Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

I can't believe that it's New Year's Eve already!  This past year has just flown by.  There have been some highs (our son coming home) and some lows (hubs continued illness) but I would like to think that this is the norm and not the exception.  With that, I am hoping and wishing for an unremarkable, stress free new year. We have had far too many trips to the doctor, e.r., hospital and rehab center in the last six months and just quietly staying home sounds so good.

I am not one to make resolutions.  I feel they set you up to fail.  I would, however,  like to set some goals:

Take time for myself
Quilt and read more
Start on some sort of exercise plan even if it is just walking daily to 7-11 for a cup of coffee
Take more classes
Get my house organized
Paint the interior of the house
Do some repair projects around the house
Learn something new
Visit more of this beautiful state
Go on a quilt retreat and/or visit The Missouri Star Quilt Company

I'm sure I can think of more.

In other news,  the weather here in Colorado has been crazy cold -15 degrees at night cold!!!  Our court faces north so in spite of the fact that it is now a balmy 20 degrees and there is not a cloud in the beautiful blue sky and the sun is shining, the street and lawns are one solid blanket of snow.  Absolutely beautiful.

All four of the dogs, the two Scotties and two Pugs, are loving the snow. They love nothing better than playing tag in the back yard and chasing squirrels and looking for rabbits.  The only downside to all of this is massive doggy snow prints and debris on my floors.  Well worth it, though.

I am not sure if I mentioned it here, but I laundered my cell phone so I have been unable to take and download pictures.  In the interim, I am using hubs' phone.  It takes pictures but I haven't figured out how to send them over to the computer.  My last resort will be actually looking at the manual!

One thing I forgot to put on my list is to blog more.  I know that time gets away from all of us.  Lately I have been going though my blog links and deleting those that are no longer updated after a given time.  I don't want to be one of those!  I cringed every time I hit the delete button.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!!! 


Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Happy New Year!

Your all prepared with your list to get the new year off to a good start! It always helps me to make a list then I know where I'm going!!!
It's cold here in Oregon and the snow is lovely and makes the days so bright!!
Wishing you all the best in 2015!

Salmagundi said...

Happy New Year -- yes, it is beautiful here in Colorado. I love when there is snow on the ground and the sky is that amazing blue!!! Good luck on your goals - I would like to quilt a little more, also! Sally

JoAnne said...

Happy New Year! I hope things are better for you this year. I love your goals--I may adopt some of them myself.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year Miss Jean! I hope 2015 will be a better year for your hubby -- and you!

I love your list of goals. You could combine 3 and 4 -- I take workout classes and I LOVE them. I feel so much better when I do them. I'm looking forward to more blogging from you this year! {wink}{wink}

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy New Year, Miss Jean! So sorry to hear about your phone--I hope it can be fixed!

Colorado is such a beautiful state--we drove to the sw portion this autumn and I will soon be blogging about that area. I also look forward to seeing more new places this year!