To begin 2017 I realize I have to review 2016. I do this to get a sense of what I hope for 2017. I also audition words that I feel will suit my needs in this new year. Many words come to mind and each one seems like it would fit and serve me well. I thought to discuss my word choice with Mr. C and he really grilled me on each one and why I wanted to select it. After all was said and done he accidently chose my perfect word for 2017.
We thought about how this word fit. I looked it up in the old fashioned Miriam Webster Dictionary...I still love actual dictionary books. Here is the online Google link. For me the word Discover will also lend itself to learn, determine, ascertain, unearth and to see, find, or become aware of. Well, for those of you who follow my blog you know Mr. C and I have considered selling our home and moving out of California. We are both California Natives and I have always been very proud of that fact. However, the California we have grown up with is no longer the California we are living in. To summarize, taxes and politics are the biggest changes. Now that we are in our Sunset years we want to enjoy our lives and all that we have worked so hard to attain.
The photo above is one we took while at Tuachan theater in St. George, Utah. This Snow Canyon (there is no snow) area is where we would like to relocate to. St. George and surrounding area has everything we are looking for. The infrastructure and amenities along with medium population and a University and excellent medical are things we want and need. So...
Discover will be what we are doing in 2017. I will also be trying to Discover what it is that I truly want to do with my remaining inches. Oh let me remind you what I mean by inches. Mr. C (my beloved engineer husband) took his "Man" ruler...the kind they wear on their belts and use to measure long distances...and he measured out to 80 inches. Then he said to me, "See where you are? (65 then, 68 now) Look how many inches you have used up and how few you have left." Well, after I yelled at him to never show me that again!!...the visual really put my life time into perspective. None of us truly know how long we have on this earth, however we can hope to have the average years of a healthy person. I am seriously going to Discover what I really want to do in my few remaining inches of life. What do I want to do or be or whatever when I grow up! So far I have aimlessly wandered through my life and never really found my calling. I seem to have zero adventure in me. My passion is yet to be Discovered. I enjoy lots of things but are they what really make me happy? So with this weighing on me I am beginning 2017 slowly.
We have had lots of rain and considerable snow already this year. Mr. C has been shoveling the driveway and decks for two days. Now we are in for at least eight (8) days of rain. Flood watches are predicted all over our area. Thankfully we are uphill so we shall see what happens. Our five year drought will be grateful for rain. The ski resorts will be thankful for snow.
I did sign up for an ATC swap.
I really enjoy Kim's swaps and was sorry to miss the 2016 Christmas swap. I shall have to get my Pink Bliss happening. I do hope my muse hasn't abandoned me. She just might come out to play for Pretty in Pink.
I do hope each of you are beginning your New Year with Wonderful Discoveries that bring you Happiness and JOY.