Ending 2015

Good grief, here is it, already New Year’s Eve.  I’m looking out onto the empty wet street replete with garbage (it’s garbage pickup day, and it looks like our neighbors had a good Christmas).  I wonder which one of them got the package that UPS said was delivered yesterday that shipped from the Disney Store.  UPS claims it was on our front porch.  Unless we have a pack of creepy Disney squirrels on the lookout, they didn’t.  DD doesn’t miss a trick on the mail/UPS/FedEx stuff and THIS one had her snowglobe in it.  It’s been a bad year for us for packages.

It’s been quite a year.  Two (more) trips to Brazil… but no travel since May.  A summer making up for the 16 months I lost of my life to the Brazil project.  The project was successful, though, so there is an up side to that.

Biking took some working up to, but the races I finished I’m actually proud of myself.  The Santa Hustle this year was an awesome race and means even more to me than finishing Disney, if that is possible.

And here I am.  Fresh coffee (bless Keurig, I have the option of not drinking yesterday’s coffee first thing in the morning) and quiet. I’m loving the coffee… not liking the quiet so much right now.  The year isn’t ending on such a great note but I’m trying really REALLY hard to look into 2016 with hope.

On the horizon…
I’m planning on doing the Presque Isle half marathon in July, the Christmas Story House 10k and the Santa Hustle again next December.
I’m working on my writing.  I’m hoping to take the time to write more here but I’m also working on a project that has been calling to me for a while now. In my poetry blog I’m going to try (really really hard) to do a poem a day for 2016.  I don’t know if I will succeed any better than I did for trying to do a poem a day in November, but this time I’m giving it a hell of a try.  I’m thinking of pulling poems together into a book and putting it on e-book format.  Probably end up no one will buy it and I will have to give it away… but… I think that way I can give my words wings.

I don’t think I’m going to make any resolutions.  That never seems to work.  I think I’m going to set myself goals that are kind of realistic and try to work towards them.

I hope everyone stays safe and has a marvelous New Years Eve doing whatever it is you are going to do.  Me?  I’m going to The Amish Theater to see their New Year’s show.  Probably a lot of the same jokes, but… it will be fun anyway.

author: April Wells
Published: December 31, 2015

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