New Month, New Year

“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow.”

–  Edgar Fawcett


After several days of above-normal temps, along with sun, rain, and pea-soup fog, it has turned colder and snowed. It’s a fitting start to the month of January in the Northern Hemisphere.  Snow and cold are expected here in the heart of winter, but not necessarily desired unless you own skis or a snowmobile.  I desire a gentler winter, with less snow and none of that below zero crap.

I also desire football time with the home team through January. A few wins in the playoffs will help take the chill from the air.

It’s a new month and a new year and I’m not throwing out any resolutions or an inspirational plan outside of retirement. I don’t want to. The year is going to act as it wants and I’ll follow along. I will get to yoga when I get there. I will write when I have time and a creative thought. I will ride the bicycle when the breeze beckons. I will volunteer when it taps me on the shoulder.

No schedules this year other than the work one. I’d like to take the year as it comes, maybe with a little less busyness.

Less busyness, a gentle winter, football wins, no resolutions, no schedules.

Do you think it possible?


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32 responses to New Month, New Year

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Anything is possible. Except football, for me. I’m now living vicariously through Green Bay, and if that fails, Nes Orleans. This weekend, it’s Go Titans!

    Taking life as it comes is a good plan, Mary. I’m sure you’re ready for what 2020 has in store – I hope it’s all good things.

    Happy New Year!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Sorry there isn’t the possibility of our teams meeting up again in a Super Bowl, but thanks in rooting for Green Bay. I like your second choice too. 🙂

      I am entering this year with a lot of hope for good things to come, with a very positive end. Happy New Year, Dan.

      • Dan Antion says:

        It was a tough year for our boys. I think 2020 will be a good year all around. Enjoy it.

  2. joey says:

    That sounds good to me, Mary! Enjoy much as you can

    (I could also do without the below zero bits.)

  3. M-R says:

    “January is here, with eyes that burning go,
    A flame-mailed warrior
    Striding a fiery steed of woe.”

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I know…it’s hellishly hot there. I’ve seen the temps, so hope your air conditioning is running well and the iced tea is overflowing.

  4. Shelley says:

    You are a New Year’s resolution hero!! I love them and agree wholeheartedly. And, I’d add a Packer win for the Super Bowl (but by a lot, not by 3 points in the last few minutes of the game!) Happy New Year, Mary.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I agree Shelley. Let’s have some Packer wins that don’t give us heart attacks. A few point-filled, one-sided games in favor of our team, all the way to the Super Bowl. I think that’s their resolution and we just sit back and keep our pompoms ready. 🙂

      • Shelley says:

        I’m with you!! It’ll be fun to see them pull it off if (when) they do!! 🙂

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