Friday, January 11, 2008


Well, we're now into the new year, and the routines are back to what is the new, and we hope temporary, normal for us. Derek's through his latest chemo and the weather actually was a little nicer today than forecast. You take what you can get.

Since I run my own little business, the other routines will also call for attention (bookeeping, pay bills, taxes, invoices and reminders to be sent, etc.). In that sense, you could say that it's business as usual. It's probably just as well that the weather forecast calls for more rain. It wouldn't feel so good to be tied up doing all these things when the sun is shining.

But who's complaining? Most of us usually don't need to worry about the next meal, or how to find shelter; we live in the best country in the world. Just think about what's going on in the Middle East, or Africa, but also think about those people in our country who are not so lucky. We can all help at least a little by contributing to a charity which addresses some of these issues, or volunteering in some way.

Yes, we do have family health concerns - and we're hoping for a good outcome; to some degree, this comes to almost every family. Popular concerns notwithstanding, our family's experience with our health care system has been positive and we have received timely responses when necessary.

So, again, let's take what we can get (and appreciate it).