A few days ago I received a reminder from Blog2Print that it was getting time
for me to push the necessary keys
to allow them to print
the diminished number of blogs I have written during the last year,
and after a little consideration and review of the small offering
I had for them I thought,
what the heck - I have done it for the last ten years,
(and I have enjoyed reading them, occasionally,
stirring the ashes of my memory into a lovely warm spark)
so why not continue!
The clouds rolled away and the sun shone in the window this afternoon.
I had finished my "two bobbins a day" task on the Glimakra (loom) and threaded the LeClerc,
and I was weary of bending over,
so I indulged myself, and Callie,
who came to sit with me, and had a little nap!
Well, that didn't last long, - the phone rang and nudged me from my indolence,
and after I had attended to that
I remembered my newly made resolution about reading
and I looked askance at Chris Arthur's book of Essays that was lying on the table,
and that I am re-reading (Irish Nocturnes - highly recommended).
It seemed to require more earnest attention than I was prepared to give it
on this lazy Saturday afternoon,
so I turned instead to one of the BlogtoPrint books on the shelf,
and prepared to lose myself in sentimental reminiscence!!
The book I chose, randomly, covered the years 2009 and 2010,
- that lovely time before I lived alone
while Charles and I were still in the house on the hill
and we could see up and down the valley as it stretched to the west and the southeast,
- when I was still writing blogs for ABC Wednesday
and Sky Watch Friday,
and life was just so full of wonderful companionship.
As I read, those happy days swept me away into a lovely reverie,
and I'm not sure if Gratitude at having lived them,
or Regret that they were in the past,
never to be experienced again,
was the strongest emotion I felt.
But probably Gratitude!!!
This is a wonderful way to Journal.
Complete with pictures,
accounts of daily doings
and occasionally how you felt about things,
It behooves me to add another Resolution,
Blog more often in 2019....
even though life has changed
there is still so much to be aware of.