The prompt for today is “Hello January.”
You’ve greeted us with cold temperatures on our thermometer. We’re ok with that. We need some cold to kill bugs, crawly and virus, both. Our wheat could use some winter weather and January, if you would want to bring us some snow or winter rain, we would not turn it away.
January, I’ve been enjoying your first few days. We’ve stayed tucked in with our cozy wood stove and this does not make me sad at all. My dear man ventured to town and I asked him to get me some bread and bananas and I’m postponing grocery shopping for as long as I am able.
The long, winter evenings you provide are a good time for resting and reading. Knitting and eating popcorn. Playing a game or two and watching movies.
There’s always the bustle of paperwork that begins my year. Some tax prep and cleaning out files and preparing to do it all again.
January, you bring the changing and hanging of new calendars and I’m so thrilled with one of mine this year and the beautiful pictures it contains.
Oh, January, I have to love you for this best thing. You brought my babies to me. Right at the end of January, in the twenties of your month, you brought me a chubby, baby girl and then three years later a beautiful brother for her to bounce and hold and scare Grandma by swinging him up to her shoulder.
January holds the birthday of one of my very dear friends. She stepped up and blessed my life with friendship when I needed a friend. I thank God.
One teeny complaint I want to make, January. I KNOW you will think you have to fly along too fast. Now, I will admit, winter isn’t my favorite. It can get long. But these days and months always march so swiftly.
So, hello January! Do linger a little.
We have birthdays to celebrate and projects to complete. New recipes to try. Thank-you notes to write. An opportunity to discuss. Some more movies to watch. Blogging to blog. We have Christmas decor to slowly put away and pies to try. Three-ring binders to pull together. Projects to start and books to order. We have some organization to, well, organize. A truck to work on. We have Lego stopmotion videos to make and science to finish. We have driving practice and Scripture memorization. The aforementioned bookwork.
And a LOT of daily living!
Hello January! Let’s do this!