Hello friends and Hello January. Like all of you, I’m feeling a bit gob-smacked* by everything that’s happened this week. Both yesterday and today, I noted in my journal that I was grateful to have time to just sit. I planned for the year to get off to a slow start so I could make the most of Sara’s weeks with us. Truly, my typically not-so-full calendar has been practically empty … and it’s been a blessing. as has Sara’s presence. and for sure the post that I’m writing today is not the post I envisioned just last Friday as I journaled plans for January.
Thinking about … 2021. a new OLW. intentions. dreams and aspirations. and maybe even a 21 for ’21 list. also thinking I need to get going or “my” 2021 is only going to be 11 months long.
Grateful for … everyone who helped turn out the vote in this week’s Senate run-off. In my best world, I thought we could send one Democrat to Washington. The reality that we’re sending TWO has still not sunk in.
Inspired by (again) … the lovely art and words from Morgan Harper Nichols
I am not convinced that “unity” is a matter of setting our differences aside. I think unity is a matter of bringing the raw ingredients of our differences to the kitchen table. And at that kitchen table, we will look at all of our ingredients, and we will realize, it’s actually pretty difficult, messy, time-consuming, and energy-consuming trying to make all of this work together.
Fun … Sara’s here til the 13th (yep, sadly, they’re gonna let her fly back to England … as long as she has a negative COVID test), and two of my favorite ladies – Katie on the 27th and my sister on the 30th – celebrate birthdays. We have yet to talk birthday plans, but these last few years have taught me there WILL be plans and we WILL celebrate!
and of course on January 20, we’ll have one huge party as a country … sadly, much divided.
Wishing you things to celebrate this month!
*true Southern-speak, and happy to be PROUD of my Georgia roots and residence … and voting record!