B2014 MistycommunitybeachBirthday Greetings to Misty who is 9 years old this week. What a lot of fun we have had over the years, and let’s hope there are many more left.

One of my friends has been trying to instil me with a can-do rather than an Oh-my-goodness kind of attitude lately. It is partly to do with all that is going on healthwise, homewise and familywise. (Are they even words?) She suggested that instead of writing a catch-up list for readers of all that had been happening, that it would be better to give a flavour of what will be happening. Maybe that is a good idea. On the other hand, lots of people are starting to wake up to the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, resulting in a kind of subdued hysteria. See what I mean – an immediate riposte in a negative or alternative manner?

We celebrated by watching Love Actually last night. It is a feel-good romcom and was supposed to soothe our troubled souls and make Christmas seem like less of a chore and more of a pleasure. One thing the film did not do, was show the mystery and magic of Christmas as Christian festival. Yes there was a nativity – but with a lobster and an octopus . . . . . . . . . .  OK so it was irony, but real candles and carols would be better. If I am honest, this is one of the times in the year when I miss being a Minister in a parish

So here are some of the things that are keeping me busy:

  • Big change in my sight, resulting in new spectacles and thicker lenses.
  • Extra blood tests and health check-ups.
  • A removal for Son #3 which involves a lot of clearing up and clearing out.
  • AGM of the Community Garden
  • Campervan Repairs and Service
  • Urgent dental work
  • Keeping up (however reluctantly) with world affairs and trying not to get despondent.
  • The Usual Dance Classes
  • Perhaps a trip to Oban to go to a Tea Dance – Yes, A real live Tea Dance.
  • Cards, shopping, organising and all the usual paperclog
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5 Responses to Greetings

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    You forgot to add organising a birthday party for Misty.

    I’m sorry you are having further health problems and hope they will be sorted out successfully for you soon.

    Frankly I think you have every reason to have an “Oh my goodness” attitude. With the best will in the world not everyone can be a Pollyanna.

  2. Tim says:

    Yay. Celebratory greetings to Misty!

  3. Mina says:

    Oh the power of positive thinking…… Keep it going.

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  5. Good to be positive. As Bishop Sheen used to say, if we all light one little candle…..
    The world has always been troubled in one way or another, and thank goodness God did not leave me in charge.
    Time to reflect on what’s right with the world I think. Have a Good Holiday if I don’t hear from you again before Christmas. Ready to put up my nativity scene..I always think of you when I do.

    Happy Birthday Misty, you adorable dog.

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