'The Cat' text at 11.30pm last night asking if she could stay over at her friends. It was a family party so I didn't have a problem with it although there was a very teeny tiny sad moment of me thinking, "oh, our first New Year apart". Here she is in her costume ready to go, holding her tail up because Wendy and Sparky are behind her trying to bite it.
The decorations are down and packed away for another year. I've decided silver is the colour of the month and bought a few things yesterday with some Christmas money. I can't put them on the shelf yet because I painted it this morning and it's still not dry.
I've written a little list of things I'd like to do in 2016. Nothing major, just places I'd like to visit, things I'd like to do, books I'd like to read. I don't make New Year resolutions but I think it's nice to have vague plans and things to look forward to for the coming year. And if they don't materialise then so be it. Life is too short to worry about what hasn't been achieved. I'd rather focus on what I have done than what I haven't.
I also have some good news that I've been wanting to share with you for a couple of weeks, but decided to keep until New Years Day, just because it's a nice way to start my blog for 2016.
Me and Mark are going to grandparents. Before you all do a sharp intake of breath, it's Matthew and Sophie! When we told Aunty Edith she looked a little bit shocked for a moment, I think Matthew had slipped her mind and Amy was her first thought haha. The baby is due in July and we are all really excited.
And 3 years ago today I had my heart attack. There has been no dwelling on what happened, but I can't let it pass without a little mention because I like to remind myself how blessed I am to be here. There, that's it. I've acknowledged it and moved on already to what's ahead, not what's behind.
Happy New Year From All At Number 38
Wishing You All The Very Best For 2016