I love looking back on summer photos this time of winter, being very grateful that I appreciated that beauty in the moment. How many roses were on that shrub! I can absolutely feel the sun and warmth and light of that June day.
There are roses on my kitchen table, too; a small bouquet left over from my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday party. She had an absolute joy of a day for her celebration. It was a wonderful tribute to a much loved lady.
And so I’m taking a moment to bask in the sun, after the busy of the weekend. Because I went skiing, too, with my best lovely ladies. Eight kilometres, we figured, with excellent weather, in a beautiful provincial park. So much good skiing to be had here!
The weather, though, is a whole ‘nother topic for January. Crazy -30° cold, and now it’s supposed to be above freezing for the next week. Above freezing! In the coldest month of the year! Not to say that the dogs won’t love it; getting out every day and getting a good walk…but then there is the slush and the re-freeze, and the yukky driving that goes along with it.
In the busy of last week, I got new glasses, which has been nothing short of thrilling. My fear of night driving has disappeared with the new anti-glare lenses, and I’m very happy with them during the day, too. I can see, which is good! My prescription is still horrifying, but at least lens technology can handle it. And the frames are not cute, sexy or dramatic; just understated brown metal with the frameless bottom. I’m good, and I look like me wearing glasses…which is what it is.
I was watching a day-time talk show in the week after the new year, and the comment was made about motivation. Because of course, it’s a huge thing after New Year’s Day, the need for motivation of a new self. One guest commented that there is no need for motivation; there is just the doing. Do it, and the action is the motivation. Interesting concept that I have found is not too far off the mark. Just do it. (Is that to say Nike had it right all along?!?)
So off I go, to do for today!