Saturday is almost over, so I want to get this posted before midnight.
I cannot believe today is the 14th of December. How quickly the days, weeks, and months flit by. I don’t like living from up at 0-dark-thirty to home at 0-dark-thirty. Still, I don’t have any complaints about 2013 — I feel blessed to be able to see these days, and I hope for many more.
One of the reasons my time flew by this year was the change in my social status. I have friends, and I participate in a writers’ group. Mom and I had a month or so to enjoy each other’s company, and I must confess — I never expected to laugh until my sides hurt while talking to Mom. Just so happens that our senses of humor are really similar, and I treasure each minute I spend with her. She has healed well from her right knee-replacement surgery — she’ll go back in April for the other side.
All of my family are healthy and happy, within the confines of everyday life. I have a beautiful grand-niece; she is so precious. She has an older brother who loves her like crazy. One of my nephews is planning on a big wedding in Chicago in March — almost the whole family will be there. Mom is using her companion ticket to make sure I get there too. I can hardly wait!
I have embarked on an extended short story writing binge — I am hoping to hone my skills and clear up my short-story theories. Who knows — I might get better at the task someday. I plan on it.
I am grateful for my family, my friends, my health, and my happiness. I love the Christmas season, and I am thoroughly enjoying decorations everywhere I look. My writers’ group is in a state of flux right now, but I think we’ll get back on track after the holidays. I am thankful all the time — sometimes more, sometimes less. Contentment has become my life’s focus. I know I am a very lucky woman, and I thank everyone who helps me stay so positive.