I keep seeing posts with end-of-year summaries of a year's worth of blog posts. Some of them are quite interesting because I might have missed something the first time, some are very amusing and make me laugh, and some are neither. Such is life...
Here's the thing: I have availed myself of the Blogger Widget or Gadget or whatever they call that little gizmo which has already done this for me down at the bottom of my blog. It seems redundant to reinvent the wheel by listing them all again. If you want to know which of my posts are the most popular, just zip down to the bottom of the blog page! Some of them were older than this past year, but c'est la vie!
Hint: the colors red and yellow are heavily involved.
My year of 2013 was abundant and fulsome, quite a lot of fun in some ways, and some of those times you have read about on this blog. Some of the other events of the year which were not so fun, you haven't heard anything about.
In this year 2013, there have been joys and sorrows, happy times and sad -- in other words, just life being lived. I had a serious injury as a result of a fall in May (but I am fine now); a minor auto accident (not my fault and no one was hurt);
On the other hand, we got two other sets of new neighbors, one a young family next door and another across the street, who are absolutely wonderful! Our house got some much needed prettying up over the course of the year,
|We left snow in Santa Fe in January, and had snow not long after we returned to Alabama!|
A worrisome biopsy in the Spring came back negative. All good things.
We began our new year of 2013 with an extended stay in Santa Fe, NM, The Land of Enchantment, and we are winding it up and beginning a new one here in Sweet Home Alabama with my son and his new fiancee.
Both ways are good.
In all likelihood, we will soon be saying a final goodbye to a beloved elderly relative and that is cause for deep sorrow. My husband's parents are both about 80 now and are starting to have some health issues which is worrisome, but his maternal grandmother turned 99 in September and is still going strong, "as feisty as ever" as she puts it. Another 94-year-old cousin of mine is doing quite well living independently, all things considered. These events are the circle of life coming to a close.
Watching my son and his chosen wife-to-be so hopeful and full of their future plans as they embark on their life's journey together gives me cause for hope and reinforces the knowledge that a new circle of life continues even as these old ones are drawing to a close. We are in the middle, so they are like interlocking rings.
Sometimes success comes to us later in life, but if it ever comes at all, we are very lucky. I am ecstatic to announce that at this mature time in my life, I now have a contract with a literary agent who loves a novel I have written, thanks to a fortuitous connection between her and my son. He also found me a Beverly Hills lawyer who specializes in contracts in this field, having handled book deals for some well-known people, so I am taken care of in that regard.
|I love books, can you tell?|
|I hope it will be "Goodbye to the cane" this year!|
While I have never have gained a huge following or a large readership, I want you who do read my blogs to know that I sincerely appreciate every single one of you. Many of your blogs have been so informative and inspirational to me over the last five or so years, and I have made some very nice friends as a result of blogging. I will continue to read and interact with you as I can.
I have reactivated my Facebook page so that I can keep up with my globe-trotting son. You can go over there (the link is on the sidebar) and see if I might have posted anything lately in case you miss me here. The best way to see if there is a new post here is to subscribe.
I wish the very best for each and every one of you in the coming year. Here's to a great 2014 for all of us! Cheers!
I will be linking up these words of wisdom to the following parties, assuming they are partying this wee!
Alma at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday
Nita at Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Kathe With An E's You're Gonna Love It!
Brenda's Cozy Little House
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday