Today began with a bang.
First, I woke to another Patreon subscriber. 😊 She is a brand new blogger and I will be assisting her in getting started, and once she has something in place, I’ll do a shout-out to her blog.
Second, I got a nice email from a friend reassuring me that life is good and not about to fall apart at the seams. This makes me happy.
Third, music. I have been listening to these 3 songs on repeat since yesterday. 🎶🎵🎶
Rivers of Babylon – Boney M
Chiquitita – ABBA
Betty Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
A friend posted the lyrics to Chiquitita for me and I don’t think I ever paid such close attention to those words as I did when he did that. I have many feels…mostly I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, truth be told. It begins sort of like a sad ballad but has hope injected into it with some upbeat music and rhythm. It’s definitely one of their best, don’t you think? And of course ABBA is so talented, I never tire of listening to their Gold album.
This has been a challenging week. It always seems to go that way, between Christmas and New Year’s, doesn’t it?
The political situation in my province is getting worse by the day and I have long stopped listening to or watching the news regularly. Checking in every so often to stay on top of what is happening with the kids’ schools is the bare minimum I do these days, although sometimes those links to articles tip me over into into the internet rabbit hole and then I get all upset and freaked out and anyway…best to stay away from all the doom and gloom. Or, I limit exposure to what I need to know (school stuff, kids activities), rather than what I want to know (nothing except when is it over?) and focus my energy on things that matter.
Decluttering this house (ugh).
On that last topic, I started already. A couple of days ago I took apart the bathroom cabinet, which is large and takes up most of the wall over the toilet. I need to hang on to how that feels when something is clean, tidy and completed. BLISS!
On that note, I have things to write, things to cook, things to declutter, and hair to bleach and dye (the first attempt on my daughter didn’t work properly, so we’re trying again today. She wants purple streaks…)
How are you spending the rest of the holidays? And more importantly, if you have a Christmas tree, when will it get chucked to the curb? Mine always exits the house by January 1 at the latest.
See you in the comments.