Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

What a year!  2016 has come to a close.  Was it a great year for you?  Are you looking forward to another,or are you glad to see the end of 2016?  I look back on my year it had it's ups and downs.  I am looking forward to 2017.  I always feel hopeful at the beginning of the new year.  I am hoping to publish book number four this year.  I'm also looking forward to riding in my first century bike ride. It will be in June.  I am hoping do some fixing up around my home and yard.  I am hoping to lose some weight and feel better this year.  So even though I'm not great at goal setting there are some things I want to accomplish.  I have been blessed with two wonderful children, whom I love very much.  My hope for them this year is to be happy and find some joy in their lives.  I hope my husband will find joy in his life as well.

So far I haven't had many people follow me from my website to my blog but maybe some of them will find me.  Until then thank you who read my weekly ramblings.  And have a Happy New Year.  Drive safe and sober.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hey Everyone Merry Christmas!!!!!

This time of year is crazy busy, crazy fun, and just plain crazy!!!  As I look at my Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments and presents underneath I reflect on this busy season.   I always hope my children are happy about the gifts they received.  Even though I know deep down inside it's probably not everything they wanted.  But praying they're content with what they received.

It's a crazy time for me.  I haven't had time to sit and ponder what this season should be about.  After the presents are opened and everything has settled a bit, I am able to watch the snow gently falling.  I am so grateful for my many blessings.  My family especially.  My life would be meaningless without them.  Yes, even the dogs.

There as so many things I wish for this year.  Peace, happiness, love and joy for everyone I know.  I wish for a pain free, disease free, cancer free world.  I wish for a world free of war and strife.  I wish no one had money problems and everyone had everything they needed.  I wish no one was homeless, or friendless.  I wish there was no racism, hate, or discrimination.  But then we would live in a perfect world.  Knowing that someday we will live in a perfect place helps me get through the day.  That, someday I will see my loved ones that have gone on before.  I look forward to the day when I will see my Savior again.

But until then, we must keep doing our best to show for love, kindness, and charity, to all around us. We must do our part to make this a better world. I hope this Christmas season is everything you hope for.  I hope this blog finds you happy and at peace.  May each of you have a joyous day.        

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Transition can be fun!

Moving from my website to a blog is not by any means a huge step.  It will be a short hop for me. My worry is that those who follow my website blog will not follow me to this blog.  I guess that will tell me who is really interested my ramblings.  Anyway, I am actually finding myself not as depressed as usual during this Christmas season.  For those of you who don't know, I find myself sinking into an unusual state of depression.  This year however I am not as depressed as I have been in years past.  I don't know why but, I am okay with the change.  I am enjoying spending time with my family, decorating my house, and I'm almost enjoying listening to Christmas music.  Baby steps.  It's a great time of year for sharing with family and friends no matter what holiday you celebrate.  So Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry Christmas.    

Sunday, December 4, 2016


We have this puppy at our house.  Okay, technically she's still a puppy she won't be a year old until February.  She is a huge puppy.  Her name is Chloe.  She's a mixed designer breed.  I call her that because she is half Yellow Lab, a quarter Husky, and a quarter Mastiff, and cost $500 dollars.  She is very active for her size, she runs the house, and the yard, and she weights about 80 lbs.  She is not our only dog.  We have a sweet older dog, her name is skittles, she is half Boarder Collie and half Jack Russell Terrier we rescued her from a shelter when she was a year old.  Skittles is 13 years old. Chloe is about twice the size of skittles and like to run her too.  Interestingly enough if skittles wants to control her she still has what it takes to keep Chloe in her place.

We are dog people.  We love our dogs they are like our children.  So we kind let some things slide when it comes to our yard.  We now have holes in our yard like polo divits.  Does this drive me crazy? Yes it does, but she is our puppy and we love her.  Do we need a new couch? Yes but she is our puppy and we love her.  My family all say, "Mom, we will help take care of her.  We promise.". For the most part they have but this is out of sheer defense.  If they don't help take care of her I'm screwed.  I can't lift her anymore.

Our dogs do enrich our lives and keep us active and somewhat healthy.  I call them puppies, and much as my children will always be my babies, they will always be my puppies.  If we let them animals will always be a light in our lives, they depend on us for everything.  The love they give back to us will keep us young and alive.    If you include animals in your life you may even live a longer healthier, happier life.

Until next week. Be safe be happy and feel loved.