The fog, although enchantingly beautiful, can change ones perception of how much world is really out there. Making it even easier to snuggle under the blankets and take comfort in the warm body of a loved one, snuggled into a couch a nest beside you.
The rain brings more green grass. For that I am grateful. I'm still able to graze the horses in the large unfenced field by the property we lease. The herd enjoys that part of the day the most.
My paid working days start in the afternoon. This has made getting out of bed in the dark an even harder accomplishment. I don't always make it. In fact I started waking up so disoriented at 5am when the alarm went off that it was beginning to feel impossible to crawl out from the protective shell of my blankets.
For some reason the quality of the darkness here is truly amazing. It's the reason our stars are so bright, and I can sleep so well, but feeding my critters in the dark at 6pm every night was really starting to get me down.
Right away the dark got lighter.
I came home and added vitamin D to all my homemade kombucha. The dark continued to lift, but as I as I slipped back into the routine of comfort food I found the dark got heavy again even with the vitamin D. Then it occurred to me, the veggie salad was the real magic. I fought and the anger slowly came back. I did not want to eat my veggies in the dark and cold in the rain. Then it hit me. My greens powder. I went to the stash and pulled out a pound of premium powdered super greens, and poured two heaping tablespoons into a bottle of apple juice and enjoyed the flavor of self care.
It's work to get out of bed and feed ourselves the way we need to eat during these dark months. We don't get to just quit when the weight of winter traps us on the couch. We fight it, but fighting it is really tough if you don't make sure you're body has the right fuel. Your fuel may be different from mine but if you haven't already then go find it!
With that I say fair well to Open Gaits the way we once knew it and I welcome you to join me as I continue to explore the health and welfare of horses but from my Haida Gwaii prospective starting January, 1 2018.