Life is a gift, and I am grateful for so many things and so many people who bless my life. Growing up in Texas, I never imagined living close to the ocean. But, here I am and here I have been most of my adult life. This year had a few bumps in the road, but pretty soon Alan and I will be ready to rock and roll again. He had both hips replaced, I had a knee replacement, more glaucoma surgeries, and arthroscopic surgery on my other knee. I can’t wait to get back to my soul-feeding walks on the strand! Teaching brings me so much joy and making music alone and with friends is just plain fun! Whatever this year is going to bring, I look forward with anticipation!