mvanert

It’s been awhile…

I haven’t been very good at keeping this blog up, it seems there has been a lot going on with me, business-wise and life in general. 2018 has come and gone and has been a pretty good year despite my mom’s death at a ripe old age of 89.

I should be so lucky.

She wasn’t very mobile these past few years but she didn’t complain, she enjoyed her routine of watching old sitcoms and 70’s TV whether it was M*A*S*H or The Golden Girls or Hill Street Blues she enjoyed them all, over and over. She lived in her house for all but the last couple of months which was good.

My dad celebrated his 90th birthday in September and everyone was there, his first and second family. Eight kids with my mom, four with his current wife.

I travelled a lot this past year, to Arizona, Spain, Ottawa and California (a couple of times), a good two months of the year on the road. Most of it was good, some, not so good.

I have decided that laughing will be high on my agenda of things to do this year. Most of us don’t laugh enough whether it be at ourselves or at the world in general but I have decided I’ll be happier if I laugh at life and with life, the good and the bad.

There’s not a lot left for me, life that is.

It’s interesting to me to reflect on the reality of nothingness that is to come. It would be nice if there was something after death, though I have my doubts. I am given lately to think about what will be the effect of my life on this reality I will leave behind. Right now it is the legacy of my son and daughter, both who have become amazing people. I am not so ignorant as to think I have much responsibility for how they have grown and prospered but, a little bit, maybe.

I don’t do “New Years Resolutions” but I have plans and one part is to write more.

Wishing everyone well this new year, 2019.

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