Six months into 2019 and I am one year older and much, much wiser.
Uncannily my #WOTY Refresh has magically taken over my life. I seem to be doing nothing yet doing something – much like treading water in a swimming pool. Perhaps it is the process of refreshing myself, my blog and my life.
New friendships and new relationships marked the start of the year
When the old broom who swept clean suddenly disappeared.
It didn’t, however, deter me from bringing in the 60th birthday of a friend.
The feasting continuing with the old college gang,
More celebrations in store in my birth month of February
Before the workmen moved in to refurbish and renovate.
Plumbers, electricians, carpenters hammered and reshaped a
forty-year-old room, bringing it up to date.
Goodbye heritage Terrazo that outlived its life
And Welcome new bathroom and fancy mood lights.
March saw Wow Dinga turn six
With a splash in the pool.
Pizzas and cake and friends from his school.
A grand nephew twice removed joined the ranks of the twice born
As doting parents, friends and family indulgently watched on.
April added one more year for Hubby Dear and Mum
While my dad at 87 began another year to march on.
The sun blazed mercilessly in the merry month of May
But Alphonso, Pairi and more family celebrations helped us get through the days.
With rain clouds threatening to bring down the heat
I captured Summer’s sweetness in jars of sweet chutney
And pickles to eat.
Six months into 2019 and the months have sped by in a whizz
I’ve had my share of troubles, sniffles and more.
There have been ups and there have been downs
And I wonder what the next six have in store.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learnt is
And as the late Doris Day said, “Que Sera Sera.”
Do you often feel that you are just jogging on the spot?
24 bloggers have got together to celebrate six months of 2019 from June 17-19. In their own unique ways, they will share what the last six months mean to them. In these 24 posts, you will find a lot of joy and hope. Not to forget, some humor and stories too. So don’t forget to read these all and share some love.