My mind has been back in Chicago, in the past.
It absolutely started Sunday morning.
I had to be somewhere and had to drive my car.
Keep in mind I do this so little now, driving, car trips!
Anyway, it was cloudy and snowing, big flurries...I laughed.
This sensation came over me, a familiarity.
I may as well have been back in my home town right at that moment.
And although I'm not a fan of driving at least I felt like I knew what I was getting into when I hit the road...
Suffice it to say, the sun is out again today.
The roads are clear and most of the snow has melted away!
My favorite kind of snow fall, pretty white flakes, everything covered in this shiny crisp blanket.
And then it's gone as quickly as it arrived, the memory of it, beautiful! No mush or dirty slushy mess.
I appreciate it so much more!
Today, I'm also remembering that we are now in December.
My Monday, took a real nice walk this morning, got a hot cup of coffee...and I'm thinking wow how perfect this is right now.
Last year at this time, I was still in Chicago.
And I wasn't feeling good or happy at all.
A few days into December of 2017, my heart was breaking.
It had been a long nine months since discovering, Tiger, my 17 year old kitty, had cancer. At first they predicted he only had three months to live. I seriously believe I went into some kind of depression. I went to work and then mostly stayed home to be with him as much as I could. Everyday wondering if today was his last....
Eventually it was and we said our goodbyes.
It's just me and my girl (kitty) now, Joy Joy, she recently turned 18.
I have asked her to hang on for a while longer, not that either one of us gets to make that choice.
And so it's December 2018 and here I am, present, open, happier....
2019 coming in real fast!
Curious, what will I be saying next December?