The long lines everywhere have shortened and/or disappeared. The traffic’s back to normal and is even lighter than usual some mornings and evenings. It’s 2019 and everything’s getting back to the way it should be, without holiday hubbub (and The Sickness, which has finally ended). January is one of the most…. wonderful tiiiiiiiiiiimes…. of the year!
The light in January is my favorite. Summer’s all yellow and burning like the surface of the sun. January / Winter light is white, even without snow to bounce off. There’s nothing I enjoy more this time of year than heading out for a sunset drive to see it (in a couple of weeks, when sunset is actually completely after my end-of-work time).
In the meantime, I look forward to another light: the flickering of my TV as shows I enjoy return. There’s This Is Us, Manifest (a new one that I recently binged nine episodes of), and True Detective. I’m eager to see if season three of True Detective is as good as season 1 and not as bad as the Dumpster fire that was season 2.
I also look forward to another drive: winding my way through the country to get to choir rehearsal. It’s been a month since our last meeting, a successful concert, and a visit to a senior living facility. Of course, with The Sickness, I couldn’t sing at all for two weeks then only in my lower register (my higher register made me cough) for another week, then not through a whole song for the last week. Finally, I can sing again and am looking forward to singing with the group.
AND! If all that weren’t enough, there are new calendars to fill in and plans to make. I love this time of year, when everything seems shiny and new (this also happens to me in September as I still seem to think of that month as the beginning of a new year thanks to loving school so much). Whatever will I fill the little boxes with? I have ideas, people, and will have fun figuring it out. The one activity I know will be written in many of the boxes is introvert, meaning I hide away and avoid The People as much as possible in order to refill my well and fend off things like The Sickness. I will do more, since introvert was in several boxes in December and I still got sick. Time to up my introverting game.
And time to get back to blogging more. I finally feel like it! I’ve watched movies and shows, I’ve read books and magazines, I’ve seen and done things that can be shared. And I feel like sharing again! YAY! I’m even participating in Just Jot It January on Monday… What word did I choose as a prompt?
Happy 2019. Happy weekend. Happy day!