This is what happens when I don’t post regularly….I have too much to say and can’t figure where to start and where to stop!
Normally I build the post around recent photos….and I may go back and stick in a few. But, for now, I am just going to start writing and see what emerges.
Today is the winter solstice, 12/21/2014..the day I live for each winter, the day the sun returns to lengthen the day. (Just noticed that I sound a bit dramatic…..but I do get very “down” in the cold, dark months.)
Lying in bed this morning I made a list of 10 things for which I am grateful. Later thought of sharing them as a post….and a way to catch up. They are in random order….not in order of importance.
1. Grateful for the house furnace that provides warmth although it is 32 years old.
2. Grateful for the comfortable bed and the deep sleep that comes with the comfort.
3. Grateful for Sylvester, my newest feline, who provides a deeper quality of love than my other cats.
4. Grateful that my husband’s heart is back in rhythm after it went into atrial fibrillation last week. Grateful for the hospital who shocked it back into rhythm after only one night’s stay. Grateful that he is tolerating the medication that will be a necessary and permanent part of our life.
5. Grateful that my husband can walk normally and without pain. David, after the hospital stay, took a short walk which resulted in severe hip pain….probably from arthritic changes….and he was unable to walk without assistance for 4 days! Afraid the take the anti-inflammatory drugs that interact with the blood thinner, he just toughed it out until the doctor gave him permission to use Aleve….which has “cured” it for now.
6. Grateful for the cardiac doctor who understands us and our priorities…who said there was no reason to stay home and we could make our trek to Arizona!!
7. Grateful for the lovely lady who decided to spend the winter at our house…grateful our other kitties will have someone to feed and love them.
8. Grateful it is only 8 more days before we start our winter journey to the sun. Grateful we have family in Arizona that prompts the travel and grateful for the memories of the Superstition Mountains towering over our camp…..can’t wait!
9. Grateful for the little 16 foot Casita trailer and how it has changed our lives. And the 8 trips we made in 2014…after we returned from the two months in Arizona!
(Trips: Montgomery for the GE&H rally, Townsend rally, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Creek Falls rally, Chester Frost Park, Land Between the Lakes rally, Cherokee rally and Gulf State Park.)
10. And, finally, grateful for the friends…..who seem more like family than friends….who have come into our lives through this community of bloggers, fiberglass rv owners and fellow tumbleweeds who love this wandering lifestyle.
Superstition MT and David 2/2014
2/2014 Lost Dutchman SP
11/2014 Gulf State Park, AL
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! And safe travels!!