Looking for a shiny 2019

The last day of 2018 was sunny with a slight breeze, a little chilly, but beautiful.

So that’s a good sign – right?

The last of day of the year should be shining to spread light into the new year.

Making it to the end of 2018 has been a bumpy, but an exciting ride, even without the thrill of downhill sledding. I retired, decided to get rehired, and am sallying forward on a new adventure.

So, as this year closes out, I’m trying to make sure all last year’s cobwebs are swept and the old year is packed away as history. That packing, and sorting includes all kinds of hoarded stuff, from extra dishes to too much furniture. I went through all my magazines and they are going to the one of the local senior centers. Fortunately, daughter Sarah has come up with a rent to own program to unload the doubles of many items we have collected.

I’m slowly recovering from a summer back injury that took me out of the game for a bit. It made me cranky and I slept away too much of the summer. I think may have I made up for all the 15-minute breaks I never took while gainfully employed.

So, to celebrate, I’m thinking of packing up Winston and Buddy, the annoying canines, for a walk in the snow just to check for myself if there is enough white stuff in the mountains.

There may not be enough snow, just yet to ensure a good water season for the area farmers, but plenty for downhill skiing, if you are so inclined. Besides, it is still early in the winter season.

The passes are bare and wet, so far, for safe holiday travel home or back to school.

The Seahawks won their game Sunday and the Cougars won their “Big Game” Friday night. I finally get the whole “WSU Gardner Menshew’s mustache” thing.

Tuesday, Washington Huskies got their chance to win the Rose Bowl (as I write this, the verdict is still out on that score).

All good things, except I think WSU could be at the Rose Bowl, but I’m not anxious to start a “Cougs vs the Huskies” debate.

With that said, the opening of new businesses in town, some of which are doggie-friendly and others that just serve humans, the economic future is looking brighter.

I’m looking forward to snoopy around each of the new places, not already on my frequent flyer list, and adding my coin to the registers.

It indeed looks to be a brighter day in 2019.


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