Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking Back and Moving Forward....

There have been countless articles written about whether or not looking back is good or bad. 

Whereas dwelling on the past, living in the past, or trying to revive the past, is what many of these articles are pertaining to, I think (IMO) that we need the past to be able to move forward.

Looking back we can see where we might have made mistakes, and where we can improve our lives... and in improving our lives we in some way help improve the lives of those close to us.

 “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”
Winston S. Churchill

This quote applies to world history, as well as our own histories.  No one is perfect, everyone has failures and mistakes at times.  Ever have the same thing, or problem, keep happening in your life?  Maybe ti's time to look back and figure out why.

As the calendar is about to change to a new year, many see it as a place for a new beginning.  One can't make a fresh start without looking back, regardless of whether it is the changing of a year, a month, and day or even a decade..


I don't make resolutions at this time, because as most people know, or have tried, seldom do they work.  I do set goals as the days go by, refreshing, or revising, or even discarding, old ones not yet completed, and setting new ones as life goes on, but this time of the year is often thought of as a good point for looking back, over the past year.  

Right now I am planning the garden.   Making plans now so I have a jump on the future.  NOT my biggest project ahead for the next year, but certainly one that can be done ahead so I can work on the bigger plans.   Like the ant in the fall, making plans so the next season is taken care of.

What do you do?  Do you make resolutions, or think over the past year?  Do you make plans for the immediate future or some time in the distant future? 

Gotta run, See you later,


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Winter Everyone...

Officially Winter came in at 12:30am this morning.....(on the East Coast) So far it looks like a mild fall! (rare not to have a half day of winter before the first full day)I have tiny flowers on my Bridal Wreath thinking it is time to come out!

I thought this would be an appropriate song for the first day of winter...memories of winters past.

 This is by Dean Martin-compliments of You Tube...

FINALLY!  My header makes sense......Promise, after the season is done I will try to be good, and figure out my cameras picture program (problem with the camera is it is over used.  Three of us are using it..every time I look for it someone else has it is not a big camera only a small pocket one I bought just for carrying to take pics for the blog!) My work station changed (not for the better) my equipment..lot of changes.. And I never actually seem to have the camera in my hands at the same time I can sit down and use it, OR put pictures on the computer...!  I think we need another camera...

Oh...if you have a few minutes to spare the next time you sit down at your computer...go to Google and type in "let it snow".  Or type in "tilt"...or better yet.."Do A Barrel Roll"

Just for the fun of it....(I am sure your kids already know about them)

See you later-gotta run now,


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's National Ice Cream Day!

Not sure about anyone else but its just not fair that

Number 1 : Its a WEEK day!

And Number 2 : It's too COLD for ice cream....

But I could go for a Black Cow, aka Black and White; aka Rootbeer float

Compliments of The Nibbler

Ingredients Per Serving

• 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
• 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
• Chilled root beer
Whipped cream
• Maraschino cherry 


1. Scoop ice cream into a tall glass. Add chocolate syrup.
2. Slowly pour root beer over ice cream being careful not to let it foam up over the side of the glass.
3. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry—or with a flute cookie, as in the photo. Serve with a straw and a long spoon for the ice cream.

Now this I could go for..

To warm you is a pretty flower in sun colors from earlier this summer...a reminder of what is to come again for certain....

See you later.....Blogger and the Internet itself is making me crazy took over a half hour to load this picture on!   So now off to get busy!

See you later......hope everyone can take a break and enjoy their ice cream today!