The beginning of January days, flowing in waves of time.
I like that it is 2013.
I especially love February.
So, I look forward to it.
Rose roots arrive in the garden for planting.
I study them, excited.
I normally love cold and winter.
But this year, my bones don't like the cold.
Lucky for me our days don't get below 50' huh?
Nights are about 30ish?
Such a wimp I am.
But some how, I have morphed.
I used to say, I wish I lived where it snows.
I wish it got bitter cold, and we had real autumn.
And now, I feel like, thank goodness I live in Southern Arizona.
And it won't be cold for too much longer.
And there is no snow.
(although a day of snow like we get sometimes is fun)
And lots of sun.
Oh beloved sun.
I wrap myself in my shawl my granny made me last year, and drag my garden recliner around.
Searching for the perfect sun rays to sit under.
Sometimes, most of the time, I am in my driveway in my recliner.
I know, it's hilarious.
But, the sun hits so perfectly there.
For some odd reason, I feel like Bill Murray out there relaxing in my driveway.
In slippers and 3 layers of pajamas.
With a blanket or shawl.
Why Bill Murray? I have no idea, haha.
Does Bill Murray even do such things?
I have no clue, but he comes to mind :)
I close my eyes.
I hope and dream.
And hope some more.
And truth be told.
I pray a lot too.
I recuperate from a tough month plus, of some bizarre unexpected not feeling well things.
I talk on the phone dozens of times a day to my mom and dad.
I told them, you spend your whole youth trying to get away from your parents...
And then one day all you want is to be with them.
They both let me go on and on and on for hours on that phone.
We are very close.
They are such nice people.
Lovee has been building things in the garden again.
He's so crafty.
I light candles in the evening, turn up my space heater, and wait to get toasty.
Miles and I go for strolls every so often.
Matty too, but Matty can't stroll because he drags me down the street running.
So, when I want a calm stroll I take Miles.
Otherwise we all go.
I breathe that cold air.
We walk through a tiny vintage neighborhood, down two roads to get there.
With towering, crazy tall pine trees, and cute shrubs.
It feels like Northern Arizona in there.
I love it.
I hide out in the cottage too.
Lovee has been done with the inside for a while, but there has been little time to go in there and just waste away hours, dolling it up.
But, I am there now.
Doing just that.
It's ever so cozy in there now, especially with Mister Lovee's Christmas gift heater.
Warm and toasty.
The perfect place to be on a cool winter day.
Crawl into the loft, and heal mind, body and soul...
The view of mountain tops make me so happy.
Winter skies have been so beautiful.
I can hear Mister Lovee hammering and making things outside.
Not far from the cottage.
Right in our invented Fanciful, Arizona.
I love hearing him out there.
I wish he never had to go to work.
It's so nice to have him home, making stuff.
Knowing here is there.
I got cable for the first time in 10, 11 years that I have been here.
I was going crazy in the house, not feeling well.
Way out here, with no guests or anything.
And Netflix was getting crazy boring.
I like it, that cable.
How rotten right?
Do you have any shows you think I would like?
I am enjoying HGTV and EWTN and The Food Network, and my fave person right now, Jimmy Fallon.
I know, weird but true ;)
Only, his show is on too late, so I have to catch him on Hulu, through my Roku.
Get a Roku, they rock.
So, here I am.
Getting back into the world.
Loving commercials and things.
ASPCA commercials are too tough for words.
I have been so detached from the commercial world for so long.
But mostly, I am wrapping myself in my shawl my grandma made me, and just being.
I love that shawl.
It's the best gift ever.
To always know she is there, and made every loop and knot with her hands.
I must see her soon.
Is it shivering cold where you are?
So glad to be back.
So so glad.
Okay, off I go for now.