Thursday, January 16, 2014

Another year.....

This year started with a recovery and what I hope is breaking of bad luck from about the last 10 years or so.  The recovery is mine....a total hip just before Christmas.  I'm progressing well, I think but it's slower than I'd like.  I think age is catching up with me somewhat,  so right now a cane is my constant companion.  I picture it with my grandmother whom I loved with all my heart, but not really ready to be "there" yet, ha! And as for breaking bad, there has been so MUCH in the past few years, loss of 5 close family members, my husband's business closing, my cancer etc, etc.    This is what I have found from all of it,...that humor and joy need to be my best friends.  If you can see the bright side in things and let the "stuff" roll off, -it's a much better place to be.  Somehow, this year feels like it may turn around.  I have nothing to back that up....just a feeling.
I haven't been out of the house much to the doctor, and once to the grocery so when Joni's birthday came up, we gladly offered to babysit for Cooper.  It was a sunny hour and a half  ride to their house and I enjoyed the relief from cabin fever!  Seeing them was icing on the cake.  And once again....Happy Birthday Joni!!!

Cooper's exuberant personality would make ANYone feel better!
Tim & Joni ready to go out and celebrate her birthday.
 The three
What a ham!  I think he'll be an entertainer when he grows up.

The many faces of.....thanks Cooper for all the giggles!!!


Judi said...

Exuberant? Yikes, he wears me out just looking at the photos!
No wonder God never gave me any children:-)
YES, Donna... you DESERVE a year of "sunshine, lollypops and rainbows", winning lottery tickets and a forever clean bill of health!!

Molly said...

Donna, I'm wishing you all the best of everything for 2014. Babysitting Cooper must have been such a joy. He's an absolute little treasure.

Julia said...

Hi Donna, I sure hope that things will get better for you. You have such a great attitude about life. So sorry about your health problems Donna and your husband's business closing. I'm glad that they replaced your hip with a new one. With the many surgeries I've had through the years, they only took parts out but never put a new ones in. ha,ha.

I'm so glad that you got out of the house to get your batteries recharged with Cooper. What a little ham he is. You need to take some videos of him. They grow way too fast. I can't believe that James will be 3 tomorrow. He's so excited.


Rebecca said...

Bless your heart, Donna! Humor and joy ARE great companions...and I hope your "feeling" is right on!

My goodness. That child has grown!

Wishing you all good things in 2014 and even MORE humor and joy.

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Wishing you all the best in the New Year, and hoping your feeling is spot on! Get well soon.

yaya said...

It was good to talk to you today and I'm glad you're out and about again...well, slowly out and about! Cooper is really getting big and I can see that his personality is a big one too! I'll see you soon..I hope! I'll drop on over sometime this weekend. (yes, that's a warning! ha!)

Kim said...

Love your attitude. I believe there is always a bright side, but sometimes you have to look a little harder. I think 2014 is gonna be your year!!

Cro Magnon said...

Positive thinking brings positive results. You sound very up-beat, and I send you my very best wishes. Cro xx

Vicki Boster said...

Donna-- you have a beautiful family--
I hope and pray that this new year brings blessings to your family and better health to you.
Sending you much love-

Sue said...

I hope 2014 treats you every bit as well as you deserve! (I have a good feeling about this year, too.)


Linda P. said...

Good grief, Donna. I had no idea about the total hip. Wish I had known and I'd at the very least sent a few extra prayers your way. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Wishing you a wonderful year!

Vicky Myers said...

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Anneliese said...

Well here I am - growing you blog a little bit - I see lovely wonderful family members, beautiful faces. I hope you will recover very soon from your operation - and keep up your optimism.

Marsha Young said...

I'm so GLAAAD to hear that things are looking brighter for you - and I will believe with you that 2014 is going to be a VERY GOOD YEAR for you and your family.

Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my inactive blog page. That was very encouraging to me. Blessings to you - Marsha

Deb Shucka said...

Here's hoping your new hip turns everything around for you - brings a shift in your fortunes. When I got mine more than a year ago, even during recovery I could tell how much better my life was going to be because of it.

So glad you have grandkids to add sunshine to these wintery times.