Out With The Old

A new year means so many things. I am lugging a stack of manila folders from my desk to the file cabinet. My computer is crashing and while I know what I want to replace it with and everything is backed up adequately, I didn’t want to deal with that right now. I for one am glad to kick this year right on down the road and start with a new one.

So here is a partial list of what all broke down or quit while I was away: most inconvenient is the computer crashing, but there is also the ice cube maker motor that seized and quit, the mailbox key that was lost, a Christmas package that has yet to be delivered, and the aphids that hatched and killed the potted rose bush I brought in for the winter.

On the other hand, my pipes did not freeze and we have power which many in the country do not have. I now have three beautiful grandchildren to start the New Year with, and I believe I have found a neighborhood I am comfortable with moving to. It has taken quite a lot of mulling over to decide what I want out of a new place and what I will be happy with. Now, I just have to find it.

Along with mulling over a new place, I have been mulling over the power of time. In some cases, it heals, in some it allows feelings to fade, in others it allows feelings to grow. Time is such a part of the process of maturity and wisdom, yet such an enemy if you are concerned about wrinkles, eyesight, and your teeth.

I have so much to be thankful for, so much to appreciate, and so many people to love who love me back. I hope all of my readers are blessed in 2014 and that we all walk forward in peace and understanding and respect for each other. Happy New Year!

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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