Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, like most everyone of you are doing I'm wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR - May it be the best one ever.

I know the economy is taking a dive right they say....don't see it when I'm out and about - people are still shopping....but that said, I think I will start thinking differently how I live.

I have taken for granted the electricity, water, food - it's just THERE....but not really. We have to work for it to be able to have it and I for one squander more than I should.

I don't do New Years Resolutions but I will try from here on to watch how I spend my money - not be frugal but just look more closely at prices and do some comparison shopping which I never usually do...if I want it I buy it. And also, not keep the water runnning unnecessarily JUST BECAUSE when I'm at the sink - and turn lights out when I'm not needing them. I find myself lazy in this respect and I will do my best to THINK from here on. It just might be fun!

Well we're in a deep freeze here yesterday and today and we have to get out and head to Janesville to a lunch with my brother/wife and then we're all going to visit an aunt/uncle.
Hopefully we'll be home this evening early and have our traditional New Year's Eve dinner of Steaks, Crab Legs.

Last night we headed to Janesville to have dinner at a great steak place with cousins visiting from Pennsylvania and by the time we left the wind was blowing hard, snowing and drifting. We have an hours drive through country, not interstate and let me tell you there were many white outs. We were very happy to hit our driveway!

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's Day everyone.
Hugs, Karen


  1. Karen, Happy New Year to you. So glad you made it safe and sound in that weather.
    Hugs, Bren

  2. Just stopping by to say that I wish for you a new year filled with happiness and fun!

    Love your thoughts and reflections on the new year. I find every day a new beginning and don't do resolutions either. Just try each day to be a little better than the day before.

    Have a lovely time ~ crabs and steaks sound really good!


  3. Karen. Joyous New Year To You and Yours.

    Wonderful New Year thoughts to keep in mind.


  4. Happy New Year to you Karen Everything was so well said !!!!So glad you made it home safely.
    Prim Hugs & Blessings,

  5. Karen, I don't usually do resolutions either, but this year I plan on being more organized and like Lea said, just try and be a better person everyday. I have enjoyed getting to know you better this year and I want to wish you and Doug a wonderful, blessed and happy 2009.


  6. Hi Karen-
    Just poppin in to wish you and Doug and your family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Many Good wishes & Happy blessings to you my friend, in 2009!!


  7. Good Morning...

    Here is to a Blessed New Year... May ALL your needs & desires be met.

    Warm Hugs, Pamela

  8. Happy New Years! Wishing you a very wonderful year ahead!

  9. Happy New Year Karen! We got a bunch of snow here too. Hugs ~ Justina

  10. Happy New Years Karen! Have a blessed day!

  11. Hi Karen,
    Here's wishing you a very happy New Year...all the best to you:)

    My camara is a little, red Kodak big LCD screen, which I love, and alot of functions that I still have to learn:)

  12. I also don't believe in the normal New Year's resolutions. Instead, I am trying to just be a better person. A friend sent me a great poem about that and I made my post about it. Simple but true.

    Wishing you and yours all good things for 2009!

    Happy New Year - hugs, Linda

  13. Hi Karen,
    We have been having some weather here also. Today it has been burst of snow with 30 mph winds, but last night we had a high wind advisory.
    Have a wonderful time today and Happy New Year.
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. Hi again, Karen,
    Thank you & your welcome. Yes, the header picture is my house.
    Prim Hugs & Blessings,

  15. Hi Karen, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, and that I hope you have a great and blessed New Year!


  16. Hi Karen,

    I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Blessed New Year!

    Like Lea said too, I really don't do resolutions either, but try to make each day better than the day before, although I don't always succeed.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  17. Happy New Year Karen to you and yours!! Have a wonderful time tonight!~Wendy

  18. Happy New Year to you!! Your family is just lovely. And I couldn't help but notice how "neat" your Christmas is...we seem to swim in the wrappings for awhile...

  19. Hi Karen
    Have a safe and blessed new year,love your blog,many blessings to you and your family.
    Country Collections

  20. Just wanted to wish you and Doug a Happy New Year!

    Looks and sounds like you had a great Christmas celebration! (Darren's baby is getting so big already!)


  21. Happy New Year to you too, Karen! I so love reading your blog! I am not going to make resolutions either this year...(why set myself up for failure? LOL), but I am going to make sure that I count my blessings...and I have to tell you, you are a blessing to me! I am so thankful that we found each other in this world of the internet!


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