Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Post of the New Year

My year began without a lot of fanfare. After three weeks of having both sons at home, and all of us taking turns with some kind of cold/flu bug, we finally got out of the house on New Years Eve! As we have done for many years, we spent the evening at the home of some close friends, playing games, eating, laughing, watching the ball drop on TV, and welcoming a new year in. It's a tradition I treasure.

This week I needed some rest, so I indulged in catching up on some favorite programs, watched a couple movies, finished one book and began another. I'm currently reading the first Maisie Dobbs book by Jacqueline Winspear. The book was a gift from a friend, and I am really enjoying it!

I've been thinking about all the things I want to accomplish and wondering if I'm being realistic. It's a long list. I have added some exercise to my day. If I'm going to get myself in shape for my 40th class reunion next summer, I will have to be much more disciplined than I have been. Wow, just typing 40th class reunion is shocking to me! A good reminder to treasure every day, because it goes by so quickly.

I'd hoped to infuse this post with a bit of humor or some fantastic revelation I'd discovered, but this is my life. No bells and whistles, no big fireworks display, just me living life one ordinary day at a time. As always, thanks for stopping by to visit me!


Donna said...

It just seems like so many sad things keep me from being to happy these days...sad...I love "happy"...ok, I'll try harder,hahaaaa...
Love you friend...Happy New Year!

Nita Jo said...

Life sometimes seems to give us more of the sad than we think we can bear, but with God's help, and the love of family and friends we somehow push through. Before you know it, you're back in the "happy" and the sun seems to shine a little brighter again. Sending thoughts of love and peace all the way to you! <3