|Hibernating "ski sweater" bear. If I hadn't cut it up,
I would totally wear this.
But lately, I've been going back to bed. Or, to be more accurate, I've been going to couch. Lately, when I wake up, my low back is stiff, and my solution is to flop on the couch with the heating pad until it "loosens up." By which point I'm out cold again with a cat or two on my chest. When I wake up, the only thing that's tight is my head, all wound up because I've lost an hour or two of my usually productive morning.
Now I don't generally do creative stuff in the a.m., that's beyond the scope of how my brain works. But the household stuff - throwing in laundry, doing the dishes, vacuuming - that gets done then. Also the computer stuff that has to be done for the Etsy shops, which is always more than expected, and includes Facebook marketing, dropping in on a couple of sellers' groups to see what's going on, reading the latest entrepreneurial article and questioning everything . . . that also gets done before noon.
So while I'm still getting stuff made in the afternoons, the housework has gone to crap and I'm way behind on virtual "paperwork."
Bleh. I think it just needs to warm up and get a little sunnier. Even if things are a bit creaky in the a.m., if I wake up and see sun, I'm much more likely to stay up and function. Going outside in weather freezing or below to feed and water an ungrateful bird is enough to send me back to my warm covers anyway.
This morning I stretched for a while after getting up, and I've managed to stay vertical (and at my desk with the heating pad on my chair). Any other suggestions on how to deal with the winter blahs would be most welcome, though.