks fun!

What size needle are you using?

Linda said...

Oh yeah;my feelings exactly! I am so glad I'm not the only one with winter blahs! Spring has got to be around the corner, right? We just have to find that corner! Keep punching away; looks like it will be a beautiful piece.