Not always. But -- in the spirit of Elvis -- I don't leave these things to chance.
#1: Someone to love. I am very fortunate to have people in my life that I love. A lot. When there are disappointments or problems, I think, "these are my people." Then, I forgive them -- or ask them to forgive me -- and we move on. Loving people is easy. Accepting and forgiving is the hard part...
#2: Something to do. NO PROBLEM. Taking care of all the people in #1 takes a lot of time...and I have so many hobbies that I LOVE....I always, always have something to do.
Which brings me to #3: Something to look forward to...This is so much fun. Because, I LOVE TO PLAN EVENTS. I like to have one major wonderful event happening every month.
So, to kick off 2017 -- here's what's happening (so far):
JANUARY: Mary Mulari is coming to Iowa!
|Mary is coming for a visit -- and I AM PLANNING EVERY MINUTE!!|
FEBRUARY: My cousin Jackie, is coming from North Carolina for a visit!
|It's always great when Jackie comes home. With birthdays only 3 months apart, we grew up together and spending time with her makes me feel like a kid again. (I can almost get into those pink pants!!)|
MARCH: Lilly and I have our birthdays. This year, I am taking her to NEW YORK CITY!!
|Last year, I took Lilly to CHICAGO. She got to meet Mary Fons and we had a wonderful time. This year? NEW YORK CITY!! I am soo excited. I've been working out, getting in shape -- and am confident that I'll be able to keep up with her!|
To Be Determined. Hummm...I have so many choices...what to do? what to do??
|We will DEFINITELY have a Sister's Sewing Weekend again this year!!|
|How about a Featherweight Workshop in Minnesota?? Hey -- that could happen!!|
|Maybe I'll go to Canada to see Marion's new house...no, wait, she's probably still in Florida...|
|A TMBC Road trip? Maybe an overnight in Wisconsin??|
|In May, Mary and I will be doing our brand new Midwest YA YA Sister act at Nancy's Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!!|