Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wishing All a Wonderful New Year

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Yule, season. I hope that your New Year celebrations were quiet, and wonderful and that you shared it with family and friends.   I hope that everyone got what they wished, or just had a very peaceful Holiday season.

At this end of the 2012, and the upcoming 2013 I have very mixed feelings.  This year for me has been very challenging, and stressful.  My gardening year was mostly a bust, and I have elder parent challenges as where to turn, and what to do, with no help available. I am trying to find a different place to live and make a better home, which right now,  is nearly impossible. I am hoping that D's work comp will settle without more court appearances or doctor's appointments.   I do not have any hope for our government, our freedoms, and maybe a better future.  BUT, I guess, that is what I have is HOPE for something better, as that is all we have, and prayers and blessings to bring about change.

I am Hoping that this year I will attempt to try a few things that I have on my list.  A lot depends on me being able to move first.  I want to expand my herb business, and add to my culinary mushroom business.  I tried this a few years ago, but met with problems with the city as people here are morons, and ignorant and do not know the difference between psychotic mushrooms and culinary mushrooms like Portabellos and Oysters.  I have a small niche  market for these culinary mushrooms and I want to tap into this as it would be a  nice little  income, but until I can get away from this community and all of its glorious morons, I cannot do this until moving. I also want to add to my gardening, different types of plants to fill a niche market there.  And more different herbs.

So, I am HOPING that things may go well, but life being like it is and Murphy's Law I am just going to take it one day at a time, and try not to worry about it.  Oh and by the way, I was listening to a program over the weekend on our local Public radio and it was talking about this very same thing, taking each day as it comes and not WORRYING, which by the way, the word "worry" is from an old English word which means "to strangle", which is just what worry does to you.
So, for the New Year, for all of you and me, the goal is to "not worry" and strangle yourself over it.  The problems will resolve and we will take on the new year and the new day as it comes. But it doesn't hurt to do some planning for difficulties along the path.

I just want to take the time to thank all of you for your support, your readership, your suggestions, comments critique, and love and support.  It means so very much to me and  I love the sharing that blogging brings to all of us all over the world.
May 2013 bring less worry to all of us.


  1. Wow... worrying = strangling, that's one I should remember.

    I too am REALLY trying hard to take it one day at a time, and not to worry. Actually, there are days that I'm just trying to take it one breath at a time! It helps me to remember that worrying is just my way of pretending that I have some control over a situation that I really can't control at all. And when one doesn't have control over something, one isn't responsible for the outcome.

    Part of me really HATES that I can't control everything, but when I really think about it, how horrible would it be if you actually did control everything?! Imagine the weight of having to decide who lives and dies, who gets what resources and who doesn't, etc, etc.

    Hang in there and best of luck with your endeavors.


  2. Happy New Year to you. I too am very apprehensive, about 2013. Just have to take it one day at a time!

  3. I hope 2013 bring amazing and wonderful things for you. Keep pressing forward, eventually there will be a break in the battle for you.

  4. Really happy to see you in a state of HOPE. XOXOXO! I wonder if you have ever explored living more out in the country. We had always wanted to have a little land, more privacy, a better place for a garden, and so on, but didn't think it was doable since we had so many roadblocks in the way. And then, everything just fell into place and here we are! This proves, if you make the best of what you have and watch for doors to open, you may end up where you always hoped to be. Remember, my dear Vicki, that good fortune is where preparation meets opportunity. Hugs and Happy New Year Oh, and could you put a widget on your blog somewhere so I can put in my e-mail address and get set up so I will get an e-mail whenever you have a new post? Thanks bunches... -- Ilene

    1. I will try to see if I can figure that out, Ilene. I have a hard time navigating the new interface for blogger. I will see what I can do, if I get some time this weekend.

  5. I'm with you, having a plan moving forward. Worry does feel like you're strangling yourself! We are at the same stage, dealing with aging parents and the paperwork that goes along with it. I just started Mom on Hospice, her health is failing now :( I do hope you have read on my blog some of the things that will help out like the Aid and Attendance pension for veterans. Didn't know about it until Dad T. went into the nursing home, it's a huge help to have that $2200 a month for his care. Sending an Internet hug and wishes for the best year ever!