So good to hear from my friends. I feel like I'm coming out of a tunnel, after having spent hours and hours, working at editing for a friend's business. This doesn't pay as much as subbing, but I don't have to leave home or make anyone behave! (although where I sub, the students are remarkably kind most of the time.)
Mariane, I'm sorry for the turmoil you went through. I knew something was wrong and have prayed for you. Wasn't it good to know though, when you were concerned about a possible imminent death, your only concerns were earthly ones; your home in heaven is secure. Bless you, my friend!
I know how frightened John must have been.
Don, I'm sorry for your stressful days, and I can easily see how your nerves might get the best of you. And I must admit--sometimes when Leon says, "I heard you talking in there; where you on the phone," I just tell him I was talking to me!
Edy, thank you for the recipe and the smile. I can just see your pretty fingernails!
Joanney, I hope this will be a specially good year for you--it's time!
Allison, I'm so glad you had a grand time at Urbana. It's great to have your "spiritual batteries" recharged.
Carole, I'm glad you had a good Christmas, and I understand completely about how good it is to get back to your own "nest" and your own bed.
Laurie, may God send you unanticipated special blessings for this New Year, with only the best memories of your dad to warm you.
Carol, I'm praying this will be a better year, physically, for you, and you'll grow stronger physically and more able to enjoy your family.
We, too, missed the ball drop at 12:00 to usher in the New Year, but it came in just fine, anyway. We are excitedly looking forward to a new baby girl and baby boy from our granddaughters in March to make this a bright year.