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Category: Holidays | Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:46 pm

It's New Year's Eve. It's gray and gloomy and raining. We don't ever go out on New Year's Eve. It's something we never started doing.
We were sitting here this afternoon and I said to dr, "Let's go to the Chinese Buffet in Huntsville and celebrate New Year's Eve and my birthday. We'll just combine the two and get out of the gray for awhile.
So, we jumped in the truck (well, it wasn't a very fast jump or very high) and drove down to Huntsville. I don't do freeway so we went the state highway and it was nearly empty so had a nice leisurely drive.
I think other people must have had the same idea because it was doing a great business with lots of older people and couples with younger children. We had a good meal, a nice drive and arrived back home before it got dark. Now, I think I can go and read for awhile, write my good night on facebook and be in bed at my usual time.
Looking back over this year I think that some things could have been better. The summer was hot and dry and my garden didn't fare well through it. The grasshoppers ate my fall garden except for the lettuce. They apparently do not like lettuce.
I planted a few more cold weather things on Christmas. There was no electricity in the house so it was no chore being outside during the day. It was a bit windy though so maybe the seeds will come up in the yard instead of the garden beds. I'll be watching for other things that I can plant during the coming weeks.
They fixed our road. It's a great difference between then and now. No more creekbed. They graded it so the water runs down the sides instead of across it and they put gravel and traffic bond on it so there are no more ruts going up and down it. Thanks, you good guys!
Our health has improved. It isn't great but for our age it's par for the course. Arthritis, etc. Things to tend to wear a bit after you pass 70. But, we are blessed to have made it pass 70 so we try not to complain too much other than the occasional "ouch" when we get up too fast or turn too quickly.
We have a good friend named Chance who keeps us entertained. She is 10 years old now so she also has a few aches and pains but deals well with them. She has a "blankie" than she gets covered with when she goes to bed. She doesn't move as fast but she does keep kitty cats and goats away from our fence lines.
Well, everyone have a good New Year's Eve and a good New Year! Say a blessing for all the joys of this past year.


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eileen wrote on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:56 pm:

All the very best to you DR and Chance Dooley. May 2013 bring you everything you could possibly wish for.


Frank wrote on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:22 am:

Happy New Year Dooley & DR!


Sjoerd wrote on Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:08 pm:

Happy Birthday annnnnd Happy New Year!

It was nice reading. It is good to put down in words a sort of summery of the past year's events. Good for you in a reflective sort of way, and good for us as your loyal readers top get a grasp of how it went there for you.

Thanks for your very nice blog entry...and here's hoping that this coming year will be filled with even more positives than last.

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