Three holidays and 4 birthdays between November and February make for one tired girl here. One more birthday at the end of this month and then it’s over for the year. Next year I would like to clump all our birthdays into one day and get it over with, but deep within me I don’t think it will go over big. My decorations have not been all put away and there are still now more remnants of sweets we can do without.

January here and today it is raining. It seems the weather doesn’t follow any set rules any more. Daily unpredictability eventually leaves one with a why-should-I-be-surprised-or-care attitude. Oh, but all creation groans, the Bible says, and travails in pain, waiting for redemption. Alas, yet there is hope and anticipation in it’s indecisiveness. So stay alive and awake, and DO care!

In rain specks of snow
Even as they melt quickly
Winter is peeking

I’m late. Haibun Monday at dVersepoetspub.com. Word is January.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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14 Responses to January

  1. Happy New Year Mary. It’s nice to be busy this time of year, helps the time pass until we can welcome Spring.


  2. Bill Bentley says:

    Hi Mary,

    I just resigned from retirement! I got a full-time job offer and accepted it. We are doing paperwork and screenings this week. Should start in a week. I need to practice waking up before 9 am! 😊

    Keep writing! It’s good for the soul. I started on my new book. I have 6,000 words down so far but have to pause while I get ready for this new chapter in my life. Most of my friends are either dead or amazed!


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  3. hannamccown says:

    I like it Mary, “and yet there is hope”. Happy New Year.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the peeking winter in the haiku.

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  5. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    …just as long as winter doesn’t give me a full-blown stare! 🙂

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  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    We have so many birthdays as well – often overlooked with the flurry of Christmas. I like the winter peeking, as well.

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  7. kim881 says:

    We’ve had a fair few birthdays too and the run-up to Christmas always seems never-ending – no wonder you’re a tired girl, Mary! The last few decorations and Christmas fare must make January seem even more depressing. I like the winter peeking from your haiku!

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  8. Grace says:

    Happy new year. You had one hectic celebrations. Hope the rest of the days in the month will be calm and full of cheer.


  9. Gina says:

    and Do care!! i love the resounding end, to remove apathy from our hearts even though creation groans there is hope for beauty lies in each of us….i am glad i read this today, it has deepened my faith


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