If you recapped your 2016 in a Christmas card letter, what would you say?
What happened to you this year that was personally significant, good or bad, what did you achieve, what was the funniest thing that happened to you?
My husband went back to work in January after his heart attack last November. We've had a few trips to the emergency room for false alarms, ending
with a hospital stay that actually revealed an underlying nonfatal, but very painful, issue. With that new knowledge, he's had a very good 3
I got a new (to me, anyway) car this year. I've been putting it off for a couple of years now, because the time just wasn't right, didn't have enough
saved up, etc. My beloved old 1999 Sunfire finally reached the point in September where time and rust had taken their toll. The brakes went out and
the frame was so rusted it was a safety issue. My mechanic could have made a lot of money fixing the brakes, but he was honest enough to tell me it
was time to find another vehicle.
My personal achievement this year: I've finally gotten a handle on my credit card spending. A switch finally went off earlier this year, and I said
to myself that I just can't keep doing this. I've had the wonderful experience of seeing my minimum payment drop a little lower each month, along
with the amount in the little box that says if you pay this much every month, the card will be paid off in 3 years time.
This year's funniest story involves one of my volunteers. Shy, quiet, retired music teacher M delivers meals each month. We've gotten friendly over
the years, and one month the conversation turned to the picture of Bernie Sanders being arrested in the 60's at a civil rights rally. As M was
leaving to go home for the day, she leaned towards me and proudly whispered in my ear....
I GOT TEARGASSED!!
OMG!! I never saw that one coming!
I hope all of you have made the best of a tough year, and may 2017 be better.
edit on 12/17/2016 by Cheddarhead because: clarity
edit on 12/17/2016 by Cheddarhead because: same reason
on 12/17/2016 by Cheddarhead because: misspelled the title of all things.