As 2017 draws to an end, like many of you I’m reliving some of the past months and thinking ahead to what the next year will bring.
January and February are blurs as most of that time was spent laid up thanks to surgery to rebuild a heel bone and reattach an Achilles tendon. To say the least, I’m glad that’s behind me and grateful for that being the worst health issue I’ve had.
Getting out was a treat even though it often meant scooting around rather than walking.
By March I was back in the kitchen experimenting with new food ideas and challenging myself to spend some of the down time working on food photography.
Having a bit more mobility in April allowed me to take advantage of exhibits at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where Ron Mueck’s life like sculptures were both intriguing and a tad scary.
By the end of May, we were on the road to Maine making stops in Savannah and South Carolina to explore the low country and binge on yummy food.
Arriving in Maine, the first order of business was to replace the water facing porch, the maintenance for which had eaten the hubby’s lunch over the years. What an improvement and hubby will be ever so happy next year when all he has to do is put the furniture out!
After a month of projects, it was time in July to do what we like best: explore Maine’s coast and islands on Pipe Dreams.
August was family time, and it makes my heart sing to see how much the grandkids enjoy the magic of Maine.
Much of September was shrouded in fog which limited boating but provided good excuse to discover what else Maine has to offer.
In October, we journeyed to the Moosehead Lake region where we enjoyed natural beauty and stumbled upon a memorial that introduced us to a tragic event about which we knew nothing.
A dream came true in November when girlfriends traveled together in India. Bus rides got to be a bit much, but the adventure was one that more than met expectations and provided us with memories to share.
Though we had expected to end 2017 in Maine, winter got the best of us and we returned to Houston to celebrate the coming of a new year with long time friends.
As with every other year, there will be bumps in the road in 2018, but for all of us I hope for good health and well being and light on those days when things don’t look too bright.
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