Happy New Year!
I’ve been a true slacker with blogging. Actually three weeks ago I had a notice informing me that I’m “overdue” to post. something. just post anything. But honestly I have writer’s block (again) along with lack of writing in my journal before bed.
It’s pretty sad when your dog who just happens to have her own blog gets more attention and new followers and private messages than you do. She earned it.
Our holiday season was wonderful. Having the chance to spend the day with LeeAnn and her hubby was long overdue – but oh, so much fun! Thanksgiving brought family and friends together along with a new neighbor and her family. I’m learning more about the Ukraine and it’s traditions. We are lucky to have such kind neighbors.
Lunches with Yvonne could have lasted the entire month of December if I had my way. Branston on grilled cheese and tomato is the missing puzzle piece to your sandwich. Top that off with a true cup of English tea and a few shortbreads and you are set for life!
Having College Daughter home meant something a little more than other holidays. The time is coming when she graduates from VT. In May we will watch our oldest daughter hold a diploma in her hand that she earned with every bead of sweat on her brow. Sleepless nights and phone calls home when she was uncertain of what the future holds. Her future holds five more years of schooling. Grad school location has yet to be determined. This holiday season we watched this beautiful young lady complete applications, contact professors and review letters from NY, Ohio, California and the one I like the best…..DC. Exciting times for the new year.
And sometimes a wrench is thrown towards you and when you try to duck….you have no choice but to get hit on the noggin. During a dentist appointment for routine cleaning, my doctor found a tooth that was cracked. No problem I’ll schedule an appointment in the new year which will give me time to forget about my cracked tooth which I never had any pain to begin with – so I it’s not an emergency. (!) But the good doctor did not agree with my thought and felt I should have it done asap. Like the next day after my cleaning. (?!) Tooth now has a crown. (rolling eyes) And I’m getting Invisalyn because my bite has shifted. (rolling eyes again) After surviving my second dentist visit I found myself coming down with a cold. Cold turned into a nasty head cold and cough and fever. This came two days after I was bragging to my dentist that I rarely get sick and when I do it’s just a common cold or seasonal allergies flare up. (rolling eyes)
My diet went from some of the best truffles (thanks to College Daughters BF) and delicious cheeses, specialty breads, medovik, wine and grogg to vegetable broth and chamomile tea. One would think I’d drop a few pounds but didn’t happen. Maybe I need to drink tea and broth for an entire month! (laughing loudly)
My cold is fading and my craving for truffles is coming back. My taste buds are telling me give up the broth and open the package of Sartori black pepper cheese.
2018 ~ our new year that is unfolding. Football Superstar reviewed his business career and I’m excited for his new plan of action. Our kids are moving forward in school and we couldn’t be more proud, or prouder or the proudest – no matter we are proud parents. I’ll finish up my home design/staging course and be number six thousand two hundred fifty in the DC Metro area. But who’s counting. Oh, and we are adding to the family – another Golden. Murphy will have her little brother next month. We’re excited to be a two-dog family once again. And no. He will not have a blog and facebook page. I can barely keep up with the popular one I live with now!
May you all have the best of 2018. May you love more and forgive always. May you find light no matter how dark the day gets.