Tuesday, December 31, 2013


It is the evening of the last day of 2013. To sayb is has been a hell of a year would be an understatement.

There have been many, many challenges to this year. Many have been met and surmounted. Several are still hanging over our heads.

We're not the only ones who have faced huge mountains put in their paths this year. 

I have friends all over this country, and world even, who have faced greater than usual challenges this year.

Normally I'm not a very superstitious person, but '13 has been a bear.

So, where do we stand?

Boo has been in very good health throughout the year after our January hospital trip.

Jim is still employed and has even seen a raise. He's still keeping his options open, but isn't trying too hard to do anything about it.

All of our technology gadgets continue to work and do their jobs.

I have gotten to spend a lot more time with Boo than I'd hoped for.

Boo is thriving in kindergarten. This, I think, is the biggest accomplishment of the year. It is the one that makes my heart the happiest.

I have been able to complete many wonderful yarn projects. I have had the opportunity to spend a lotnof time with my family and to volunteer at Hawk Mountain a bit as well.

Unfortunately, this is because I am still unemployed. I'm working diligently on resolving that, but it is taking much longer than anticipated. It wasn't my choice to travel this path, but  I'll make the best of it.

So, I bid a thankful farewell to 2013 and am doing my best to make 2014 as good as I can make it.

Peace to all and may you all have good challenges and adventures in the new year.