Saturday, December 07, 2013


As we come up to Winter Solstice , I am struck by the fact that for the first December in eons I'm not complaining about the short days. I'm working my life around them, early to bed, early to rise. Masses of Vitamin D.

I was in the midst of my jog-walk today,(picture above taken from my android)and thinking I'd never felt more alive. Normally, in December I'm a bit of a horrible wretch, longing for Spring, renewal, colours. But not these days. I'm feeling very present, enjoying the chill in the air, my woolly cap on my newly shorn head, my thinsulate glovvies on my fingers, my layers of many colours underneath the running jacket. Elder dog seems to be in the same mode as me. Bounding joyfully along the side of the road in front. As you can see.

My December motto: Grab each day as it arrives and French kiss it to the ground.


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Blogger Sarah said...

I'm feeling this way too, oddly enough I'm happy and even joyful despite the below zero temps here.

Sat Dec 07, 09:13:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Irene said...

I usually get hypomanic at this time of the year and I am happy to say that, thanks to a very good session with my psychiatrist, I have not become so now. We are more in charge of the things that take place in our brains than we think we are. I love how you French kiss the day to the ground. I ought to give that a try. I hope you are practicing safe sex!

Sun Dec 08, 01:20:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

I have had enough 'ground kissing', thank you very much. Mind you since I pulled back from daily blogging, I have found new focus and energy for other pursuits!

Sun Dec 08, 05:52:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Pauline said...

Oh but this makes me feel good! I'm off to french kiss my own day!

Sun Dec 08, 04:14:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous nick said...

I agree, there's no point in complaining about the short days, it won't get rid of them. I just spend more time indoors enjoying my music and books and of course the internet. And if I'm lucky I'll catch a magnificent sunset or sunrise.

Sun Dec 08, 06:03:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Stubblejumpin Gal said...

Just getting caught up with you after a short hiatus myself, away from my home computer.

Daughter is living with you. How wonderful!

And you've cut your hair! Bet you love it. I'd never go back to my long hair.

I think Judi Dench is a very beautiful woman and I would watch her in anything. Can't wait to see this movie.

Sun Dec 08, 07:59:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

Well, good for you! I'm not there yet.

Sun Dec 08, 09:11:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Enna said...

Could part of it be your daughter's move? X

Mon Dec 09, 07:45:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Maybe it's the phases of the moon? Or a fresh realization that life is so very short?


Mon Dec 09, 10:51:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


The universe keeps me safe as long as I listen to her harmonious guidance :)


Mon Dec 09, 10:52:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Can hardly wait to hear about them!!


Mon Dec 09, 10:52:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...




Mon Dec 09, 10:52:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


the colours at dawn are particularly beautiful this time of the year and I'm blessed with "star"tling skies out here at night.


Mon Dec 09, 10:54:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Well Daughter's not living with me but living in the same general area which is wonderful. And she visits me quite a bit. And stays overnight. And brings me lovely bits and pieces.
The movie is brill.

Mon Dec 09, 10:55:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Some day you will be.


Mon Dec 09, 10:56:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


A think it could be a part of it. I hadn't thought of that. Also my new position within the community.


Mon Dec 09, 10:57:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Government Funded Blogger said...

I love the air this time of year.Its cold and clear and smells clean.Just wonderful!!

Happy Solstice my friend!!!

Mon Dec 09, 04:33:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Hattie said...

Absolutely the way to go!

Mon Dec 09, 06:11:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I love the shorter days
Up early and it is still dark.
Love looking out the window
as dawn arrives.
Just miss my walking like I did in the past - all bundled up
and the crisp cold air.
Enjoy this time
and another
absolutely the way to go...

Mon Dec 09, 06:27:00 PM GMT-3:30  
Blogger Betty Bishop said...

Welcome back to blogging Wise! I read this Gandhi quote a while ago and love it. It is working for me ...

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Free for the taking.

Wed Dec 11, 11:55:00 AM GMT-3:30  
Anonymous Marj said...

I've been hankering for a glimpse of your four-legged friend and am happy to see her, albeit a small figure. And thank you for your thoughts on the movie Philomena, can't wait to see it.

Fri Dec 13, 03:40:00 PM GMT-3:30  

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