I finally figured out what was wrong. I was tired. Mentally, spiritually, and physically tired. These past few weeks I've paid little attention to what was on the news, let the writing slip and just didn't think about anything. Oh, there were a few projects that I completed but for the most part I just left everything else go. I went to bed really early with a book and listen to some good jazz. The holidays brought House and Monk marathons on TV. I've enjoy watching episodes I've not seen.
Hiking has always been refreshing and I've done as much as I could. I've discovered Lake Lincoln. What a beautiful spot! Easy hiking and wonderful views, what could be better. Today I went to pick up a couple of geocaches. It was a beautiful day and a lot of people had the same idea of enjoying the lake and the day. I even met some fellow geocachers. One hiker gave me directions to a private hiking/biking trail on his property. I've definitely got to try that one out. Casey, of course, had a ball running around and greeting everyone we met. One repeller commented that Casey was quite a people person.
I guess I need more of these down time weeks. The earth is chock-full of problems and sometimes it gets overwhelming. One should step back and realize that God is sovereign and He holds the earth in the palm of His hand.