Looking back at 2014

2014 delivered joy, sadness and surprises

By Emma Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

Lowell, MI – From big anniversaries and baptisms to big weddings, we experienced it all. From joy to sadness, we gained new life and lost loved ones.

First in January I celebrated my one year anniversary with WordPress. It was a year of learning and finding my true self. I found out that I am a better employer than an employee. A Swedish friend of mine laughed at that.

I found out that it’s better to give than to receive. So, I also started a blog for my sister-in-law CJ Aunt Jarmilka’s Desserts for her bakery business soon after my own. CJ also celebrated her one year anniversary of blogging.

Sizzlin Summer
Sizzlin Summer concerts in Lowell

In March, I went for my annual retreat in Venice, Florida and I swam with the dolphins. While I was swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, Samuel Chavent was born two months prematurely in Dijon, France to my daughter Emma and her husband Adrien.

As I walked from one beach to another, and saw divers, I found inspiration for a new story.

I started my walking routine to the Franciscan Sisters in April for the first time in 15 years without my dog Haryk. He was getting too sick to walk. I also celebrated 100 posts on Earth Day.

100 Posts
Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience nature center

“You’re a prolific writer,” said Alan Blanchard, former publisher of the Ionia Sentinel-Standard in 2000.

We had a baptism in May in Kalamazoo. My husband Ludek is the godfather to Josephine Marie Palova.

I scored a great career success in May. I got my blog into the Gatehouse Media, a 10-million reader market through the Ionia Sentinel-Standard.

We also bought tons of meat at the Jones Meat Market customer appreciation day for the upcoming international wedding party.

March Expo
Bluegrass band Eazy Idle with Dave Simmonds

Then came the summer we never had. I watered my gardens exactly twice. We had enough liquid precipitation to water the moon.

To be continued…..

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