Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mid month update

So far, January has been a month of fewer than normal blog entries. When I have posted, it's mostly been a painting and a bit of music. Is 2009 going to be the year that I become terse?

Somehow, I doubt it. I'm just going through a dry spell. I haven't tried any new scents I'd like to write about. There's no issues I've felt passionate enough to sit down and mull over, though there is an abundance of topics to discuss at the moment.*

I've got a very bad head cold today. The odd thing about this is that it's been so long since I had the common cold that I didn't even recognize it at first. Luckily for me, with all my physical problems, my immune system has been fairly rugged. When I was in my twenties, I seemed to have a cold all the time. Ugh! Now that it's been many years since I've felt this way, I can't imagine it being a regular thing. The common cold may be common, but it feels like crap.

It's no big deal, of course. I'm just surprised by it. I am not leaving my house today for any reason, though I had many appointments. I cancelled them all. It was -20 this morning when I woke up. It'd take an emergency to make me go outside in this weather, considering the way I'm feeling. Honestly, even if I was feeling great, I'd be hesitant. I have no idea where any of my hats, mittens or gloves have disappeared to. Sure, it's been cold out, but until it gets this cold, I usually don't wear those accessories. I suppose this proves I've been living in Maine for a long time. Once, twenty degrees would have sent me searching for some gloves, at least. Now, that seems almost balmy.

I'm writing about such minor things. I feel an obligation to post an entry.

I'm bored by it. And if I'm bored by this, well, I'm guessing you are, too.

Suggestions for topics to blog about are most welcome. I think I need a kick in the pants.

*A confession: I've been spending a lot of time entering online contests. That may be eating up quite a bit of time otherwise spent in meaningful pursuits. When this cold abates, maybe I'll write about this new obsession. I've entered 50 contests a day or thereabouts. So far, what have I won? One free $1.00 music download. Wow.

Painting note: Tamara de Lempicka "Middle of Summer" 1928
I need a new hat, but this one will not do. I've been meaning to post a de Lempicka for ages, and so I am doing so today, rather at random. In a way, I looked a bit like this stylized woman when I was quite young. I had a incredible complexion, a face about the same shape, and a little mouth, upon which I frequently applied the reddest of red lipsticks. And, I wore hats at every opportunity.


TMC said...

It was -7 when I left for work this morning and my brakes froze 4 times on the way in. I started to wonder how negative the temp needs to get to justify calling a 'snow day' and staying home. It's dangerous out!

I'm not feeling so inspired lately either. But somehow we manage to come up with something.

We missed Delurking Day 2009. :|

Let me ponder the blog topic thing and I'll get back to you. :)

jmcleod76 said...

You could post the rest of my interview ;o)

Wow, am I self-promoting, or what? Maybe I should start a blog of my own, again, instead of trying to hijack yours.

Hope the head cold passes soon. I swear by Source Naturals® Wellness Formula - which friends of mine recommended, and also swore by - but I think it may just be a cross between vodoo and the placebo effect.