Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Happy New Year!
I hope all of you out there in the Blogworld and beyond are having a fantastic start to the year I'm contractually obliged to refer to as Twenny-thir'een ( that's 2013 in old money )
Above are perennial favourites around these parts, Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes, embarking on another adventure, full of youth and optimism, ready for the future and whatever it holds.
To be frank I'm struggling myself to feel that positive about the future at the moment, veering between optimism and pessimism on a daily basis. I'm waiting for test results at the moment, resulting from the operation I had back in November, and it's casting quite a shadow over the year to come. In the last week I've had a bone marrow sample taken ( ouch! and on Christmas Eve, too... ) and had a full body X-ray, then next week I'm going for an MRI, to be followed at some point by radiotherapy. Although I feel like a mad scientist's plaything at the moment this is all obviously for my benefit and, hopefully, a case of my specialist being over-cautious and covering all bases. That's the best-case scenario, anyway...
But, as I said ( and not wanting to depress you all... too much... ), I hope everyone reading this has a Happy and healthy New Year. And, in that spirit, here are some of the things that make me happy, family and friends: