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Where did my get-up-and-go go?

Ever have ‘one of those days’? I’m having one right now. In fact, I’ve been having one for more days than I care to admit.

You know the saying, “my get-up-and-go got up and went.” Yep! That’s what has happened to me.

So many things I want to do, things I have to do, but I’m lacking the drive to do them.  *sigh*  I keep saying I must be tired. Well, that’s true, I am tired, but it seems to be more than that. Perhaps a temporary change of scenery/location is needed as I just don’t seem to have the motivation to get my act in gear.

Noticeably, I didn’t post a thing here all last week. That’s not good. I have some wonderful books lined up to review here but I can’t seem to think my way through it – but I will, really! I also have books stacked up to read, some of those to review, but I’m plugging away at War and Peace. Sometimes my reading is just for me, which is necessary, and I am enjoying W & P; it’s just taking me forever because I interject other books along the way.

Of course, there is life and all that entails. A sweet acquaintance/friend passed away the morning of February 15, and after hearing about her I learned that my uncle passed during the night of February 14. Both were expected, but not quite that soon.

Have you suffered with the flu this season, or the cold virus thing that is pulling people down? I am trying to avoid it, but I think that may be a lost cause. Two of Dad’s caregivers have been sick, so I am here longer this time until they recover past the contagious stage. I am expecting to go home tomorrow. It’s a little difficult to avoid my beloved at home, though, who is also recovering from it. Astragalus, an herbal remedy which helps to improve immune function, could be my happy thought. 😉

We were hit with a blizzard last night and this morning. That mixed things up a bit. The power went off at 4:00 this morning at home – not here at Dad’s – so I’m glad I wasn’t there for that this time. My husband didn’t even try to get to work – roads were treacherous with wind, snow, ice – but instead he took care of things at home during the power outage.

I already asked if you have had the flu this season, and now I have a couple more questions for you:

  1. What do you do when your ‘get-up-and-go’ got up and went?
  2. Do you enjoy winter storms? how do you cope with them? and power outages?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

Did I say Spring? Welcome to Nova Scotia in March

I wasn’t going to write a post today, but something happened that is worth sharing. Something cold, white, and wintry.

Yes, I know that I said Spring was in sight. You can read my post here. The little snow we had was disappearing, then it rained, followed by warming temperatures, then … look at what happened during last night …

Yes, MORE snow! I have a ‘great’ young friend who would absolutely love this. 🙂 It is heavy wet snow, ideal for making snowballs and building snowmen.

For little dogs, on the other hand, it’s not so fun when it comes right up under the belly.

This is Sammy. I didn’t get a photo of him when he first went out, before the snow was cleared a little. He’s so short that he pushed snow. He didn’t leave tracks in the snow, he body-pushed his way through it so that he left one long trail. Funny little guy! 🙂 But he does love to try to run in it.

And then the birds needed some help …

so I refilled their feeders and put out a new ‘birdseed cake’ for them.

Tonight the snow is starting to settle, and it’s turning slippery as it is getting cooler. In a couple of days we will get warmer weather again. Yes, Spring is coming a little at a time.

Winter is so beautiful, but I am a warm-weather person.

How about you, which season do you prefer?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂

The heavens declare His glory! Do you enjoy thunderstorms?

If you live anywhere on the east coast from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland to Long Island, New York, then last night you would have experienced the most extensive and amazing light-and-sound show to occur in years. It began late in the evening, lasting for a couple of hours. I finally fell asleep so I don’t know when it ended, but oh my … what a glorious demonstration of power it was!

Now, I realize some of you may not appreciate thunder and lightning storms and did not find it to be fun, and to you I express my regret. Our daughter’s little dog, like you, was definitely not happy. But for me .. oh wow! I loved it.

I see such expressions of nature to be a taste of the power of God. A demonstration of the force of nature set in motion. When the lightning flashed and crackled overhead, lighting up the whole sky and earth, flash after flash – hardly one faded when another lit up in its place or overlapped the first – I smiled and exclaimed “oh wow! so beautiful!” .. and waited for the thunder it announced. Then as the thunder rumbled, boomed, crashed, rolled, I listened in awe as it was everywhere at once – both rumbling and echoing in the far distance and exploding right over my head, sometimes rattling the house. The rain came in a driving rush, pounding violently against the windows, easing off, pouring down again and again. It was a truly amazing storm.

For many people it was not very fun, waking this morning to no electrical power. I can relate to that frustration, having been robbed of that necessity too many times. There were many lightning strikes and I suppose I would not be as happy if we were hit, but it doesn’t change the awesomeness of it all.

I have loved thunderstorms for as long as I can remember, but I understand the fear that others have of them. When my children were small I determined that I would not instill that fear in them, but I did use caution. We would watch the lightning – from the safety of our house, never standing outside in it – and count the seconds before the clap of thunder to figure out how far away the storm was from us. Some storms were so close and loud overhead and the thunder would shake the house, so that a few times I sat my little girls down and we read aloud something interesting and fun to take some of the attention off the storm. It was not to teach fear but to show them to trust God and not worry.

One of those daughters during last night’s display drove with a friend “chasing” the storm and watching it from that perspective.  [Did I do a fine job or not?  hmm 🙂 ]

So, what do you think? Do you enjoy thunderstorms? Why or why not?

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. – Psalm 19:1

For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse; – Romans 1:20

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂