Happy New Year!!!

Happy Thursday and Happy New Year!!!!  How is your new year going so far???  I was off  from work yesterday for New Year’s Day and that was really nice.  My sister always cooks a big dinner for anyone who wants to come and eat.  I went over to eat with her and her husband and some of my nieces and nephews. We had lots of food and fun.  I baked bread last night and took two loaves of it to work, I try to get it out of the house so I won’t eat all of it.  My co-workers made pretty short work of it.

I am always a little sad on January 1st.  It is my mama’s birthday.  She passed away in 2003 so she has been gone for awhile but I always remember what fun we would have on her birthday.  We would gather the sisters and any nieces and nephews who wanted to go, and we would go out to dinner and see a movie.  She loved doing that.  She was such a special mama, the best in the world as far as I am concerned.  She was also my best friend and someone who always believed in me no matter what.

   This is my mama when she was about 16 years old.

I don’t know if it’s because it is a new year and a new decade, but I have never been so glad to see a new one. I will say that 2019 was good. but a lot of things happened that were not great!!!  The same with the entire decade.  I am still here plugging along and for that of course I am grateful.  But a lot of things happened not just in 2019 but during the last ten years as well. Mark had the kidney transplant in 2011 if you haven’t read that part of my blog you can catch up with it here and here.  I feel like donating a kidney to my husband was a miracle for me and for him.  To be able to do that for him was the best thing in the world to me.    But during the last few years I have lost three of my siblings, a brother in law and my father in law. I also lost my beloved Patches.  That is life I suppose but that’s a lot of loss.  My precious Scruffy and Kitty Kitty came into our lives.   I did do some amazing traveling in the last few years and that was fantastic.  Going to places I have never been before is so exciting to me.   That brings me to my word for the year.

Every year I try to pick a new word to focus on for the year. Last year my word was “Try”. I did try a lot of new things.  At times I pushed myself beyond my comfort level.  But this year my new word is “Discover”.  I want to discover a lot of things this year.  I’m going to try to keep a journal or list of things so that I can remember them all at the end of the year. Just thinking about discovering new things is very exciting and gets my heart racing.   I think the loss of several of my loved ones in the past ten years has made me more aware of life. This is our life to live.  Live it and make it the best you possibly can.  So this year I will see what there is to “Discover”.

Happy New Year and always remember,

Love your day your way!!!



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