We are now officially into 2014. I can say that 2013 has been a weird year; to characterize it has been difficult at best. Truthfully I don't quite know how to do that.
Personally, I am still reeling with not having been able to go to PA school this year. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do next year; if I can pay for it (and I'm able to get accepted again, which I should be able to do) I will go. God willing of course. But I have to get there first. It is a part of the journey that I absolutely didn't expect to take. And I am not happy about it. But I'll do what I have to, I suppose.
One thing that has been a total joy is watching Peyton, my granddaughter, grow up. She will be four years old this February, but she doesn't act or even look four. She is very tall for her age, plus she speaks really well. It is not hard for people to see her as being six instead of four. She is inquisitive, which is a two-edged sword because while it is great to answer the multitude of questions she asks, there are days that it is a challenge to keep up. But I treasure this because a day will come when she will want nothing to do with me. I remember going through that with my children as they were growing up, and now that they are adults it is like I have them back again.
I'm incredibly happy about that.
Yesterday was a busy day. Between taking care of my mom and working, it was a long, non celebratory kind of day. But we do what is necessary, regardless of when we have to do it. And I understand that this is the way of life right now.
I realized that the title of my previous post referenced Christmas of 2014 instead of 2013. I'll have to fix that.
In the event that nothing else gets written, I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014.