I haven’t posted very much recently. It’s been a time of reflective – something. It’s winter! Now that I’m in the beginning of our seventh year in the mid-west, well, I feel, I feel…….. what do I feel? I feel that staying indoors in the winter is a good idea. Sorry mid-westerners for judging you.
But Spring is coming. I know that because it’s like the law of gravity. Spring will be here in March whether the weather is warmer or not. It’s a given. But seriously, even though the cold keeps coming back, each week we are gifted with warmer days and more sunshine. The air feels fresh and hopeful. Spring is coming.
I wrote a post in January titled It’s Time to Get Busy. It was about the book I’m
supposed to be writing. I actually wrote the dedication page and two chapters back then. Also the cover is pretty much decided. Then winter break ended and I am with my lovely lassies (the grand daughters) full-time again. Well, the book is a work in progress. I decided not to stress about it. What is the hurry? I want it to be good and if I try to write and care for the girls then it will not be good.
I beat myself up too much about it though. I want perfection and I know I cannot achieve that as a human being so the beatings begin. Anyone else do that? Surely I’m not that unique.
Spring break will arrive in a few short weeks and perhaps another chapter or two will be written. In the meantime, it is still very brown outside and very cold today. Still waiting for snow. May get a little on the weekend. I haven’t been out much to even take photos, so this one will have to tie you over. 😉
16 thoughts on “I’m Still Here”
Sometimes, the roots go deeper in winter, they learn to thrive in stormy weather, with peace inside. You are having wonderful times bonding and having a deeper relationship with grandaughters, making their lives secure. You will return to your other passions. The sun shines and the snow melts, the brook swells and new life comes!
Thank you so much! I needed these words of love, wisdom and comfort. Thank you.
You are most welcome!
What fun shoes! And I’m glad to have you on here for a bit of an update, Cate. It’s been pretty quiet without your more conversational posts coming through!
You’re so sweet Torrie! I miss pecking out words.
Cate, I’m going to make a couple pies this weekend and I’ll be thinking of you and wishing you could pop over to share them! 🙂
Oh. Good! I like to be thought of. 🙂 and I do like pie.
Hey Cate I got the same pair of PF fliers in my closet. That used to be part of the advertising jingle. I love my PF fliers. Ah! spring. My wife says I will take anything. I tell her I love everyday no matter what the weather is like. She wants fall or spring. Right now she is having barn fever. What we call being locked in to long lol. Liked your post.
Joy to you Cate
Thank you so much. You are a great encourager. We call it cabin fever.
God bless you. 🙂
I am so with you there!! I am ready for spring and the creative juices are pretty dry. I feel for those of you suffering from a harsh winter. March 1st is almost here!!
Yes. Thank you so much 🙂
Cabin fever is real to many. Nothing like spring to bring people out of it. Glad it is coming your way.
So true. Thank you so much. 🙂
Sorry it took so long to seed this blog post. .but it was worth the wait. .very heart warming and so heartfelt. ..loved it as usual. ..can’t wait for your book. ..iget it totally with the whole perfectionist thingy. .but hang on and do it when you can..that’s the best way. ..you do well with everything you put your hands to. ..in the meantime enjoy the girls. …it’s well worth it..
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