This One is Over: welcome 2013

Daily Prompt:  Faithful

This One is Over:   welcome 2013

What a year this has been.  We worried, or not, in 2012 about the following:

  • Public shootings
  • War
  • The presidential election
  • Global climate change (Hurricanes, drought, flooding)
  • Our/world economy
  • Joblessness
  • Taxes
  • GMOs, pesticides, herbicides
  • Health care
  • Multitrillion dollar debt
  • The end of the world

Though not necessarily in that order, and of course, your worries may have varied depending on where you live and what personal adversities you are facing.

Did I miss one? 

As we remember the ugliness of last year and face the unknown events of this coming year I have to wonder…

What worries will you carry with you into 2013?

And I ask:

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

~Mathew 6:27 NIV~


My Take?

We hear the news and ask:

“What is this world coming to?”

The answer?

“The end.”

We fear not.

We pray and have faith,

for that is our hope.

Rejoicing we lift up our hands and say:

“Hurry your soon coming!”

We live out our days. . .

know not,

yet are assured.



Sunrise over planet Earth

“I’ve had plenty to worry about one time or other. I’m through worrying.”   Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

(Your opinions may vary and are, of course, accepted.)

First day

OK, were done with that one and it’s on to this year, 2012, and what a start!

Teacup version:

  • Polly ate something she shouldn’t have and she’s sick.
  • It is 57  and sunny for the moment, will reach 61 for a high with rain again later.   It was already raining like heck this morning when I went out to do my rounds.  Oh yes, and the (scary) wind turned my umbrella over when I set it down to water the chickens, and promptly filled it with water. Tonight will be 20 degrees and colder still tomorrow.  Well really we are just being plunged into the deep freeze for the whole week.
  • Took advantage of the sunshine and mucked out the chicken house before the rain leaks under and tonight’s freeze makes that job impossible.  (I’m brilliant that way sometimes.)
  • Read everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. . .

Which brings me to mine.  I’m not going there.  I just have to agree with DJ Lutz at Almost Out of Ink, when he penned this as his one and only resolution,

“I will simply resolve to try to be a better person each day. And if I can do something to make the world a better place, either through my writing or (gasp) by personal interaction, all the better.”

As regards myself, I will only add this to his statement,

I need to get my spiritual life back on track. 

NO, not to worry.  It’s not that I have given up my faith, nothing of the sort!  I’ve just been lazy about it, and that bothers me.

Something  I will do this year that is not really a resolution because I will do them regardless are:

  • Get my ETSY store up and running.  Now that all the home repairs are completed and I have a studio to work in.  * This makes me happy!
  • Continue my research for my book.

Why make it hard?  Why set myself up for failure?  This is simply the easiest and wisest choice.

*NOTE:  It is said that if you want to love your work, then work at something you love.  Now I won’t go into a whole treatise on the subject as this fellow already did that job HERE,  and its translatable into fourteen languages.  Why would I try to reinvent the wheel?   What I will say is this:   I love being a sewist/quilter/writer.  Better, it seems to come easily to me.   I could use more practice in design to get a handle on mixing patterns but that will come with practical experience and maybe a class or two.  The book could take longer.

Happy New Year Everyone!



We had a bit of real snow for Christmas!

So here I offer a few words, several pictures and a disclaimer for those who wonder…  I am a transplanted California girl, hence my excitement over so little snow.

OH, and for those who are not my Facebook friends, I have reposted a little “One Act Kitty Drama”  at the end.  Enjoy!




Such beauty!  We were stunned to see this lovely Christmas Gift from Heaven and much-loved to receive it…

The animals on the other hand were not so enamored of this lovely, albeit cold, blanket that covered all their familiar turf…

Molly:  “Whooooo… it’s slippery and COLD!!!”


Polly:   “Not good for dibbling either!”

Topper:  “You call this an improvement?”


~And finally, here’s the little Drama I promised~

It is Christmas morning and it’s snowing…

Claus:    Meeeeout?
Bob:   Ok, but are you sure?
Claus: MeeeeOUT!

Bob lets him out.

One minute later…

Claus:   MEEEIN NOW… helloooo? Meeein… OK, I’m not foolin’ let meeeein it’s freezin’ my whiskers!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year! May you find many Blessings as it unfolds!