Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Every year I put a lot  of thought into making resolutions for the new year.  I try to talk to dear husband about making resolutions together but he is so busy with work around the house that has to be done, that he doesn't really have time to work on something extra.  That brings me to resolution #1:

1.  Make a To Do List for Myself Only
I have a tendency to make goals that involve other people. For instance, in 2014, one of my goals was to take down the gardening shed in the backyard.  Seems silly now.  I can't take down a shed!  Well, I got that shed taken down but it involved a lot of conflict (nagging) and took up two months.  I realize now that my list of goals last year was really a honey do list for my husband. 

I resolve in 2015 to be totally responsible for my own goals (like lose weight and exercise).

2.  Make Habits
In some things, I'm just plain lazy! 

I resolve in 2015 to take off the pictures from my camera, delete the bad ones, edit the good ones, have the best ones printed, organize in folders on my computer and email to the ones in the photos!

Whew!  No wonder I'm lazy!  I've made a deadline of every Sunday to manage last weeks photos.

3.     ?  
I honestly can't remember....  Can I get back to you on this one? 

Have you made New Year resolutions?  Love to hear what everyone is doing for 2015.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Little Christmas Laughter

Christmas is such an emotional time.  It can be overwhelming!  You know what I mean.

Well, the Sunday before Christmas, Denver Downs Farm sponsors a two lap Christmas parade.  People who want to be in the parade line up at the railroad tracks at the crossroads at Denver, SC, at 2 pm and the parade starts at 3 pm.  It is all just plain silly and so much fun!  Come along and share a little Christmas laughter.

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious
 as laughter and good humor."
                                                                                                     - Charles Dickens

"We're all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can."
                                                                                                                      - Will Rogers

"Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine."
                                                                                             - George Gordon Byron

"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane."
                                                                                                      - Robert Frost                                      

" A day without laughter is a day wasted."
                                                                                            - Charlie Chaplin

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
                                                                                                       - Victor Borge

  "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
                                                                                            - William Shakespeare

 "You might as well laugh at yourself, everyone else is."
                                                                                                - B.J. Neblett

"Find 100 reasons to laugh.  You are bound to feel better, you will cope with problems more effectively and people will enjoy being around you.  Besides unhappiness, what do you have to lose?"
                                       - Steve Goodier

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells."
                                                                                                    - Dr. Seuss

"A child's giggle is worth one hundred pounds of gold."  
                                                                                                       - Amy Leigh Mercree   
   "Laugh and make the best of every situation. 
 Understand that life is not perfect."
                                                                                             - Anonymous

Goodness, Christmas lasts a long time.  My son is driving in today (Dec 27) and we start Christmas all over again!  There will be much laughter!

I hope you have a great year ahead in 2015.  Let me share one more thought with you, my dear bloggy friends!

"The more you expect from life, the more your expectations will be fulfilled.  By laughing, you do not use up your laughter, but increase your store of it.  The more you love, the more you will be loved.  The more you give, the more you will receive.  Life proves that truth every hour, every day.  And life continues to surprise."
                                                                                                           - Dean Koontz
Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to You!

Blessings for the New Year!  Here are a few pictures around our blue cottage.  Come along for the tour:-)

Even Sardis is waiting for Santa tonight! 
 Merry Christmas!

Lottie and DH

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rest This Afternoon

I haven't seen much of DH lately!  He has been busy taking care of all the leaves!  I bring him out a glass of tea or water and we rest together on the swing. Often we don't even talk.  It just feels good to stop and rest together after hard work. Time to go at it again! Much to do before the cold rain starts.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow,
 rest this afternoon.”
                                                                       Charlie Brown's Little Book of Wisdom