Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Look Back at (My) 2006...

January -- Acquired a new dog, Max.

February -- ?

March -- Youngest son turned 6.
My father was in serious condition in the hospital; as a result, I had to cancel a trip to California that I'd so looked forward to.
Published poetry in an American Jewish literary journal.

April -- I was "dismissed" from my job after being with the company for nearly 19 years.
My husband turned 46.

May --?

June -- My oldest son turned 11.
My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

July -- My father celebrated his 86th birthday.

August -- My daughter turned 9.

September -- I turned 45.

October -- ?

November -- Started a diet under a doctor's care.

December -- Published an article in the Canadian Jewish News.
My father is in hospital with serious medical problems.

As you can see, my year has centered around family -- both my parents, my husband and my children...and our dog. It has centered around my livelihood (or seemingly lack thereof) of copy editing and editing. It has centered around celebrations. It has centered around my creative writing. It has centered among health.

My life in 2006 has been busy; it has been rich; it has met with disappointments and with simple and great pleasures; my life has had to deal with harsh realities of home life and work life; and as been taught to me over the course of many years, my life has understood that good health is first and foremost to everyday living. Not even with all the money in the world, are you the richest person...but with good health, you are indeed!

Let us all hope and pray for good health for each one of us, for each day to be better than the day that preceeded it, and for 2007 to be a bright and happy year.

Cheers, everyone. L'chaim!


cruisin-mom said...

Pearl, thanks for sharing your year with us. As always, even after a year filled with many challenges, you are so generous in your ability to spread good wishes to all of us, your faithful readers, and to keep a positive attitude.
Happy new year to you and Mr. T.P. and the Pearlettes

Anonymous said...

This was definitely a cool post and a good idea too! You've inspired me to write a year in review as well... Thanks for the inspiration! -Zoe

Anonymous said...

shalom 'pearl...what a great idea for a post...wishing you and yours a happy healthy prosperous creative fun sylvester...ohmein

Rhea said...

What a lot of landmark events you've had this year. I agree: good health is everything. A happy and contented new year to all!

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Dear Pearl,

Wishing you health for you and all dear to you as well as happiness, contentment, and all that is good.

- N

kasamba said...

Sounds good to me!
Amen to that!

Doctor Bean said...

Amen, Pearl. I can't believe we haven't seen you in more than a year.

Your father is in our thoughts and in our best wishes.

Val said...

Great post... and family IS the center of it all! Wishing you health and happiness in 2007.
Will keep your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.

jaime said...

What a wonderful idea for a post. We will also keep your father in our thoughts.

Happy New Year's.