Tuesday 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

Well, this year has had its ups and downs, the worst part losing our lovely sister in law to cancer as well as my elderly friend dying (but dying is more acceptable in your nineties somehow than in your early sixties).
Then there was baby Peter being born, which was a lovely diversion for Eddie, my brother, being a Grandpa for the first time.
I enjoyed recently cuddling Peter in a family get together where
Eddie unexpectedly had a funny five minutes and dressed as Father Christmas, using shaving foam.
You can find a picture of Eddie and Baby Peter here.

Harry and I have had our ups and downs too, health wise and some how or other, we've come out of scares. I had to make the decision to re-home my rabbits and have worried about them everyday since, not knowing how they are getting on.
One of the good things was Sam and Sandy's wedding at the end of August and our Golden Wedding in December celebrated the day after Harry was discharged from hospital.
We had an exceptionally good Christmas that we shared with our daughter and grandsons.
Dean, the youngest Grandson, is a dab hand at tuning in televisions and assembling things from a flat pack and he did this for us the day after Boxing Day when our new TV needed tuning in and a stand needed to be put together.
So there seems to be a balance of good and bad things in any year.

Here we are on the brink of 2014. I am always a bit twitchy as to what is in front of us. However, I'm just going to trust that whatever things do happen, that I'll be given the strength to cope as I have done up till now.
My daughter says, "Mum its only a number." I guess she is right. Taking each day as it comes is the best way forward, no matter what the year is.

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Hoping that 2014 will hold special things for all of you.


Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy New Year Maggie and great to get together over Christmas - still can't get over your face when you saw Santa at the door. And glad you met baby Peter.
Let's hope 2014 is kind to us all ~ Love, Eddie x

Dimple said...

Happy New Year, Maggie!

Anonymous said...

What a great picture of Eddie. Here's wishing you both a healthy and happy 2014.

Rosaria Williams said...

Happy New Year, Maggie.

Irene said...

Happy New Year, Maggie. Let you and me assume that this will become a great one, okay? xox

Celia said...

Happy New Year to you both. Your girl is right, it is only a number. One day at a time.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Ups and downs, indeed. I happy to hear about Eddie's new grandson - that's lovely news and food timing.

Peace to you in 2014!

Brian Miller said...

it is yet another day you know...i take them one at time...smiles...i am glad you had a good christmas...
and i surely hope a happy new year.

Coey said...

Happy new year friend!I am glad you had some great ups.

Jackie said...

You have the sweetest outlook on life, and it helps me as I read your blogposts, my friend. I love you and your dear Husband...even though I've never met either of you in person.
I want to wish you both much love, happiness, health...and a wonderful 2014.
Love you,

Wisewebwoman said...

Happy New Year Maggie with a special Irish wish:

May your hands reach out in friendship and not in want.


VioletSky said...

I hope 2014 is a kind year to you all.

dianefaith said...

Happy New Year, Maggie. I'm glad you've had so many good things during the past year and I hope 2014 is even better for you. Loved the baby picture!

sgreerpitt said...

Good advice as always for the new year...may you and Harry be well, happy and peaceful in the new year.