2006 was not a good year for me. All kinds of bad things happened. In the first week of January my husband left me for another woman. Then Natalie was hospitalized in chronic rejection and infection of her new lungs. She died on Feb 1. It was a rough time at work, but to top it off on Labor day I broke up a scuffle with puppy Daisy, she was a bout a year old, and Sprocket. I was bit by Sprocket, accident. The bone was nicked, and I ended up with a bone infection, in the hospital for 10 days then 3 months of intravenous antibiotics. Needless to say I was glad when that year was over.
Fast forward to today. Its Super Bowl Sunday, I never watch. I had coffee with Dianne and then ran a few errands and paid bills. I thought I needed to write, to just remember to be grateful today for what I think will be a good year. I have a retreat planned in July, and hope to do the leaf peeping tour of Vermont in October. I have learned to let go of things I can’t control, sort of.
And last year which was a good year. Work was ok, we took a nice trip to the San Juan Islands in Washington, I traveled to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains several times to visit an old friend. I taught chair yoga to cancer patients, and continued my yoga and ayurveda studies.
But time goes by so fast. Daisy is getting older, she is 10 now, Roscoe is also showing his age at 13, and I too am getting older even though I really don’t feel older.
So I look forward to this year, I have learned that it can always be worse.