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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This is always a difficult time of the year for me to get through. I am not a winter person, and it seems that when we have a mild February the month of March tends to be cooler. 

Sitting around makes me feel a bit morose.

I found a definition for morose and I think that probably it may apply to me.

A morose person is sullen, gloomy, sad, glum, and depressed - not a happy camper.

Yep, that pretty much says it all.

When I get into this kind of mood I know I need to stay busy, so that is what I am trying to do.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I was giving up Etsy and listing on Facebook instead.

At the time that seemed like a good idea because I immediately sold some things on Facebook. However, that seems to have faded away so I am now back on Etsy along with Facebook. 

We learn from experimenting I guess.

While cleaning out one of my two closets I found a lot, and I do mean a lot, of antique and vintage ephemera. Lots of prints and maps. There is also a huge stack of vintage sheet music.

Time to get busy listing.

I have also started back into purchasing at auction and I am working on painting some of the things I bought. I am not one of those people who just loves to paint, but at least it keeps me busy.

This is one of the pieces I have started on. The two things I am working on will probably go into my booth.

I know that actual spring will be here soon and I can't wait.

The trees are really starting to pop out.

Maybe I am not quite as morose as I thought. 

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  1. Laura, I get the blues if I have too many days in a row without sunshine. I try to cheer myself up, by reading and writing. I think if you can get a bouquet of flowers from the store and maybe make a couple small could cheer you to see know spring is so very near now. I too hate being cooped up too long. We need walks and fresh air. I wish I lived close to you..we could go to lunch even.:):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. I don't like this time of year either and I try to stay busy, too. It will be interesting to see what happens with the sheet music. I have at least 300 pieces from the very early 1900's until the 1950s and would like to sell it, too. Hope you can sell stuff. xo Diana

  3. The sheet music sure has pretty illustrations! And I hope the sun shines and makes you feel more cheerful. And the time changes in a few days! lol Hugs!

  4. Good Morning Laura. I think we all have a little morose going on. I am so over winter and need an early Spring. Hoping that will happen here in Illinois in the next month. I am glad that you are doing well with Facebook and Etsy to sell your things. Heres to wishing you a great day filled with lots of sunshine. Sunshine is the cure for me these days.

  5. It looks like you're getting some nice spring weather. Morose would probably describe me too, from mid January until at least mid February, some years until mid March. It depends upon sunshine and the ability to get out and about. Love the look of the sheet music!

  6. I love reading so when I get tired of cleaning etc, I sit down and read a good book. Always a book from the library I can read but then I live in the South so I don't get much snow! lol

  7. I know how you feel.. when I go on my walks and it's all brown and things are dead, it doesn't do much to cheer me up! I'm better off (I think) to just stay in the house and craft and read, watch TV, etc. Sometimes when it's gray, I don't even want to look outside! The hot days I guess, will be here soon enough. Our Iris are just beginning to peek out of the soil.. that's the only thing I see.. oh... and our lilac bush, that I thought was dead.. has new tiny buds on it. Maybe in a month or so I might be seeing some things coming alive. Until then.... morose-ville............. Marilyn


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