I am thrilled to say goodbye to 2011. It was a sad year filled with loss, illness, death of friends and pets. The bright shining spot came in October when our grandson, Judah, was born. Also, in the second half of the year, I made two new friends with whom I hope to spend more time in 2012 and get to know better. My old friends are even more dear to me after this past year of severe losses, and I am making it a goal in 2012 to see them more often. I just hope they have a similar goal.
In taking stock of the last two months, trying to see where my life went off the rail, causing me to become so ill, Terry and I realized that we had only one fun spot in those weeks leading up to the end of the year. Even my doctor said that was not a wise way to live. We are looking at places on the calendar to plug in some fun events, together. We will be celebrating our 37th anniversary in February, and even after all these years, we still love to have fun with one another. My advice to young people: marry someone with whom you can laugh and have lots of fun.
Goodbye 2011; don’t let the door hit you on the way out, just get out. Welcome 2012. I am hopeful you are bringing great joy. It is the year of the dragon, which is my sign. Maybe that’s a sign of good things to come.