Wonder In The Wintertime

Feeling restless. Excited. Renewed. That’s how I get at this time of year, I guess. Winter has not gotten the best of me! Instead, I’ve learned to lean into it!

Savor it.

Embrace it!

Yes! You heard me right! I’m not complaining! It’s too cold, too much snow, too little snow, too icy, too hot, too cold, too much rain, etc etc. (You get the picture)

Instead, I’m in a place in my life to feel gratitude. That I am here to see, feel the cold, and rain and heat and snow and ice! Being here to simply experience life and all it has to offer.

When my boys were young, I used to begin our days going into their room saying “It’s a beautiful day to be alive!” I’ve never stopped saying or believing that!

With that said, as I gaze out my window at the pine trees and snow filled woodlands, I see new life and wonder.

Why, do I see wonder, you may wonder? Because right at this moment, I am developing a new summer program of wonderful stories to share with the many children I will be seeing this upcoming summer at my library programs across Wisconsin. And, to see the looks of wonder on their sweet faces as they listen to the WONDER OF STORY…well, it just doesn’t get any better!

Feeling Squirrely

It’s wintertime here in the land of ice and snow in Wisconsin’s frozen tundra, yet–somehow, I’m warm and filled up inside my heart, mind and spirit with so much love, gratitude, creativity, a new story line,  thoughts, unfinished writings, songs half done, dishes in the sink, sage burning out, a partially woven double wall basket, dirty laundry in my office here where I write and market and create!! (and, do a lot of laughing at myself!) oops, my banana peel just missed the wastebasket againnnnnnnnn!

Being a procrastinator who suffers like ALL good procrastinators do with A.D.D. and, add to that the lack of estrogen that this Native Crone would love to steal from one of my younger friends?? hmm… Gayla? Skeeter?
Wait a minute–“ohhh goodie…there goes a squirrel–LOOK AT HIM!!'” Right outside my office window he’s leaping from tree to tree to the ground back to the tree! An A.D.D Squirrel?? Yikes!!

Just let me get back to the creative process;  my flute is calling to me to keep focused!

What? Me? Stay focused?

Oh, yeah–right–there goes that damn squirrel again! bawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Let the fun begin.