Enough of lymphoma, food poisoning, and less than pleasant aspects of the Pandemic…moving forward…

A reminder of the vibrance of youth: our granddaughter dancing in A Chorus Line after being sick all week with the flu…

It has been one, crazy, end of a year. There have been massive ups and massive downs; overall all is good. Due to the indolence of my lymphoma, as it appears that I have had it for maybe four or five years, and all sorts of other things going on…and then, the icing on the cake, getting a nasty case of food poisoning, this end of the year has been eventful.

It is cold outside and I even managed to slip on the ice this morning. It was a total surprise to me and for that I am thankful. Being a total surprise means that my body did not go rigid and I fell on my right hip without any meaningful hurt. As of today, I have put in 872 miles to  dog walking this year! Given that I am still not totally over my reaction to food poisoning and a nice bout of plantar fasciitis in my left heel, yes, it has been a year.

Enough of that all as I am ready to move on…

I feel that turning seventy was the clincher…my sixties were the years that I noticed being stiffer when I would get up after sitting for a long while; my seventies, however are showing a bit more fatigue and maybe even a slowing down of sorts…

Nonetheless, I am moving forward and excited about the first Christmas all together since the Pandemic. 

Normalizing is what it is all about.

Normal is good. 

Now I just have to get smart enough to know that if it is 0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit that I am smart enough to wear my special ice shoes. My Icebugs are he best as they have metal cleats on them and assure a safer trek.

I am still doing Hungarian every day. As of yet, I have still not thrown myself completely in for some reason; the language is so odd and different and I am doing a different approach of it for that reason. I am redoing my Pimsleur 30 lessons for speaking and conversational practice and I am working on building up my vocabulary. I have abandoned Duolingo after 1000 some days of study as it has changed and I am not happy with what they have done.

Okay, moving forward…

About Richard Koerner

Seventy something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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