Posted by: Kate | February 10, 2010

Ah Yes, It’s February

February is never a great month in this house. Everyone is tired of the grey skies and wet weather. School is dragging on Bush Boy, the routine getting on his nerves. Bush Boy’s allergies are at their worst, with stuffed up sinuses, plugged ears and a scratchy throat. Mr. Kate just wants to be fishing. And I just want fresh air (not damp, moldy leaves air – the cause of the allergies), and some sunshine. The house is messy from wet coats, wet shoes and a wet dog, and the darkness all day wears at me.

So, time to shake it off! I force myself to get out in the rain (hey at least it isn’t -35) and get at least some damp, fresh air. Mr. Kate and Bush Boy go to the pool at least once a week. We walk when we can, and try to change up routines, etc. I don’t get on Bush Boy for school – at least he’s going and completing his work, even if not to the best of his ability. I’ve learned over the last 5 years to pick my battles with that one. I’ve changed up the meal menus, made cookies more often, and generally am just trying to get us through.

February – bleah. Who needs it.


  1. i always feel that way in august/september when it’s so hot and humid i don’t like to leave the house :)
    you’re doing a good job of trying to change things up though!
    maybe you could re-arrange your living room? you might be surprised how a new physical perspective can give you a new mental perspective!

  2. As a homeschooling family I totally agree that February is the worst month. I am beyond grateful to be heading south to see the sun this weekend.

  3. Sounds like you are approaching the winter blahs the right way. I think you and I are kindred spirits in a way and so I feel comfortable wholeheartedly agreeing that regardless of the weather (dreary and rainy or bitterly cold), getting outside even for a small period is a great way to fight them.

    And though I don’t practice it myself, Melissa’s idea of changing something in the house is a great one!!

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