Christmas this year was white, cold and busy. You would think that being retired would mean that I would have more time to get organized, get cards out early and prepare for the festivities. NOT! I was out shopping at the last minute, wrapping and mailing just days before Christmas and wondering, as I do each year, why it all happens so fast. I did manage to decorate my year-round corner tree, bake some cut out cookies and get the presents to the grandkids before the big day. I also saw the three “big girls” each perform in front of an audience, watched numerous episodes of “Frosty” with my toddler grandson and spend a little time with my son and my daughter and their spouses. I am blessed.
As for resolutions, I think I’ll forget about the annual pledge to lose weight, exercise more and save the whales. I think that this time, I’ll try and mend some fences, strengthen some relationships, and laugh a lot more. I might also try to see a few more movies at the theater and visit a few more friends whose lives and moving vans have taken them to other places.
This is my first and only attempt at blogging (like you didn’t notice) and I do hope to keep it up to date with photos of my cards and such. This will mean spending less time on Facebook looking at cat pictures (which I love) and more time down in my “craft room.”
Here’s to a safe, healthy and happy New Year. And to the whales, wherever they are.
Love it! Sounds like Christmas was grand for you! Retirement will probably mean much more in 2014 as you realize how much time you may have on your hands to do what you want to do. Congrats in taking the leap! I look forward to seeing some travel pictures. Happy New Year!
I like it; a good start. Good luck!.
Loved it!!!!!! Miss you!!!!
I hope one of the friends you’ll be visiting is me! I love your new blog and am so proud of you for taking the leap! YAHOO!!!
I enjoy your sense of humor, you always make me laugh!
Love your resolutions!
Good on ya’ for doing this. I like your resolutions.
Maybe you’ll come see me in Bellevue this summer. Love the blog and resolutions. Love and miss you too BS.
You always make me laugh. This is great. I hope 2014 will be filled with many memorable moments and much joy. Your Lena!