hApPy nEw YeAr!
Posted 1 January 2008on:
I can’t believe it’s 2008… where did last year go? We think we have all the time in the world, but before you know it, it’s flown from our grasp. There were some wonderful moments when I wanted time to stand still, moments I constantly rewind in my memory to relive over and over. Then there were those times when I was wishing my life away wanting to fast forward and escape… you know, those “beam me up Scottie” moments.
Thank you for the lovely wishes on Rachel and Daniel’s engagement and to everyone who’s missing me. I’m sorry I’ve been somewhat out of the loop. I apologise for neglecting you, my blogging friends. When I am overwhelmed I tend to retreat to my shell and lay low. I do what I have to do at work and at home but then I kinda switch off… no computer, maybe some mindless tv or lotsa music, no answering the telephone (or even the door). My mind gets in such a jumble I want to be left alone in peace and quiet to recharge my batteries, unscramble my brain, think straight and, sorry, the computer is the last place I turn to or even turn on.
Well, life has been hectic here, to say the least, and I am overwhelmed what with meeting Daniel’s family (lovely people) and trying to make plans; a few people with hundreds of ideas… oy! This date, that date, here, there, how many, should we, shouldn’t we, howzabout?????
Well we do have a date for an engagement party; in six weeks time. The only possible date apparently! A few days after Rachel’s father is back in the country and a few days before the children go to Israel. There are plenty of caterers, but finding a reasonably priced venue is the challenge; I mean this is just the engagement, not the wedding. I don’t think I’ve ever made so many calls, but I am on the case!
Oh, and on to the wedding. Yes, mine was the lone voice wanting the wedding to be in London, or rather the Essex/Herts countryside. Surprise, surprise… NOT… it will be in Israel… again. It looks like my 2008 will be spent much like my 2007… busy busy busy, of course for a beautiful reason. With so much sorrow in the world (I had two funerals this week; one the natural order, a friend’s elderly father, the other a contemporary of mine) when there is something to celebrate, I believe you have to make the most of it. I shall try not to moan too much, but I do remember last year posting the single word, in big, big, big print and in bright, bright, bright red “SCREAM“
Next month (yes next month will be February already) and coincidentally at the same time that Rachel and Daniel will be in Israel for a friend’s wedding, Jon has some leave and wants me to visit them while he’s at home from work; they really wanna go away and leave me to babysit. I’m hardly gonna say no to seeing my babies. Boaz told Jon he wanted to call ‘gwanma’ to ask me when I was coming back… aw makes me go all soppy and cry. This trip I shall combine pleasure with business and go with the bride and groom looking for the perfect wedding venue… and so it goes on.
Enough of my rambling.
Today is New Year’s Day, 1 January 2008. A new day, a new year… new resolutions; I had chocolate for breakfast so what hope is there ever for me to lose weight? Forget new year resolutions. I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t reflect and think I could do better, be better and determine to change my ways. I want to be a good person… my spirit is willing but sometimes the message isn’t always received and understood. It’s so easy to be tempted from the straight and narrow; it’s finding that right balance of doing right, enjoying life and having fun. My dear friends, may you and yours be blessed with a year of good health, great joy, contentment and happiness, eternal love, much luck, dreams come true and… fun fun fun
… and talking of fun, some gratuitous vincent, albeit a mix of laughter and tears matched with a song we surely all sing in our heart for him; for the v-vixens; a bit of my ab fab Vincent D’Onofrio movie role… Robert E Howard
lotsa luv and best wishes to ya all for a wonderful 2008 … ann … xxxxx