I'm back in Waterloo now - my plane was delayed and so I didn't get home until almost 9am. Then I slept all day :) We're going over to a friend's place tonight to watch movies and to ring in the new year. We'd hoped to go out, but that didn't work out - still, it's more important to get to spend time with our friends; where we do that is less important.
Funny how you never really know what you're going to get in a year. I'd never have thought that the cancer would come back, or that it would have spread this year. I was working very hard at this time last year, and I thought that that would continue - which it did, up until a point (the extra work I was having to do did come to an end). I'd kind of thought that I might start looking for something new towards the end of this year, but I'd looked forward to working. I didn't put too much thought into what I wanted out of the year, though.
This year, I'm thinking harder about what I want out of the upcoming year. I hope that the cancer stays stable. I'd love for it to go away (for me to be No Evidence of Disease, or NED), but I'll settle for stable. I want to do things that make me happy. We will travel - I want to go to Las Vegas for my birthday, and we're going to go to the UK and probably to North Carolina. We might see more of Ontario. I want to spend time with the people I love. I want to continue to make things I like - I hope to finish my sewing and knitting projects :). I'm thinking that I'll start painting.... or that maybe I'll do more beadwork (making the purse was fun). Either way, I want to continue to explore my creative side. I don't know whether or not I'll work this year, but I'll be happy enough if I don't.
I know that some people other than me have had health problems this year, and I hope that that trend is over; that those who are sick recover, and that there are fewer pains and illnesses for everyone this year. Things have been up and down for many of you this year, and I really, really hope that things stay up for all of you instead of down during the coming year. Mainly, I want for each of you to have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year.