adventures in dysthymia

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gray Christmas

The one thing I can say about this time of year is that I hope it’s over soon. I detest cold weather. I’d be quite happy if daytime temperatures never fell below 80 F.

Oh well. We’re not quite half-way through the winter cold yet — the statistically coldest time in the year is the middle ten days of January. The one good thing I can say about winter is that it doesn’t last. Unfortunately, neither does summer!

This is the time of year to be planning the spring garden. I’ve been digging some, expanding my beds when I have the time, and do intend to get some veggies in this year. I’ve also been planting winter greens every three weeks or so, turnips and mustard. I haven’t managed any of this the last few years.

I’ll be perusing the nursery catalogs for the next six weeks or so. Maybe I’ll put in more pomegranates since mine did so well this year (though we’ve yet to see how well they stand up to winter cold). And whatever else seems interesting.

Christmas is in a couple days. Looks like it will be a rainy day, a gray Christmas. That’s better than a white Christmas, of course, unless the white were a white sand beach. I’ll keep it low-key here and it won’t be a great deal different than any other day. Although I did manage to decorate a little this year and even put up a small tree. I didn’t do that at all last year.

The mouse I’m using on this PC has been acting flaky — registering double-clicks regularly when I only click once — so I ordered a couple new ones on a good deal. While at it, I also ordered this year’s Christmas present to myself, a graphics tablet. Naturally, I bought myself something useful for work. This should make drawing in my graphics programs somewhat easier and more accurate than using a mouse. We’ll see how that goes.

So, Merry Christmas to me (even though my gift won’t show up till Thursday) and Merry Christmas to all of you who might read here.

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