Wednesday, December 31, 2008
New Year's Eve
Hello, my friends. I was able to get some grocery shopping done this morning and (with the help of a quick nap) did some more decluttering. This bug still has a hold on me but I'm now treating it with a little more respect than I did before. That is... I'm resting and taking life slower for a few days. I thought I was just having trouble getting over the cold but now I'm positive we are all dealing with a flu virus.
There is always a lot of illness going around this time of year but it definitely seems there are more than usual this December. We've been trying to get together with my sister, Bonnie, and her husband for weeks. She had to call and cancel this morning, saying she was now ill. Hmmm... time to up the Vitamin C!
It felt strange to turn down work at the bookstore for the beginning of the semester. However, given all the germs going around... it was the wisest thing to do. I could turn into Monk. :)
Christopher plans to spend this evening with his friends. The older generation in the house may watch an old movie on TV. I did purchase a favorite Italian sandwich at the grocery store deli, one that is heated at home. That and packaged tossed salad will be our dinner this evening. I hope to cook a special meal for the guys tomorrow.
I'll write more ponderings about the new year tomorrow or Friday. However, I want to thank you so much for your friendship, comments, e-mails (some of which I still need to return lately), etc. With nearly 2 1/2 years of blogging and way over 1,000 posts behind me... the nicest thing about blogs and blogging is meeting... you.
Most of us share the same Christian beliefs but some of us don't. We all share a desire to live life on purpose, caring for family and friends, knowing what we give is what we also receive... creating and enjoying beauty on a budget, the love of books, tea from dainty cups and coffee from huge mugs, and I'm hearing more of you are sharing my passion for "deepening the pantry".
It has been interesting to see numbers go slightly up and down on my rss feeds (and what can make them go down a bit). However, there has been an upward trend since the beginning... which amazes me that I can sit here and share ponderings and people actually READ them. Thank you. :)
Added: I just couldn't help the colorful late-Spring header. Once Christmas is past, I am so ready for Spring.
Picture: The Warmth of Autumn, Susan Rios; Pierside gallery