Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking back on 2013

it's been a funny old year with all sorts happening.

Obviously the highlight of our year has been the arrival of the two "N's."  Miss Nora who arrived on November 16th and our little Princess who arrived on January 12th.  Both have put so much love in our hearts and are such a blessing.

We were also fortunate to be able to go away on vacation in September to our beloved Smokies.  It was a break we both needed and it made us realize how much we missed going away, and that along with a number of other things also made us decide that this house is too much for us, which triggered another big decision to put the house up for sale in 2014.

Also due to some ill health and even some people dying both close to us and passing acquaintances in 2013, it made us realize we need to embrace every day we have left on this earth.  You just never know when it's your time to be called away.  

We did try earlier in the year to replace Molly with Milly, but that just didn't work out and we haven't felt the need in our hearts to look for another dog, although we have been tempted a time or two.  I never knew an animal could affect me so much and we/I think of her nearly every day.

I will not be seeing the New Year in, haven't done in a number of years now.  We do go out for dinner tonight, no where fancy.  I will clean out my coupon wallet today and will write down all the important dates and birthdays on my 2014 calendar before I throw out the 2013 one.

I will talk about our plans and hopes for 2014 tomorrow.

A Happy New Year everyone.

10 comments:

The Witch said...

Gill,
Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best in 2014!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Happy New Year, Gill!

Piece by Piece said...


Happy New Year, Health and Happiness for 2014.
Patricia

anexactinglife.com said...

2014 has lots of big changes coming. Happy New Year!

Rachel said...

Happy New Year Gill! :)

~Carla~ said...

Happy New Year to you, Gill! :) Hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you!!

Tania @ Out Back said...

May 2014 be a blessed one for you Gill!

Clippy Mat said...

Well I never! I haven't read any blogs for a while, so this post took me by surprise. I admire the hard work you've put into this amazing project you undertook but as you say, life is short and as we get older we need more freedom, not less. So good luck with it and I will enjoy finding out what your next step will be.

Rose said...

I have been reading and catching up with you...we don't 'celebrate' the new year either....by the time it is New years I am just so relieved that Christmas is over that I am just happy as a clam to sit at home. I am up, but that is just cause I am always up.

Star said...

...so who is Miss Nora? the mystery deepens.