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Last Entry of 2008

Just got back from Mandai crematorium–not a close relative, but a grand old lady who made it to her 90’s. Her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren seemed most concerned about her husband–stepfather to her children–who is now suddenly alone.

It must be a terrible wrench to lose someone after so many years. But I’ve noticed that when people are ‘happily’ married (compared to those couples who seem to spend all their time criticising their partners’ habits & saying they stayed together ‘for the sake of the children’ ) they seem to survive this loss better. From what I’ve observed of friends’ widowed mothers, the two women who were the harshest to their late husbands (mocking and making digs at them even in front of daughters’ friends) were the ones who fell apart long term after these husbands died.

I say ‘long term’ because my late uncle’s dear wife did pretty much collapse after the shock of his death, but she also rallied wonderfully. Of course she has her grandchildren and good friends, but perhaps it is because people who care about these things and can make good friends are the kind of people who are easier (on the ears) to live with?

Sorry, waffling & being maudlin. But I’m really really grateful for all I have and that includes all the wonderful, loving & supportive people in my life… (including those who come to construct patios for coffee & biscuits!) And the great ‘friends’ I’ve met online–especially the Sayoni people and the virtual yogis of WoYoPracMo.

It’s the end of the year and while it’s been a really really great year I am so looking forward to 2009.

In 2009 I mean to:

1. Submit final draft of the book for publication (whether or not it gets published is up to God & the publishers but I will Submit it!)

2. Master dropbacks & standing up from dropbacks

3. Master Handstands–entering & exiting them gracefully

4. Crochet a sofa throw

Of course those are the ‘big’ goals. On ground level: Complete NaNoWriMo in January, regular practice, regular meditation, juicing instead of stir frying leafy veg, swimming, cycling, cardio-jogging, weights… try to hit these on Moon Days…

Yes, it’s going to be a great year.

Happy New Year everybody!


One Response

  1. Happy New Year – and wishing you all the best on the things you look forward to in 2009.

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