Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Back to the Future

If you're looking for this week's Hodgepodge questions, you'll find them here. 

It always takes me about three quarters of the challenge to figure out how to manage the Hodgepodge and the alphabet in the same week. Since I host a meme here on Wednesdays that I try my best to keep going during the month of April, and since I post questions for that meme on Tuesdays, I struggle a little with where to incorporate the letter of the day.

If I were organized I'd have my posts pre-scheduled and would have somehow inserted today's letter F into the Hodgepodge questions I posted earlier. Sadly I'm not at the top of my blogging game, so a separate post it is.

Also, I'm not sure why I felt the need to explain all that but chalk it up to my DNA, which is perhaps a post for another time.

F is for Flux

The weather is depressing here today. Just gonna say it. We've had a serious shortage of sunshine this winter and today I'm feeling it. I have to give myself a pep talk on days like today, where the skies are an unrelenting shade of gray. Makes me want to curl up on the couch and count the days til Spring.

-22. That's how many days til spring. Hmmm....

Hubs and I went for a walk in a nearby nature preserve this morning. It's good to walk and remember change comes eventually. That we move from a state of flux to one of motion. There are days I want to hurry the future into the present, but winter weather doesn't work that way.

Neither does life.

In thinking about how I feel and write on the subject of change, it occured to me that most of my thoughts run along the lines of resist and avoid.

Springtime days that look like winter remind me change is sometimes longed for too.


  1. Resist and avoid....I'm there with you on that one! Looks like a lovely place to go for a walk. When we lived near the Forest Preserve back in Illinois I never thought about walking. We were young and of course I wish I knew then what I know now!

  2. I hope spring weather and sunshine will find its way to you soon. I also hope all of the changes you're currently undergoing will soon give way to a new 'normal'.
    P.S. How in the world are you getting all of this blogging done with your hubs around?! I simply can't concentrate! Do let me in on your secret :)

  3. I know how much sunshine would mean to you right now, with everything you have going on. Oh my!! Hoping the clouds will part and the sun will peek through for you soon!!

  4. Oh I hope sunshine isn't too far away! I have a terrible time during the winter months due to the lack of sun.

  5. Do you have SAD syndrome? Even here in Tenerife the winter has been longer than usual, but I try to look on the bright side - summer is too darn hot!

  6. Oh, I'd be in sad shape if I had gone without sunshine and warm days as long as you have. We're still not having the best of weather but it has warmed up. But, still rains at some point everyday. Wishing you days of sunshine!!!

  7. hello from the other side of the pond
    fellow A-Z Blogger, Kim from Australia