It's 11:00 p.m. and not my favorite, but really my only, time to write. I have to say that it's been kind of nice to be unplugged from the blogosphere these past couple of weeks. School has also been on pause, the computers and television powered down as much as possible, and all of the electronic hibernation has created deep and wide open spaces in our minds, hearts and arms for the lives of loved ones, for peace and quiet, for swapping stories, playing games, gazing at tree lights and nibbling goodies over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. I really don't want it all to end, this slow, savoring of life, but I feel the pulse of life quickening, like it or not.
So, here I am, stumbling (crawling would probably be more exact) into a New Year and wondering where the past year went. Do you ever find that in the midst of the daily hoopla, it's easy to forget about the good times that have passed? Sometimes I love to snuggle up with the boys and scroll through pics of them on i-photo. Those snapshots are little reminders of how blessed we are, little nudges to be more thankful for our blessings, past and present, and more inspired to not just survive the daily rigors of life, but to LIVE each day more fully and faithfully.
Now, in order to put off folding the laundry that is cascading off of my dining room table, I have assembled a few little bloggy highlights from this past year. Grab yourself a cup of joe and a comfy chair and maybe a blankie just in case this all puts you to sleep.
Thanks for hanging around here, all 252 of you. If there's more of you precious followers out there, then I thank you as well. Happy New Year, my friends!!
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