Thursday, March 31, 2011

Almost fools in April...

Today is the last day in March and tomorrow will be April Fool's Day. I hope I'm not fooled by anyone because in the past I've been gullible and fallen for it. I may be cynical enough by now not to, I don't know. I suppose it depends on who were to try it and how sincerely it was done. I will forewarn myself and with every story I hear, I will remind myself that it's April 1st and intend not to believe it. I think that's the best defense. 

I'm not a great fooler myself  and hate to tell people stories that aren't true, so I'm not about to go along with the tradition. It's probably because my mother and older sister used to tell very upsetting stories that turned out not to be true when I was a child. I never wanted to carry on that tradition. It's not the kind of joking around that I like. 

Yesterday was not a great day weather wise. It was cloudy and the sun was not out and with it, all my good intentions disappeared. It was as though most of my energy had been drained out of me and I did the least amount of chores. Whether or not it is a sunny, bright day does influence me, apparently. The gloomy weather didn't make me gloomy so much, but it made me want to withdraw inside the apartment and not do much of anything. 

I've done enough of that this wintertime and am not about to repeat it every time the weather doesn't co-operate. I have to get over that and not be so influenced by it, although it seems to have a life of its own and I don't know how much I can actually do about it.

I didn't really perk up until the end of the day and the news came on television. Not that it was anything to be happy about. You have to watch the news so critically, not that they try to influence you one way or the other, but you have to do a lot of reading between the lines and try to get more background information about the stories you hear. Radio is good for that because you hear many different points of view on the subjects. Different broadcasting groups have to share air space on Radio One so, many angles are got at and more information is given. 

It's with some amount of dread that I look forward to today because it's going to be a cloudy, rainy day. Now, I know in the past I've claimed that I liked these days, but I don't like them now. I crave sunlight. I probably preferred the relatively mild, rainy days to the snowy, cold, windy days. Maybe I felt like hibernating more then, but since we've set the clocks ahead one hour, I want nothing more then bright and long, sunny days to go out in. I do walk the dog with much more cheer when it's sunny outside. Heck, I do everything with much more cheer.

I'm going to sit down in my armchair and read my thriller before I go back to bed. It's become a nice little habit. I read in the afternoon also. Slowly but surely I'm getting through that book. Havers is being insubordinate to Linley, but it will all be for a good cause. It will help solve the case. 

Have a nice day.



Twain12 said...

we are having a beautiful day, but unfortunately they are calling for snow tomorrow or Saturday. Good thing is , it will not stay.
Have a good day ♥

Twain12 said...

oh and i'm not big into Aprils Fool day for the same reason you stated.

Bev said...

I always remember my friend's birthday because it is on April Fool's Day. I must remember to go out and buy a card!

I know what you mean about the weather. We have been having lovely weather just recently. However, I have just been watching the weather forecast and it is at least going to be warm tomorrow, here at least. Love all the flowers that are out at the moment like tulips and primroses. Hope you are enjoying them on your dog walks like I am enjoying them. x

aims said...

It's a gray day here too my friend. In fact it snowed for a bit then rained for a bit. Oh well.

I bought my brother a SAD light that I found in Louisiana. He uses it every day - keeping it beside his computer. He turns it on as he reads his morning emails and the news. It has improved his wellbeing considerably!

Is there any way that your doctors could prescribe one for you? They are expensive - for a light - but they are much better priced now. At one time they were about $600 - I paid $100 for his and it has a replaceable light as well which is needed.

Worth asking about if possible.


Nora said...

Hi Bev, I am enjoying what wildflowers I discover the most. There are some little purple ones now that are just starting to show up. And lots of dandelions along with the daisies. I'm still waiting for all the buttercups.


Wisewebwoman said...

I find that lots of Vitamin D helps me with the grey days, I think the body craves it in winter time, I really do.
today was sunny and sharp here, Ansa went for her first swim of the season in the bay. It was lovely to watch!