Whoosh! What Was That?

Whoosh! What in the world was that  sound? Ooooh, just January, rushing by in a blur.

This new year started off with a strange discordant bang which seemed to resonate all month long. We brought a new dog home right before New Year’s eve which started everything off. The dogs did fine at the meet-and-greet, but we quickly realized Radar had some issues when he laid into MacGyver within twenty minutes of being home. He’s coming along, but we have to watch him like a hawk. We also didn’t realize he has some unique plumbing issues. My floors have never been mopped so much in a month!

I spent New Year’s down with a nasty sinus infection or something; I pretty much lived on the couch for two or three days, getting up only to make sure the dogs went out. Whatever it was has decided to linger on all month and finally this week, just settled in my ears. I keep contemplating a trip to MedExpress but am still holding out.

On January 2nd, my father-in-law ended up in the hospital for a week. The past few weeks have been a flurry of subsequent doctor and therapy appointments, but thankfully he is doing so much better now. That man is just amazingly resilient!

I usually give myself the entire month of January to reflect back on the highs and lows of the previous year, and to contemplate and listen for some direction for the new year. Needless to say, that hasn’t happened. Part of me thinks I need to just move on, especially now that February is here, and yet I don’t really feel ready to do so. It’s like I’m living in a state of in-betweenness. I’m not big on making resolutions, but I do need to get serious about some goals. In a few areas, I’m looking for a new or reaffirmed sense of direction. And for the past few years, I’ve kind of listened for a word or phrase for the year and I feel like I haven’t even begun to do so yet this year.

So a strange start to 2013 and yet I’m looking forward to whatever God has in store for me. Hopefully that includes a little more regular blogging (for anyone who has stuck around this long).

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