Happy New Year 2021


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At last we reach the final hours of 2020, a year filled with lifestyle changes, health risks, financial problems, and for many, learning what the rest of the shared household is really like.

For those of who have lost someone to Covid-19, for those of us with elderly family members or friends in senior’s lodges, our most vulnerable, I am truly sorry that you have had to deal with that along with all the other things the year has brought.

For the people who work in essential services, thank you.

The majority look at the dawn of a new year as a new beginning, although that is false, really, as everyday can be a new start.

The year, though, with all those days ahead – let us look forward to them all!

We have the promises of new and effective vaccines, and our health advisors everywhere, worldwide, learn more and more about this virus which means that we in turn have better ways to stay safe, providing we listen to the experts.

I have always been fascinated by the sea, by waves, and even on the shores of Lake Ontario, I learned to love the cry of the seagulls, the rhythm of the waves and the sound of them.

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It seems to me, that when the old year ends and the new begins, it is like the waves washing away the past, the losses, the gains, the successes and the sadness of the years before.

Every wave brings in new water, and the sand changes, as the water covers it and goes away again.

And then we have the new start – morning comes and the promise of days and months to come, all unknown, a mystery as yet – it waits for each one of us.

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Resolutions? None here. It can be a good time to make a change for many, since that fresh calendar can offer a clean slate and an incentive.

Happy New Year.

May the best of 2020 be the worst that happens to you in 2021.

Let’s see what this new year brings us!

Happy New Year



I hope that the old year had a good ending for you.
We all stand now on the brink of a fresh and new year.
May yours be a productive and happy one.
I have made some resolutions, something I have always avoided doing in the past.
1. Write every day.  Get at least a few words down.
2. Do genealogy. That subscription to Ancestry should really be used.
3. Exercise every day. Even 10 minutes on the treadmill counts.
4. Eat healthier and be more aware of calories. Lose a little weight. I feel better at a lower weight.
5. Cross stitch every day, because all of the projects I have on the go are not going to finish themselves. Besides, this resolution grants me the opportunity for one or two new starts, doesn’t it? I thought so!
6. Keep blog updated. I lost interest around the time I should have started November’s NaNoWriMo. Updates galore, for 2018! Promise. Maybe even a new story or two.

Happy New Year!



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Do you make new year’s resolutions? I tend to think about making them, but rather than planning big changes, I like to start small.

For instance, I have gained weight lately. So…my almost-sort of- resolution is to exercise daily once we’ve got moved to the new place. I will fulfill my resolution. How do I know that? Because there are so many good and sensible reasons to do so! I believe that instead of writing out one or more resolutions for the new year, it is better to think of all the reasons why a resolution should become a reality.

Another resolution is to write everyday. Now, that’s an easier one to fulfill. If I write to one of my epals, that is writing. If I edit at DMOZ.org, that is writing. If I jot down a story idea, that is writing. So….it’s an easier one to keep. There is the novel from November to edit, and the short story collection to work on too. Since I plan to publish both this year, I had better get to it!

Whatever you hope for, for the new year, may it bring you the success and happiness you wish for most.

I want to wish all readers of this blog a very happy new year. May the best of 2016 be the worst of 2017 for you!