Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Well here I am, settled for the evening

and it's not quite seven o'clock.

The kitchen is clean

the coffee set for morning

and  Callie the cat has assumed her familiar

spot by my elbow, as I type,

where she can lick my wrist, when she is so attracted,

or put a paw out onto the back of my hand...

I have my hot cocolate with me.

It is in the big mug that my oldest son bought for me

in a breakfast spot, when I was travelling with them.

It says on the mug....

  "Age is Nothing but a State of Mind"

and on the other side it elaborates a little, stating that the writer

has no idea how old she/he is , - that nothing changes, - the

the past thirty years or so he/she has been masquerading as 

an adult, when in reality life is nothing but a state of mind,

and in that case it is best to stay lost in your happy bewilderment.

Well, that may be so, but in a few days

I will have a birthday (mid-nineties)

and THAT being the case I must pay attention

to my state of mind and keep it happy, happy, happy..

and somewhat contented!

Not hard to do with my wool and my weaving,

a little cotton and lots of silk......and most importantly

the constant and loving attention of our children.

To add to my delight, the amaryllis is in bloom.......

There were grandchildren here Christmas Eve....

and the New Year is about to enfold us....

bringing with it the opportunity for lots of

resolutions, plans, dreams

and hopefully sun shine and blue skies!!!

They will make up for the sweet melancholy

of New Year's Eve

which was so special for us......

And the kisses at midnight so tender,

And the friends so dear.

Still so, in my memories!

ah, I am off to listen to Hauser

and his passionate and heart tugging cello.


Penny said...

I do love your posts. Another decade, or is it? There seems to be some discussion about it. We will be quiet any way.

Ellen D. said...

Oh my goodness! I just discovered your blog today and I am so impressed with you! I have read several of your past posts also and I must say your writing is so enjoyable and poetic and colorful and interesting and really inspiring! Your weaving and pictures are so amazing to me and I admire your spirit. I have been feeling mopey and sad since the holidays but you have shown me that getting busy and appreciating what I do have will certainly help to lift my spirits. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing of your wonderful life! I really needed to read your words today!

Hill Top Post said...

And, "Oh my goodness" again. Ellen D.'s comments above so wonderfully describe the way I felt when I first began reading this blog. I wanted to read every word you had written, and so I began. I have a little notebook filled with quotes from "daybyday." It is a treasure.

Barb said...

My dear friend, I'm visiting you on New Years Eve glad that you're well and planning for projects in 2020. You are lucky in family and in the richness of your memories. May 2020 bring you many blessings. Barb

Hildred said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thanks!! Really appreciate your encouragement and good wishes!