Monday, January 04, 2016


Happy New Year.  It has been so long since I posted.  Those thoughts don't come as readily as they used to!  Hope everyone had a good holiday.  Our holiday was a little on the quiet side which was good for me.  My son and daughter-in-law spent the Christmas Holiday in Taiwan visiting Jennifer's extended family.  So, we didn't put as many decorations up and that suite me fine.  I don't like everything around the house because "it isn't the same".  Routine is important you know and little things like that can make a difference.

I was reflecting back on the year and realize it has been a quiet year too.  No big trips, no big surprises, no disasters --- which is a good thing.  Sad to say I lost a few friends and several friends are dealing with life threatening illnesses which is hard. Others have fought their battles with illnesses and came out on top.  As we get older, I guess that is to be expected. 

I turned the big 60 this year.  I need to go back and review my bucket list.  My son gave me one of the items on my bucket list " an IOU for a skydiving trip". Something I have always wanted to do --we were going to try it last year but timing didn't work out for us.  He has promised this will be the year.

I am grateful to be doing as well as I am.  Still trying to stay active, and keep the brain active as well. I have really had to say "no" a lot this year to give myself some breathing room.  Activities wear me out quickly so I have to cut back on some things -- but I am still plugging along.

I have been reconnected with many old friends this year and that is so nice.  It is hard to believe that I have known these people over 50 years -- that is a long time!    But it has been fun catching up with them and comparing our lives after all these years.

There are lots of things to look back on and wish we had done things a different way.  But, it is the new year and I hope all of you will look forward to a productive year.