Rose Colored Glasses

Years ago someone very close to me once ( or actually several times) said that I viewed life through "Rose Colored Glasses." While that may have been true then, I have found that sometimes life needs a little help to look better than the hard realities that we face day in and day out. I have discovered over the years that we all need encouragement that we are not in this alone. We only get to live this life once and I want my life , imperfect that it is, to be an encouragement for those around me. Do I get it right every single day?!?........."Absolutely not!!!!" But "His mercies are new every morning," and for that I am eternally grateful and forever hopeful "rose colored glasses" and all.

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a New Year!

Well my blogging has been sorely lacking. I mean to do better, I just don't! Lots of water under the bridge since my last post in November. I started a new job the first of November and am feeling "at home" there. I don't do change very well, and while it was very hard to leave a place where I felt secure and comfortable, it has been a good change for me. I am enjoying getting to know my new co-workers and forming that "work family" bond that we are all so familiar with Baby girl finished her first semester of nursing school with a "B" average and we are pumped up about that!! Very proud of my girl!! We survived Christmas and, might I say, we did it better this year than we have in many a moon. We reigned in our spending and focused more on the "reason for the season." It was a wonderful Christmas. The only way it could have been better is if first born and son-in-law could have been here. This was the first time in 28 years that one of my chickens was missing from the nest on Christmas! While I know that I have been so blessed to have her all these years, I so missed her presence for the celebration of our Lord's birthday. We did survive though, and I am sure we are stronger for it:) We spent our New Year's Eve at the home of our precious friends, Judy and David Wilkins. We don't remember when we started ringing in the New Year this way, but suffice it to say it was a long time ago!! We love it. Miss Judy puts on mighty fine spread and Mr. David is the king of the fireworks. I don't know who enjoys it more, the kids or the "big kids"!!! It makes for an awesome good time!! We have now settled into our rut and routine again of normalcy. I have to say, I do way better with rut and routine. Of course, I've already forgotten the resolutions that I made a mere 27 days ago.......something about weight loss and organization and...... horrors....budget!! Maybe I'll start again on the 1st of February...The one thing that I don't want to forget is what's really important in life.....each year we get closer to eternity. I don't know about you, but I want to live my life in light of that.