Looking back 2020

I am not one of those people that look back. I like to keep my focus forward and keep the past in the past. But today I had to look back. We have all heard people griping that this has been the worst year ever. I may have even said it a few times. But was it really? I’m sure to some people, this was the worst year. I think the worst years are the years that loved ones pass away or suffer a lot of sickness. 

As I look back on 2020, Maybe it wasn’t so bad after all. When I sit back and weigh out the good and the bad, I could actually say it was the best year ever. 
My biggest complaint in 2020 was that I could not find a job. Covid hit and slowed down companies hiring. This meant more days at the beach. We were able to go and stay weeks at a time. 

I was able to have every day free to mingle with other stay at home moms in the neighborhood and even enjoyed a few bike rides.
Though we didn’t have any employment income coming in, we managed to always have things we need and never had to go without.

My family stayed healthy. There were no deaths or serious sicknesses in my family this year.  

Speaking of family, I will be busy today cooking pork, collard greens, black eyed peas, potatoes, macaroni & cheese, and three cobblers! My family will be coming over this afternoon for my traditional New Years Dinner. 

Do you make New Year resolutions? I do not make resolutions, but I do set goals. 
My goals for the New Year are:
To lose 15 lbs.
Eat healthier.
Continue my new job until I find another job I like better.
Keep a planner.
Stop worrying so much.
Pray more and complain less.

We do not know what 2021 has in store for us but I will make the best of it. 
Happy New year, Love yall.


  1. "Stop worrying so much."

    YES. Yes. Yes!

    Happy New Year, Lisa. 🎈

  2. No, I don't make resolutions, just take it a day at a time.
    The thing I miss most is not being able to go to church and participate in all the ministries.

  3. Ahhhh I could almost smell your house. I wanted to tell you that because of you and your enjoyment of the Air Fryer I was tickled when my cousin in Las Vegas offered us one, he was down sizing. i haven't used it but three of four times but I am sold on it. I thought of you when you mentioned cooking Pork; Sherry asked if I would put a pork roast in the Air Fryer for New Years Day. WE were both thrilled with the results. So Thanks.
    Resolutions? I have in the past, but mostly now I just make a mental list.
    Sherry & jack

  4. I love this post! Lets face it I love them all! I have never made resolutions but I do make plans. Your menu sounds a lot like mine! I love your new profile picture by the way! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year and I can't wait to see what unfolds for you and us! Love ya

  5. Those are all great goals. Praying that your job holds until you find something you like better. I am sure it is disappointing to not LOVE the new job.
    I ho[e you and your family have a blessed, wonderful 2021. xo Diana

  6. Happy New Year Lisa! Good luck with all of your goals!

  7. For anyone who supported him, enabled him, made excuses for him, or voted for him...make no mistake. These are your people. This is your outcome.

    1. This post has nothing to do with “him”. I assume you mean Trump. Leave politics out of it. please and thank you.