The year that is ending has been a mix of highlights and stumbles. I have enjoyed my satisfying retirement as much this year as any of the previous ones. My 41 year old marriage has never been stronger or more fulfilling. Family times are a constant joy. We have found a church with people who we like spending time with.
I fought a 6 month battle to properly diagnose and treat a medical condition. It wasn't life-threatening, just painful and it affected my lifestyle. I am disappointed that I continue to fight the battle of procrastination on things, little and large, on a regular basis.
2018 holds the promise of a visit with friends in California and a European river cruise for my birthday. I am pretty sure other trips, as yet unplanned, will happen. I will watch my grandkids grow up as responsible, loving individuals. Our weekly family gatherings for food and conversation will be a regular part of every Sunday.
My blogging will continue and new books are coming.
In short, 2018 looks good from here.
But, how did it arrive so quickly? Did I really retire from radio almost 17 years ago?
Are years still 365 days long?
Have a safe, sane, and happy start to the new year. I will have a fresh post in a few days.