November 15, 2009
I can't believe the month is already half over. I have such good intentions of staying current, but I get home from work and I'm exhausted, so I do only the things I have to do to keep up with the bare minimum of tasks and never get around to doing the things I really want to do. Like writing here, for example. I just simply don't seem to have the energy anymore! It's frustrating and discouraging...
It's a rainy gloomy day today...a good day to stay inside and lay around. I'm going to take a nap for the pure joy of it, because it's such a luxury. I have my fireplace going...and extravagance for sure, because it's gas and costs a fortune to run, but it makes the house feel so cozy. November so far has been much warmer than October (thank goodness) and less wet. It rained almost the entire month of October. But today is one of the few rainy days we've had this month. I hope and pray we aren't going to have a cold wet winter because that would mean a lot of snow and ice. I despise winter and doubly despise snow and ice. I could never live in a place that was colder or that got more of a winter than we do here. We get way too much of one for me. I really need to live on a tropical island where snow is a concept and ice is made by a machine, in nice little cubes that go in your drink. I can't get enough sunshine and the warm weather feels good all the way to my bones. Winter is torture. I try to hunker down and endure. It's hard.
I think that's why I haven't been keeping up as well too. It gets dark sooner. It's more depressing. I don't fair well in the dark, cold, dreary fall and winter weather. I really do NEED the sun and warmth. It's not just a preference. All I can say is, I'll try to do better! If only the sun will cooperate.
Now, for that nap...
November 26, 2009
I've been sick for the last three weeks with this nagging cough that sometimes causes me to turn inside out, with sniffles, sneezing, stuffiness, tiredness, aching...in short, I haven't gotten much accomplished other than to drag myself to work, drag myself back home and drag myself to bed. In spite of not feeling well, there are many things I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving day. I'm thankful for my job, my home, my friends and family, my silly little Miniature Schnauzer, Zoe, my car that runs and that is long paid for, an abundance of food and clothing, the freedom we still have in America that so many others don't enjoy...the list is quite long. I hope your list is equally as long or longer. I hope you find, as you count your blessings today and give thanks for them in your own way, honoring your own traditions, that you have so many more things to be thankful for than things you are lacking. Mostly, I hope your life is full and overflowing with love...people you love and people who love you. For if you have an abundance of love, you are a rich and blessed person indeed!