Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The January Blues

According to a story I heard on the radio, yesterday is known as Blue Monday.  Tell me about it. Cold, rainy weather, ice, wind, no sun... ugh.  It's not just blue, it is brown too.

I was going to blog for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on Sunday, but everything around here is brown.
Not too exciting.

I have had absolutely no interest in sitting at my computer and blogging.  Not that I do not have anything to say... as if that ever happens.  Just no desire to share, I guess.  I am still putting away Christmas stuff, though my snowmen are still out.  I have also decided to start getting rid of 'stuff'.

First up are fourteen hats - all vintage.  I haven't worn a hat in what seems like forever.  I still have about ten in the closet after cleaning.  I am debating taking them to a vintage clothing store, selling them on eBay, or just giving them away.  All of which requires some effort.  Do any of you wear hats?  Some are from designer Kokin and one is a lovely Diahann Carroll.  One still has the price tags on it and has never been worn.
 Kokin 
Carroll
I have gone to my yoga class and even had a massage.  All that carting of boxes around does a number on one's neck and shoulders.  Since I have degenerative disc disorder in my neck, it doesn't take much to cause irritation.

I've been cooking and have a freezer full of soups, sauces and pasta to reheat.  No chance I will run out of food.  And since I have a whole house generator I can still cook.  Our power went out last night for a short period.  Again.

I can understand why folks leave Michigan for the winter.  If I lived in an apartment, I might do the same.  Of course, before I move anywhere I have to get rid of lots of 'stuff'.  That in itself makes me want to stay put and put up with the gloom.

Only sixty-two days until Spring.  Can hardly wait.

13 comments:

  1. I am not a hat wearer. I think I have a "bigger than average size head" and its hard to sometimes find a hat that fits or looks right on my head. I would take the hats to a vintage store. If they didn't buy them, then I probably would give them away. I've sold stuff on eBay before, it can get tedious to keep track of it all. I'm looking forward to it being lighter longer and earlier, but realize when it happens the hot weather will soon return.

    betty

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    1. Fitting a hat for a woman is difficult as they do not make different sizes. I used to sell men's hats and they are sized. Silly to assume that all women have the same size head.

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  2. Yes, winter truly sucks. We just had an ice storm, but luckily, no power outages in our area. Good that you have a generator! My sympathies about the neck pain; afflicts me too. Gee, we sure have a lot in common. ☺ Lovely hats; hope you can find them a new home. Never got into those, myself. Clearing out closets is such a daunting task. Here's hoping for better weather all around. Cheers!

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    1. Hats were my trademark. I loved them but they do not go with yoga pants.😊

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  3. Hello Denise, I know just how you feel! It is difficult to get motivated when it’s grey and miserable outside (as it is in the UK at the moment). Books are my solace when it’s like this – well all the time really, and they certainly sustain me when everything else is a bit grey. Never mind, the spring will be here before we know it, and then everything will feel much brighter. I don’t wear hats at all which is quite sad as I like both the ones you’ve shared. Still I hope you find a home for them. I would be tempted to try a vintage shop first, eBay used to be the place to sell everything, but I’m not so sure it’s the right place anymore.

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    1. I do read a lot. Currently I am reading Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. eBay doesn't seem to be as good as it once was. And etsy is too much trouble. Maybe I should just have a garage sale.

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  4. I love hats!!! I wear them as well and have some nice winter hats but not many for the other seasons. These hats you show are beautiful especially the dark one. If I had to move into an apartment, I wouldn't know where to start to get rid of the stuff I have...and my hubby's! It is blah isn't it. If we had snow it would look nicer then just grays and browns. I do look at your one picture and think of a card to make with a grey background but add brown and gold. Your "flowers" that are brown just need some gold on them to shine:)

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    1. Glad you can get inspired by dead flowers. I looked into selling the hats on eBay but it would cost about ten dollars for shipping alone. Some one suggested I donate them to a local theatre group.

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  5. I used to wear hats, but not for many a long year. The weather has been pretty miserable here too. I had to walk some in the rain today and I wasn't too happy. I am unable to walk quickly either. It was dragon day yesterday.

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    1. Everything was covered with ice this morning. I hate ice.

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  6. I love hats. Post your ebay links on the hats.

    I usually don't like the winter (of course California has a far different winter than Michigan) but I am enjoying it. I think I am nesting - just enjoying my warm home.

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    1. I haven't listed the hats on eBay. Still debating what to do.

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  7. I still wear a hat in warmer weather to protect my head and face from the sun, but I don't feel comfortable wearing one as an accessory. I wish I did - I love them on others. I think it takes a certain self-confidence as well as face shape that (apparently) I don't have.

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