Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017

Let me begin to wish you a happy new year. All the rest and all, good health, prosperity, lose a bad boss, but above all else: be happy. Seek happiness in all small things that come your way, for true happiness make the sun shine brighter.

What will happen next year?
Well, according to http://psychics.co.uk/blog/predictions/ this is going to happen:

  • Denmark and Italy pull out of EU as Euro crashes. 2017 sees Italy in serious economic problems.
  • Britain escapes the worst of the international economic troubles and is seen as a safe economic haven. Britain, India and Australia form an economic alliance.USA experiences a serious drought during the summer of 2017 while Europe has floods.
  • Large fire at the UK Houses of Parliament
  • New War spills into Afghanistan as revolution erupts in Uzbekistan
  • Terrorists make toxic or biological attack on school in Europe.
It can be worse, www.alamongordo.com  predicts on the basis of a priest in the 12th century Israels future. Jerusalem would parish in 2017 according to his writings.

For me, 2017 is a year of change. My daughter is leaving the house in 2017 and for the first time in 22 years Wanita and I will be alone again. That is exciting. It is scary. This thing actually has a name the empty nest syndrome. Now I don't like syndromes in general, but this one I don't like at all. Men are supposed to suffer less of this syndrome (don't know why, only because many women have menopause as well seems not a good reason).

Anyway, I like it that she is becoming independent. Her home is adjusted to her needs, she has a two room apartment with a double sized bed. My girl thinks ahead. Her kitchen sink can go high (at standing height) or low (at wheelchair height). It really blows your mind if you see it (like this one).
It took us a month to paint and decorate it, but half January it is finished.
How will Wanita and I cope? Will we grow more close or just the opposite? Will our play increase or be different or not?

We cannot change the world events. We can however, strive to be happy. May your days be happy, all of them.

12 comments:

  1. All the best and brightest to you for 2017!!!

    I read something the other day, "My nest is not empty. My child is in flight" and I thought that was lovely--it brought to my mind the surety of home always being there and present.

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    1. What a wonderful thing to say. That is what you are raising your child for, to fly without fear and be balanced enough to hold your heading.

      Happy New Year,
      Han

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  2. In a way I envy you, that you will soon have an empty nest, but on the other hand it's good the way it is over here. Wishing you a very happy 2017!

    Rebel xox

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    1. The way is sooooo wonderful Rebel, if I was younger I would start with adopting a little baby tomorrow.
      Raising a child is wonderful.

      Happy New Year,
      Han

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  3. May your days be hapoy of all them, Han.
    May you and Wanita grow more close, your play improve .
    May your daughter be hapoy with het first flat.
    May this year be better Then last one.
    Be happy, SHan

    Mona Lisa

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    1. I always like to think next year will be better. And often it is. Keep positive, even if the house is empty, smile.

      Happy New Year,
      Han

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  4. Happy New Year Han - I'm so happy for you, your daughter and Wanita. It's hard letting go but know you've done your job well and trust your instincts and hers. You and Wanita will do just fine.

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    1. We will. I know we will. It's just a bit... odd and empty.

      Happy New Year,
      Han

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  5. Happy 2017, Han!

    Here's hoping that your daughter leaving the nest will be as smooth as can be for you and Wanita. Think of all the time that you both will have to walk around the house naked and enjoying each other's company without any distractions. =)

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    1. SMile, now you mention that... We are going to have some different things here in the house. She still got a key, but we have an extra lock on the inside!

      Happy New Year,
      Han

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