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Well, a new year. I wish you each a wonderful one! May it bring you all that you wish; all that you work for; all that you deserve!

I’ve come across a mention, in a Face Book group, of some people wanting to set a goal to do 18 specific things in 2018. For example, one woman is thinking of sending 18 pieces of snail mail during the year. Another is planning on reading 18 books by first time authors. That sort of thing. I think it is intriguing. I’m thinking of it too but my take is something like 18 pieces of snail mail, 18 movies (I know more than half will be kid movies but I just discovered a theater that has a Senior price every Tuesday and it’s quite affordable if I go alone), 18 new to me TV programs (of course this will include streaming as I’ve no cable and barely a signal for regular TV), and 18 things gifted that I thought I would never get rid of. That sort of thing. A list of 18 things each containing 18 items. Yeah, over reaching probably, but I think it’s doable. I’ll let you know what my list is. Hopefully I will be finalizing it by the end of the week.

Have YOU ever done anything like that? How has it gone? Do you have any suggestions for my list?

I’m working on lots of things today and I keep coming across thoughts I want to share with you. I have a message in to a friend to see if I can quote his idea here. I’m full of energy today. Well, maybe mental energy! These bones are tired.  🙂

Hasta luego!

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Now And Then

Another year is just about over and even those that had personal triumphs in 2017 will not argue that it was an incredibly tough year for most; including individuals, countries, and governments. It was a really tough one. And continues to be for the people in places like Mexico and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Cuba. And of course, Houston, Sonoma County, Los Angeles, and all those areas that suffered through tragedy and storms and devastation.

For me, it was a really tough year, mostly health wise and financially. It turned out much better than it could have and for that I am extremely grateful, but it left its scars as well.

I have a new granddaughter that joins my three grandsons in bringing light, love, and hope into my life. For that, I cannot send up enough thanks.

I know a lot of you have gone through tough times and I join you in saying goodbye to this year and bringing the new one with open arms and ever hopeful that it will bring as much good as 2017 brought bad.

I think one of my first projects for 2018, and I am posting here so that I follow through, is to put together a small collection of thoughts, in ebook form, aimed at the families of the chronically ill. So many just don’t see what chronic illness does to us and it occurred to me recently that there are things I want may family to know that would help us all. Then it was a small leap to conclude that this would be a valuable tool for my family and many others. I’d like to also make a print copy available so that people could actually given them to their families. I started making some note on it last night and I’m hoping I can get a good first draft within the month. I’ll go forward from there.

I think I will be spending the evening at my daughter’s house so I’ll get going to get some things together. One thing I’ve learned is that I need to pack my own food and my own snacks when I’m going to be gone or I suffer for it later on. Of course, it’s entirely possible that she’ll forget that she invited me, in which case I’ll just hang out here at home.

For a last post of the year, I bid you a wonderfully happy and prosperous 2018!

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