Monday, January 9, 2017

Lets talk about the weather....

Just cause I wanna make it a quick post.

The weather is crazy.  Just crazy.  We had 70's last week and then we had that depression come in and swipe us with 20's and 30's.  So cold.  So unacceptably cold for Texas.  We don't do that here.

However, we are getting our temps back to normal this upcoming week with some upper 60's and low 70's.  Thank goodness.  Maybe that was our winter??

I took Bobbie to the duck pond and took a second look trying to figure out why the water was so choppy from the wind in some places and not in others.  Turns out a large sheet of ice was in the middle of the pond.  It looked pretty cool.

These are cell phone photos so don't expect anything great.  Stay warm out there.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

So Puzzle me this...

We have company in town and decided to go to one of those "Escape Room" activities.  We did this about a year or so ago and ended up in a room with 3 really stupid people we didn't know.  This go we entered the room without any add ons, just with ourselves.  This makes communication so much better.  No need to pretend to be nice to someone you think is about as clever as a plant.

It was a good Monday.   What a ridiculous photo, but truly a really nice night.  Wizard hats but it sort of looks like dunce hats.  I need a lot of 2017 to be like this.  A challenge but pleasant with no devastating consequences if perfection isn't met.  If I'm forced to wear a dumb hat at the end of it I'll take it so long as we all walk away with smiles on our faces and love in our hearts.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to this new world....

2017.  Welcome.

Normally I would take a moment to review the past year but quite frankly I simply can't and won't do that to myself.  Maybe I'll look back on it in 12 months, 24 or 36.  But not right now.

I'm reluctant to say how I feel about this upcoming year.  I hope.  I hope for so many things.

Primarily I hope to regain some semblance of myself.   Balance, we all wish for more of that right?

I did see an article somewhere that mentioned using the terms "it's not a priority" instead of "I don't have the time".  I'm going to start incorporating that in my life.  I think it puts attention on the words and I may pay closer attention.  If something is not a priority---should it be??  If so, then I should make it so.  If not, then maybe I should delete it.  Maybe I should find a way to simply remove those objects or hurdles so I don't have to keep coming back to them and saying " I don't have the time for that..."

Also, what about the people who use that language with us?? I don't have time... That is just another way for someone to say that you or spending time with you is not a priority.

I signed up for a 12 week weight loss challenge which will begin in a couple weeks.  Hopefully that wasn't just throwing money away.  I feel like taking control of this weight and exercise thing will be helpful in me grasping my particles and pulling them all back together.

Politics.   I, like the rest of American is tired of it and don't want to hear any more but I suspect that is just something that wont be quiet this upcoming year.  It can't possibly be as bad as 2016.  Can it?

There are some good things on the horizon, but for now I'm just grateful for this 3 day weekend and everything else is just not a priority right now.