Wednesday, December 04, 2019


On this beautiful day, we're kicking around various irritants. Ed is under the weather. One grandchild has a medical procedure to go through, one great grandmother is bouncing around health concerns as well. Ah well, we're all headed in a good direction (meaning getting better rather than getting worse) and this in itself is reason to rejoice.

And the weather! Oh, the weather! It's beautiful! I mean, November beautiful, but still, I am taking note of the sunshine. It is lovely to wake up to!

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Animals, enjoy it, because the deep freeze is lurking, waiting to make a reappearance.

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Days that are pretty have a way of escaping. Running way from us. Perhaps it's because we want so much from them! They should not be wasted! On a freezing, icy gray day, time can stand still. You can light soy candles, you can play beautiful music and still, the clock moves slowly. That's not necessarily a bad thing. You can accomplish much when the minutes crawl. But today, I look up and see that the clock has put us already into the afternoon. Never mind. It was grand to look up all morning long and see a blue sky.

The kids are here after school.

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And I'm so happy to see them! There is work in child care -- don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But it's good work, where you do not have to question the worth of the hours you spend with them. Sometimes, especially when I am sick, when both are needy, when it's dark outside, time moves slowly. But this merely means that I have to put in extra effort. And honestly, when life demands of you extra effort, usually it means that you are going to be doing good stuff.

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Today, the minutes do not drag. The kids are content, full of kind impulses toward each other. The books are wonderful, the snacks -- plentiful. And the warm light just keeps pouring in and the day zips by speedily, like a champion skater on glistening ice, all the way to the finish line.