In one hour it will be 2015. 2014 was a good year.
The biggest addition to this year has been bringing into our family, December 25, 2013, Bailey and Harrigan, after bidding farewell to Flyer and Navi. The Girls have been such fun, and have truly become a part of The Haasienda.
It’s been a busy, and exciting year of teaching. The students are soaring in a variety of ways, and it has been great to see their progress, and successes.
I’ve done a ton of rearranging, reorganizing, and tossing out. The house, once filled with sons, and their friends, now has a somewhat quieter, settled atmosphere. I am truly enjoying this new chapter.
Despite not being busy with sons, and their activities, I found myself even more busy. But, it is a different kind of busy. I do find that little housework, other than sweeping and keeping things picked up, gets completed. I utilize the Rent-A-Wrestler program from the high school, and several current and former students do not mind being hired to run errands, or go grocery shopping for me. I am getting a little more selective about what I wish to do, and with what I’d prefer not to bother.
I did not travel as much as I hoped. I made several trips to Indiana to visit Mother, several trips to visit my neighbor boy at Ohio Northern University to watch some shows, a day trip to Lexington, Kentucky to visit the Mary Lincoln House, and down to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, to Chillicothe, Ohio to see the Adena Mansion, and to North Bend, Ohio to attend the retirement service for Alice Kay Hoover.
And, the big item this year was turning 50 years old. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a birthday as much as I did this one. My students, their parents, and many friends turned this into an incredible week-long event. Fantastic!
Here’s to an exciting 2015! Happy New Year, Everyone!