Saturday, December 31, 2005

thinking back over this year

Although my body grows weaker, and develops more aches and pains all the time, every year seems to hold more treasures.  Yes friends, life gets sweeter all the time.

I went back to read the entry I made last New Year's Day and was actually impressed by it.  I still feel the same way.  If you haven't been reading me that long, click HERE to see what I'm talking about. 

Why has it been such a good year? 

Well, I went with my daughter and her three kids to Mission Texas to visit my sister in mid-February.  It was so much fun to see my grandchildren wading in the gulf of Mexico, collecting seashells.  And watching them pick grapefruits off my sister's tree.

My grandchildren started riding my horse, Blue, this year.  So did the little neighbor girl, Anna.  I'm glad I can share the pleasure of owning a horse with others.

Cliff made my dream of having a cabin in the woods come true, in April.  Mandy and I spent several nights there, and I often head back there to steal a couple of peaceful hours during the day. 

At some point in the spring, I gave up my job.

I've had some amazing horseback rides around the countryside with Blue, and came upon a train wreck last spring.

In May, one of our cows had twin heifer calves.  And the horse my daughter was considering buying tried to kill me.  There's still a dark area on my upper leg that the doctor said will always be there.  But I consider it a miracle that I wasn't hurt worse.

On Memorial Day weekend, my daughter moved to my little town (which she used to say would NEVER happen ... but I digress).

And I started babysitting my granddaughters part-time.

In June, our other cow had her bull calf.  And I went with two grandchildren to Van's Warped Tour for the second year.  And loved it.

My son's family came to visit in late June, and while he was here we had a family reunion with Cliff's side of the family on the weekend of the Fourth of July.  My son and I went together and bought Cliff a Glock, which really surprised him.

In July I had several Internet friends come to visit, and enjoyed seeing the local sights with them.

In August two granddaughters and I went to the Missouri State Fair for three days.  And I attended "Ya'llapalooza", a country concert, with my daughter and Natalie.

In September, Cliff and I went to "Harley Days" with his sister and her husband, which was probably the final push we needed to make us look around for a motorcycle to buy.

In October, we sold our beloved Allis Chalmers tractor and used the money to buy a Honda Gold Wing.

In November, we rode the motorcycle to Branson and got stranded there.  But it was fun.  And for Thanksgiving, we went to Wisconsin where Cliff's oldest sister lives.

December has been great too, with the exception of the terrible night my neighbor's house burned.  But it's been wonderful to see the outpouring of love and concern that has come about because of the fire. 

I wish my son wasn't so far away, so we could see more of one another.  But as long as he and his family are healthy and happy, I'll not complain.

Happy New Year to all my readers.  May next year be good for all of us.

God bless you, every one.







artloner said...

Happy New Year, Dahlin'...and watch out for those cranky horses!


bnanajm said...

Mosie, I was just thanking our Dear Lord for 2005.  It was a year where I can't remember being so happy.  I found peace and joy that has been gone for many years.  I'm so glad you had equally as fulfilling a year.  You are a dear friend to me and it makes me happy to spend a little part of each day through your journal.  Today, while straightening up, I found your book of poems and for a little while sat and smiled while I read them.

Thanks for being you.


marainey1 said...

Happy New Year !  What a wonderful year you had !  The gal at the grocery store today told me - This is the year that anything could happen !  Isn't it always !  So many blessings if we take the time to count them !  'On Ya' - ma

astaryth said...

Just stopping by to Wish you a Happy New Year from our house to yours!

tendernoggle said...

Happy New year dear Mosie.......I have loved reading your journal and getting to know you...One of the best things that happened to me was getting to know all my j-land friends!!! I hope all of 2006 brings you joy untold...
love ya,
Carlene and Danny

mutualaide said...

You did have a busy and happy year!  Happy 2006 to you!

bhbner2him said...

Sounds like you had an awesome year!  Here's hoping 2006 is packed with even more fun and blessings.  - Barbara

bookncoffee said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR.   2005 was a good one for me too.   I kinda hated to see it go.  

toonguykc said...

So meeting me, Sim and Anne wasn't a highlight??  LOL  That day was definitely one of my 2005 gems!


ora4uk said...

Just want to say "thanks" for getting me involved and a bit excited about "blogging" or has been a great experience so far...and makes me use what little mind I have left are a blessing...a friend...and someone I have been happy to to you, Cliff, and the family...Ora

deslily said...

Happy New Year to you and Cliff!..  2006! wow can you believe it?   Hope it's a great one for everyone.

memes121 said...

Happy new year friend. I haven't been around long enough to know you a year but I have enjoyed the time I have read you. I always look forward to finding an email alert from your journal. May 2006 bring you even more happiness than you already have.

fmgruber said...

Your busy year has worn me out.

siennastarr said...

How wonderful that you had something worthwhile and meaninful happen nearly every month out of the year!  :)

You are just awesome Mosie!  You always inspire me, either through the things you write, or through the pictures you share!

I am so glad that I found your journal.  It's truly one of my favorites!

Happy New Year, My friend!