Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

When you've been married for 31 years, and together for almost 35 years, your expressions of love are more on the reality side of things than the mushy romance side of things...at least ours are.

I found the perfect sentiment for The Farmer...


Really, when you can say something like that to your significant other and they snort-laugh and smile at you, isn't that TRUE love?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Anticipation Lost or The Backside of Winter...

Surprisingly, I haven't had much to say of late. The blog has been quiet. I can't think of what to write that's of any interest. I pondered this and realized the same thing happened last year.

It's something about January...and maybe February too...the doldrums of the year...the most boring months. -- Well, except for the year I gave birth to our first child -- that was the best January of my life!

No way to top that one anymore...

As I pondered further I realized that these 2 downer months (January & February) follow my favorite months of November and December. November and December are the Months of Motivation and Anticipation!! Cozy times, anticipation of wintry weather, and happy holidays ahead -- time to get ready for storms and parties, fill up your days with special activities, looking forward to making happy memories!

Correspondingly, it seems that January & February are the Lack of Motivation Months, The Backside of Winter, where all the anticipation is gone: the hope of wintry weather has faded, the holidays are but a memory, and you realize you forgot to plant your daffodils so no happy sunny faces will be popping out of the ground to cheer you...

I wish it wasn't so, but I can't seem to live out the high times without balancing them with low times. I guess I just have a finite amount of energy and emotion at any given time. If I use it up too fast, I must take some time refilling the resevoir.

Maybe if I see January and February as re-charging time, I can find a new appreciation for the doldrums*.  We KNOW that a wind will pick up again soon...Perhaps this way, I'll be ready.

January and February may be boring, but they certainly have been beautiful!!

*doldrums: an old sea-faring term that referred to a quiet sea with the absence of wind & movement
You didn't want your sailboat to be stuck in the doldrums as you would go nowhere.

About Me

Needing an outlet for various thoughts rattling in my head, I've created two blogs -- One about my real life (leslieisverbose.blogspot.com) and one where I can vent. (leslievents.blogspot.com)