Out With The Old

As I sit here dipping the last Christmas cookie into my coffee, Im thinking about the past year. I can’t say it was the the best year, but what exactly is a “best” year? Was it the year I got my first car? Was the year I got married? Was it the year my daughter was born? We all have something good that happens to us every year that seems to make it the “best”, but we also have that one thing every year that seems to have made it the “worst”. A loved one or friend passes, we have health issues, etc.. But we made it. I lost a Sister-in-law but I also gained a new Nephew who was born a week before Christmas. It doesn't quiet equal things out but you see how God works. 

Looking back at my own health this past year, It was ok. I have been able to avoid any sickness. However, I went a few months through the summer where I had chest pains but nothing ever came of it except a mention of costocondritis. (Just google it) Its not a big deal. I had every other test imaginable. This left us with a lot hospital bills but we have managed to pay those off.  
I also had lots of inner ear problems followed by vertigo attacks. Those issues seemed to have resoloved the past couple months after I was diaognosed with a vitamin D deficincy. I have followed doctors orders on my Vitamins and my problems have deminished quite a bit. Funny that was the last thing they checked huh. “Just write me a prescription for beach please”
Health wise? They say im perfect. Im just getting achy with age. Yes I’m getting old. Ill be 49 next year. Yikes! 

Today I’m letting go of the year as I prepare my home for my annual New Years Dinner. We will have about 15 people in the house (if they all show up). Thats a lot of collards! 

This past week I have spent it preparing my home for a fresh look. Me and my husband (I plan to give him a blog name) went shopping for new mini blinds and curtains to brighten things up. We had some dark curtains in the den. I wanted some white ones lighter ones but he was not sure about that. We ended up with off white and it looks lovely. It gives the room a brighter and cleaner look. Win!
We have been doing some major cleaning too. He has been cleaning the ceiling fans and walls while I work on the floors and cabinates. Our home is old and consist of lots of paneling which I hate. But we make the best of it. Nothing that a few swipes of paint wont fix but we just never get around to it. 

Tonight we plan to go to the steak house for dinner and bring the new year in from home. We do not like to get out in the mobs of people. It feels safer and cozier right here in the living room with my pjs on.

This will be my last blog entry for the year. I have enjoyed my year in blogging. I have made some new blogging friends and cant wait to continue following their stories as I bring new stories to mine. 

I am excited for a new year. It’s time for a fresh start. 

I wish you all a happy and safe new year.



  1. Happy New Year, Lisa!
    I love how you want to brighten up your home for the new year, that's my wish also.

  2. Happy New Year, you sweet thing, you!!

  3. Happy New Year! This was a GREAT post- you are so right- things equal out in life-not always the way we want but it is what it is...and as long as we know who is the Helm steering we are okay.

    Name for hubby? Well- You are Away From The Office Chair--- I think you ought to call him The Chairman! --just my little thought- he is the head of the house and chairman of such, right? lol

    Quiet NY's Eve here- my daughter and her 3 girls just left-they were here since Thursday so the house feels quiet right now- sheets in the washer and the basic cleaning/straightening done. I am going to lay low for the rest of the day/night.

    Have a wonderful night and a good day with a house full tomorrow. xo Diana

  4. A very happy, healthy New Year to you and yours.

  5. Happy New Year. When I first saw the title I though it said OUT WITH THE COLD! IT WILL BE A GREAT NEW YEAR COMING UP.. I look forward every year to it. I get to have another birthday. I am tickled that I am healthy and turning 79. I take one pill aday, a multi vitamin my girl says I should take! LOL And of course the correct answer is YES M'AM!
    I hope it is the best ever year for you and St. Nick!
    Love from Florida!

  6. Happy New Year Lisa, I thought about blog names for my family too, but for me it was easier to remember their given names.