What a difference a
Day Year makes.
In December 2015 I was bemoaning the fact that my Late Love, the Architect had died and so 2015 was not a great year. But I was especially grateful for all the outpouring of love and friendship that followed this. I was looking forward to seeing the end of 2015 and a better 2016.
On this day last year, I was bemoaning the fact that I had a fractured shoulder having injured it on the same date as five years earlier I had fractured my ankle.
Earlier in the year, I had my misadventure, falling over my feet and fracturing my skull. A visit to hospital and rehab and after several months I was back home and learning to do things for myself once again.
So in all, 2016 was not a great year but I was also very grateful for the fact that my health is good and my body is strong and my mental attitude is in the right place, so that I survived the hiccups during the year. And once again I was moved by and grateful for the love and support from my friends both in real life and in the blogosphere
So on this day, I was looking forward to seeing the end of 2016 and a better 2017.
And 2017 has been a very good year. Totally recovered and back to normal, well normal for me. The family members are thriving, all boys growing into fine young men. So, as Sinatra sings :
“But now the days grow short
I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year .”
And here’s to 2018. May you all have a great year, free of mishaps, sickness, and worries. That will be my Resolution for 2018 when January 1 comes around.
And do you need a rainbow in your life? Here’s mine to share.