Slow Beginnings for 2023

Wintry Sunrise

A while back (can’t find date) I wrote a blog post on “New Beginnings,” and I need that newness now. If you’ve been following my blog, the last post was December 4th of last year. So I’m almost two months in dept to you. More than that if I had kept the promise to myself to write blog posts twice a month.

Now with a new year (in two days it will be February) and broken resolutions already (anyone sympathetic?), I want to blame my slow beginning on winter. You see, our bedroom is on the east side of the house: it’s why I call our apartment the East Wing. In winter the sun doesn’t wake me up until after eight or nine o’clock. That means breakfast is between nine and ten and lunch gets shoved to two or three in the afternoon. How’s that for laziness? But our supper is traditionally around seven p.m. (Aunt Bee’s schedule), so it all works out with about four hours between meals. That suits everyone in the household except Bill. He still likes his meals on time, according to the clock. He points and reminds me it’s either noon or six p.m.

You may correct me and say most people don’t regulate their getting-up-time according to sunrise, for they have either to be at work or attend to other duties such as children’s schedules. But you know Bill and I are in our eighties and have been retired for quite some time. So am I blaming my laziness on winter sunrise or have I adopted my schedule as an acceptable age thing? Either way, it’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Once I’m at my desk in the morning―whether that’s at nine or eleven a.m.―I start with listening to Mary DeMuth’s podcast Pray Every Day and then I read my Bible. I’ve bought a journal-style NLT Bible, published  by Hosanna Revival. Not that I needed another Bible, but I wanted a new translation and one that welcomes journaling. I read from five books in the morning and one before bedtime. I can keep up with these for they are in different genres: devotions, writing, memoir and biography. It’s just the way my mind works. Anyone agree?

I’ve completed my assignment to write a blog post today and it was after chasing a runaway period. I’ll explain as best I can. After accidently put a period in the title, that period kept running across the page whenever I tried to type another letter. I cannot explain why, nor how it happened to stop. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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I love the Lord. To those I love I am wife, mother, granny, great-granny. To my corner of the world I am a writer.

2 thoughts on “Slow Beginnings for 2023”

  1. Thanks for your blog. Sounds as if our schedules are about the same! Like you, those boys of ours do not like to miss a meal! We have that in common as well! HA! GOD is good to give us a creative mind to get those meals and serve them up with LOTS of LOVE. ( I think cooking is a form of LOVE don’t you?! ) So admire you for journaling. am not consistant with mine, but it is always fun to look back on those memories for sure. HAPPY NEW YEAR to both you and Bill and your wonderful family. NUMBERS6:24~26.m


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