January really wasn't a very pleasant month in several ways. The weather went from snow to rain to blizzard conditions to wind warnings and heavy rain warnings to heavy snow and back to rain, in any order you choose.
I lost another special friend in January, as well. It was one of those times where because of how badly she was suffering with bone cancer, you wouldn't want her to suffer anymore, and yet the thought that she wouldn't be around anymore was so sad. She was a delight, a very strong woman, 84 years young, and with a great outlook. She was the one who cajoled me into joining her in teaching Sunday school, where we spent a lot of years together, and then resigned at the same time. She and her husband raised 6 children on a big farm in our community, and she could master anything that had to be done on that farm, it seemed. She milked cows, worked in the woods, drove tractor, ran a Farm Guest House for years, and had boarders at different times, and was always busy in the church. She will be missed so much.
After having a good checkup with the eye doctor, I was laid low by something that sort of started out as a cold, which is lingering on, but worse was spending a whole day in whooziness, and being unable to stand or sit up for very long at all. It only lasted a day, and I think I was just worn out, and perhaps a bit dehydrated. My choir folk diagnosed the dehydration part, after spending a good 10 minutes laughing about the reason for my being dizzy. The upshot of it is that I am trying very hard to drink a good amount of water each day, and since then I have felt ok.
These pictures have no other reason for being posted here other than the fact that I was looking at them a few days ago. They were taken on Grand Manan last summer, and I was just remembering how nice it was.
I have others which I may post if I haven't already done so. I will have to check. Any excuse to not think about our present weather.
And, I am glad to be back posting. I has been a while.