It’s nearing the time of year when everything is bare, gray and lifeless. While being peaceful and calm, winter is often a down time for me. I am often tired. Bored. Listless. Unmotivated. I myself feel all the color disappear, fragile and brittle. I can\’t really be “cabin fever”, as I work in the home and often get out very seldom (except to take Abbie to school) during the week. Not to mention a vast majority of my friends are far far away. I’m used to isolation, but visually/sensory (of which I’m highly sensitive to) it’s one more isolating scheme to my palette.
Right now I’m watching Kipper with Elliott. We just got done playing “Nocturnal Animals”, where I chase him around the house trying to get him back into his “cage” (the sofa) — where he escapes and we start over. Don\’t know where the name came from — Abbie decided to call it that rather than something more common like “chase” or whatever. Go figure. Our play time ended abruptly when Elliott threw his head backward as I was dropping him on the sofa — ouch.
Sonya is at Mary’s. It‘s been a while for her; I’m happy she’s going again (not because there is impending need, but because it helps spurn her toward the finish line, she is so very close; but has taken a break on the curb intent not to run the race). Nonetheless, she’s more healthy than 95% of the people in the states.
Mom and Dad and Jean come in next week; that’ll be great. Looking forward to some good wine, good food (and leftovers, leftovers, leftovers) and some time to hang about and do nothing.
Projects call — finishing off a few things and hopefully can build the non-money making, but portfolio building side projects (CIVA, Smartish Pace, Small Group Network, Worship Team central, etc). We shall see.
Anyone got some Christmas wishes? I just pray I don’t get the flu on Christmas day again.