A Restful Sunday

Well, I spent yesterday taking down Christmas. It’s the first year that I didn’t wait until January 6th to do it, but I felt quite done with it all. Now that it’s cleaned up, I feel a bit more back to normal (whatever that means – lol)! I did keep up some ‘winter’ decorations because I like to keep some color around the house.

It’s been raining for a few days and warmer than normal here, but I saw that we are supposed to have snow tomorrow for which I’m very excited! I love snow and joke that I’m part polar bear because the cold doesn’t bother me. Humidity bothers me, but not the cold, so I guess that’s good.

The kids are supposed to go to the ex-laws house today to help them take down their Christmas decorations and move some big boxes. I’m ok with it because they’re older and need the help although I wonder why the ex-husband who lives there doesn’t do it. I mean, really? You live in your parents’ house for free and yet you can’t help them? It’s none of my business, but still…I guess it’s just another part of the narcissism. He never helped when we were married either because it was beneath him.

Oh, how I’m delighted I’m not longer married to him! That’s a huge statement by the way because it’s taken me years of healing to get to that place in my heart. I’ve been branching out and not caring what is said about me by them anymore. Not that it should have mattered, but it did. A lot. And it hurt. But I’ve been on this journey, slogging through letting go and releasing the bits that still clung to me, still hooked me into the story of my old life. Those held me back from moving on and making a new life.

But here I am 2022. Stable, determined and happy with myself. I’ve started walking more (especially because it’s been warmer weather) so I hope that will help the covid 15 lbs drop off. I want to feel more alive and open to what life has in store for me.

I know I wrote a little sadly about the 2022 in the last post. I don’t feel that way today and so, I’m going to take the opportunity to flourish, to blossom and to see what happens. For some reason, there’s a spring in my thinking, in my steps (lol) and I’m going to grab onto it with both hands and see what happens!

Wish me luck….I’m sending you wishes for a great 2022 too! What are you doing today before we begin the week again tomorrow?

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15 Responses to A Restful Sunday

  1. Dwight Hyde says:

    Right now I’m laying on the couch reading a book on how to quit your job. HA! Glad things are brightening up. Walks are the best😊

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    • janieleeds says:

      Walks are the best Dwight! I agree!! Quit your job…sounds like an awesome plan! May you find something that earns much money and joy in your life. I hope you find what you’re looking for quickly! πŸ™‚

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Going to take our tree down early too. Our daughter is having major surgery on her jaw next week so I want it to be out of the way so I can take care of her. Glad you are feeling better!

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    • janieleeds says:

      Janet, I will keep your daughter in my prayers. I hope she’s ok and that she goes through the surgery smoothly and that she heals quickly! I am sure she will because you’re a great mom and will be taking good care of her! ❀️

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  3. bone&silver says:

    Walking is great. Acknowledging mood changes is important. Noting how much we’ve changed, and what hard work it was (and continues to be), is essential and good for mental health. Happy 2022 to you too: I’m about to clean my house, then go help clean my girlfriend’s Airbnb house, then have a friend here for dinner who I haven’t seen for over 2 years- it’s gonna be a good day πŸ™‚ xx

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    • janieleeds says:

      It sounds like a delightful day G – minus the cleaning, lol, but that’s an essential part of life so we just do it, right? I hope you had a great restful Sunday with plenty of laughs and love and a great week ahead! xx πŸ™‚

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  4. Jonathan says:

    We only have a tree up this year – which I’m guessing will come down tomorrow. The new year kind of creeps up on you, doesn’t it.

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  5. LA says:

    I put away the holiday decorations and went to see MacBeth!

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  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m a huge believer that having a positive attitude makes a huge difference in others around us. Sounds like a good start for 2022, Janie!

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  7. Beth W. says:

    Happy New Year, Janie!! ❀ I'm happy to hear about the spring in your steps and hope the positivity continues throughout the new year! I went to my Dad's cabin for New Year's Day and spend a quiet evening there with Dad, Ted and the girls. Yesterday was a bit blah, so I took down the tree and some of the other holiday decor and then took myself to a movie πŸ˜‰ (A Journal for Jordan….very good show!) Sometimes a little break from everything is good!! My girl from Spain has decided she would like to be in a new family, so I'm dealing with that at the moment. Everything happens for a reason, so I am hoping that the end result will be positive for everyone. Wishing you a wonderful first week of the year! Looking forward to seeing what this year will bring! ❀

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    • janieleeds says:

      Happy New Year Beth! I’m sorry to hear about the one exchange student, but perhaps it will be better for you both? I love that you spent a quiet New Year’s with beloved friends and family. How lovely! I wish you all the best in 2022 – may it unfold fabulously filled with blessings and love! ❀️

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