They go fast, now, those new years. Does that have something to do with being old?
I went out walking in the yard yesterday and today, looking for things in bloom. After those very cold nights a week or so ago, there isn't much. I'll scatter yard photos here and there among my texts.
We are not planning to do much celebrating on New Year's Eve. We will stay up and watch the fireworks on tv on the Space Needle at midnight.
Christmas is winding down. Tomorrow, New Years Day, we'll slowly begin the process of undecorating. What was left of the turkey went into the stock pot yesterday. There will be turkey soup for a couple of days.
Today I made banana cranberry muffins because I had some over ripe bananas. They have gone into the freezer. We have lots of candy and fruitcake and cookies still hanging around.
I have been getting back on the stationary bike in the garage now that the work of Christmas is done. We'll take it slow on the undecorating. I have pounds to lose and mobility to maintain.
I have a date now for my hip replacement surgery, March 10. That's later than I wanted, but at least I am finally scheduled. I have dates for the pre-op and two post-op appointments also.
I am beginning to fill in my new planning calendar. We keep everything on our phone calendars, but I like to have a weekly planner right on the corner of my kitchen counter, where I can keep track of everything, including jobs to do that week.
We have the dates for the Sounders Soccer games this season. I won't be going. I have had to give it up because it's just hard to do now, and with one and maybe two surgeries this season, I will be staying home and watching on TV. Jill and I both had two season tickets. We have reduced that to two and Jill and Tom will be going. It makes me sad, but change happens.As I look ahead to 2023, I don't see much changing for Tom and me. Tom will keep busy doing all of the yard chores. In fact he mowed the lawn today, Dec, 31st, not because it needed mowing, but to vacuum up all of the fir cones and small debris from the last wind storm. I used to rake that all up. It's looking tidy again.
I send you best wishes for a Happy New Year, with enough good things to keep us in balance, to find our joy, keep our sense of humor, and cultivate kindness.
On to 2023!