For the last - oh, let's say 9 or 10 years - I've been zigging and zagging a lot. In 2006, I zoomed over to Europe to spend a month in Italy and then zipped for another 2 1/2 weeks over to England and Wales. (lovely zig) In 2007, my daughter ended up in the hospital and then a halfway house due to a breakdown with her Bipolar 2. (big zag) At the same time, my father was suffering from a form of dementia caused by two severe strokes, so I had to keep that news from him. (another big zag) He passed away that September (sad zag), the same month my daughter was able to begin living on her own again. Happily, a big zig!
For one wonderful year, I had a long zig of personal calm in my life. Towards the end of 2008, I reconnected with my first love and, well, most of my regular readers will recall that, in the end (last year), it all came to naught. A huge zag after having waited until 2014 to getting married and supporting him through cancer and other illnesses. He certainly felt a huge zag when I showed him the door!
Now 2016 has arrived and I am beginning to zig again! I've moved on with my life, reconnected with old friends and treasure those who stayed by my side throughout all the zags! A few of the highlights in the first few days of a new year and new life for me:
1. New Year's Eve was spent with friends and while awaiting the big moment, we played a bunch of silly games and laughed ourselves hoarse!
2. New Year's Day was my grandson Noah's 12th birthday and we all went out for dinner, coming home for homemade chocolate cake and icing!
3. On Sunday the 3rd, Noah and I went out eagle spotting! We drove all around our area taking photos, ending up at the local Ladner Harbour Park where he enjoyed himself zigging and zagging on the ice on the wharf. Of course, I was terrified that he'd end up in the icy drink!
4. Today (the 4th) the kids are back at school and the house is quiet again.
zigging forward now and I absolutely refuse to do anymore zagging!
Must show you a few shots from yesterday!
It's no wonder I love where I live!
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