Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Let the rain sing you a lullaby"

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. 
- Langston Hughes -

A lullaby. That is exactly what this rain has been for me over the last week. We have had seemingly non-stop rain for days and will continue to have it....or snow... for the next few days.

Normally, I'm pretty good about keeping myself from becoming a house zombie, but I lost myself these last few days. Even though I get up around 7:30-8:00 AM, I end up napping around 10AM and feel like there is NO possible way I can or will move from my couch and snuggle puppies. I feel like my head is in a fog, and my limbs and eyelids are tied to bags of sand. I have been exercising regularly, but I haven't been sleeping well. I can't seem to shut off my brain. Even so, I usually can keep moving during the day. *Sighs* I look outside and can't seem to do it. Cloudy. Grey. Wet.

Then, an idea struck me. I haven't been taking my vitamin D supplements. No sun = no vitamin D = fatigue. I started taking them again yesterday, and hopefully I'll get a boost soon. In the meantime, I'm trying to fight this wave of exhaustion by taking more walks, even in the rain. Getting outside helps so much, especially if you are walking toward coffee and friends!

So my advice to you on these cloudy and rainy days is to get up and get out! You may just find yourself again... even in the rain.
What can you see in a puddle?


  1. hI Kirsten
    I work with a mum with a young baby who lives in Aberdeen. Her husband works in oil and she finds the days lonely. I wonder if you know of any groups of oil wives that she may be able to join?
    If so, would you be so kind as to e-mail me on ?
    Thank you so much

  2. Hi Meg. I'm not sure what your friend is looking for, but I am a member of the Association of American Women of Aberdeen. Here is a link to their webpage:

  3. Good girl taking that vitamin D and keep moving.... gray = yuck!


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