Time to return to the world of blogging, but with a new look and a new .com as the host.
Same old blog title, though, because I like it so well. Time and Tide. It speaks to seasons of life, and that, I think, is a good perspective.
For nearly three years I avoided blogging. I just could not bring myself to write anything at all – couldn’t think of anything to write that wasn’t either negative or snarky. I think I just couldn’t express a whole lot of joy after so much blogging about grief after my mother’s last illness and death. I’ve grown since then – time and tide (!), and most importantly, the wisdom and comfort that comes only from God. Grief occasionally steals in now and then, but there is joy in abundance that I can once again express in full.
It’s good to be back.
So, I’m a few years older and am now eligible for many senior citizen discounts. While my wallet appreciates it, that’s not my favorite thing about life. What I really, really, REALLY like about life is: my family, my friends, my music, my family history research, my pets, my horses and my chickens. Not necessarily in that order. And don’t let me leave out my everlovin’ husband. A good man. No, better than that. The Best of Men – a man after God’s own heart. I couldn’t ask for more and am happy to have been his wife for 14 years.
I will reiterate that he is the Best of the Best. Let me say that again – my hubby is the Best of the Best. Understood?
But I might be just the teensiest bit bitter about my hubby’s current hairstyle. With my agreement, he has not had a haircut in 12 months. I hate it. I love him and I wanted him to be able to have this little item on his bucket list, but that hair is crazy. William H. Macy crazy. The year will be up next month, but given that his students have responded so well to their long-haired teacher, I agreed to an extension (a hair extension?). Thus the Great Haircut Appointment has been made – by me — for May 26. I will see to it that he gets there, if I have to carry him across town on my shoulders. I gave him a year, and that’s that.
But I digress because I was really saying that life is good.
In other news, I took up sewing about a year ago. First I decided to get back into doing embroidery, but as so often happens, one thing led to another and I ended up purchasing a nice sewing machine and making my first full-size quilt last spring. I made a second one in the fall. I’m currently working an embroidered cover for my prayer notebook. It’s good to be creative and to learn things that require patience and new neuro-pathways (or whatever those things are called).
I also took up the ukulele and became a “chicken mama,” but that’s another blog post or two.
I’m having a blast.
And how have you been?