Debts, Illness, Drought (not a drop all summer), Wildfires and smoke, More debt, the horrid election shenanigans. . .

I could whine on, but why?

Would it not be better to count blessings instead?

Better health, The rain (and the roof is patched), sold the Mountain Farmlet (and the major, obscene, huge amount of debt is gone) and for good or ill the election is over!

For all these gifts we are grateful.

Sending blessings for 2017


wishing a Happy New Year to all!



Noodle says: Find your warm,  cushy place.”


Note:  I’ve thought to post for some time now, but couldn’t find the heart to do it.  It all felt so negative.  This year is starting on a happier and more vibrant note.  See you soon with something fun! 


34 thoughts on “2017

  1. Margaret says:

    Glad to see something from you. Last year wasn’t all too great here but things are going to be different starting tomorrow. Have a Great New Year!!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Tom. We held out for so long and wanted to know that things would get better. However, after a month of little sleep and big worry on Bob’s part (bills-bills-bills!!!) I called our realtor (a joint decision) and he had the place sold in about a month! Weirdly, after a year of worrying he was still dreaming of debt and not sleeping well. He’s on the mend now and in much better humor. It is good to have my happy husband back! ❤

  2. katechiconi says:

    I’m glad your list of blessings seems more outstanding than the negatives. Long may it continue. I reckon that Noodle is one of the better things, too! Happy New Year to you all.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        LOL, thanks Lynda! I will say that, while we’ve definitely had an early start to the snowfall this year, the temps are not that abnormal. We’re actually above freezing for a few days with 50% chance of rain and then back to normal – which is a high/low of -2°C(29F) & -11°C(11F). Not so bad really and it’s just SO beautiful with snow on the ground already. I’m truly happy that my plants have cover this soon in the year: )

  3. LB says:

    Oh, Lynda, I understand! I feel such dread when I think of the political situation in this country.
    Having said that, I feel confident that there is good in the world.
    So glad that mountain of debt is gone!
    That right there allows for big breaths and optimism.
    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and wetter 2017 to you and to Bob.

  4. Lynda says:

    Laurie, thank you for your kind words. Wiping out that debt is going to make it easier for us now! 🙂

    I must share with you that I thought the last two elections were contentious and over the top, but this past year has become simply militant. And of all the choices we had we ended up with Hilary and Trump? That left us with no choice and for me a feeling of putting on a blindfold and sticking a pin in my ballot. As well, the emotional climate in our nation was fractious before the election and now has become absolutely unhinged. 😯

    The election is over for good or ill and now’s the time for us all to hitch up our trousers, stop whining and get on with it. We have work to do and we need to sort our differences and do it together! ❤

  5. shoreacres says:

    You’ve had more than your share of trials and tribulations, but that list of blessings looks good to me. Not having to worry about the Farmlet is going to help in any number of ways — and thank goodness for better health.

    As for the rest of it, I think Noodle’s got the answer: stay warm and cozy, shelter when necessary, and only fight when it’s really, really necessary. Otherwise, take life as it comes, and enjoy. I suspect it works for humans, too. Here’s to a wonderful 2017 for you and Bob. We’re survived thirteen and a half hours of the New Year, so the rest ought to be a piece of cake!

    • Lynda says:

      Everything looks better when you don’t owe a fortune and you aren’t scared about how you will pay for medicine and food. We wanted to keep the property, we really wanted to retire there, but in the end, we had consider the here and now. Wishing blessings for you and yours too, Linda!

  6. Littlesundog says:

    Noodle has the skinny on life! We could all learn a few things by observing our furkids! Ha ha! I get the feeling 2017 will be a great year for all of us!! Cheer and good wishes to you and Bob!

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