Health, wealth, loving husband,personal happiness, wonderful friends, a ticket to Hamilton. What more can one ask for?
Christmas Day John and I volunteered for Christmas Cheer - there were 500 who delivered meals to 20,000 people. So many highlights but one especially was running into a fellow LT 67' grad - Jeff Stewart, whom I vaguely remembered. We had been with the Moscinskis the night before, and the Whites got together on the 26th. Our house was a hive of activity - and calories.
|Sam, Nikki, Grandpa John, Natalie, Ben, (standing) Ryan, Jack, Brandon|
|Julie, John, me, Jennifer, Mark|
|Mors bags for my brothers and nieces/nephews|
|Little gift bags for a dinner party tonight - with thanks to quilty Melissa!|
The most "holiday" thing we did in December was to go on the Illumination Walk at the Morton Arboretum. Friends Dorothy and Greg bought the tickets. The walk was about a mile and included various warming tents. We had to bundle up but enjoyed being out in the dark and seeing all the clever light displays. They then treated us to a crock pop chicken dinner which was ready when we came back to their house. What a great winter activity!
While I was busy thinking about the 10 year anniversary of Dodie's death, I completely missed marking the second year of my mom's death. I felt a bit stupid for a while until I realized how absolutely at peace I am about my mom's death - she was spiritually safe and lived a long and full life. Her death was part of the natural order of things.
My Canadian buddy Bill Stearman at least weekly says, "Life is good." And he's right.