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Back in the Swing

I’m getting back into the swing of things.
It’s not easy after being gone so long.
The 8 hour time change took its toll.
Awake at 2:30 AM feels so wrong!

Back to sleep a few hours later;
Waking at dawn feeling tired.
Gotta get my zip back again.
Connect to the Source and get wired!

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Wired to what, you may be asking…
Well, my home, faith, and community –
Thankful for those things and my family –
Grateful for vaccines and immunity.

A COVID outbreak occurred here
Exposure at a church funeral Saturday.
We were still in recovery mode, so didn’t attend.
Grateful we decided to stay home that day.

Daughter De and her husband, Andre’
Went on a road trip after we left.
I’m missing her lots already …
Knowing she’s OK, I’m not bereft.

Mike and Tania, the newlyweds,
Have been so kind to stay in touch.
They send us pictures from their honeymoon,
Knowing we miss the two of them so much!

Today I returned to my favorite volunteering
At the nursing home here in town.
I helped with the residents’ fun with Bingo.
Helping others picks me up if I’m feeling down.

Getting back into the swing of things –
Cooking, cleaning, laundry, volunteering
Catching up with the lives of dear friends –
Even on a gray, cold day makes me feel like cheering!

Mike & Tania’s beautiful silhouette in Italy

I can look back at the fun we had
And I can see my family from afar.
I can thank the Lord for safe travels
And thank them for letting us see where they are.

I can treasure the opportunities to travel
And share the highlights of our trip…
But it’s time to get back into the swing
Of things here in Montana. Come and sit!

Come walk in the park
and go for a swing with me!

Enjoy your Friday, my friends.
Have a great weekend.

I’ll see if I can get back with you Saturday.
Tell me what you’re up to…
What are you doing that makes you cheer?

I’ll keep you in my prayers.


Comments on: "Back in the Swing" (9)

  1. I’m glad to read you’re getting back the swing of things, ma! André and I will certainly be doing that Monday but Tuesday evening Nick and Céline will be taking us out to dinner at a Norwegian restaurant that they ate at and loved. Yay! Wednesday we will start eating less…..MUCH less. I probably gained five pounds since you and pops arrived August 24! But it was all so much fun 😊 Have a beautiful weekend, ya hear? Love you and miss you, tooooo! 😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️

  2. You describe your readjustment well

  3. Beautiful, Jan. It is truly hard to get back in the swing. It is nice that you have such a great connection with your community. I know your battery will be recharged soon. 🤗❤️🙏

  4. It always feels wonderful to be home. After our two-month period of caring for my Mom during her recovery from a broken hip, Colleen and I were exhausted, yet so blessed to have helped her. When we returned home, it took us a few days to reconnect with our Ohio selves.

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