No, nothing's wrong . . . other than probably . . . finally . . . letting myself "let down" after the constant, energy-requiring stresses of the past couple of years. And, in particular, last year. So, in short, I just haven't had the energy to write. Or do much thinking, either.
And, honestly, I find myself *REALLY* (can I stress that enough?!) missing my hour-long commutes in the AM and PM. They were my thinking time (including what to blog about). My transition time. My time to see the changes that Mother Nature daily brings to our environmental surroundings. And, it's different, being restricted to such a small portion (all things being relative) of the Outdoors. The woods where my little cabin is nestled is very close and fairly dense. I do outside work right around the cabin here, but that and my path to and from my parking spot are the extent of my "space". And I'm used to lots of open space with the trees out a ways, at the perimeters. Used to a long driveway. Another long spur up to the old trapper cabin area and down the old logging road towards the Canadian border. I certainly don't suffer from claustrophobia here (I don't think), but I definitely feel very . . . contained. Speaking in the context of Nature surrounding me. (But I'll remember to thank my lucky stars that I don't live in a little apartment in the city, too!!)
A lot of that containment, restriction can be fairly easily remedied: there are SOOOO many downed trees here that I need to cut up and use for firewood / remove. I've been wanting to do that ever since I moved in, but my primary chainsaw was both packed away and in desperate need of a sharpened chain. JUST this week, I've dug it out, and it's sitting - in pieces - on my deck in the midst of a deep clean. When that's done (tonight, I hope), down to Papa Pea it will go in the hopes that he has an already-sharpened chain to put on it . . . saving the dull one for an extra moment (ha!) to tune that one up for me. And I have no idea where my bar oil is. I'll have to buy a new jug.
I'd hoped my first post "back at it" would be incredibly insightful and creative, but . . . here's whatcha get! Because, with that, my time's up: I need to iron some clothes for the work day. HAPPILY, though, I have TWO consecutive days off in front of me, thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Getting some things DONE around here should help my general
Thanks for hangin' on. :)