What? It’s a New Year?

How did that happen? I wasn’t done with the old year before it got pushed off into wherever old years go – history, memory, wherever. Fine! I’ll just start all over. Again.

I do hope this year will bring better news than last year, although it doesn’t seem to be starting off auspiciously. I’m just hoping that start doesn’t end with a bang.

What will we all do with another year, do you suppose? I’ll undoubtedly spend it like I spend most of my years nowadays. Doing my thing, enjoying my family, my friends, my furry kids. Grumping about Washington and that ilk all over the world. Looking for hope, peace, unity. Knowing we’re all human so I should temper my expectations.

That was not the direction this post was intended to go, as much sense of a direction as I generally have when I start typing. Most of what I do is stream of consciousness, go with the flow kind of writing. But I did have some concept of words I wanted to put down – before I started, that is. Not sure where my thoughts go when I need them, but they apparently have a safe place to hide from me. Like the safe places I put things. Do you do that? Find a place that seems perfectly logical when you’re putting something away, and then have no idea where that is when you need them again? Yeah, I do that all the time. My current mystery is where the heck I put the little adhesive thingys for the nosepiece of my glasses so it won’t slide down every time I look or bend down. I have looked and looked, to no avail. Someday maybe they’ll turn up – in a perfectly logical place.

Last night I had TV on – it was on, but I seemed to be mostly dozing through the programs I had chosen. There was one I wanted to watch, but it was two hours long and since I was already dozing off, I decided I should just record it and watch tonight. Then I was awake. Wide awake. Another of life’s mysteries? How and why does that happen? Perhaps to keep me on my toes so I don’t get complacent. or something.

Anyone need stuff? Like the stuff I have in my bookcases? Books, none of them fiction because those are all gone now – coffee table books, how-to-books, what to do when the year 1999 ends because we all know that’s the end of the world – everyone needs one of those in 2020, don’t they? Whatever do you do with old books anyway? That room has become my craft room, and I want to remove the bookshelves and create a more effective storage unit for all my craft stuff. Because my craft changes often, which means I have a large and varied supply of supplies.

I think that should end this ramble, but I wanted to let you all – those of you out there who actually read this dribble I write – know that I think of you often, I appreciate your visits,  your comments, your “likes”. Thank you for being you. I hope that, in this new year, all of you have enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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10 Responses to What? It’s a New Year?

  1. I don’t know if you have any of those “Little Free Library” boxes near you, but you could place a book or two in those once a week for a while until they’re gone.

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    There’s such a thingy as something to keep your glasses from sliding down or falling off?? I need that thingy…when you find it will you tell me what it is?

    And your local library likely has a “friends of the library’ group that will love to take those books off your hands, they will sell them and the profits will go to the library to buy more stuff. Call your library and find out, but I bet they’d love them.


  3. dawnkinster says:

    PS: Happy New Year! I forgot to add that! 🙂 🙂 🙂 This year is BOUND to be better because #45 will hopefully be a one termer.


  4. Lisa says:

    I’ve donated books to the local library and have taken the non-political and non-religious ones to the local Ronald McDonald house for people who have extended stays there. No one knows what 2020 holds….but it is my wish that our country could stop being so divided over politics and issues in which there is disagreement. It is my wish we would be willing to hear diverse opinions without labeling the other side. It is my wish that not every social issue needs to be wielded as a political ploy for power. I wish…..but don’t have a lot of hope any of this will happen as long as there are organizations and outlets that profit from causing discourse in our country. I do wish you enough as we move into a new decade. xoxo

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  5. Happy 2020 Carol – I find it magical when I sit down to write in one direction and the keyboard takes me in another.

    Here’s one line that sticks out for me – your answer to the question, “What will we all do with another year, do you suppose? …Looking for hope, peace, unity.” That is an important job and one we all must remember. We must strive, pray for positive outcomes.

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  6. Ally Bean says:

    I find it’s difficult to part with some books, while other ones are screaming to leave the house. Hope you find a good place for your screamers. As for peace on earth… well, I’m all for it but have tempered my expectations. And isn’t that just sad?

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