Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hearing Crickets. . .

I'm guessing that is what my readers are thinking about my blog lately. I've been negligent. I could say I've been tending to other matters, but the fact is, I've been wasting as much time as usual on useless stuff.

I'm trying to enjoy autumn. It's beautiful here in Central Pennsylvania right now (and I so rarely say that). But this year is just not the same. I keep thinking back to this time last year. Sometime during October I went to visit my parents, not knowing it would be the last time I would see my mother in her own home.

Right now, the weather is beautiful. The windows are open and I'm listening to the crickets chirping. I hear footsteps shuffling through the leaves. Halloween is not even on my mind yet, but I am already dreading winter.

It's a long winter in these parts. I'm sure there are some Canadians out there rolling their eyes, but really . . .

I'm going to need some help getting through this winter.

Somebody, please help me think of something positive about 5-6 long, cold months. Please!


  1. Kim you could use the time to read and write and of course make your lovely artwork.
    Sleep in, chat on the phone, meditate.
    Learn a musical instrument.
    Peggy xxxxx

  2. hhh....well, that it's not like the surface of the sun (by which I mean New Orleans in August)?

    Ok, well...there's always the little marshmallows on hot cocoa, right? :)

  3. Jeez, it seems I've got to start liking hot cocoa. I definitely prefer to chow down on chocolate-covered espresso beans.