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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20 thoughts on “Thinking Back & Ahead”
You certainly had a most eventful year! I am so happy that you recovered well to end the year with memories of amazing trips and family time! Happy New Year to you and your sweetie!
Thank you for sharing your time with us and for your inspiring views and comments!
Hoping that 2018 will be a healthy and joyous year!
You are very kind to follow along. Here’s to a prosperous 2018.
Linda, even though you were down the first couple of months, you made up for lost time. Enjoyed the recap!
Happy New Year Lulu! While the Year didn’t start well you finished with a boom! Your India trip looked amazing! Wishing you a wonderful 2018!
It’s always surprising to me to look back and see all that happened in one year. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thank you, Ellen. I look forward to what we share in 2018.
Happy New Year to you and the hubby and family! Looking forward to a great 2018 for us all. It’s been a great ride with you on your blog this year sharing in so many beautiful moments. Thank you! Tina
Hi I was glad you were able to get everything fixed “foot wise” first so you could take on and enjoy the world. Happy new years!
Though the foot thing slowed the beginning of the year, it didn’t keep me down and made it a lot easier to enjoy what was ahead. Happy New Year.
You were lucky it healed correctly and you were able to go off on an adventure. I’m glad it fine.
May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
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Happy New Year! Wonderful shots!
Thank you, David. I look forward to what we share in the coming months.
I enjoyed this recap!
Happy New Year!!!
OMG the head scared me! The food looks delicious. Happy New Year!
Wishing you and your lovely family all the best in the New Year.
I just love your blog. I have so many fond memories of times in Maine, as a child at camp at Little Sebago Lake, working at Merkles Dept store while living, for a while, in Portland. Your photography is spectacular!