Wishing everyone around the world a very Happy New Year. We tried to stay up for awhile, but Tom only made it to about 10pm, and I made it to 10:30pm. We don’t stay up too much for the New Year like we used to. My son is visiting for a few days, and he made it a little later. Don’t know when he actually went to bed.
I know some of you have already had your New Years celebrations. Hope you had a great start.

I woke up with a sore throat. It has been very cold here in NE Kansas. Even by Kansas standards starting with winter in December. We have been having some dry and warmer winters the last few years, so we are thinking that we are due for a harder and colder winter. It is starting out with the cold. As I get older the cold is as hard to tolerate as the heat and humidity. But until I find that perfect place to live with a perfect climate, I will have to be happy where I am. Was born and raised here. Guess I will stay as long as God wants me to.

I had heard an old wives tale about the snow amounts, or number of snows that will happen based on the date of the first snow. I hope I get this right. I always get it mixed up. Whatever the number of the day was when the first snow fell on, you are supposed to get that many snows for that season. Our first snow was on October 31, 2017. I always think it is the inches of snow we will get. I certainly hope we don’t get 31 inches of snow! We need the moisture, but that is too much snow! 🙂 If anyone knows of this tale, or something like it, please feel free to let me know. I like these fun “facts”. It has happened that we have gotten a certain number of snows that matched whatever day if first fell on. So who knows, it could be true.

Have a great start to the New Year. And I pray that everyone will have a great full year of many pleasant surprises and life happenings. Hugs and New Year kisses to all!

Stay Safe and God Bless!

5 responses to “HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018

  1. Hey, Cheryl! Happy New Year — 6 months late 🙂 Say, I’m so glad you found my new blog. Actually, I don’t blog so much as keep a place for me to occasionally post about my writing and to store my lists of publications. Who knows though, I might start writing about other things some day.

    Glad to read you still have your critters, although I’m sorry about your one horse—but sounds like he went to a good home to make a family happy, and I know you gave him lots of loving when you had him. We have 4 cats and our dog, Charlie. Hope everything has been going well for you and your loved ones. My husband is now retired, so we’re learning to find our “new normal,” LOL.

    I’ll stay in touch — so glad you’re still out here in the blogosphere!

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  2. Hi Debra! Glad to hear from you. I have been gone from my blogging for so long. I keep saying I am going to try and get back to it, but like you I think I am just keeping it open for now. This is the first time in awhile that I have even been on my blog. I am glad to hear you still have Charlie. I was worried that he may have passed on. If I remember correctly he was having some health issues. We have lost three cats and one dog in the past year and a half. The cats were getting old and the dog had lymphoma. All of our pets are getting older and I am hoping to not lose any more this year. My miniature horse is 30 and that is old for a horse. He has only his front teeth and on a senior feed. Enjoy your “new normal”. It will be great for you I am sure. Take care.

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  3. Oh, Cheryl — I’m so sorry for your pet losses. Dogs, cats, horses, whatever they may be, they’re family. So very sorry, again. We’ve been treating holistically for a while now and been pretty happy with the results. He’s still a stinker 🙂 Yes, pets get old, too. I still can’t believe how fast time flies, how old I now am. LOL And I hear what you say about blogging. I’m mostly using my blog as a “website,” but I may add some posts once fall/winter rolls around and I have more time to write. Wishing you and your family and beloved animals a healthy, happy day! Deb

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  4. Thank you Deb. It is hard to lose the pets because as you say, they are family. I really dread the time when my Sandy will pass on. She will be 14 in October, but she will hopefully live many more years. Our 9 year old lab mix is 11. I have been checking out some holistic healing. Or did. I haven’t done too much in the last year or more. Our oldest cat did pass away in my arms the night before she was to be put to sleep. She was 16. I was upset, but oddly enough more at peace. She was a good cat. I may have a blog post about her. Wishing you and your husband and animals a great upcoming weekend and hopefully a cooler fall soon. It has bee terribly hot here in Kansas. And dry! What rain we have been getting, which isn’t much. has dried up very quickly. Take care. Lots of Hugs to you all. 🙂

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  5. Thank you, Cheryl. Wishing you and yours a great weekend as well. Already it’s a hot one here in Indiana. Though I know it sound weird to say this, I’m glad your kitty passed away in your arms — what a terrific gift you could give her as she transitioned out of this life. I wish more people were like you in taking care of, and loving, their pets until the end. Hugs to you, too! And I always look forward to reading your posts!


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