Friday, December 27, 2013
Cold Day In The Sun
Although we didn't get any snow around here, the frost was heavy enough that if you squinted just right you could kinda see a white Christmas morning. Ha! We'll take what we can get. Thank you all that left Christmas greetings and I hope all you that celebrate had a wonderful holiday. Ours was fairly quiet but enjoyable.
Sorry that I have not done my usual Christmas postings but the little bit of reprieve I had from this illness or whatever was short lived and I have just not felt up to it. I have continued the routine that I thought was making me feel better but it just isn't working anymore. I don't understand what is going on and no one else seems to either so I'm just kinda floating along. I managed to do a little cooking and a tiny bit of gardening but most efforts leave me very weak now and I have to nap or lay down a couple times a day. I feel like an injured herd member that just keeps falling further and further behind. Jack hangs back with me at least. I appreciate those of you that continue to come here despite the lack of posts and in spite of my whining about being sick. I thought maybe I could just go to showing photographs. I still walk every day no matter what, so I can take a few pictures here and there. I think in some ways I've dragged this blog out way longer than it needed to be, but then, I have lots of projects I'd still like to show and I like to hear from ya'll. We live kinda "out" and I don't see a lot of people most days. And let me tell you, when you're sick, you'll hear from and see even less. But I'm sure most of you know that. At any rate, I enjoy having people to communicate with online and to me, blogs are nicer than other social media.
I've been trying very hard not to get discouraged or depressed but it's kinda hard at times. Still, I think I've actually been doing pretty good on that part. I've been planning a good bit that I want to do when I get to feeling better and that gives me something to look forward to. Next year HAS to be better. Not just for me but for lots of folks. Seems like there has been a lot of sadness and difficult times this year all around. But, life has it's ups and downs and I guess most bloggers would tell you that is what they try to capture in their writings. So they can show other people that they are not alone. If we are honest about things, well, sometimes they just suck and there's not much else to be said. But, things always get better, one way or another. Maybe it's not in a way we imagined or hoped, but things do get better. So, here's to next year!! To that irrepressible human tradition of Hope. If I'm not back by Tuesday I wish all of you and very happy, safe and prosperous New Year!! May the sorrows of 2013 be drowned in the joy of the coming year.