This year, like most other years before it, began with a list of resolutions (you can see some of them on this post). They were written with good intentions, but frankly, after a few weeks the things that had seemed important on Jan 1st were not so high on my list of priorities.
The year started off with unexpected surgery and various health problems followed. They were much more important than learning to knit and read at the same time. D's career really took off - he did some great work including the official Olympic Legacy films and is now making the transition from editing TV programmes to movies (the film has not yet been released yet, but it's done!) It is a dream come true for him and I'm so proud of him for making it happen, but it meant we didn't see him too much for several months. That was a strain on all of us. Writing patterns was pushed to the bottom of the to-do list (where it remains). And so it went...
Overall it's been a good year - Mum relocated and we see her daily, we had a lovely family holiday, and things are ending on a peaceful and positive note. Looking back at my list now, I can see that one or two of the resolutions happened but it was co-incidental.
For 2013 I have only one resolution which is not to worry about ticking things off a list, but to be present and deal with life as it happens. That, after all, is the most I can do.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your visits and comments this year. There have been times when this blog and the lovely community it has brought, has quite literally saved my sanity.
I wish you and yours a happy and peaceful new year.