Waiting Until 2023

As you can tell from my past few posts, I have been listening to some music recently. Whilst not completely recovered from Covid, I have been getting some sleep at night, and that has made me feel so much better.

Where blogging is concerned, I have decided to wait until the new year to get back to normal. I will complete the serial ‘The Four Musketeers’ next week, which was unfortunately interrupted by my becoming ill.

2022 is a year I would rather forget. Months of frustration trying to renew my driving licence, followed by weeks of illness and hospital tests resulting in a ‘sort-of’ diagnosis of Lactose Intolerance. Then the year rounded off by the heating breaking down during one of the coldest spells of bad weather for 40 years.

All of that followed by us both contracting Covid-19, cancelling Christmas, and spending the whole festive season shut in at home.

What I am hoping for now is to be able to stay up until midnight tomorrow, to bid farewell to my 70th year with a shout of “Good riddance!”

51 thoughts on “Waiting Until 2023

  1. I’ll be glad to see the back of 2022 also. Not been a good year for me either. I hope it’s a better one for you too Pete, and you make a full recovery soon.

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  2. I do hope you stay up till midnight and say ‘good riddance’ to 2022! Please take a photo! When we have a terrible day at school (yes, we have terrible days), the good news is that the next day will be better. It always is. Pete, 2023 will be better! Here’s to a new year!

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  3. Glad your feeling better. Hope you enjoy staying up to see off this year and usher in the new- here’s to a happy, healthy year ahead for all of us!

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  4. I can certainly understand your feelings about this year. I know a few people who won’t be sad to see it off. I have a few ideas of what I would like to see happen next year, but I won’t hold my breath. Let’s go with good health for starters and a farewell to Covid . Best wishes to you Pete and to Julie and that very special dog Mr Ollie.

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  5. I can see why you’re anxious to bid “good riddance” to 2022. For me, it was a transition year. The house was paid off last summer, which allowed me to get started on some home improvement projects. I wrapped up my two “companion” detective novels, both of which will be published as soon as the cover artwork has been completed, and wrote 45 pages of my new science fiction novel, which I will continue to write next year. I also helped develop a songwriting website that will be published sometime in early 2023. In short, 2021 was a very bad year for me, and 2023 promises to be a very good one.

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  6. I do hope 2023 will be a kinder year for you, Pete. I think we could all use more to feel positive about. I wish you, Julie and Ollie and wonderful new year – fully recovered and looking forward to a better year ahead.

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  7. 2022 was a horrible year and I don’t hold out much hope for 2023 either. The war in Ukraine drags on with horrific stories and the crackdown on women in Afghanistan makes me cry. That’s before I even think about our domestic woes, like the chaos caused by the lightning strike and DH’s every other day trips to the clinic. Here’s wishing everyone a better 2023 and I hope I am so wrong.

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  8. 2022 seems to have been a year for illness, Pete. I had covid in March and a cut that developed a biofilm and took two months to heal and poor Michael was ill for weeks. He is doing much better and I hope 2023 brings better things. I’m sure a lot of the illness is due to people being home so much in 2020 and 2021 so not getting exposed and developing a resistance to viruses. I hope you continue to strengthen and recover 💗

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  9. Good to hear you are feeling a little bit better now, Pete! I also think sleep is most times brings the best cure. Don’t hesitate and enjoy the more silenced environment. Before i will forget, let me wish you a wonderful start of the New Year. Also best wishes to your wife, and last but not least (Now i can use this phrase where it should be placed Lol) Ollie. xx Michael

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