It’s come to this: I’m “checking in”.
First: How are you? I sincerely hope you’re doing well, or at least coping.
Life is a series of challenges, isn’t it? Luckily, there are also blessings. And I’ve found that when I’m thankful, the hard times seem a little less daunting. Though the truth is that some weeks, the blessings and challenges are so close together that I can’t always tell where one ended and the other began.
Today is a snow day – a seriously snowy day, in that it fell and piled up for hours on end and the photos you are seeing were taken this morning. Much respect to people who have to shovel, drive or walk in it – I’m enjoying it from indoors. A big blessing: I can do this from a safe, warm house.
Plus, I know the importance of snow and rain, and even cold temperatures, to our natural environment. So no complaints.
I’m not writing much these days, and I know I should return to it. My excuse is that I decided a few years ago to make my family and health my Big Priority. When I write, I spend hours at the computer (I think slowly, and through my fingertips, so don’t suggest audio recording), and that makes the pain worse – which then hobbles my ability to attend to my Big Priority. Not good.
Too busy to write a regular post, I seem to either visit blogs I follow OR produce a new one of my own. Then I visit with each blog for a while (trying to catch up with that blogger), so by the time I get to them all, months have passed.
Oh, dear. I hope you’ll forgive me for being a slouch, a slacker, a slug and a sloth.
Meanwhile, I’m indulging in gratitude for a healthy family. Good health is not a thing to ever take for granted.
In a few weeks, I will seriously miss the garden – gardening is my hobby and a great way to exercise during the warmer months. But our focus has been on the interior spaces lately. We had some repairs done on our house – long overdue. The contractor and his team did a great job, affordably. We’re so thankful.
Much more has happened, but that’s all the news I have enough time to share right now.
My very best wishes to you,
Top 3 photographs by Hamlin Grange.