I can’t believe it’s already February! Apparently the famous groundhog saw his shadow yesterday, so more winter for us. YUCK! :(
The holidays were a bit of a blur…I didn’t take much time off this year, so I really didn’t have much time for cards, cookies or fancy gift wrapping. Normally that would have been really sad for me, but this year I was quite a grinch, so it was ok. I usually love Christmas, but this year kinda stunk. My little brother, who is the Christmas spirit incarnate, was in Switzerland and his absence left a huge void in our holiday. On top of that, I’m really tired of the whole gift part of Christmas. I’m seriously considering opting out of all gift exchanging next year. I don’t think Andy is on-board yet, but I’m gonna at least try for it. I mean everyone loves Thanksgiving because it’s all about food and family and relaxing. Christmas is stressful because of all the shopping and cards and chaos. I think Christmas should be more about enjoying one another than about running out with everyone’s wishlist in hand trying to get everything and not go into debt. Ok, I’m done ranting…
January brought with it lots of snow and some trials. Andy lost his job a few weeks ago and has been looking for a new one ever since. He’s currently doing some side-work for a family member, but no long-term solution has been found. It’s been forcing me to really trust God in ways that I usually don’t “have to” so I’m thankful for that. Plus, I’m all about adventure and generally think that everyday life is boring, so I guess I’m getting a different kind of adventure than I bargained for.
I mentioned a few posts ago that I’ve been meeting with a friend to work on writing a book. She has actually already written and published one, but she’s working on a new series and I’m just getting started. I LOVE to write and I’ve wanted to be a professional writer for a while, I just haven’t done anything about it. I think I’d be most comfortable with some type of regular magazine or newspaper column, but until I find that kind of gig, I’m starting a book. I’ve actually started it and re-started it and changed my mind about it a few times. I really don’t think I’d keep working on it unless I had the accountability from my friend…thanks Mary! I’m afraid that it will be total crap, but even if it is…you have to start somewhere…right?!?!
I’m totally done with winter. I am longing for spring more this year than ever before! I can’t wait to wear t-shirts and sandals and feel the sunshine on my face! I also can’t wait for summer. This year I’d really like to work more in my gardens and do more outdoor entertaining…this long winter is giving me some serious resolve for the fair weather months!
I think that’s all for now…my basement is cold, so I’m gonna go upstairs to watch Little House on the Prairie.