Every winter I say this but oh my giddy aunt, I HATE winter cold temperatures! These last two mornings it has been only 4 degrees (centigrade) and it’s been hard to get out bed and face the cold. The days have been crisp with the sunshine and we haven’t had any winter storms yet (thankfully) and my hot water bottle has been getting its annual work out but actually getting out of bed or stepping outside is not a favourite task right now!
One thing I am thankful for is that my arthritis is in check (has been for about 2 years now) and while I know the triggers like being in rainy, cold weather, for the most part my herbs have controlled it. Winter used to be so incredibly painful for me and I remember the worst year, I actually ended up walking with walking sticks because the pain in my spine and hips was so bad. It seems much better now although I still avoid the triggers because a painful bout of winter arthritis is debilitating but winter in general for me sees me staying fairly close to home, rugged up in woollies with the heater anyway!
Smiles and blessings, Amethyst