Friday, January 23, 2015

When I Think Of January

                                                     When most people think of January
                                                      they think of the cold
                                                      winter's wrath has settled in
                                                      with a powerful hold

                                                      When I think of January
                                                       my heart dances to a song
                                                       I can hear the sewing machine now
                                                       as it hums on along

                                                       All of those quilts
                                                       I patiently piece together
                                                       will surely keep somebody warm
                                                       in January's harsh's weather
                                                       I can't forget those trips
                                                       I take to distant lands
                                                       in my mind I travel often
                                                       with my pen in hand

                                                       With every little poem
                                                        my spirit surely does climb
                                                        and I live every moment
                                                        in every little rhyme
                                                         So when I look out my window
                                                         and see the January snow
                                                         I don't mind at all
                                                         if time is moving kind of slow

                                                         I know it can't be long
                                                         until spring rolls around
                                                         and it doesn't matter one bit
                                                         if I stay house bound

                                                         © Susie Swanson, 2015

    The above poem is somewhat misleading in many ways. Nope, haven't done any quilting this winter. I managed to cut some pieces out but can't sew because I can hardly lift my arms. I've been helping my husband put together a couple of jigsaw puzzles. Well...let's be honest, I may have found one or two for him if you can call it helping. Still trying to get balanced out on my Thyroid Meds. and having stomach problems to boot. Went to my GI doctor this past Monday and he did the Endo light in my stomach on Wednesday. He didn't find anything out of the ordinary, said my Hiatal Hernia looked good so I'm to try eating a little more and if the gas continues he'll look at my gallbladder. It's not hurting so unless something changes they will not be messing with it anytime soon till I feel better other ways. ..So, I'm starting Probiotics and praying for good results. Enough about me.. hope all is well with ya'll and will be back soon as I'm able. I sure do miss ya'll's posts and keeping up with ya. Blessings, Susie


  1. Susie, If I could I would hug you right now. It just is so bothersome, to do everything you can to be healthy, and still have problems. I think of you and keep you in my prayers. I know getting the meds in order and finding just the right combination will mean so much. My Lizzy girl is just getting some order. She has started to lose some weight . She has join a weight lose group to help her there. I know if she can kick sugars and carbs , she will be better off. Susie, at least your beautiful mind is working and you can still write your poetry. Maybe you could do a book of poems on health, surgeries, and getting well. The battle of it. Love you dear friend, Susie

  2. Hi Susie, I think of you often and pray for you each day. I am so sorry that you are still having so many problems with the thyroid, the medication, etc.. Bless your heart.

    I am finally doing better---SLOWLY--but I'll admit that the past couple of months has been HORRIBLE. The knee PAIN was extreme. BUT--the surgery has helped. Thanks be to God. Hope you can say that you are feeling better soon. God Bless.

    Love your January poem. I am a January lover (even though most people are not) since I love winter...


  3. Susie, I'm glad you keep us posted on your fight for good health. I'm praying for you. Now your poem is wonderful ~ but January is a bad month for me. I always feel anxious and fearful for some reason. I don't want to go anywhere, although I know it probably would help.

  4. Susie, I hope you start feeling better soon. I know it is frustrating to be fighting with health problems for so long. I enjoyed your poem! Wishing you all good things.

  5. You've pretty well described my feelings about January. I'm ready for Spring, though! But it is good to have a good excuse to stay inside and sew.. (Even if we don't have snow.) :)

  6. Probiotics are a Godsend!
    I know of many people going through chemo that found relief with them.
    It is good that they are not needing to do anything further at this time...I know how exhausting it can be to have to have one procedure after another!
    When you described your weakness it made me even more-so blessed by your visit to my blog, my sweet friend...I remember the days when I could not sit and type at the computer and the effort it took to do even the things that I blog visiting...I am fervently praying for strength to return to your body...but in the meantime I believe God will bless you with more and more grace to carry you through....It's all in God's time...Just like these January days are necessary to rest and nourish the earth...This may be a time for you to be nourished while you rest in him....and I kinda like the quiet all around me while I too am house bound :)
    ((hugs, hugs, and more hugs))
    You are on my mind, and in my heart and my prayers always, my friend.

  7. Hope you feel better soon, Susie and find some good solutions. Thinking of you. So glad we're friends. Thank you Susan Rix.

  8. I sure hope the stomach acid gets straightened out soon. I have that problem, and it's not pleasant. I enjoyed your poem very much. I'm glad you and your husband are enjoying working jigsaw puzzles. I recall my mom used to sew and quit a lot during the winter. It's good to look forward to spring. I hope you get better soon.