Somehow November and December got away from me — Thanksgiving, shopping, cards, Christmas — didn’t get around to blogging.  Suddenly, it’s the first day of January. A brand new year.  We all get another chance to get it right.

Am dashing this off  at my family’s in Baltimore. A lot going on around me. This will be short and, hopefully, sweet.  Nolan playing a boisterous, imaginary game of Wii tennis. (Boggles my mind!) Jack, on his hands and knees, zooming a toy car around the floor, with sound effects.  Maeve busily toddling around with a doll, talking to herself. Bethany in the kitchen cooking. (I offered to help, but she declined, handed me a glass of wine.) Kieran working today at the nursing home, due home soon for dinner.  A real treat:  filet mignon on the grill.

Here’s to the Year of Our Lord 2018!  I wish you and yours many blessings — health, happiness, love, friends. Prosperity, too. We’ll get through the winter as we always have before.  More snow is predicted in Maryland tomorrow.  But the days are getting longer now.  It’s lighter a little later each evening.  Spring is coming.

By the way, Kieran talked me into Wii bowling with him and Nolan. I finally gave in, very reluctantly.  Had fun.  Scored 111.  Will do better next time.







  1. give them my best!

  2. Tracy said

    Happy New Year to you as well Eileen, I have a good feeling also it’s going to be a good year. Take care, looking forward to reading your next post.

  3. Christine said

    Cheers to you Aunt Eileen. All the best in 2018. Xo xo

  4. Chris Jackson said

    Well it certainly sounds as though you are starting the year off right – surrounded by loved ones. Wishing you much happiness and health in 2018. Love you!

    • Thanks, dear Christine. But, as usual, am revising my hastily written recent post. Always have second thoughts about posting. Besides, was distracted by very entertaining grandchildren and their parents as I wrote!?! Love you and wishes for happiness and health in 2018 right back to you and all the Jacksons.
      Aunt Eileen

  5. Dear Christine:
    Cheers and happy days to your and your “boys” for 2018.
    Love, Aunt Eileen

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