So, I came back on my trip from visiting a friend on Sunday and haven’t been blogging…

It’s not that I haven’t blogged because I haven’t wanted to. I have literally been tied up since Friday. We stayed an extra night out-of-state over the weekend because my very sick friend has begun to be very depressed. I can’t blame her. To go from a 6 figure income to being unemployed, to being almost on her death-bed and then to be on disability. Wow, that was so much to type in one sentence. But imagine having to go through it. Good news came yesterday that she would be getting a lump sum of back pay from early retirement or something like that, and she can buy a car to take herself to the doctor or to the grocery store. I was so afraid to leave her Sunday morning, but I had to get back to my life and my animal and then on Monday-work.

So here I am on Tuesday, hanging at a local Starbucks, typing on here and doing my devotional. My kid is reading for her class so that we can finish Literature for the school year because she and I together have read and completed 99 percent of the lessons. We just finished reading Pollyanna before she went on to the next classic and I will have to say that it was a lovely story. I am going to have to go back and read some classics, and then read some for the first time that I never got around to. In addition to typing on here, reading my Bible, writing in my devotional, and exercising, I am going to read more and watch less of my weakness-Bravo.

Sunday, flew by on the 2 hour plus drive back to D.C., I had a meeting at church, we grabbed food to eat for Super Bowl night, we watched the game until the bitter end. Ughhhh. Seahawks really screwed up. And then, I can’t believe that this is already mid-afternoon on a Tuesday. I am still trying to determine if once one gets older if time flies, or if we just have more minutiae taking up our days, that this is the reason that days turn into weeks and months before we know it.

Though I love all of the seasons, and respect the reasoning and purpose for all of them, I was not happy to hear the cute and fat groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter were to come. For one, I am cold. All of the time. I am not cold-natured, but it has been a bitter type of cold this winter. Secondly, I am just sick of looking outside and it being too cold to be out in nature. At least if it is going to be cold, it would be nice to have snow to accompany it. This major winter that we were supposed to have in D.C. has been a disappointment because I want to see more of the white stuff. So, Saturday we are going to trek to PA to take in some snow tubing and though some of the snow may be “man-made”, there will be some of the real stuff there too.

I don’t have a meaningful message today. Not really. But I do want to say to whomever may not feel that they have hope or a lot to be happy about, that life is fleeting. It is a speck in time. Just appreciate and enjoy what you have. Whether it be your children, your spouse, your job, your tiny apartment, you are alive and are well off enough to have computer access and electricity to run it.

Simply~

Dee

Picture courtesy of fb/livinglife2thefull

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