Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 - was it great?

On the whole, I had have to say, yes 2008 was a good year. Best thing of all, we didn't lose a loved one for the first time in 4 years! I'm so Thankful!

January came and went, February my mom had hip replacement surgery and that went prefectly well. She recovered quickly and is doing fine now. The first down beat for the year happened shortly after my mom's surgery - my 25 year old nephew Jeff, a policeman, was broadsided in his patrol car by a suspect they were looking for. He was medivac'd to a trauma center about 30 miles away - and has spent this year recovering. It's been a long, frustrating year for him, but he's finally been released to go back to light duty on Jan 5 - provided the hand he broke cutting wood on Dec 26 isn't going to cause a problem!

March, April, May all came and went. In June I went on an Alaskan cruise, and really enjoyed myself. July was quiet, August was a bridal shower for a very dear friend of mine, September was her wedding, and my niece's 21st birthday cruise. October I got to go to Hawaii for a week - for work! Pretty good deal! November I met up with a friend in Branson Mo, and we had a wonderful 4 day weekend, followed by Thanksgiving with the family. December brought a trip to NYC to see LIza at the Palace, almost a perfect weekend, and of course Christmas with the family, which was a little more low key since Tyler was and still is in the hospital. December also marks my 3rd cancer free year!

So - 2008 - was it great - I'll give it a 7.5. I'd give it an 8, but 2008-great-8, that's just a little too much! The two kids in the hospital this year, with severe health problems take some of the edge off an otherwise good year!

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Danni said...

Here's to hoping 2009 is hospital free for your family!
And yay for being cancer free for 3 years.....awesome!
Hugs!! and Happy New Year, my friend!