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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Friday, December 30, 2016

Just about there....

It is a clear, cold and frosty morning here on the West Coast.
I am up and out in my robe and slippers marveled by who's
hands have come in the night.
 They have swirled and twirled with the moist air and magically 
left crystal strokes of feathery designs everywhere!
Gingerly I make my way across a VERY slippery back deck to
find the rails sparkling with the new dawn...
So many stories could accompany this blog title!
But I'll begin with just a few...starting with
The New Year.
What will be waiting at the end of that road, 
the one we have so much hope and anticipation about in these
fading days of 2016?
Like this beautiful morning, I start new and clear...
Things will change slowly right along those which come quickly, 
leaving us to once again to adjust, accept and roll alongside life whatever it may bring.
I am not one for resolutions but it's natural to feel the closure of one year and the start of the next.
In our parts spring comes early and we begin to see signs of it already.
The earliest of the flower bulbs have already begun to sprout
through the moss at the bottom of the oak trees.
This coming month will see two VERY big changes in our lives.
One will be Tom's new knee!
It will be a bit more complicated than your average run of the mill knee replacement
(he blew out his whole knee in a motorcycle accident when he was 16)
 and recovery will be tough and long but
we hold big hopes that it will ease some of the difficulty he's
had for the past several years.
Maybe by summer he will be able to come for walks again
in the fields near our house. 
The second big change I will keep a secret for a few more weeks!
Lets just say that new knee will come in handy!!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and here's
wishing you beautiful, peaceful, healthy blessings for the coming year.