How did it get here so fast? It doesn't seem like that long ago
that I was complaining about having to have an emergency appendectomy. The same
day, without warning, my laptop died a sudden death. It was January. Considering how it started out, I was convinced that the year 2013 was going to be unlucky for us.
By the time I recovered from surgery, it was March.
Spring had sprung! Not my favorite time of year, but I do like Easter, which
was on March the 31st this year. However, I was forced to write posts about all the
things that went wrong over the Easter holiday.
Our refrigerator took a break and didn’t work
throughout the weekend, while we had out-of-town guests. One of our toilets
malfunctioned at the same time. The disposer decided to spring a leak and emptied
water under the kitchen sink just minutes before our guests arrived. That
should have been enough, but it wasn’t. While I was making pies for Easter
dinner, the kitchen water faucet was suddenly possessed by demons and spewed
water all over the kitchen. But, somehow, despite all these problems, we
managed to get through the weekend and actually enjoyed a nice Easter with
our large family.
Then came April.
In this beautiful month, I had an unusual experience
while trying to get to a doctor’s office for an appointment. I got my heel
stuck in an elevator track and, while standing there waiting to be set free, I
couldn’t help but wonder… if someone
pushed a button right now, would they find half my body on the second floor and
half still on the first? It was nerve-wracking to say the least!
By the first of July, with more than half the year gone, I realized how quickly it was passing and wrote: Mark my words, as soon as
the last firecracker pops on the Fourth, it’s all over! We’ll still swim,
picnic and perhaps go to the beach, but for all practical purposes, we’ll be speeding
toward fall, colored leaves and another school year.
And here we are: The kids are back in school. The temps
are dropping. Everything is changing. Fall is in the air. Pumpkins are displayed en masse in front of Kroger. Mums, too. It’s a wonderful time of year!
How happy I am to see you again!
For Mr. H. and me, the cherry on the sundae is that yesterday
was our anniversary! Our life together has been a long, eventful journey.
Looking back, it seems like only yesterday that we were young kids just
starting out on our own. The world was our oyster and we thought we had
forever to make our mark, but it has passed like a dream. Sometimes I find
myself asking, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
Life is good, but there’ll always be some bad times like we had the first four months of this year. You can count on it!
Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It simply means you’ve learned to look beyond the imperfections and enjoy life one day at a time!