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Happy New Year to all

None of us know what the NY will bring, but I hope for better things and as I sit in my conservatory overlooking the field in brilliant sunshine and listening to Tobacco Road by Dire Straits and being pestered by a miniature dachshund to come out and play - I’m glad to be alive and able to enjoy this beautiful world.

2018 was the worst and the best as far as energy levels and health were concerned. I loved the summer (yes, even the heat) and as soon as the cold season started down I go, I started and ended the year with a chest infection and that always triggers a cascade of stuff so I’m by no means at my best right now but I guess I have learned there will be no perfect time to do stuff so just go do it anyway.

My hopes for 2919

A new garden - at the moment just at the planning stage

Get my pacemaker sorted ASAP

Revisit Italy

Decorate the house

See more of family and friends

More tolerance, patience and compassion for myself, without offering to myself - how can I offer to every being that I share this planet with including those who may want to harm me?

To feel the love and banish the fear, whatever happens.💕

Keep looking and moving forward rather than looking back and wishing for what was, enjoy the moment.

Oh, and I did drink and it was fine. I don’t know why a few years ago I could t take a sip and now it doesn’t bother me at all. Weird but I do think the fear is more problematic.

I wish you all only beautiful things.

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'Get my pacemaker sorted ASAP?'

What's up with it honey?

Jo

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LV lead has gone adrift.

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Ah I remember now. I hope that goes smoothly and you can progress your other more pleasant ‘to dos’ like the trip to Italy.

Take care.

Jo

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Hi CD, lots of positives in your post.

" Oh, and I did drink and it was fine. I don’t know why a few years ago I could t take a sip and now it doesn’t bother me at all."

At one stage although I am not a big drinker (I do like a pint), I thought that I might have to give it up completely. Sipping on a not too full stomach seems to get me by, providing that I use the [key], the key being "Moderation". Happy New Year.

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What a lovely post CDreamer and may all your wishes come true. Love the sound of that conservatory. X

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Beautifully written CD. I have a vision of an episode of “Escape to the Country” as you sit in your conservatory overlooking the field. All the best for 2019 xx

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No pressure for Hubby there then.....😉

Hope all your plans and dreams come true CD and you never know, I might even serve you coffee in the Spring!!

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😂😂😂 my husband has never lifted a paintbrush or a garden spade in his life 😂😂😂 and at 85 I don’t think he’s going to start now.

What’s worse he doesn’t even notice when it’s been done!

Two lovely lady garden designers and a decorating firm.

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Lovely post CD, thank you, a very Happy New Year to you too.

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May your dreams come true!

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Thanks for the positive post CD.

Wasn’t it “The Nashville Teens” and not “Dire Straits” that recorded “Tobacco Road”?

Happy New Year.

Pete

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Yes to Nashville Teens and it was Telegraph Road for Dire Straits.

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Absolutely spot on and it was Telegraph Road.

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Yes you are right I have the LP Telegraph Road that makes sense.

Bless CD. It is normally me that makes typos.

Pete

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All the best Cdreamer and thank you for all your support here.Wishing all on your list comes true! Xxx

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Happy New Year CD....

I don't tend to set myself goals at New Year but I might set out a plan of things I hope will happen!

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Exactly, my hopes, not goals. Goals can be self destructive, especially when a lot of the time goals tend to be unrealistic especially when I don’t know from hour to hour never mind day to day how I will be.

Hope you had a good holiday.

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Hope this is a happier and healthier 2019 for you CD. I am on waiting list for pacemaker within 9 weeks now appears last option re both Brady and Tacky I don’t have many symptoms...just persistent breathlessness..fatigue...was hoping for miracle to save me having one 😅 but hey ho we just got to make the best of it I gather..3 wires for me also I believe...I wish you all the best ..lovely to hear you relaxing in your conservatory ..miss mine having moved to flat...hugs xx

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Happy New Year, CD and may all your dreams come true. Enjoy Italy! x

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