Goodbye 2016 It's really hard to believe we are at the end of another year. This year has flown by. And really, given all that has happened this year, that's probably a good thing.

Even Mr. B said it didn't seem like it should be Christmas already, and he was right. Maybe it was because we were delayed getting our decorations out and up. Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was all of the loss we have experienced this year. Whatever it is, I'm truly hopeful that 2017 will be a brighter year for us all.

2016 wasn't all bad. M was blessed with a new job, and we didn't have to experience the same type of layoff situation so many around us have had to endure. The lawsuit finally came to an end, and that is a ton of stress and anxiety off of my shoulders. My step dad discovered he can walk again, so long as they numb a particular nerve in his neck. And we got into some great doctors for Mr. B.

On the flip side, I'm still dealing with the sudden loss of so many friends and family. My dear cousin Michael was more like a brother to me than a cousin. We were only 3 months apart in age, and we grew up together. Just before Christmas I signed on to Facebook to find out a dear friend who had helped me so much just a month ago had died suddenly the night before. He was only 38, and left behind a wife and 5 children. I can't even imagine the heartache they are facing this Holiday Season.

I'm not even going to touch the election. That'd take more time than I have right now. Sigh...

2017 is shaping up to be another busy one with reviews and appointments. That's a good thing, I think. I can't wait to see what's in store, and I pray for blessings. I know on the review front, there are some dandies headed your way, so please stay tuned for all of those!

Until long 2016. I truly hope 2017 is a better year for all of us.