Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm not sure what I should entitle this entry.


Joanie and I both agree that we have been very "busy" for the last few months.  We have visited with more family and friends than we ever have and have loved every minute. We sort of feel that all that activity, all the places we have been, start to blur in our memories.  We feel like we were in a fog of time.

Indeed, many people suffer from what is called the "holiday let-down" at this time of year which is just the transition from all the activity from September to January and then realizing that there is not so much we "have to do" now.  Many people finally find in January the Peace that was wished for them during Christmas. Finally there is silence and time to contemplate and rest. We synchronize ourselves to the earth that is in a dormancy, a silence, a rest before being reawakened in the spring.  I find myself spending more time in prayer, with my spiritual readings and just listening to what God is saying.  It's nice!

So we are here in Hardeeville, SC, near Hilton Head and close to Savannah.  Being on the coast it is warmer here and we are now away from the bone chilling drops in temperature that our bones can no longer tolerate easily.  Joanie says she can now climb into bed without getting the "cold sheet shock" which has the tendency to wake you up when you are really sleepy.

The world is green here, sort of like Wilmington, with lots of live oaks, pines and even occasional palm trees. The sun rises higher in the sky and you can feel it has more energy here.  It gets up earlier and goes to sleep later.  That's nice, too.
Caught a neighbor out walking his cat.

Good sized cat.

He's kind of outgrown his halter jacket.

We will be here resting for at least a week before heading farther south. I have a couple of little projects but may put them off until we get to Ocala. So "I'm busy doing nothing, working the whole day through, trying to find lots of things not to do", to borrow from the song Bing Crosby sang in the movie Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Sunlight coming through the small kitchen window highlighted Lobo's handsome face.

Joanie always cooks with color and when I saw all this on the stove together, I had to take a picture.  If you don't recognize it you are in for a treat.  Miniature pierogies, stewed fresh tomatoes and spinach, garlic and mushrooms. Polish comfort food.

1 comment:

  1. I like that thought. Slowing down and listening to God. What a great way to start the year.