Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolution for 2009

After a day of repairing antique books, and perusing his stamp collection with Jake, Dee was checking the progress of his secret recipe for soupstock. Observing his various activities, I was feeling lackluster and reflective, rummaging around for purpose and meaning in life. I asked him as he inhaled the aroma of his masterpot, "What should be our goal this year?"

Standing at the stove with his striped jammies tucked in at the waist, he suddenly twirled around the kitchen in his socks struck a familiar pose and started to sing his answer:

"Ah, ah, ah, ah...
Stayin' alive, just stayin' alive."

Good goal, Dear.

(Being married to a man who makes me laugh
is a fun way to live.)


PS: This is a post I wrote last New Year's Eve—before the heart attack, the pneumonia, the hospital stays, the ambulance rides. I have to say I'm glad Dee is a follow-through kind of guy!

Dee's 63rd birthday!
(It almost took his breath away!)

#1 Blessing of 2009:

Dee stayed alive!


Christie said...

I think my goal for 2010 will be to see Opa do the "Stayin' Alive" dance. I'd pay good money, too.

Diane said...

That's the best resolution made and kept! What a blessing.

polly said...

i'm glad he kept his resolution! next Christmas let's see him do the dance as part of the program!

The Grandmother Here said...

Staying alive is a worthwhile goal. That was our son's goal while he was a missionary in South Africa. He too succeeded. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

M. Halverson said...

And we're glad he did, Happy New Year!!

the wrath of khandrea said...

time for dee to lay off the smokes, i guess.

mama jo said...

the best goal of any year!!

kenju said...

I hope you both not only stay alive, but prosper!!
Happy New Year!

Kay Dennison said...

I'm with Dee on this!!! I hope we're all "stayin' alive" next year at this time.

Here's to a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year to you and yours!!!