Having spent New Year's day and the day after as pajama days all snuggled in the house, I was ready and raring to go out to church on Sunday. Obviously, that didn't happen. But by Monday, we were out and about again even though the snow didn't officially stop until yesterday. Luckily, there was no wind or we would have been truly snowed in.
Being confined to the house because of the weather gives one a lot of time to think (and read blogs). Cheryl had a great post about what she is looking forward to. She asked her readers to reply in kind. I've been thinking a lot about that and here are some of the things I'm looking forward to:
~Laverne and Cathy's wedding this coming Saturday. I am almost ready to go. I am nearly packed, the card is nearly finished, not much to complete. We will leave bright and early tomorrow morning. This is a really special time for Laverne and Cathy who lost their mates and are so blessed to be starting this part of their lives together.
~Going to Henderson, NV for two months this winter. We plan to leave here early next month, take a week to drive out to Nevada, spend two months there and take a week to drive back in mid-April.
~Being engaged in 2010. Dana posted about her word for 2010 the other day. I've never heard of that before, but began to think about what word I would like to have special meaning in the coming year. I chose engaged because I want to be truly engaged in life this year. I want to be serious about my relationships with people, be engaged with others and life. I'm really looking forward to making this word meaningful in my life.
~Of course, I am looking forward to travel. We have lots of travel plans for this coming year. I am hoping to join my daughter in Atlanta in May for her best friend's graduation from seminary. We are still planning on a trip to Ireland, if we can work out the details. And then there are all the short trips around the country that we hope to make to visit friends and family.
~Oh yes, then there's turning 65 in February. Am I looking forward to this? Have I any choice about it? As I say every year at this time, "I'm older than I ever thought I'd be."