Hello, best blog readers! It’s time for my personal best and worst of the year.
This was not the best of years nor the worst of years, personally. I did my best to compile my lists and here they are:
My son Aaron and all his wonderfulness.
My husband Michael and all his wonderfulness (including his delicious meals, taking care of our home, and making me laugh every day).
Good health for me and my loved ones.
My therapy groups.
Adopting our new adorable cat Joan and our old adorable cat Harley adjusting so well to that.
Walks near the water.
Sustaining music, including songs from Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown.
Trip to NYC with Aaron, including the Sondheim musical Company and the Stephen Colbert Show!
Trip to Nashville on my own, including a very successful Open Mic and meeting fellow blogger Chris!
The book “Radical Acceptance.”
Connecting with people here and on Twitter.
January 6 insurrection and other threats to democracy.
Pain, suffering, and deaths of good people.
Gun violence in the USA.
Miscommunication and misinformation and the painful divisions those cause.
Extensive (and hidden) water damage to our home because of a leaking shower.
The nosebleed from hell (caused by a combo of Joan’s claws and my anticoagulant medication).
Joan’s medical problems which necessitated her being in a cone for MONTHS.
Stephen Sondheim (one of my musical heroes) leaving this earthly realm.
Do you see any bests or worsts in my images for today?
I celebrated Make Up Your Mind Day by making up my mind about what to include in my best and worst lists for 2021!
I think it’s best if I include my favorite song from Hadestown here.
What is your best and worst of 2021?
Thanks to all who made it to my best list, including YOU!