I am grateful for the year I had and for the year ahead.
We had a lovely trip to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in late May and early June.
It was a pleasure to see those former Soviet bloc countries and to hear the stories of the people who lived through those times.
And for me it was a grand treat to have pickled herring for breakfast.
My husband had a rental house he fixed up and sold. Rental income is fine, but this is a headache we no longer need.
My best friend and I went to Portland, OR for the weekend in August to see a local theatre company's "Star Trek In The Park."
They put on "The Trouble With Tribbles," and it was a blast.
As readers here know I got off my prescription heart meds back in November. I only take daily low dose ASA now. My cardiologist said this was non-negotiable and I am totally cool with it.
An independent publisher in the UK has offered me a book contract. The papers have yet to arrive as I write this, but it counts and it's a win.
It was a great year. I am sure some not-so- great stuff happened, but I have long forgotten. This is also a win.
Life in 2013 was good.
In 2014 it will be even better.