Sunday, January 9, 2022

Let's Hope for a Better Year

 I usually consider my year to be the Jewish year, but this year I'm going with 2022. The first few months of the Jewish year weren't so great: broken hip for Keith; back injury and kidney stone for me; the death of one of my son's best friends from way back; and a colonoscopy for my 85-year-old mother When does my real retirement begin?

Wisconsin is once again one of the worst states for Covid. Just like we were a year ago. This meant no New Years celebrations for us. Keith went to his parents for X-mas, but I stayed home. I went to the funeral for Seth's friend and it was packed. Even though all those Death Metal kids were wearing masks, I was worried about exposing my in-laws. (Yes, Seth was in a Death Metal band, An End to Flesh. I'm glad he didn't stay with that as a career).

But some things are good, like our loving kittens.

And embroidering my newest design:

And, of course, Keith, Seth, and Rachel. 

There is knitting, but that is for another time.

11 comments:

  1. So good to see you back here! But, so sorry about the miserable Fall you have had. I hope Keith is healing ok from his broken hip and I sure hope your back issues are over. It always feels like it is one thing after another...I just finish up one round of doctor appointments and it is time to start all over again. Take care and hope to see you back here soon!

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  2. I'm so sorry for the rough start to your retirement! I hope things calm down for you now, and that you can find some ways to relax and enjoy your time. (And - thankfully - you didn't have to work while also dealing with . . . all that.) Best wishes for a restful and peace-filled new year. XO

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  3. I am so sorry that there has been so much going on in 2021, may 2022 be kind to you and let you enjoy your retirement fully!!!

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  4. Ouch...2021 was not kind to you. If it makes you feel any better I'm still waiting for my real retirement to kick in and it's been 11 years. First it was my parents, then it was weddings and grandkids and now it's Covid. It's always something.

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  5. Here's hoping 2022 is a bit more retirement-focused for you.

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  6. Love your embroidery! I sincerely hope that life smooths out for you and your family. Having so many things to deal with is stressful.

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  7. I'm sorry things have been so grim, but I am so glad to see you back. You have been missed!!!

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  8. Sounds as if you have had a tough time recently. I hope 2022 is a better year for you and your family.

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  9. What a happy title to be in my blog-read! I'm sorry things have been rough...and here is hoping that this will be a better year!

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  10. Yay! You're back!! After your post on my blog, I was hoping that you'd get back to posting. Yikes, 2021 was tough on you; let's hope this year is a better one for everyone although the current stats aren't looking encouraging Covid-wise. I LOVE that stitching of yours! Sending good vibes your way! Hugs, too.

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  11. Oh my, if it is not one thing it is another! I am sorry it was such a miserable fall, and let's hope this year looks up. The kitties are adorable and the embroidery lovely - hope they both give you some comfort right now.

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