But now I feel much more positive and have been doing positive things. I've started baking bread using organic spelt wholemeal flour which purports to be nutritious and digestible, it certainly tastes good in the morning with cream cheese and home made blackcurrant jam, which probably cancels out all the health benefits.
I finally got round to making a batch of marmalade. I hadn't been able to source any Seville oranges locally and trips into town hadn't gone much further than the supermarket for a siege style stock up. I intended to buy oranges when I was in Darlington but ran out of time after too much chatting. Luckily Mr FF found some for me last Friday, I made 12 jars, a years worth. I even managed to make some pretty labels. I had a delivery of lily bulbs, the box strangely left on the front door step on Sunday morning, so I got those potted up and had a general greenhouse tidy yesterday. Unfortunately when I scooped out a pot of compost from the bag I disturbed the frog that had been sleeping and possibly still hibernating in there. He seemed a bit dazed and dusty though nothing like as shocked as I was to see him sitting looking at me, he hopped off amongst some pots on the greenhouse floor and should be fine.
Although I feel I've done nothing in January, I have of course been knitting and now have a nice little basket full of socks, socks and more socks, plus the odd hat and scarf so not all wasted time. Its snowing again today but it is February, it can't last, things can only get better.