Another thing I used to hear when I was a kid was when you get older time goes faster...now how crazy did that sound? We all had the same 24 hour day, 7 day week...etc. Well, I'm here to tell you, it really does seem to speed by a lot quicker now that I'm not 13 any longer. Felt like forever when I was 13 waiting to be 16; then from 16 to 18 was another long span of time. Once I passed 21, I think time started to go by a lot faster. I would hear my elders talk about feeling 'tired'. I wondered how on earth could they be tired, as I'd see them just sitting around, doing what was usual...nothing that seemed very strenuous to me. I never got tired. Well, boys howdy. Do I ever understand all that ole stuff now!!!
Ok...I've looked back, so now it's time to look forward to a new year. I will wish for World Peace - being an optimistic sort of person. I sure would be happy to read some good headlines, instead of all the anger, meanness & tragedy that is in the news today. Makes me wonder what happens to these people who just go shoot or hurt somebody for no reason, other than pure evilness. I do not understand that kind of action and it seems to be a daily occurrence all over the globe.
Next, I'd like to wish all of my sweet readers:
Love. We all need more of that.
Peace & contentment...yep, we all need a lot of that. Some of us more than others.
Health & Happiness are right up at the top of the list of wishes I send along to you.
Kindness to yourselves and others whom we come in contact.
Tolerance to those who think, worship or look differently than we do. Each person is unique and has his/her own special gifts to offer. You never know when something you say or do may have an effect on other individual...for good or bad.
I thought about the order that I listed these wishes, and you may not agree with my priority. That's ok. I wish it for all of you just the same.
I'm looking forward to enjoying all the wonderful work that each of you brings to Blogland to share with the rest of us. This hobby has been such a blessing in my life - one that was a total & wonderful surprise; and one that keeps me well entertained on the days I have the leisure to sit and do blog surfing & visiting. I expect most of you feel the same about that. Seems like we just can't keep up with it all at times.
This is going to be a scheduled post to go Live at 00:00 January 1, 2015, Eastern Standard Time.
I have lots of comments that will be needing a return blog visit from me. Will try to catch up as soon as we arrive back home, (safely, God Willing) and I get my Goodby Blues under control. I have a real hard time saying goodbye to DD. We've enjoyed our visit & it's hard to leave, but will be good to get back to our own space and toys too.
I do have to clarify my comments about DH's driving. He is a very competent driver (he took 2 different courses in driving 18 wheelers years ago, and is a very conscientious driver). He puts up with a lot of 'OOOHs' and passenger brake applications from me without saying much - for a while. I'm just a very nervous passenger - with ANYBODY driving. But at least with Mr. I can vocalize it! It's just a more relaxed drive for both of us - if I tilt the seat back and doze off. (I get sleepy when I ride anyway, unless I'm the driver). Our pickup is very comfortable, and is a good size that we feel much safer traveling in it, than we do in the Ford Explorer that I usually drive. There's lots of crazies on the interstates it seems...my opinion is too much telephone texting. In a pickup that sits higher than cars, you can see a lot of things that aren't safe on the highways. I'm a firm believer that if you are behind the wheel, your entire focus needs to be on the road and traffic, not distracted by a cell phone. Even using Blu-Tooth technology. It still distracts your attention from the split second when you most need it.
So will be talking to you next from Homebase in South Carolina. In the meantime, have a wonderful New Year, be safe, God Bless and thanks for checking in. Hugs