- 2008 was a big year for me as I retired in so many ways...not just from the daily grind. I began to let go.
- 2008 was the year I got better at being a grandma. Instead of staring at how fast they were growing I started to participate in the event.
- In 2008 I lost 10 pounds...no more and no less...but there is yet 2009.
- In 2008 I evolved into a much better cook with the time to be creative and invented new dishes with all the herbs from my garden and ideas I gleaned and modified from my many cookbooks. I learned that you can teach an old dog (cook) new tricks.
- In 2008, speaking of gourmet cooking, I made S'mores with the grandson and I haven't made S'mores in decades!
- I have pretty much taken 2008 as a laid back vacation doing only what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. I am so thankful for such luxury.
- In 2008 I lost 100's of thousands of dollars (I have lived pretty frugally most of my life) in the stock market and I don't care because I realize I don't need much in this new life I am living.
- I do need $1.99 persimmons and I splurged and bought 4 of these beauties yesterday.
- In 2008 I did not beat myself up for wanting alone time anymore and accept the fact that this is one of the ways I charge my batteries and restore my soul.
- In 2008 I also accepted the fact that just looking at a flower or interesting plant this year can restore my soul for the rest of the day.
- In 2008 I also learned how high energy my husband is and I am trying to meet his needs as we walk together into these days ahead.
- 2008 was the year my youngest turned 30. That was harder on me in many ways then when I turned 60!
- My resolution this year will be to get back on a schedule and try to give more of this precious time I have to others.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday Thoughts #17 for the New Year
Looking back is not something I enjoy doing as the road back is longer than it used to be and the scenery starts to blur as I squint to that far horizon.