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Friday:) Family & Friends & Wishing You a Fabulous New Year

1 Jan

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one!”
~ Brad Paisley

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On this last day of 2021, I’m wishing each of you a very Happy New Year.

Looking back at this wonderful, weird, and whacky year, all I can think of is all the amazing people, friends and family who have filled each day with love. Hopefully, you are celebrating with friends and family tonight. Or, if you are like me, sitting in front of the TV in your jammies tonight, I’ll be raising a glass to all of you, wishing you a very Happy New Year.

My iPhone photo app has this cool feature called People & Places. (I’m sure you know that already, but I’m old, and I love these features.) It recognizes faces and places and organizes them, also making short movies. I thought this would be a nice way to share a few of the people who have made my life so “AMAZING.” They may have missed a few faces, and a few are not with us any more, but all of you are certainly in my heart, always.

Another tradition of mine is writing notes, and asking friends to drop a note into my GOOD JAR throughout the year. On New Year’s Day, I read all the notes, reflecting on the blessings and kind words placed inside. I also look at all the lucky pennies and coins that I’ve found. Thus, counting, or should I say, recounting my blessings.

Happy New Year, my friends.

Saturday:) Starting A Sweet New Year With Old Traditions

1 Jan

“HopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, 

Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” 

― Alfred Tennyson

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New Year’s Eve, a time for old traditions and new resolutions. I’m visiting my mom and sister for the holidays. They have an unwritten long standing tradition of making tacos for holidays. Forget the turkey, ham, sweet potatoes and pies. We have homemade tacos. Yep! Nothing beats homemade tacos. A good way to ring out the old year. And…time to start the new year, start a new diet, and start eating right. Nah! Never mind. Too many tacos and brownies, too little will power.



Mom and I are going down to the community room for their New Year’s Eve party tonight. She asked me to make brownies for the pot luck. Of course, I had to make my traditional brownie face. I couldn’t find a single bowl to mix in. Mom doesn’t bake anymore, so I used a large sauce pan. Still works.


I cut up some large marshmallows, layered into the batter and topped with chocolate chips. They turned out magnificently. (Remember: Always play with your food. I always do.)



Yum! Looks good! Happy New Year!