Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I feel confused. How did it get to be 2011? Really. Wasn't it just 1974?

2010 was a pretty good year, for which I am thankful. Larry and I celebrated our 30th anniversary, and took our first vacation in eleven years. We had a marvelous time! Yes it was Michigan instead of Kauai, and was three days instead of ten, but you have to start somewhere. We loved everything about Saugituck, MI, especially the fact that we got to visit Miss Daisy on the way!

I began knitting again after a very long hiatus, and am delighted with not only the results, (17 snowmen with hats and scarves, 1 Larry sized hat, 1 pig, 1 cat, 2 bunnies, 4 mittens, and 6 socks) but the process as well.

I began crocheting and am still at the beginning stages of wobbley edged dishrags, of which I've made 3, but once again you have to start somewhere.

I ended 2010 at the very same weight I started with, which could be worse. Maintaining is just as hard as losing!

I've enjoyed visiting your blogs, although I have slipped in the posting department. I have found I can get so much more accomplished if I stay away from the computer!

My mom is a big part of my life, as she lives in a nursing home and can no longer see or remember, which is a terrible combination. If she could just see, it would be so much easier to know what is going on. If you can't remember where you are or why you're there, it is very confusing. I visit two or three times a week, and am thankful she is comfortable in body if not in mind, and well cared for. It is very very hard to hear her chatting about things that never happened, changing the past in extraordinary ways.

So far, any of the negative things that have happened in my life have made me better at my job. I can understand and sympathize with patients who have the same conditions. Skin cancer wasn't nearly as scary for me the third time around. I'm thankful for a skilled doctor who removes all traces.

The older I get the faster the time goes, and I know it will be June again in a minute, and I'll be able to swim and take walks in shorts and sandals. I wish you a wonderful 2011.


Tine said...

Have a wonderful 2011 Diana!! I hope we still get to hear about your life and your crafty adventures in 2011. But I do understand the need to get off the computer and DO something instead blogging :)

anne from finland said...

Have a wonderful year 2011 Diana! All the best to you and your family!

Daisy said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy new Year, Diana. It was a delight for me to get to meet you and Larry. I agree with you, it did seem like it was just 1974 a few moments ago. Time goes by so quickly it makes me a little dizzy thinking about it. I think it is great that you are knitting and crocheting. You can't get anywhere if you don't take that first step in the direction you want to go.

The Gingerbread House said...

Your asking where did year go! Wish I knew, wish I could travel backwards sometimes to elimate some things and grab up others.. Guess that's why we only get one life to live...Maybe we can trade them in or maybe it's a school for the next one :o) Anyway lets all make the best of 2011...Ginny

Jodie said...

It seems that every year is getting shorter and shorter....
I hope 2011 is a great one for you.

Heckety said...

And here's wishing you all the best for another year too. Your summary does make it seem like the last year whizzed by, it used to worry me, but now I realise that we are all just doing the best with what we have!
I think that your view on how your Mother's difficulties can help you understand what other people are going through is very positive, though I'm sure that some days it just breaks your heart. I will remember that when things happen that I have to deal with- perhaps I can use them to do good for others.
Thank you for your insight!

Suzanne said...

All the best for this current year and those years just keep getting faster I am sure too.