January 2, 2015

The long winter

The Christmas decorations are down and boxed until next Thanksgiving. The house looks stark and bare. The January cold replaces warm holiday feelings. I really don't mind the cold so much. It is the overcast that depresses me. Gray days and early sunsets bring me down. Bright sun coupled with temperatures in the 'teens does not faze me, even if there is snow on the ground. Sure I will complain about it.  That's what I do best. What will today bring? The sky is a mottled blue gray through the branches of the big maple outside my window. The sun has yet to pop up over the neighbor's house across the street. Clouds, cold, sun or snow, life is still good. The Lord has blessed me and I am thankful.

I hope you have a great Friday.


hey teacher... said...

I think there's a Carpenter's song in the middle there.
BTW Will you be voting for Mike Pence for governor or president or both?

Joe said...

I don't know who is running for either office so I do not know for whom I will vote

hey teacher... said...

Good to hear.

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