Monday, December 31, 2012

Good-bye, 2012; Hello, 2013

So, it is almost over.  We managed to avoid the end of the world on December 21st although, I  guess the fiscal cliff still looms.  Oh, but now they are calling it more like a fiscal slope so that’s all right then.

There will not be a phenomenon such as 12-12-12 in the rest of my lifetime.  Oh, well, I took very little note of those dates anyway.  I am sure it would be handy to have your wedding date, or your birth date, or even your twelfth anniversary on that day.  Imagine the righteous indignation you could muster: What?!?  You forgot our anniversary?!?  Unlucky for me, though, because I am the one who always forgets those sentimental dates.

According to a numerology article I read in an area magazine—the Sarasota area is tres new agey—the coming year will be a financially beneficial year for me (hence my refusal to worry about the financial cliff).  I hope so, as 2012 was not a banner year on the money front.  Still, we never once went without a meal unless we wanted to—usually because we had too much at the last one.  Also, we were able to complete the furnishing of our Florida home.  I have nothing to complain about and every reason to be grateful.  And I am.

I have made a couple of resolutions, but mostly I am concentrating on my hopes for a better world ushered in with the new year:
  • a world where people (including those On the Hill) work together with civility,
  • a world where children go to bed at night feeling safe and well-fed,
  • a world where women do not lie near death after being brutally raped and beaten,
  • a world where weapons are turned into ploughshares and we study war no more (something like that),
  • a world where peace is found in every home in every land.
Not so much to ask…

Bing Images
Happy New Year


  1. I double agree with this wish and maybe if we all put our minds and prayers to it, it might just happen.

  2. I'm counting down the New Year here in Breckenridge Olga. If even just one of your wishes would come true I'd be grateful. My life is full too - I'm thankful. Happy 2013!

  3. What a powerful list and I so agree. Lets make it so by badgering our elected officials to do the right thing.

  4. I hope your wishes come true. It truly would be a better world. Wishing you the best that 2013 has to offer.

  5. I have alway been something of a New Years scrooge, at one time wanting to boil every fool celebrating New Years in their own oil and bury them with a stem of a martini glass through their heart, but the ghosts of too many years pasts have come to haunt me. So I have come to a grudging respect for the sentiment of New Years, and indeed hope that some of your wishes for 2013 will come true.

    As far as the fiscal cliff goes, by the time the politicians get done polishing it, it will be a wonderful thing.

    Happy New Year Olga, I hope 2013 is a very good year for you.

  6. Happy 2013, Olga. May all those wishes come true!

  7. I'm with you on that list, and I will add that I'm going to try to be nicer to and about people in the coming year. I'll try to improve my tiny piece of the globe in hopes the ripple effect will take it from there.

  8. I love and agree with all your hopes and wishes for 2013. It would certainly be a nicer place to live.


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