Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lost My Driving Wheel

I'm in a Cowboy Junkies kinda mood these past few days. This damp, frigid weather isn't helping much. I know part of what is bringing me down but I won't go into that lest I embarrass the men. At least it gives me some hope that a few days will bring some relief. So, be patient with me. I have several things I want to write about and even tried to start a post on one subject tonight but the words just were not coming right.
I've been enjoying myself at work lately but a very intense loneliness has settled on me. Worse than usual. Maybe it's just because this winter seems to grasping at everything in an effort to hold on just a little longer. I feel like taking a piece of rebar and whaling the crap out it's icy fingers until it looses it's grip on the trees and foliage. I need warmth; from the sun, the handle of a sledgehammer, a tall man's embrace. Guess I'll have to settle for my flannel sheets and Grendal laying next to me. At least I have her for company.

I do have one good note I wanted share. I won't leave you completely despondent. I didn't want to say anything until it was very certain, so as not to jinx myself, but I think it's safe now. Thanks to a couple of good friends and readers, a newspaper in a neighboring city (the city I grew up in actually) is going to do a special feature article on my house for their Home and Garden issue next month. Since sustainable building is becoming more popular, they thought my house would be a good story. It will not be out until the end of March but I'll be sure to put up a link, if available, or some photos or something. I hope to make substantial progress on the exterior of the house before they come to take photos but I'm not sure how that is going to go. Ah well, they know it's not finished. So, we'll see.

*Cowboy Junkies

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I listen to Cowboy Junkies when I'm...er...feeling down too. :)
Hang in there.
v.

Anonymous said...

Definite symptoms of end if the winter crazies.

Its that last little test before the wonders of spring will have you back and singing.

Get outside and find something alive and growing unaided by the interference of the human touch...its always a sign of hope...Works for me!

Cheers J

Eutychus2 said...

Congratulations on the special article to be done! You must be mighty proud of yourself, I know I am; don't forget the pics and link.

Floridacracker said...

That's great! The newspaper part I mean...

edifice rex said...

Hey V.! thanks! yeah, the Junkies are great.

Hey Anon! 'end of winter crazies', huh? that sounds about right!
I've been trying to get out whenever the sun is shining...

Hey Euty! thanks! I guess I'm proud; i think I would be more so if I had someone to share it with.

Hey FC! thanks bud!

Jenn said...

Dogs can only cheer you up so much. Although they try, they do try.

Sissy said...

If you finish too much, it won't be a house in progress for the article. Congratulations, Annie. And I hope the weather gives you a break very soon. Its misery working out in winter weather.
I am having more snow; possible 8 inches and me not prepared; out of coffee!

Wayne said...

There once was a man who had a severe headache. He searched and searched thru the cupboards and drawers looking for tylenol or anything that would relieve his discomfort. He searching was in vain except a bottle of Midol that his wife had in the medicine cabinet. Taking two pills he felt remarkable better within just minutes. Having such a profound effect on his headache and even seeming to lift his spirits some he began taking midol for all his aches and pains. All was well for a short time. His headaches were cured but for some strange reason he becomes a real prick just about every 28 days.

(Here's hoping for a giggle that might make ya feel better)

Wayne

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! yes, they do.

Hey Sissy! well, I don't think I'll have to worry about finishing too much! lol!

Hey Wayne! good to hear from you. thanks; it did make me laugh!

Rurality said...

Let me know when you're done with that rebar and I'll whale a while too. I can't believe how much later all the flowers are this year.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the article on your house.
AnnaMouse

Beau said...

That's really neat about the newspaper- I hope you'll share parts of it when you can. And I understand your late winter doldrums... I'm there right now!

edifice rex said...

Hey Karen! yeah, I have photos of myself at work dated 3/13 and I'm wearing very short sleeves. Don't think that's going to happen this year.

Hey Anna! thanks! I'll put something up.

Hey Beau! thanks! I will share!

countrypeapie said...

I think everyone around here is feeling that way about winter. Thank goodness this weekend brought some sun. Our daffodils only just bloomed -- normally they're in their glory in February. I was starting to think they'd given up!

Congrats on the article -- I cannot wait to read it!