New Year’s Eve Note

Nope, I haven’t been hiding under a rock.  I haven’t run away to some exotic locale for the winter (I wish!).  Thankfully, we haven’t been sick and nothing awful has happened.  I haven’t even been super busy aside from the normal holiday hustle and bustle.   However, our poor desktop computer has not been feeling well for a few weeks and this old reliable Windows Vista computer is my blogging buddy.  I just couldn’t get myself to write a post without her by my side.
As I was trying to come to grips with the fact that it was probably (way past time) time to say Hasta La Vista to our old Windows Vista computer, she showed sparks of life today.  I decided to be brave and went ahead and updated a few programs and well, she lives to see another day!
A few posts that were swirling around in my head but will have to wait as they are now a bit out of season:
  • My list of all the titles in our Christmas book basket plus the titles I gave the boys this year.  Actually, I can probably still share the two books I gave them:  A Dog Named Christmas for G and The Secret Life of a Snowflake for J.

  • The joys of having older kids during the holidays.  I may not have been able to do as much (okay, none) shopping in the action figure aisle of our local toy store but I wasn’t driving myself crazy moving an Elf on a Shelf around either.

  • Christmas Confessions (If you struggled to put on that happy, happy face through the holidays, just know that you weren’t alone).

A few posts that I’m excited to share with you in the next few days:
  • I met my goal!  I read 52 books in 2014.  If I can finish The Hobbit today it will be 53.  I think.  I had a list started yesterday and then, the computer crashed but I was at 52 when it happened.  I plan to share the list with you.

  • My word of the year for 2015.  I’m biased but I think it is a good one and it just fits.  I also have been collecting quotes that pertain to my 2014 year of the word (action) all year and want to share those with you as well.

  • Why I am breaking up with Target.  I realized that I didn’t do any of my Christmas shopping there this year!  It’s a strange day when I’d rather go to Wal-Mart.

Our New Year’s Eve plans are fairly low-key for 2014.  We are going out to dinner with friends (and leaving our kids behind–one of the joys of having older children!) and then simply celebrating at home as a family.  J has set up a Minecraft fireworks display for us to see at midnight when 2015 arrives.

May you all have a healthy and happy 2015!!

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6 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Note

  1. Deanna

    Glad your computer is back on again 🙂 I had not seen too many posts from you. I’ve been thinking about your cat, and hoping Chase came home.

    Where’d you go for New Year’s?

    We didn’t have the girls this year, first time in 13 years I didn’t have a kid with me 🙁 It was bittersweet.

    Chad and I had dinner at a restaurant we never get to go to, and we met a couple there. Is it sad when I would rather have spent time talking to the couple than to my own husband? Yikes!

    Then on to a rousing night of watching Pioneer Woman on Netflix, and finishing a latchhook kit LOL

    Did manage to stay up until 12:30.


    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’m the glad the computer came back to life as well. Unfortunately, the cat did not return 🙁 It’s been hardest on J, I think. He’ll bring Chase up at odd times which of course, means I get to go hide and cry for a bit after telling him how we just have to believe someone thought he was a stray and is now giving him a great, new home. I very much hope that is the case. We went to a place called Kobe Japanese Steakhouse (I think it is a chain) where they cook the food right in front of you. It is bittersweet to leave the kids behind but it is the next step…they need to learn to be independent. Hooray for making it to 12:30 🙂

  2. Elizabeth

    Wow that’s a lot of books to read… I’m a horribly slow reader always have been I failed the speed reading class in elementary school. LOL … sad thing is no joke.
    Cool on the MC Firework show!
    And my word wasn’t things busy … wait they still are.
    Hope your new yr is going good!

    1. Jean Post author

      Sometimes I think it would be rather nice to be able to read a bit slower. We had to go outside and see some real fireworks as well. Yes, things are still fairly busy around here (and there as well?). Hope your are having a great new year!


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