Happy New Year!

Twenty Seventeen
May you enter this year ahead with
Exciting expectation and
Supernatural surprises. 
May 2017 be your year of 
Answered prayers,
Fulfilled promises,
Desires received, 
And wishes granted.
Where dreams becomes reality, 
Words becomes manifestations,
And the power of God rules and reigns

Published on January 2, 2017

I’m late with this greeting.  But I mean it just the same.  I hope and pray that 2017 is a good year for us all.

I was doing really well after Gary’s death.  Christmas came and I really thought that it would be really hard for me.  I guess because I had my grandchildren to spend the day with it seemed OK.  Don’t get me wrong, it was hard, but I was able to manage.  My friend Iris was here and she kept my busy leading up to Christmas with quilting.  I survived Christmas.

Then came New Years…it hit me that Gary isn’t coming home again.  New Year’s Eve was always our special holiday.  We just did the grown up things..going out dancing, out for dinner, etc.  My daughter had invited me for good luck pork and sauerkraut for New Year’s Day.  I just couldn’t go.  I just felt awful.  Reality had set in.  I knew in my mind Gary was gone, but not in my heart.  What a few days I have had.  I gave myself time for a pity party…then I said enough!!!

It’s 2017 and I am looking forward to a great year with family and friends.  I have been working on the “stuff” in the house again and have thrown so much out or donated it to charity.  I think I have mentioned that Gary was a pack rat.  I am finally making the kind of headway that can be seen.

I am making the house my own.  Transitioning from our home to my home.  If you know what I mean.  I plan to move my quilting room to the back of the house into the big family room which I don’t use.  It will be wonderful when I get it done.  I have a lot of plans for 2017.  Onward and upward.

I didn’t finish my reading challenge for 2016.  I had hoped to read 100 books and only got 95 completed.  I am proud of this accomplishment.  I just couldn’t concentrate the last part of the year. For 2017 I hope to read 101+ books and I have joined in on some of the year long challenges.  It will be interesting to see if I can complete this year’s challenge.  Just like last year I will keep track of my progress here on my blog.

Here in south eastern North Carolina we will be getting a snow storm.  It’s so funny, just whisper the word snow down here and everything stops.  Schools close, stores sell out of everything, and meetings of all types are cancelled.  After growing up in the north east part of the country where snow didn’t stop much from going on, I marvel at how the area handles snow.  Now remember, even if snow lays on the ground, it usually melts within hours.  Of course this area is not really prepared for snow removal so I guess that’s why the “snow panic.”  🙂

Have a good day and keep warm ya’ll.