Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy Happy Joy Joy

The New Year will shortly be here. At the end of each year I think to the major things that have happened in the past year. Our year started off pretty harshly last year as Jan. 5th we lost our beloved Sandie. Last year my friend Laura lost her dog and then on Dec. 30 (their 55th anniversary) my parents lost their dog, Wendy. Losing an animal you love is so very hard. Instead of focusing on the end of their lives I thought back to the many wonderful times that I shared with these special animals. I went with my mother when she picked Wendy out. She spent many holidays here and with me in their home. She was a wonderful little Boston Terrier who barked loudly demanding a milkbone each time we went to visit her. She would not be silenced until her treat was given. She will be sorely missed. I can look back and think of so many wonderful memories of these animals. I have come to believe that animals, particularly dogs are God's way of teaching us unconditional love.
I have been using some of my new Christmas presents today. I asked for and received a paper shredder. Yes, I am an office supply whore. Seduce me with Staples products. The office manager seems wise to this and enjoys springing new things on me. Our boss enjoys having the latest up do date computer programs and wonderful equipment. It's a joy for me.
I also received a copy of Theresa William's book "The Secret of Hurricanes" and I plan to at least start it this weekend. Have put away all the new clothes and even worn my new black boots which are made of kid glove leather.
As I look back on 2005 I achieved my goals. I learned some new computer programs and skills. I got back to work. I lost a few pounds, although some found their way back. My son got a job. I said goodbye to one beloved furbaby but I found the courage to adopt another. It's been a lot of hard work and sleepless nights but he's getting beter. Mostly, I have found that my brain has been jump started. I have reorganized my home and records and have taken control back of things that I had lost control of due to my surgery. I feel better all the time. I have rejoined the world once more and it feels marvelous!
It was hard to close my AOL journals but I have found a new home here. Thankfully, I have many neighbors from the old neighborhood here with me. I haven't mastered the html codes yet. There are many things I want to do with the journal but that will take time. In the meantime, I am happy to be here and to have the outlet to share my life with all of you who have come to mean so much to me.
From a place deep in my heart I wish all of you the happiest of new years, filled with love, friendship and peace.

6 comments:

jennifer said...

Happy New Year Nelle. Here's hoping for happiness, health and Hershey bars in the coming year!

(p.s., I got a gift card to Staples for Christmas, so I am one with you on the office supply stuff.)

Vivian said...

{{{{{Nelle}}}}}
A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday season and it looks like you'll be enjoying some trips on Memory Lane! Enjoy the music!

Vivian

megzie212 said...

((NELLIE)))

I miss you so much, but I know you only a click away from AOL Jland.

Im glad you have a home here.

Come visit me, some time.

In the meantime, enjoy 2006 to its fullest, and I wish you all the best, and in all you do, happiness and success.

my love always,
Meg

AlbGlinka said...

Nice to see such an upbeat Nelle! Happy New Year!

Theresa Williams said...

Nelle, I am happy you have brought my book into your home, and I hope you enjoy it. It is not a happy book but I tried to make it a "true" book, true in all the important ways. Let me know how you like it.

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