I'm a city girl turned country dweller, with more miles on me than I care to admit. I share my life with my writer husband, three dogs -- plus the neighbor's two dogs who usually show up for breakfast and dinner -- a cat and currently 17 Nubian milk goats, one of them pregnant. Chickens think they're free-range, and keep us in eggs all summer and well into the cold weather.
2014r was supposed to be spent finishing up projects and cleaning the property, but was derailed by some heart irregularities. We did expand the goat yard and build an extension on the barn to accommodate the additional goats.
2015 will be a time of rest and renewal, with no major projects planned. In 2016 we'll have someone do a bathroom renovation, swapping our tub out for a walk-in shower with grab rails, part of our plans to age-in-place.
Hubby bought me a treadmill from the local thrift store, so I'm gradually working up my speed and endurance.
Goals for 2015 include:
getting back to a regular walking program.
cleaning out the storage shed.
decluttering the house.
reading 2 nonfiction books a month.
Anything else you would like to tell people. Could include things like your favorite books or movies, a quote, anything.
| current weight: 169.8
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that:
Whether we wear a $300 or $30 watch
- they both tell the same time.
Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag
- the amount of money inside is the same.
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $30 or $3 wine
- the hangover is the same.
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 or 30,000 sq. ft.
- the loneliness is the same.
And we realize our true inner happiness does not come from the material things of
Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down
- we all go down with it.
Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane reaches its destination
- everyone arrives at the same time.
Therefore we should realize that when we have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, with whom we can chat, laugh, talk, sing, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth - that is true happiness!
8 days ago
I really appreciate you,
Your helpful, giving ways,
And how your generous heart
Your unselfishness displays.
I thank you for your kindness,
I will not soon forget;
You're one of the nicest people
I have ever met.
9 days ago
Concentrate on helping others and grasp every opportunity to offer encouragement.
It is in the moments when we are selfless that we get the most out of life.
10 days ago
Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-selling author and minister
Remember that faith will lead you through unsteady times.
15 days ago
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. –Joel Osteen, pastor and author
Approach the day with a joyful attitude.
16 days ago