Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year everybody. New Year’s eve was uneventful for us. My husband and I didn’t make it very far. Hubby went to bed about 9pm or so, and I made it to 10:34pm. My son and ten year old granddaughter made it to midnight. But alas New Years morning it started about 9am.

After our Christmas day excitement, I was hoping for a quiet day today. But no, my daughter has to stir up something for herself. To start off with she is a diabetic. She has been to classes to supposedly learn how to eat and so on. She has been on some pain medication for hurting her back falling off a chair doing something that she should have known better than to do. I brought my granddaughter up to stay with us one, to help my daughter get some rest, and two because my granddaughter asked me if she could come up to stay a few days.

My daughter had called this morning, and as I was wanting to work on my post for today, I didn’t answer. Then my mother called three or four times. When I finally answered, it was to say my daughter was on her way to the hospital in an ambulance because she was very shaky and maybe dehydrated. I, my granddaughter and my son, as he had to go to work anyway today, headed to Topeka and went by the hospital. I have learned that when my daughter says it is an emergency, it usually means it is not. Now this was potentially an emergency and was or could have been a very serious matter. When we got there the nurses had given her some medicines that I can’t remember the name, let alone pronounce. But what made me mad was the real reason she was there in the first place. She was hung over.

My daughter is a very mixed up person. I posted about her some in my I Am on a Rant post. And she likes to stir up trouble and hang around people who are in trouble or causes trouble. Even my granddaughter wasn’t too upset about her going to the hospital because she always has something wrong with her and is dragging the poor child to the clinics or doctors office or hospital.  She was released soon after we all got there and I took her to get some medicine filled, then took her home. My granddaughter wanted to stay a few more days with us so she is still here. She goes back to school on Monday, January 6, so she will have to go home by or on Sunday. Hopefully the rest of the day will be calmer.

Well, enough about my New Year start. Granddaughter likes to come to the farm. She likes helping Grandpa in the gardens in the summer time, and helping with the horses and she has been a big help these past two days filling the water tanks. We have three to fill right now. One big one for the cows, one for the calves we are weaning and one for the horses and donkey. She likes getting the eggs from the hen house and even chips in if I need to do a little cleaning (which I always do). She wants to help cook too. I am not a very good teacher in cooking as I never learned to cook very well. But she is a good help. And easy to show things to.  She listens to what I am trying to tell her. She is learning to ride some and how to move and work around the horses.

Also instead of making a New Years resolution list, which I never keep, I wanted to make a list of things I would like to try and do in this new year. And some things I NEED to do.

Be more patient.   Be a better person.

Keep a cleaner house (I am a terrible housekeeper)

Go for more walks.   Lose the 50lbs I have been needing to lose.   Get back on my South Beach diet.

Ride my horse more.   Harness break my mustang and/or donkey and learn to drive a cart.

Get rid of things I no longer need or use.   Get more organized.

Read more.   Spend less time on the computer and HD Nook.

Get back to my unfinished crafts.   Learn to weave.   Learn to Tat.

Keep my blog interesting.

And the most important thing for me, read my Bible more.

I am sure I will have many other things that I will think of for the list after I publish. Maybe I’ll start a hand written list and add to it as the year goes on. There are a lot of things I would like to do. Or think I would like to do.

I came across this photo and had to share it. Sandy was just growing out her hair  and my granddaughter is about 13 months. I had to share it. So cute. hard to believe she is ten. Gotta love her! Zarina-Okay she can stay

Until next time:

Stay safe and God Bless!

6 responses to “Happy New Year 2014

  1. No, I haven’t told her about the blog. I just as soon not have her making comments. I would probably just have to delete most of them. My granddaughter was here when I was working on this one and seen me putting the photo in. She asked me what I was doing and I was truthful and told her it was a blog and what it was. She asked if her Mom could read it and I said I would prefer her not to know about it. So we will see what happens. If she finds out, well, that is okay too. She doesn’t have a home computer. I don’t know if her “friends” know my last name or not. Some probably do and some not. I hope.


  2. Your NEED to do list is amazing, you don’t have to worry about your blog it’s fantastic just the way it is 🙂


  3. Thank you. I think my blog is okay. I can be a boring person at times, and I worry about droning on sometimes. But this is me and it is easier for me to write things out instead of just saying them. Helps me get things off my chest and feel better. And remember things later on.


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