Weather was in the 60s today but with very strong winds that are worse tonite. And it is cooler. Ending the year in a drought with no end in sight.
Had lunch with Naomi, Dirk, Keo, and Pr. Mai in Lindsborg today. Last get together of the year.
Worked today at the Red Barn. Fairly quiet. Gave 2 tours and Keo came in to visit.
Willlie actually took me out to eat tonite. He sounds awful and probably feels cruddy. His voice works about half time. Very congested. He’s asleep in his chair, Jo is in her sanctuary, and here I am.
2011 was a mixture of intense sadness and great joy. It started with the loss of John. I will never get over losing him. I think of him daily and miss him more than words can say. And in september our granddaughter Ava was born. Such great joy!!! And now she can laugh and smile. I love spending time with her. Everything in between has been so-so. This year it has been hard to be motivated. No major highs or lows. Just so-so. I try to expect little but this year is just not the way I thought things would be at this time of my life. And not in a good way.
Everyone has a New Year’s Resolution. And so do I. The same one I have had for several years now. My resolution is to have no expectations from life, or situations, or from people. I so often see things or people with rose-coloured glasses. I always have these great expectations that never ever come to fruition. So for me expecting nothing works. I may be pleasantly surprised but rarely devastated. It works for me. So for 2012 I expect nothing. If good things happen, I am pleased. If nothing great happens, so be it. This does not work 100% of the time but much better than planning to diet and blowing it by 5 january!
Happy New Years to all!! Gott Nytt År!
वर्षा, बारिश, आज आया. हीट गुंबद दूर जा सकते हैं.
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