2014 is Here! Happy New Year!


Another year has come and gone….and I am not sure how I feel about it. I cannot say I am excited about the new year. Excited for spring and summer. Guess I am quietly contemplating what is going to happen when my husband’s unemployment runs out in 2-3 months. It kind of puts a damper on the new year cheer to say the least.

Looking back on 2013, I can honestly say it wasn’t all bad. The good list certainly outweighs the bad.

The Good:
Finally sold our townhouse.
Increased my income….somewhat.
New work at home job as hostess on Moms.com
Saw growth and potential in our wee organic farm venture.
Added a cow to our farm family.
Healthy family.
Not one but TWO visits from my mom.
Birth of my first niece on my side of the family.
Signed a two year lease with our landlords. Hard to believe one year is gone already. Only a year left.

The Bad:
Sixth miscarriage in June 2013.
Husband’s second job loss in five years.
Loss of poultry.
Bad break with a client.

Looking forward to 2014, I really only have one goal in mind and several others stirring. I don’t like to make new year’s resolutions because past experience tells me I won’t succeed. I prefer setting short-term and long-term goals.

What about you did you make any new year’s resolutions?

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  1. Happy 2014 to you and I hope your year is full of blessings!

  2. Jenn says:

    Happy new year! I didn’t realize you experienced a loss in the summer. Hugs.

  3. Tammy says:

    I love that a new year brings in a new chapter to our lives to be able to start fresh! Happy New Year to your family.

  4. Happy New year! May this year be filled with joy!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the miscarriage :(

  6. Donna says:

    Sorry about your miscarriage. I hope 2014 is everything you could hope for! I don’t make resolutions, but I have made a few goals for 2014. :)

  7. HilLesha says:

    Here’s to a wonderful New Year!

  8. Marcie W. says:

    It looks like you’ve been through a lot this year. I don’t have a resolution, but I have certain goals I hope to accomplish in 2014!

  9. Shell Feis says:

    I’m glad the good outweighed the bad, and I hope the same holds true this year!

  10. You had quite the year. I am setting resolutions and it’s to be a healthier me!

  11. Praying a year of happiness and security for you. Hugs…

  12. courtney says:

    Health and happiness for 2014!! :)

  13. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  14. Angela says:

    I hope your 2014 is full of many blessings!

  15. Toni says:

    Hope your 2014 is full of happiness and good things.

  16. Stefanie says:

    I’m happy to see the good outweighed the bad last year…hope good continues for you in 2014.

  17. Leilani says:

    I have a couple of resolutions to be more active, more intentional and to do a Project 365 photo challenge. Happy new Year!

  18. Kathleen says:

    Sounds like you had some trying times in 2013, here is hoping 2014 is everything you want it to be and more!

  19. Julie says:

    Happy New Year! I hope 2014 has more ups than downs.

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