Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

My Great-grandmother always said the years go by faster and faster as you age (even if some days can feel endless), and I have to say I am sure she is right. Looking back it feels like 2018 happened in wink! To be honest, I don't remember a lot of what happened. We had Emma for 172 days and we had a great trip over the summer and we clearly continued to live. I believe it was the heaviness of my job and how busy the Man was at work that has just made 2018 melt into the past.

Instead of doing resolutions, I am doing word of the year. 2018 was "no" in which I was somewhat successful with. I don't think I said no enough, but when I did I didn't feel bad about it, so that is something. 2018 my word will be 'calm' in hopes of actually getting to remember more of it!

Thanks to Aunt K for this perfect t-shirt!

I spoke to the pups, and they each want to have their own word of the year too.

Phod said it was easy for a word, his word is going to be 'love'. He truly does get suckier and suckier every single day. He slept on the bed with us most of the night a couple times over the holidays. This never happens. He would also like to share his love with the deer, turkeys, etc. who share our yard.

Lee had to think very hard about her word for the year and she landed on 'helpful'. She thought there was more she could be doing to make our lives better, and help make me get to live my word 'calm'. 

She asked I share some examples of her helping:

Watching me cook (I so rarely do it, it was a likely a marvel)

Helping clean up the kitchen when I dropped food while cooking

Supervising my eating - she was there to help me finish it if I needed it.


To all our friends all over the world, may 2019 bring you peace and joy. 


  1. Your great grandma was right.
    And none of us really need talk about 2018 ... wasn't worth it.
    Phod has it nailed.

  2. Those are great words to live by! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year. We think those are a brilliant choice of words. Best of luck with them - especially "calm"!
    PS Love the tee shirt.

  4. K10,
    Happy Happy Healthy 2019 and may it move at a slower pace....we wish.
    Gosh I'll be 70 next week...indeed I want to know where the years are hiding.
    Love and Helpful...I think I will follow the advise of the pups.
    Thankfully I don't have anyone asking for the impossible so 'no' is not a problem.
    Many hugs HiC

  5. Calm, helpful, and love - can't ask for much more than that!!!

    We wish you a wonderful year in 2019. Lots of joy, fun, good health, and happiness with family and friends.

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆
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  6. We like all your words for the year. Happy New Year to all of you!

  7. We think those are wonderful words!
    We can't wait to see your Lady and Man in 2019...and Mama says she thinks we should all get t-shirts like your Mamas for the trip!!
    Happy New Year!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  8. Most excellent words! My word of the year is 2 - More Cuddles! I have turned into a cuddle bum.
    The end of every year marks a new year. We wish your next year to be filled with wonderful promises. Wishing you all the best for the upcoming year!
    Marv & Mom

  9. Those are all great words. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

  10. I know 2018 was good and so will 2019
    Coffee is on

  11. We hope 2019 will be a wonderful year for you....and a calm one.

  12. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

  13. Happy New Year! Hope this one goes at just the right pace!

  14. Happy New Year. You all seemed to choose pawsome works.


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