Hopefully your 2007 started out with nothing but good health and happiness. As for us, we are hanging in there, and looking for a good year ahead. Roger is still in the hospital, and things are back to the same routine around here, but he is feeling a little better.
We so enjoyed having Chelsea and Jordan here, if only for a few days. Roger was disappointed that he was not able to be out and about with them, but they visited him at the hospital, and I took them out to some of their favorite spots when we could manage the time. They really brightened up the holidays for us, and it seemed a little "flat" when they left. But, they have their own lives to attend to, and that is as it should be. School will be starting up soon for both of them.
Roger is still dealing with many issues but the doctors are beginning to see some progress. Bless his heart, he is so hungry. He is still only allowed broth, a plain baked potato, or rice, and the occasional jello (well, I do make him some mashed potatoes in fat free chicken broth and take them up sometimes). I can tell by the fact that he keeps mentioning "real" food that he is feeling better. I can't wait for the day when he will be able to eat something he really wants.
Tonight, he got his room switched, since someone needed the "special" room he was in more than he did. So, even little things like a change of scenery out the window, or the new room layout, are things to be appreciated. He is now on the side of the hospital where he can watch the sunset. (He could have watched the sunrise from the other side, but, well.........)
So another year has passed and a new one has begun. I have given up making resolutions, because something always gets in the way of them, but I am working on being the best person I can be. I was talking with a friend tonight about how it takes so little time just to be thoughtful of others. It seems to be a hard thing for so many, but I want it to be second nature for me. I fall way short of the mark most of the time, but it's a goal I am willing to strive toward. It sure makes a difference in my day when someone is considerate of me. I'd like to pass that feeling along anytime I can.
So while I am working on that one goal (added to all of my others), I remain today and forever
In His Grip!