Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Should old acquaintance be forgot...


At least not unless I develope some type of medical disability (God forbid). Although my thoughts are occupied with the people currently in my life, or those of which I have daily contact with; my boys, my dear DIL, my son's girlfriend, my parents, my sisters, my brothers (even those who I do not hear from months at a time}, friends, co-workers, YMCA friends, knitting buddies, blogging buddies, I still think of friends from long ago or those who have moved on and created a new life for themselves in a different town and a different set of circumtances - and when I do I say a little prayer for them of health, happiness and blessings.

And that is my thought and prayer for all of us as we entered 2014. God Bless and keep you and let us all try to be kinder, concentrating on the good, the beautiful and the pleasant things of life, giving the rest to God to work out and lead and direct us.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

I realize it has been some time since I have visited with you all. I have really missed visiting with everyone, catching up with friends I have made in blogland. So with the new year, a fresh start, and with the assistance of my husbands Christmas present to me of a kindle with a blue tooth key board, I am back amoung the blogging :)

So much has gone on in the past year, that it would take hours of typing to catch you all up, so let's just start from the here and now.

I am enjoying an extended wonderful Christmas with my family and friends. As work was so busy this year, I ended up saving all my vacation so I have had two weeks to be at home over this holiday. Two of my sons and my son's girlfriend Deirdre, have spent the holiday with us and my third son and daughter n law will be in tonight. My mom has been at home this year insead of traveling in her RV, as well so we were able to share Christmas morning with her. I also visited with my sister and her family on Sunday, went out to breakfast one morning with dear friends, and we are going tomorrow to have Christmas with my husbands family tomorrow (except for my one nephew who manages a store in NY City - who is not able to get away, and will be greatly missed!).

The gathering tomorrow is extra special as we will also be celebrating the 60th wedding anniversary of my dear in-laws! Can you imagine, in this day and age, especially people who lived through the 60's! I am so honored to be part of this wonderful family! Even through rough times, great times and times of not seeing eye to eye, this couple made a daily commitment to marriage and family. What an inspiration! I cannot tell you how much I love these two people. Thank you Mom and Dad Switzer and here is to another 60 years! Love you both!
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