Like much of this area of the country, we have been riding out storms since yesterday evening. Today just from this morning to the afternoon the temperature dropped 20 degrees, and now the wind is blowing like crazy! We even saw a few snow flurries this afternoon! Have I ever mentioned how I'm really not a fan of weather...
Thankfully our crazy Midwest weather has not affected my January Quests!
Last night turned out to be a restless night for me. I'm not sure why, but I did not sleep well. Of course it was no surprise to me that I woke up feeling tired, headachy, and just worn out this morning.
After seeing Hubby off to work, I actually dozed off for a bit in the Hug Chair, which I don't think helped me feel any better...I'm thinking it just made me more groggy. Knowing I had an Exercise Quest to accomplish, I headed downstairs to the treadmill anyway.
Before I got started, I decided to get my Christmas decorations under control. Earlier this month, I packed up Christmas into bags, boxes, and tubs. Our boys were great to carry all of it down to the basement for me. There they piled it in the middle of the floor - which, to be fair, is exactly what I told them to do with it.
For several weeks that mess sat there waiting for me to get it stacked neatly in the corner where it goes. Well, turns out the 30th of January is the day! I'm not really sure what prompted me to get that done today, but I did it, and as a bonus, I got a little workout just getting all of that organized and in place. I was already sweating before I even got on the treadmill.
During my walk, I chatted on the phone with my friend, the Dog Whisperer. She is not only a wonderful friend, but awesome wife, mother, and grandmother. I am thankful for her friendship and down-to-earth common sense. She gives me wise counsel...and usually a good laugh as well. And yes, she is also a very caring animal lover - always taking in any creature in need. I'm glad she took me into her life when we moved here.
With the walk and the weight lifting complete, thankfully, I was a bit revived and ready to tackle the day's work - including Writing Something.
Early in January, I shared with you that I was working on a series of Bible devotions related to Ephesians 5. I am still working on it. Initially, my idea was to do one devotion on a few verses from that chapter, but as I worked on it, I realized there was more to say. I'm planning/hoping to share at least some of it with you next month. Right now, it's still a "work in progress".
This Quest to Write Something Every Day was really an experiment for me. While I have known most of my life that I am really good at talking, I didn't have the same belief or feeling about writing. Honestly...I still don't.
However, I have been pleasantly surprised to discover that I enjoy writing, especially when I'm telling a story. I have also been touched by the positive responses I have received about some of the posts I have written.
Yes, I am aware I am not a perfect writer. I make spelling, grammar, and sentence structure mistakes. Sometimes I purposely write against the rules of writing, because I want what I write to come off as if we were having a conversation. I want my writing to feel like I'm just chatting with you.
This Write Something experiment has made me grow in ways I never expected. It's been fun, interesting, and even therapeutic at times. I'm really really glad I took this Quest on for the month of January.
Of course in the months to come, I will continue to write because I am committed to doing this blog. I might not write something every single day, but I know now that I can...and even better - I know now that I have a desire and excitement to write, share, or tell a story.
Now...back to Ephesians...