Friday, December 30, 2011

Time Will Tell

In a few days a new year will begin.  This past year for me was a life changer!  The past 6 months have been difficult, to say the least.

I don't know about you, but I'm proposing to wipe 2011 off the annals of time.  While we're at it let's eliminate 2010 as well.

Last year at this time, my husband and I went to one of our favorite get-a-way spots to plan our goals for the coming year.

All  horribly backfired on us!

This year I plan to return to that favorite get-a-way, alone, to plan and set goals for 2012.  It will be hard I know, and things will never be the same, but I've got to look and move forward.

I pray that 2012 will be a better year than 2011.  I'm not asking for a great year, but a good one.  Time will tell.

I hope 2012 will be a good year for you too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Week That Was

William "Bill" Duncan
April 11, 1929 - November 18, 2011
We, all in the household, were busy preparing for a large craft show when the phone rang.  We just let the answering machine pick it up.

"Karen, this is Margy.  It's important - please call me back!"

I ran to get the phone .

My sister-in-law was the bearer of bad news.

"My Dad was killed today in a car crash!"

"What?"  I asked.

She conveyed the details.

There were so many things I had wanted to tell him.  There were so many things of Barry's I wanted to share with him!

Unfinished business is the worst kind, my husband used to say.  He was right!

After the horrible news, we all retreated to our own private corners, the wind knocked out of our sails once again.

He will be sorely missed!