A Whole Lot of Living…

When there’s a choice between writing about living…or living…choose living! ~Bertha

Wow…it seems I took a week’s vacation…it wasn’t something that I exactly planned…although…if I’d really thought about it…I would have known that it was going to happen…

First…my daughters and families were here…which meant that there was usually either a lot of commotion…or someone sleeping in my guestroom/office…then…there was a quick trip out of town…and…here we are…a week later…and I’m finally back in front of my computer…moving my fingers as my thoughts appear on the screen…

At first…I was a bit antsy about not blogging…until…Bertha…reminded me…I spend a lot of time…writing about living…but that is a mostly solitary activity…and…that…it was perfectly okay…necessary even…to spend some time…surrounded by those I love the most…doing what I write about…living…

Of course she was right…she’s always right…blogging could wait…but…those hugs and kisses had an expiration date…as they all packed up and moved on to the next stop on their holiday trips…

And…I must say…it was one of the best Christmases I’ve had…I cooked…old favorites…washed dishes…cooked…washed dishes…washed dishes…washed dishes…well you get the picture…the important thing was…I felt good…and my family was around me…and…Bertha…was right…there was a whole lot of living going on…

Jane

Dressed for the End…

Might as well get right to it…how do you feel about the world ending today…

Me…well…I don’t personally believe that…time will end…but…I do believe…that after today…my life will never be the same…there are events that are happening…that will change me in some way…and I won’t ever be the quite same…

Of course…Bertha…says that while that is true…it is also true about yesterday…and the day before…and the day before…

I know she’s right…I’ve been aware of it for some time…especially since the Chiari surgery…that I am changing…some would call it evolving…Bertha…calls it…becoming who I am…discovering my truth…and living it…finding and giving forgiveness…finding peace…just walking my path…

But…just in case it is the last day…Bertha…insisted that I wear a long sweater with leggings and boots…a first…and…a stretch…for me…and come to think about it…this outfit…may just be the event that…changes…or ends…everything…

Jane