Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time Flies . . .

The last day of the year.  Wow, time flies when you're having fun.   This year went crazy fast for me.   Lots of things changed, lots stayed the same.   Three children in the home for the last 18+ years, then three children out of the home - just like that.   We added a daughter-in-law.   I guess that was the biggest change this year, but in my book - that's change!   Our house is quieter (except when the kids are home from college) and our house is cleaner (again, except when the kids are home).   

Fortunately, lots of things stayed the same - like our jobs.  We still have them, which I know a lot of people aren't blessed to be able to say.   We still have our home (which is actually worth more than we owe on it).  And, again, I know a lot of people can't say the same thing.   We have our good health, we can afford food on our table (although prices seem to be out of control), and we have love in our hearts.

May we put others before ourselves this coming year and, in turn, be blessed with a prosperous 2012 for ourselves, others, and our nations.

Hope you all have a safe and happy new years celebration tonight!


  1. Have a happy and prosperous new year. I'm glad we found each other again.

  2. I'm thinking I am going to have the perfect NYE celebration for me tonight.... simple supper with the Mister, a little writing on the couch, perhaps an episode of Northern Exposure (we are working our way through the series again via Netflix, having watched it the first time around when it first came out) and asleep by 9:30 - so I can be up early to welcome the new year!
    I am glad to have discovered this little slice of the blogging world - it has made my year more interesting, for sure!

  3. Happy New Year, Judy. May it be full of pleasant surprises, change for the good, and the lovely staying the same.

  4. If I announced to the world that one of our favorite New Years Eve traditions is to sit around watching Godfathers Part One and Two, and eat [gluten-free] spaghetti, and [for me] soy meat balls, would you believe we love every minute of it? We may even make it up later than 9:30, JT, but never to midnight. Not any more. Neither one of us. Big smile.

  5. Happy new year! "May we put others before ourselves..." I love it! What a wonderful thing to wish for that would solve so much.