This week’s Weekword is sloth, and it was chosen by Peggy. If you go and visit her blog you’ll be able to see what she’s written, as well as a list of the other participants.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about but sloth has turned out to be a pretty apt word for today. I attempted to go to work this morning but was thwarted by poor conditions (too wet to work in one garden) and inaccessibility (couldn’t get into the other one), so I came home and since then have been uncharacteristically lazy. I’ve washed my hair, killed some time having a nice soak in the bath, and that’s pretty much it. If you’re familiar with my usual inability to sit still then you’ll find this as unusual (and worrying!) as I do.
What can have caused this sloth? It might be partially due to tiredness as it has been a very busy week and I’m sure I’ve not got enough sleep. I think the main cause is the weather. It’s been utterly miserable for almost a whole month now: torrential rain, and when it’s not raining it’s just grey and suffocating. At this time of the year the days are getting longer and there’s usually lots of energy floating around, but currently it feels like the opposite. Far from having more hours of daylight on some days it’s been so grey and dank that it’s felt like dusk all day. I can just feel it sapping the life out of me.
There’s no controlling the weather though, we’re having the wettest drought conditions* on record and there’s nothing we can do about it. So I’ll have to perk myself up somehow. Hmm… watch this space.
*seriously, if you’re not in the UK then you’re probably not aware of this but apparently we’re in a drought. There are hosepipe bans in effect and everything. Yet it’s the wettest April in 100 years and areas of the UK have been flooded. Go figure.