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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

And Then It Was Done...Or Not...

The difference is marked and the changes never cease to amaze me.  Even the next day, the lights seem less bright, less promising.  After all the anticipation and preparation, it's over, and my emphasis in the next few days will be to get it down and put away.  And I'm thinking...always thinking...

So to what do I have to look forward?  Beautiful winter days with pristine blue skies and crisp cold; gray clouds and air with the metallic smell and promise of snow; slow awakenings of perennials and the planning of this year's gardens; expressions of love to and by my husband, brothers, children, and grand children; surprise contact with friends from my past; travels and experiences yet to be planned; a new book by Harlan Coban or David Baldacci; laughing so hard I can't catch my breath; comments left by readers; and so very much more.  Not so bad after all.

11 comments:

cri said...

Dear Kathy, have you received my postcard?
I send you a lot of kisses and best wishes for a great 2015. Cristina!

Dave Peterson said...

In other words, you're looking forward to ... life! That's a good thing.

forsythia said...

Sounds like a plan, and a good one at that. Happy New Year.

Retired English Teacher said...

That about sums it up. Thank you for being a part of my life. Your emails during the time after my gall bladder surgery helped me understand the healing process and gave me a place to vent where I had a listening ear.

Crazy how we've never really met, but I know your taste in books, all about your family, your garden, your interests. Yup. We're friends. I love your humor, your insight, and the spin you put on your observations. Have a wonderful new year.

Betsy Adams said...

Hopefully, 2015 will be a great year for all of us.. It's all about attitude.. Right???? ha

I got a surgery date FINALLY. Meniscus surgery on Jan. 8.... YEAH...

Love your header.. Adorable.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda Reeder said...

I usually feel that "less bright" feeling after Christmas, but this year I haven't so much. All of our decorations are still in place and I am still enjoying them. But after New Years it is time to get it done. And then by next week it will be time to get on with real life, which as you show, is not so bad at all.

Gilly said...

Ah well, its now 2015 and grey and gloomy as ever! However, I will not let the weather get me down, and hopefully, things will be good this year! i wish you all the very best, Kathy, for 2015!

Mage said...

Happy 2015 too you and yours. Hope the flu goes away soon.

Lena said...

Happy New Year, Kathy! Hope to be around here more often in 2015! I miss all of you!

Tabor said...

I think it is a placebo effect that wears off, because this is not at all what the holiday is supposed to be about...should be more about introspection, and more sacrifice and sharing for those who struggle. But then I am a liberal agnostic...so what in the hell do I know?

Kay said...

Happy New 2015, Kathy!