Saturday, 31 December 2016

Moving On

Well, twentysixteen is on the way out. All in all it wasn't a terrific year for the world.... so much political unrest, terrible war in Syria, destruction of Aleppo, Isis, closer to home was the fire destroying much of Fort MacMurray. The caustic election surprise of Mr Trump, with possible assistance from Mr Putin, if we are to believe the news. The unexpected shock of Brexit. Loss of so many global figures in the arts world: Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher, and then Debbie Reynolds.

On a personal level, there have been sad times, funerals to attend, hospitals to visit, but I have much to be thankful for. Successful hip replacement surgery, completely recovered now and better than new. A wonderful summer cottage holiday with my family. My four beloved grandchildren are happy and healthy and growing like weeds! Friends to visit. Theatre trips with the local seniors club. Line dance classes, My lovely art group.

Twentyseventeen.... WOW! Lots to look forward to this year. I don't usually make the traditional New Year Resolutions, but if I do, I don't tell anyone, just in case I can't follow through!
But here's my list of Hopes and Possibilities.....
  1. Wedding plans in June for J and Kthe Bride's lovely sister and her handsome fiance. I'm so excited about this!
  2. Get back to volunteering at the theatre. I stopped after hip surgery, but I'm ready to start again.
  3. Leave the car in the garage and walk more. Again..... hip surgery stopped me for a while.
  4. Blog more. Even though blogging seems to be losing out to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
  5. Spending lots of creative time with my growing grandchildren. A Dinner Date with Nana once a week.... they take it in turns. "Is it my turn yet?"
  6. Art. Loosen up! Forget the details. Splash paint around. Go crazy. Experiment!
  7. Iceland. I've wanted to go there for ages. Perhaps this is the year?
  8. New friends. New activities. New discoveries. 

May 2017 be good to you, bringing Good Health, Happiness, Shelter and Sustenance. And Love and Caring and Companionship and Peace.


  1. That's great about your surgery. All the best for your hopes and possibilities.

  2. Dear friend Shammie,

    Very inspiring and positive post, even with a sad year for the world...

    I am so glad with the successful hip replacement surgery and that you are completely recovered!!
    Love your list of Hopes and Possibilities too!

    Wishing you and your lovely Family a Wonderful New Year!
    Lots of Hugs and Much Love!

  3. You've been through a lot and you've handled things well. Best wishes to your for a wonderful and healthy New Year!

  4. So glad your hip replacement worked out so well. Happy New Year!

  5. I think your take on goodbye 2016 and welcome 2017 is perfect. Happy New Year to you!

  6. 2017 has landed here.
    Love your list of possibilities.
    I hope the year(s) to come are wonderful.

  7. I'm so glad that your surgery was so successful.
    Here's to the new year and all of the hopes and dreams.
    I don't know what the future holds but I think I am ready to jump in with both feet.
    Gonna ignore the aches and pains and enjoy my Hubby and my kids and the grands.
    I have got to get the camera out more and start shooting up a storm.
    Happy blogging and happy new year.

  8. I hope all your plans for 2017 come true. I don't really celebrate the New Year, but I really hope it's a good one for you!

  9. I'm liking your possibility list very much Shammi, lots of walking is one of mine also, as is splashing paint about ☺☺


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