So long 2012, it was good to see you come, better to see you go. There have been challenges and blessings galore in this year and I’m happy to say I survive to welcome the year 2013.
2012 saw losses in the PurpleMoose clan: hubbymoose lost his last aunt, and one of his very best friends. PM lost her very best friend as well as a long-ago love. Each loss took a piece of our hearts to the grave.
2012 saw blessings as well: grandchildren who are growing, thriving and, even at the age of the eldest (nearing 21), still unashamed to yell my name across a crowded store, following with a giant hug. Daughters are thriving and loving, both old and new loves. Hubbymoose and I will celebrate our 44th anniversary come May 10th.
Something to look forward to in 2013: I will reach the ripe old age of 21. Wait! What? Didn’t you say you had a grandson who will soon be 21? Ah, yes, you caught me out.
January is my birth month. I will turn 63 on the 27th. How did I arrive at 21? Well, my fave number is 3 and 63 divided by 3 is 21. Yes, yes I am silly. But I am having fun with it.
Want to join in my birthday fun? Want to be a survivor like me? It’s simple. I don’t want presents. I want the joy of seeing you all pass on the joy and love for others. Do a random act of kindness in my birthday honor, then comment below here with what you did. Make sure you leave me your email address so I can reach you later.
Why do I want to reach you? I am going to place the comments into a number generator and pick at least 3. Those 3 people will receive a hand-knitted washcloth/dishcloth from me. My birthday present to YOU.
Game? You have 27 days until my birthday.
With love, the Moose.
The Trifecta challenge this week is survive using the third definition below.
1: to remain alive after the death of (he is survived by his wife)
2: to continue to exist or live after (survived the earthquake)
3: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand (they survived many hardships)
To celebrate my birthday, I decided to hold a little Random Acts of Kindness challenge – with all commenters taking part. Here is what you might win at the end of the challenge: (it will be completed – promise)