Almost Over

img_0341The year 2017 is almost over and many of us are quite happy about that. It was, in the macro sense, a pretty shitty year. Can the upcoming year be any worse?

Personally speaking, though, 2017 wasn’t a bad year. I retired at the end of last year and managed to survive. Someone once told me that fifty percent of men die within their first year of retirement. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I’m happy to still be among the living.

No one I personally know died 2017, which is a good thing. And my wife and I remain relatively heathy for aging Baby Boomers, so there’s that, as well.

I also started this blog in May of 2017, and I consider that to be an accomplishment. And my wife is happy about it because it keeps me occupied and out of her hair.

So while 2017 saw the world cratering, I’m doing okay. I just hope that next year at this time, when 2018 is almost over, I will not be calling it yet another truly shitty year.

Assuming, of course, the world doesn’t end and I live through my second year of retirement.


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “almost.”

12 thoughts on “Almost Over

  1. Michael December 30, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Roll on 2018! If nothing else it will be entertaining im sure

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  2. Suze December 30, 2017 / 8:13 am

    here’s hoping that the world remains semi-stable and you remain sharing your words, thoughts and humor with us.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong December 30, 2017 / 8:27 am

    We had much the same experience. On a purely personal level, it was an okay year. Garry has been retired since 2001 and me since 2010 … and we’re both still doing pretty well, all things considered.

    Let’s hope next year is less shitty because this one made up for in political trauma everything it lacked in personal drama. And it’s snowing.

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  4. Megha's World December 30, 2017 / 8:52 am

    All the best to you. If you have managed to survive this year after so many changes in your life, I believe you can surely survive the next one too.

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