It’s the last day and what have I learned? I thought it was the same song, same verse, stuck in neutral with plans to move forward, exactly how I felt last year on this day. But…I changed my mind. Everywhere there is the year in review playing the good and the bad. I’ve decided not to review the bad, only the good. The good to surpass everything: a new dog, Marlowe, who lives with #1 Son & DIL and the birth of a darling baby girl for parents #2 Son and DIL. Our sweet grand-daughter, Gray is a beauty with a full head of hair, a serious countenance and smile to melt the coldest of hearts.
Mom had several downward spirals. My family, as always, the best. Old friends, new friends; loved and appreciated. Trips to Tahiti, Portland and New York City. Three writing conferences. My friend, Pam and I roomed together in NYC. Met favourite authors: Robyn Carr and Jenny Crusie. Loved Jennifer’s collage workshop and Michael Hauge is always excellent. Three UBC creative writing classes. Ten pounds up and ten pounds down. A 40th high school reunion which turned out to be great fun and the only reunion I’ve ever attended. An in-law health crisis. Traveled by train to Portland, Eugene and San Francisco. Met Julie. Rode the Golden Gate Bridge on my best birthday ever according to the Big Guy. AND… one beautiful baby granddaughter. A very good year.
My year in review.
Hoping this coming year brings many blessings and much love to your life.
Stay safe. Stay well. Stay warm.