This, the second Wednesday in January, is another unscheduled day at Raabe Ranch. We’re working at rearranging lots of stuff to live uncluttered in 2023. We’d like our thoughts to be free of clutter, our rooms, and well, everything. It may take a bit to go through and see what’s in the way, but we have lots of time.
Did some more sewing on Cody’s quilt today. The Babe wasn’t quite feeling up to snuff today, so we took lots of breaks and just talked. Any day we can spend time together is good. They’re all special. Hoping tomorrow is more productive. It will be.
We should have made the rounds through all the diet, exercise, changing your makeup, etc. commercials. If you listen to television commercials once the holidays are over, it would seem we are all sub-standard and all need to alter everything about ourselves. It’s too bad we don’t have reminders about being kind, honest, and peace-seeking. That would make the world a much better place. Peace on earth is a great carol at Christmas, but what about peace during February? It could work.
Having some memories this week about going back to school after Christmas. We didn’t really receive a lot of clothes since the girls wore uniforms. The boys didn’t wear uniforms, but dress pants, dark leather shoes, and a dress shirt. People didn’t wear sneakers, tennis shoes, or athletic shoes until in the 1980s. We all wore galoshes over leather shoes. Even our parents. It snowed in feet back then, not just dustings or chances. Little stopped us during the winter as far as the weather went. We’d talk about what we got for Christmas, but we didn’t compare what we got, and we didn’t feel bad if we didn’t get what everyone else did. We were all just grateful to be remembered. It definitely was a simpler time.
While some things have changed since those early years of school in South Omaha, many things haven’t. We still tell our kids about Santa Claus; and we still celebrate the birth of Jesus in many religions. Wishing for world peace and goodwill is a worldwide hope. That doesn’t hurt anyone. Let’s just try to practice it more than just a few days of the year. Let’s continue this calendar year with goodwill and hope. It’ll make a better life for all of us.
Have a beautiful Wednesday. Let’s see each other again tomorrow.