Auld Lang Syne

As the light begins to fade on 2017, I wonder what you are most looking forward to in the new year? Are you making resolutions for 2018 or are you like me and simply setting some goals?

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The new year’s holiday gives us a chance to say goodbye to the old year and to welcome in the new one. 2017 was a good year in some respects…my latest book came out in April and we downsized to a new home…but not so good in others because I lost both a dear friend and a beloved uncle.

My goals for 2018 are pretty simple. Since I received a Fitbit for Christmas and am entertained and motivated by its fun reminder messages like “Time for a stroll” or “Go for it”, or “Let’s roll”, I’d like to be more active in 2018.

I’m working on two new books right now and hope to finish one or both in the new year. Fingers crossed.

My hope is to spend more time with old friends in the new year and get to know my new neighbors.

And finally, I’d like to see more of this little guy in 2018. It’s hard to be a grandmother and have your only grandchild live 1000 miles away. Yes, I need more time with little Graham Michael!

Whether you are saying a fond farewell to 2017, or happily slamming the door on this year, I wish you and your family much love and happiness in 2018!

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Written by Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns in 1788, “Auld Lang Syne” is traditionally sung at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve in English-speaking countries to bid farewell to the old year. The words “Auld Lang Syne” are loosely translated as “old long since”, “days gone by”, or “old times”.

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4 thoughts on “Auld Lang Syne”

  1. Happy New Year! I hope all your goals are met. I look forward to the next book and many more lunches.

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