Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The JOYS of Winter

AKA "Winter Therapy For My Bloggy-Friend Julie"

You may all read this if you wish, but it is specially created for Julie who is going through mid-winter-mind adjustments just now.

Julie, as I have already told you,
There is much JOY to be found in winter.

Scroll down to find multiple examples.

There is joy in
The stillness,
The quiet,
And the whiteness of snow.

There is JOY in winter activities:
Snowball fights
Making snowmen

There is JOY in leaving your tracks in the snow - - -

And in bringing them inside.

There is JOY in warming your hands
Around your favorite hot drink - - -

While you warm your toes
By the golden glow of your fire.

There is JOY in cuddling
With your favorite blankie
(Snowflakes optional)
In your favorite chair,

Especially when you have
Sole possession of
The remote control.
This is quite possibly
The most important JOY of all.

In sixty short days
It will be mid-March.


Anonymous said...

Keetha, You are awesome, and bring a smile to my face!

Keetha Broyles said...

How do you like my "Saturday" look, Amy????

Anonymous said...

That was great and I think a SNOWFLAKE BLANKET does bring JOY!

Keetha Broyles said...

Hehehehehehe - - - well it DOES to you and to me, Kim, but I didn't want to STRESS Julie out with any more snow than she could handle!!!

Char said...

This is great. I'm going to start looking for some JOY around here.

Keetha Broyles said...

Good job!!! If all we look for is the bad, the good passes us by.

Toevs said...

There is joy in knowing only 60 days until mid-March! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very cute Keetha!

Julie said...

THANK YOU Keetha!!!!!

This post was definitely needed, and quite possibly my favorite post ever!

Can I just tell you how glad I am that we are "bloggy" friends? :)

And I love, love, love that blanket! I curl up with a cozy blanket every night. The hubby has threatened to buy me a "snuggie." I personally think that sounds like a fantastic idea!

Tonja said...

What a clever post! Great idea!

Thanks so much for visiting Gatherings. Yeah, those cooking ingredients leave me puzzled. I don't think any stores here in South AL carry any thing like that!

Please come and visit again! It's great to make new bloggy friends!

Erin said...

This is just too cute - and clever! Thank you for bringing all of us a little JOY! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

You girls make smile!!!! Thanks for the encouraging words.

Tonja, I believe I signed up to "follow" your blog, so you will hear from me again.

linda t said...


What a half!! Such an awesome game!!!

So excited to read your comment!!

Thanks Keetha!

linda t said...

This game is killing me!
We made the 2 point conversion! No way!

Keri said...

This is very cute and clever, Mom!!

Keri said...

...but I still associate that blanket with yucky stuff.


Keetha Broyles said...

That's because you have such a phobia of yucky stuff

nancygrayce said...

What a sweet friend you are to cheer up someone who has those winter blues!

How smart of you to take possession of the remote! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

LOL Nancy - - - either I get possession of the remote, or hubby will put the TV on fishing shows 24/7.

Anonymous said...

what a cute stinkin' post keetha! i know i'm not julie, but it certainly helped cheer me up after the horrible week i'm having! thanks for the JOY!

Keetha Broyles said...

Awwwwww - - - so sorry you're having a horrible week, Hayley, but so glad I could HELP!!!