Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rust Never Sleeps But I Do

rusty heart earrings on Etsy

Rust never sleeps, but I do, except when my daughter decides to get in bed with me because she woke up early and is bored.  For some reason she believes she is doing me a kindness by waking me first thing on a weekend morning. I'd rather sleep. I'd actually rather sleep then do just about anything when it is cold and gray. Even with better living through  chemistry I still find winter turns me into a sloth. Or maybe I am really am a fancy species of bear meant to hibernate for months and come out when things start to turn green again. Or maybe I am actually not from this planet and where I come from we are not equipped to go through winter. I do not know. I would just rather be in bed under the blankets with a farting dog to keep me warm.
It's the end of January in Michigan which means things are going to feel forlorn for a few more months. The sun may occasionally  come out to tease us. I think it does this to piss me off by reminding me of what I am missing. Haha very funny. Just because someone is the center of the universe  it does not make them  nice.  Or maybe it's the clouds that are bitches and the sun is just minding its own business.
I could blame the clouds. 
For the most part its cold and gray and damp. Cold and gray and lots of rust. So I try to find beauty in things that are not pretty. You have to do that to live through these winters.
That and lots of 3 buck chuck.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Good Riddence Rotten Rabbit!

The first day of 2012 has been crazy windy outside. I half expect to see a cow blowing  by the window. Or maybe in my hood a rat would be more likely.

But is all good. This wind is blowing away the last of the bad juju from 2011. There was a lot of bad juju to blow away.  2011 was the  year  of the rabbit. I find it hard to imagine a little bunny  having such a nasty streak.  But I suppose there must be very bad rabbits. 

Evil Bunnies  ATTACK!!!

I will be the first to admit not everything that happened in 2011 was bad, as a matter of fact for every hard thing thrown my way I was able to find some goodness.
When people  in my life chose drama over reason, it allowed me to see them for what they really were instead of what I wanted them to be. Seeing clearly is a gift, even when the picture isn't as petty as you'd like.
When my husband and I walked away from our 25 yr. involvement in a large holiday show, rather then go along with someone's deceitfulness and manipulation, we walked away from a large part of our yearly income without any plan B. But we stood together and hopefully made an impression on our 10 year old daughter that right thing to do isn't always the easy thing to do. And we found out  that real friends have your back even when it's not the safest thing. 
When I lost my beloved Buster after 13 years of being best friends, people reached out with so much kindness and sympathy that I knew I was not alone in my grief.
And everything that happened this year made me stronger  and I hope wiser.

January 23 starts the Chinese year of the dragon.  The dragon is sacred, and symbolizes strength, luck and new beginnings.  That sounds pretty good to me.