Pretty good year! Actually it's a long time since I saw a year which wasn't pretty good but I like to keep counting my blessings.
I started the year by getting a new-to-me car and have been using it to get out as much as I can. I enjoy regular meets with lots of friends and some of my cousins for lunch or just for coffee . A meal of soup and bread (or maybe coffee and a toasted teacake) when eaten with a good friend, is always a feast.
I'be been busier conducting worship than I have been any year since I retired in 2010. It's unlikely that I will be as busy in 2019 but I've enjoyed the opportunity while it has lasted. I conducted my first wedding for several years as well as funerals and baptisms and I've been preaching most Sundays. During the year I've taken services in eighteen different churches.
I've had two short breaks, one in North Yorkshire and one in Wales and I've had lots of days out including time at at Normanby, Elsham and Donna Nook.
I've been cared for by Annie-the Home-Enhancer and Pete-the gardener/handyman as well as by lots of people who help me with various jobs when disability means I need assistance.
I've knitted, crocheted, sewn, made cards. I've upcycled and repaired.
And in all this I have known real joy, something much deeper than mere happiness. I've said it before and I say it now: I am of all women, most richly blessed.