Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Once More


Calm. We have had cheer and celebration, abundance and rejoicing, food, food, food, and sparkle and all of it has been lovely. I cannot wait for next year, to anticipate and prepare and enjoy all of the holiday gaiety, again. In the meantime, I am reveling in the post-holiday effect, when I clear surfaces, rearrange furniture, try (once more, once more, once more) to put things in order, to redouble all effort and resolve to be a neat and tidy woman, with neat and tidy spaces.

I thought a lot about this space, the blog. Thank you, by the way, for those comments. They were reassuring and kind. For two or three days, I was very sad, then only a little sad. Then someone mentioned that 'blogging is seeing a resurgence in usage and purpose, because the large and very corporate social-media sites have become too monopolistic and controlling,' and I felt a surge of giddiness. And this interest and flickering hope seems a sign that I am not through, here, that I still want to play, and see this through, a bit further. I am going to think about this.

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  1. Happy New Year - it's so good to hear from you. I've missed popping by and keeping up. I too am sort of trying to sort out and even though it's just me, J2 and the 2 collies, the house seems to be an ever-evolving cluttery, muddly, hairy (both dogs are losing their coats), muddy (it's been raining and the kitchen floor is sort of brown) mess - but it's home and I love it. Glad you've had a great Christmas - happy days. See you soon. Ax

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    1. Happy New Year, friend. Your home looked so bright and cheery for the holidays.

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  2. Your space looks lovely and tidy. At least twice a year or maybe a month, I feel that I won't blog any more. Then I re-think that idea. I'll probably continue along that path. I hadn't heard about the blogging resurgence, interest thought. I hope you feel that you will continue. Best, Kim

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    1. Gosh... thank you. There are tidy spaces, and otherwise. A friend suggests we spend this new year being as kind and gentle with ourselves as we are with others, and with that in mind, I will say... more spaces are getting attention, and the progress is nice.

      I feel just the same... the impulse to drop out of blogging comes up at least twice a year, or month, and then, yes... re-think. I wish I could find a way to feel more consistently at ease with what I do, so I could just get on with it, enjoy it. Maybe I overthink all of this. For sure... it's always way more interesting and worthwhile when there is company, a discussion, and so I am glad you chimed in. Thank you.

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  3. So glad to see your post. Made my day!!

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    1. And you made mine... what a sweet comment. Thank you, Cynthia.
      Happy New Year~

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  4. Happy day! I looked even though I thought u were gone. And you weren’t gone! I love to find a happy moment like this. Your writing. Your photos!!! All so beautiful. I hope your life continues to unfold in peacefulness and joy. Thank you for sharing. Gwendolyn T.

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