Like so many out there in the blogosphere, I can't begin to comprehend everything going on in our world right now. I have nothing beautiful to bring to the table, and my heart can't even begin to break into big enough pieces for all those who are lost, homeless, and hungry. I keep sending up little prayers, where all I can say is, 'Let someone find them,' and I know that doesn't make much sense. I just know that people are looking for each other, and not knowing where to go, and how heartbreaking that is. And while I haven't sat in front of the TV and cried, I think it's because I can't wrap my paltry little mind around it. So all I can do is send up my small prayers, and admire those whose send money, and figure out some way to do the same.
One thing I have mulled over is how there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. Yes, I've read all about the lack of the warning system. But natural disasters - what are you going do, besides choose to NOT live on the beach?
Forgive me for not posting a picture of my RING during this time. It's still very sparkly, I assure you.
And now I will proceed to talk of mundane, everyday things. In my very own Sam-rambling fashion. If we were sitting around talking in person, I'd be fidding with my keys, and reaching for a cold Coke, 'cause it's HOT all of a sudden here. I'm just happy my feet are warm, that's for sure.
It's been a slow week. And that has been oh so greatly needed in this girl's life. Christmas was grand and wonderful, but ultimately hard to enjoy in the moment, with the rabbit in my mind jibbering, 'You have three more places to be! Go go go!' My resolution for next year? Just say no to too much Christmas activity. And to put up a Christmas tree, dang it, and take the time to enjoy the season.
The Fiance is in the middle of moving out of his apartment and into his grandparents' home. I have been quite unhelpful, since he has done most of his moving and packing during the day. Now, don't freak out, we're all quite prepared with all the challenges that living with grandparents' provide. Since he's about to start back to his college education, it's a chance for him to really focus on his studies, and not kill himself working to pay rent. (That brings to mind that funky song, where the guy goes on and on about paying 'the rent'. You know, the one about one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer!) And really, the grandparents aren't getting any younger. It's a once in a lifetime chance, and something he won't regret, we've decided. Prepare for MORE stories about grandparents!
One of my most amazing Christmas presents was a bookshelf that my DAD BUILT. He is THAT SMART and TALENTED. The tear-worthy thing is that the shelves are fashioned from wood from MY grandparents house that burned two years ago. So, as soon as it is finished and properly installed in my house, I will take a picture. It makes me happy, thinking of all my books living on those shelves.
Also, let me take this chance to thank all of you who sent me a Christmas card! I loved them! And felt oh so guilty that I didn't send ANYONE a Christmas card, whatsoever! See, another resolution for NEXT Christmas season. But now I have your addresses and who knows? You could receive a 'just because' card from moi. So watch out, dudes.
I'm actually leaving early now to go help The Fiance with last minute things at his apartment. So - unless I can get to a computer tomorrow, which is unlikely (I'm housesitting for the other parents!) I wil go ahead and wish you a very happy New Year! I love and adore so many of you out there, so be safe, drink your favorite 'adult beverage', and here's to a wonderful, amazing New Year. Thanks for your bloggity friendship, it sings in my bones, to know that I have friends tucked away in little corners, and know that I wish you all that is good and full of light and laughter.