How do these things sneak up on us, another year in the record books and I have not broken any record or shattered anything.
I had 2 “big” trips this year and a few small ones. It felt like the travel gods were on some other path than mine. In the spring I did go to London and the timing worked out great for the royal wedding. I was lucky enough to be on the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding and saw close up the carriage with the newlyweds go right past us.
Then recently I was in Paris for a few days and mostly had a great time. I have been lucky enough to have visited both of these cities previously but did find new and exciting things to see and do.
For the most part, those were the 2 major unique events that happened this year. As is prone to happen people are born and die. I have a new great-grandson born earlier this year, that makes 3 great-grands so far. I lost a second cousin, much too young, this year and a few friends. I was able to reconnect with a couple of old friends and spend some time rehashing much older days. I participated in a craft show for the first time in almost 10 years and certainly enjoyed that.
Not to appear like a slug for most of the year, I have been spending a great deal of time with my grand and great-grand daughters. One is hard at work in her college program and one is 9 and in 4th grade. My involvement is to make sure the little one gets on and off the bus and has homework finished and helping out with cooking some meals for the family. It’s amazing how much time that can consume.
This will continue in 2019 since this is the last semester of my granddaughters college degree. She may decide to go for post-graduate studies, but after tough study and work and home commitments she will take a couple of years off. (She is also planing her wedding in 2019, busy lady.)
For next year, I have put 2 more countries back on my travel wish list, they have been for many years and I really hope to get to them. I can’t wait to see what my grand is doing with her life and career and what level of commitment she may need next year.
At my age it is always time to ramp up the exercise and cardio so I can be the active gram out on the dance floor, not the one looking for paramedics. Trying to get back to some of my favorite cities to visit and find one or two new ones. Take a course in college for anything, just to make sure the gears are all still turning. Oh, I also want a new tattoo or two. Not a super long list, but I know from experience things pop up to change my direction.