And ye, who have met with Adversity’s blast,
And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass’d
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury –
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! ~Edward Payson Powell
Another year gone, and what a year it was.
More health problems had me going back and forth to hospitals leaving me feeling depressed at one point with the fact that I couldn’t remember when I last felt well.
We had 2 births, 2 deaths and a marriage, (all family members), and a few of what could have been nasty accidents, (one family, and a couple friends), and at times my patients has been pushed to its limits.
It turned out to be an expensive year too, what with one thing and another. Some of which couldn’t be helped (like the running back and forth to Wales when father-in-law took a turn for the worst and left us), and others which were hubby’s fault, (yes they were), like the bathroom, which we agreed to getting in a plaster to do the bits we couldn’t do and doing the rest ourselves and hubby then telling him he could do the lot, so what would have cost us £1000 cost nearly £3000, but saying that there were a lot of problems along the way. Then there was the wedding which kind hearted hubby offered and paid for rooms so people could stay over at the hotel the reception was held up at, it’s just a shame the bank balance isn’t at big as his heart. Then all the usual things breaking down or blowing up having to be repaired or replaced.
Then we had the riots here in the UK and for 48 hours society fell apart, or at least it felt like it, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen before or won’t see again. A royal wedding which had most of the country ohh-ing and ahh-ing.
Worldwide earthquakes, floods, bad weather killed far too many, Mother Nature getting her own back. Tyrants dying or being killed, (will the world be a better place for it)?
CONTRACT for 2012.
After serious and cautious consideration… your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2012! It was a very hard decision to make… So try not to screw it up ! My Wish for You in 2012 – May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills £100 notes and other currency money notes of high value. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy and lastly, May the problems you have had forget your Home Address ! In short …….
May 2012 be the BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE ! (So far)