Happy new year, all you party animals! I'm the one who went to bed at 8 PM like always and got up at 3 AM, like always. There's a pretty night sky outside; I know this because I went to let Titan, the grandson's dog, out to pee as soon as I'd had a cup of coffee. On the way back I snatched my cheese ball and some crackers and chips from the shop, where the family gathered yesterday, because I plan to eat junk food all day (my last hoorah for a while). I might make some broccoli-and-cheese soup, just in case Cliff wants something besides junk food.
Meanwhile, I have a week to make up my mind whether I'm going to Cozumel with my daughter and her husband in March (hint: I'll probably go, since Cliff seems to be all for it and is willing to fund the trip if necessary).
Everybody talks about what an awful year 2016 was, but for me personally, it was a good enough year. Cliff and I stayed out of the hospital and haven't had serious illnesses. Why on earth would I let the death of some rock star or movie star affect my life? Especially those who were so old that any fool would know it was their time to die. But that's just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions.
I have more aches and pains as I age, but that's normal. Forgetting all the political nonsense and looking at my own life, it's been a decent year. This past election certainly brought out a lot of folks' true colors, and that's all I'll say about that.
One by one, as people have shared political memes and such on Facebook (both left and right), I've clicked on the drop-down arrow beside their updates and opted out of seeing whatever person originated said post before the friend shared it. This has made a positive difference in what I see. The election is over, people.
I have no resolutions this year, and no advice except to tell the younger folks to walk and run and skip as much as you can. Dance and sing and listen to the music of life, because a time might come when your body just won't let you do those things any more. Above all, enjoy children at every stage of your life and learn from them.
"A little child shall lead them."
That's all the "words of wisdom" you'll get from me, but here are a few words from the Bible: