Sunday, January 10, 2010

One of Those Weeks

Clearly, I am not with it. I have a camera with a card that can quite literally not take one more picture on it, yet I have still not uploaded anything onto my computer. I often think about blogging, but then I think the pics are not here, and I walk away. I also got on Flikr and managed to break all my links without realizing it, and now have much work to fix the mess. Yet another thing I have no desire to do.

I came back from Florida with a profound discovery that I didn't miss living in the States. I was sick of the traffic, the cost of everything, and dealing with people. I realized how great it truly is to live in a trailer because you don't have to share walls or worry about how loud your kids are. This is the first place we've lived that was that way, and it's fabulous. I love that our boys can ride their bikes in the street without fear of being run over. I love the peace and quiet, and the lack of crazies to deal with. I thought I was going to come right back and blog about all of that.

However, this week made me rethink that. I felt I should share that life here is not all sunshine and happiness. Not to say it's all bad or anything, or that we regret coming. But, nothing is perfect, and we've been struggling with one of the negatives this week. I know it will be fine in the end, but it's left me with a lack of desire to get productive, hence the blogging slump.

The weather is also not helping. It's not really cold the way most of you think of cold, but it's cold for here, and the sun hasn't been coming out much. It sort of feels like we time-warped back to Washington. Quite frankly, that isn't bringing me warm fuzzy feelings.

On the bright side, having clouds hang around makes for an amazing sunset. Sadly, my camera was full and home when we were out last night, but we what was probably the most incredible sunset I've ever witnessed. The sky was by turns bright pink, purple, orange, and blue, with shading in between.

It's the sunset I'm trying to remember tonight as I deal with the harder things of life. Sometimes, we have to look up to see hope. I just hope it stays with me until the clouds clear away.

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Wife of a Sailor said...

Awww... I hope the sun comes out for you soon!

Sues2u2 said...

Isn't it odd that winter blues can happen in typically warm, sunny places?

I hope that things improve quickly!

Tressa said...

I know what it is like to live in a small community. Hope things look up soon. Maybe this will help.Here in Washington, it is raining and has been gloomy for days up here. It is warm at 54 degrees, but it poured all day and will for the rest of the week. Does that help? :)