New Year

Well, it’s time to start again. I am happy that me and mine are alive and able to usher in a new year! I don’t plan on a “happy” new year. Or even a “good” new year. I’ll take a “medium” one, all day long! 2014 was a “medium” year for me and that was ok. Compared to the last 4 or 5 years, it was not bad, at all!

I got, not one, but two puppies, spent some very enjoyable time at the Lake, put my husband on the draw and had a wonderful visit from my son and daughter-in-law from Utah.
My mother, Sarah, is now 89 and still living in the nursing home. However, her dementia has gotten so bad that my visits don’t last more than 15 – 20 minutes at a time. She can no longer even pretend to know me. All I can do is assure myself that she is reasonably happy, comfortable, and well cared for.

My sister had a successful hip replacement surgery. She’s doing well with that.

I started the year with two very close friends, but it became apparent that I was wearing them out. As a result, I started a Ya Ya group comprised of “friends” on my Facebook page who live in town. We meet once a month for dinner. After some trials and errors, this group has become very important and enjoyable to me!

I changed personal and eye doctors this year. Completed all the “tests” you are supposed to have done on a regular basis. Physically, things look good. Mentally, no one will comment!

In November, I had the plate removed from my forearm (from the car wreck). After this completely heals, it will be much more comfortable for me. I got a second opinion on my ankle from a doctor in Louisville. Unfortunately, he said the same thing my lovely doctor here says. So. I just have to “carry on” as best I can!

My “plans” for this new year are fairly basic. I hope to actually take a vacation trip with my husband. I want to spend quality time with my friends and family. I want to be more “present” in the lives of people who may need my help. I want to show those special people in my life how much they mean to me and how much I depend on them. I want good health and peace and contentment for everyone. If, sometime this year, a little joy happens – that would be welcomed!

Stay tuned!

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