Happy Sunday! It’s a very cold one here in the resort town of Cobourg and I’m glad to be in the warmth of the house, although I did go out to church this morning and was very glad that the church is heated!
The title of this blog is farewell. I haven’t taken the time to write a blog since November and I just don’t seem to be able to fit it in these days. I was pretty good at blogging weekly, except for missing the odd one, and I don’t know what I was expecting to get out of it, but I think I am finding better avenues for writing, at least.
I’m afraid that I didn’t make it to 200. This will be my 177th blog, but I guess that is pretty good considering that I didn’t really have anything particularly profound to say although I have done, and am doing, lots of things.
I published some books and no, they are not doing very well. I got ordained and yes, I am enjoying my ministry and meeting some great people in my community. I sold Avon for a number of years, and am still selling Avon. This past year, I got into the essential oil thing. I haven’t made much money off it, but I am very glad to find some natural solutions to things, rather than turning to chemicals or drugs. I left a company that I worked for more than 30 years at, but I learned lots there and am learning lots as a retiree.
On a family front, I have two daughters that I am very proud of, one who is a freelance hair stylist (mostly doing weddings) and one who works for the company Flipp. I have Cavan, who keeps me grounded and helps me with the things my MS no longer allows me to do (I am very blessed). I lost my mother in 2005 to cancer, but my father is still going strong, remarrying in 2016 and travelling the world. I had seven siblings. One of whom we lost to cancer in 2009. One of whom is facing the challenge of Huntington’s. The rest are pretty good, although we are all getting older! I have two nieces and two nephews, who are great.
Bottom line, I have a pretty blessed life and I know it. That isn’t to say there haven’t been some bumps in the road (my husband left me for someone else, when our youngest was four months old and I was diagnosed with MS a year later). But all in all, life it really good, so I guess I just don’t really have anything that I believe to be profound enough to continue to write these blogs. Based on the number of folks reading them, it appears that everyone agrees and that’s good.
So, goodbye, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen adieu….
May everyone stay well and be forever blessed!