Dogs, Emotions, family, Holiday, Life, Thinking

End of Year Check Up

   A day closer to the end of the year.  Lately the time seems to go so fast.  Then there are those agonizing moments that go on forever.  I find myself looking back over the past year, navel gazing if you will.  So much has changed in a mere year for us and our families.  Jobs have been found and lost, cancer has come and gone and come and gone again, new family members have arrived and left us, buildings have gone up (or are still in the process) while others have gone down and so much more.  I guess the big question is what did we learn, if anything?  What will we take away from these experiences?

   I’d like to think I am a better person.  I’d like to think I am a less angry and anxious person after this past year.  There has been plenty to learn.  Everything from coping with loss to coping with too much life at once.  I’ve gained new appreciation for things and lost it for others.  Even at the very end of the year I am gaining new skills (and my fingers are aching!).

I don’t know if Mom and her two dogs will come over for Christmas.  I hope they do.  But if not it will be a quiet day with just Chris, the kids and I.  Pretty sure the garage won’t be done but that’s ok.  If the snow stays gone Chris and I may take the bikes out for a ride.

There is so much wrong yet there is still so much right and I am grateful for that.


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