Commenting on Susan's recent post, I said,

It's been an unusual holiday for me (maybe because Christmas & New Years were on Sundays)... Somehow, though I wanted to prepare mentally for 2017, I was always behind myself.

 It really wasn't until today (1/3/2017) that it began to sink in that we are already 3 days into it! I find myself without a defining "word"f or the year, with no "resolutions", and strangely OK with both. 

Looking forward to how the days unfold; learning new things; keeping a curious mind; staying active and healthy physically and mentally. I've kind of given up being profound and philosophical and will just hunker down and do what are the obvious things in front of me to do and do them well with joy and enthusiasm.

Can anyone else relate?

Today, the wind whips furiously outside drying up the wetness remaining
from the dreary, rainy day yesterday.
I look away from my laptop screen to the window across the room
and see the wind is bringing with it new cold.
Snow flakes blow confusedly outside the one window across the room.
As eager as I am for the holiday season to be over and to resume "normal" life,
I still feel suspended in a limbo-like state.
(limbo: an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition)

Having given up being profound and philosophical (see original comment),
I find myself oddly curious and surprisingly content.


  1. I don't have a word either, and I have felt really okay with it, too. I feel like everyday we do what the Lord gives us to do that day, and that's enough.

    1. Yes (.."and that's enough")! I'm thankful for the pleasure of your company and look forward to your posts in 2017.

  2. I'm trying to be in your same space. I have been violently sick from last chemo for a week. Just beginning to crawl out this morning. Shallow snow forecast for tomorrow. I just hope for the ability to taste some tea and read some pages.

    1. I'm so sorry to hear of your misery, Claudia! Truly hope you'll find relief in the next few hours and are able to read and "be". ♥


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)