|Elvis and Debra Paget in Love Me Tender|
I've already had my coffee - and it's afternoon. Actually a very nice day - I have my front door open and some of the windows. Neighborhood children, outside, playing in the sunshine.
Tomorrow I will start taking down all the Christmas stuff. A job I am not looking forward to. It has to be done - carpet is being installed Wednesday. Did I mention, we postponed it - due to ants and the wet mess under the kitchen sink? It also gave us time to paint the master bedroom. We did it in 1 day.
Looking back on 2016 - It was a very good year for us. All three of our adult children moved out within 6 weeks. I love my kids, but it was TIME for them, to move out - get their own places. They all have good jobs and we were getting on each others nerves. When they finally left, I had this ENERGY, I hadn't felt in years. That is why, we started painting and getting the house fixed up.
I miss them at times - (Not to move back in) I see Char way more than I do my sons. I guess that is the way it goes with daughters.
I turned 62 in March and April I started receiving my social security. I have totally embraced being a Senior citizen. That does not mean, I wear a bun, use a cane and am hunched over. It's about discounts and RESPECT. I feel freer than I ever have before. I am loving it.
|Lake Tahoe - Emerald Bay|
We worked on the house this year, so did not take any big vacations - just a few extended weekends. I actually like those better since I hate leaving my babies. (1 dog -2 cats) I miss them terribly.
|Crystalwood Property in Oregon|
|Oct 2016 - Wizard Island on Crater Lake - So foggy we couldn't see the lake.|
Right now I am baking a peach pie. We'll go on over to the Veteran Home and maybe hang around with the FIL, for a little time, to welcome in the New Year. (New York time) Then they all can get to bed by 10:00 PST. The husband and I will watch some Netflix or Hulu.
Life has been good this year and I am sorry for those who have had a bad year. Believe me, I know how that can be. I can't remember when I have had such a good year. Probably 2002 up to when my son died in 2003. Then every year, after that was a struggle.
I also wanted to say, that the death of Debbie Reynolds, a day after her daughter Carrie passed, really got to me. It almost TRIGGERED me - I had to stop reading and listening to the news. Once I saw the interview with son, Todd, and how he said, it was tragic yet beautiful - that helped me. When meeting new people, I used to tell them, I was named after Debbie Reynolds so they would remember. ACTUALLY I was a Debra - and my Mom liked Debra Paget. I was a Debbie until the 5th grade - Then I started experimenting with my name -
By the 8th grade, I settled for Debby with a Y.
I'm rambling now - so I will close for this year. I want you all to be safe now - no drinking and driving - call a cab.
See you NEXT YEAR