Similar to the way people become addicted to alcohol, drugs, or gambling, they may also become addicted to seeking retribution against their perceived enemies. It’s called “revenge addiction.”
Who would think that a miniature pomegranate tree could still be decorating a winter garden? Its leaves are as golden as the majestic Colorado Aspen, yet I get to see it each day in my own backyard!
Did you have an off-kilter Christmas too?
What a weird season this has been. No grandchildren clamoring through, no visitors dropping by, no glorious baking sprees, no in-person church Christmas celebrations. Yet, I still put up a few nativity scenes, the tree, and definitely the kids’ stockings. Everyone virtually greets us with a ‘stay safe” and “stay at home!”
What do gardeners do in the winter? As I look out on my frosted over backyard, I’m cuddled into my favorite chair browsing through seed catalogues and my favorite gardening books.
The new year is a time to look back and sift through what we want to keep and what we wish we could discard. One way in which I cope with throwing away the detritus of life is by highlighting the stories of hope.
I was reading an article in the Washington Post that compiled nurse interviews from ICU and ER units in hospitals across the country. The quote that jumped out at me was “there is no room left, essentially, and I think that’s really what people don’t understand.”
The news is daily warning us of the impending spike in COVID cases. We have COVID positive family members, so we did not gather at my sister’s as is the norm for Thanksgiving. The after Thanksgiving spike forebodings sent me barreling back to old, old memories of my first Thanksgiving after divorce twenty plus years ago.
I was recently visiting my oldest son’s home for an extended few days, my birthday present! I reveled in cooking and baking their favorites.
How can we bring rejuvenating hope back into our lives during these dark, confining days of quarantine? My youngest granddaughter has reminded me how!
Cottage Style is the latest “trend” in lifestyle from decor, to food, to fashion. Blame it on COVID quarantining, but I’m finally “on trend!”