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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. ~ Oscar Wilde because Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.~ Hans Christian Andersen

You know what I have noticed this morning?  And yesterday morning?  It's cool.  There is a slight breeze ruffling the waters of the bay & the air has a sting to it ~ an autumn sting. People, we are in January.  January. January is hot & muggy ~ stinkin' hot, sweat running like a river muggy.  It is days of breathless heat under a white hot sky broken at last by thunderstorms ripping apart the sky & torrential downpours.   
January ~ & here I sit in a cardi thinking I'm still not quite warm enough. Already the new year is well under way.  School goes back this week ~ well, not for us.  I refuse to start before February.  Silly to do a couple of days school & then break for Australia Day.  What was the government thinking?  Hard enough to get a routine going without stupidities of that sort.  And Star & I need this month.  All of it.  If only so the child has enough time to suggest she is thinking of going to stunt school...doing trampoline gymnastics [phuleeese!]...& that her mother should "Man up" when it comes to mice.  Biological impossibility, m'dear.

I have a pretty full house again & no~one's got any money. I have 2 semi~vegetarians & 3 carnivores ~ 5 if you count the cats.  I've never yet been able to convince a cat to give up red meat.  The sludge from the Brisbane river is swirling down through the passages & leaving wide brown streaks across the bay. It has been like this for a week & I sit here thinking, I really don't want to deal with this year, you know.  Everywhere I look there is so much pain, so much suffering, so many hurting people.  It is overwhelming but giving up is not an option.  I should think less.  Each day has troubles enough of its own.

That is the other thing, perhaps the biggest thing.  After nearly 8 weeks of constant & unmitigated rain, glowering skies, wet misery, we finally have sunshine & blue skies.  Star & I need a chance to enjoy just a little bit of that before the round of rehearsals, schoolwork, & violin lessons begins again; a chance to sit in God's sunshine & drink in the clean air, grub in the earth, let the sun fizz through our veins like bubbly.  And I am off to do just that ~ oh, & plant my beans.  Planting beans gives me so much pleasure.


seekingmyLord said...

Ganeida the Bean Planter has a nice ring to it. I am glad you are having a nice break.

Bonnie said...

We continue to pray for the flood victims. What a huge lot of suffering this has been and will be! It's cool here too and seems quite wrong for January (not that I am complaining). Wouldn't it be nice to have a cool and sunny finish to summer?

Ruby said...

Soak up that nice weather and recharge you batteries. We are postponing the start of school a few days as well.

Ganeida said...

Seeking: Hmmm, nearly killed the beans. All this water & they were dry! Ooops.

Bonnie: Yes indeed.

Ruby: Glad I'm not the only one. ☺

Anonymous said...

Sorry, darl; you're stuck with the feline meat eaters - cats are obligate carnivores and to remove meat from their diet would pose huge welfare problems. Now the humans, on the other hand... :-)

Anonymous said...

Uh; that post about obligate carnivores was from me - forgot to leave my thumbprint. Sorry.


Sandra said...

I am so sorry for everyone down there. It's a terrible thing and the overwhelming nature of it can weigh a person down. So you and Star are entitled to enjoy the sun and plant beans.

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

STUNT SCHOOL!?? Ohh, man, I thought you were brave just for taking ferries back and forth from the mainland! :)

Ganeida said...

Siano! Well, I figured it was either you or Margaret & most likely you. lol How are you, darl?

Sandra: All a bit overwhelming just now but it will all be good.

HEM: Oh, I am so pleased some~one picked up on that & sympathised! I think she's insane. Stunt school! Why? No I didn't ask. What if I got told? I don't think my constitution is up to it.