Monday, January 2, 2017

The New Year

As I contemplate another year of my life gone, I wonder how much of it I have left. And although that really doesn't matter, because I have no control over it, I know I am on the downhill slide.

This always brings me to remember a conversation I had with Jeff, not too long before he left this earth. He asked me if I ever thought about how much of my life I had left. Was I halfway? Was I close to leaving? He was 46 when he had a massive heart attack. His prediction in that conversation was that he would live to see at least 70. So that he was over the hump on his downhill slide. Oh, how wrong he was. Oh, how I wish he was very wrong.

So as I think about how much life is left, I think about what I should do to see that I have as much as possible.

I am not good at resolutions. I think about them. I have made them in the past. And like a lot of people I have abandoned them not long after making them. They are work. You have to make a conscious effort to keep them. And truth be known, with me, failure is inevitable.

So with that being said, I will make an attempt at some New Year's wishes....not resolutions.

1) To try to stash at least $300 a month, all year
2) To try to eat better and less
3) To be active and try to lose some of this fat off of my body
4) To replace all of my windows and my floors
5) To try to get back into my crafts (crochet, sewing and woodworking) and make all of my birthday and Christmas presents
6) To ride my bike (motorcycle) more, at least once a week, even if it's to the store and back
7) To try to get out of the house more and not be such a hermit
8) To be more patient (this has been so hard the last 5 years, and I don't know why)

Honestly, #3 & #7 are going to be the toughest. With my job and the hours that I work, it's going to be very hard.

I will be 60 this month. How did I get to be this old, so quick?!? Where did my life go? It goes by way too fast. But at least I made it this far. So many die young.

The best of luck to you all for 2017. My wishes for this world are for more kindness & understanding, less violence & hate, and more love, laughter and happiness.



  1. I was reviewing my blog and rearranging/changing some things on Google + and You Tube. I happened upon a comment from you and did some clicking. Low and behold here's a recent blog from you.

    I'm off and on with the blog, google+ and You Tube. Trying to get something going with the tube, though.

    60 huh? I'm 63 and been retired for 3 years/drawing SS for a year. Tis marvelous!

    1. Just realized, the 2017 year. HA! Dummy me. Recent. Hope you are well.

  2. Kat! Thank you for finding me and leaving me a comment on my blog. I was able to backlink to find you here! I will put you on my sidebar so I don't miss any of your posts and I am your newest follower.
    I really like this post about aging. Hugs- Diana

  3. I don't do resolutions, I have set a couple of goals but if I don't hit those goals....OH WELL. Thanks for stopping by my furbabes blog. They are both a hoot! I have been really lucky in my babes, they are amazing. Check out my other blog Life Through My Eyes too..

  4. Hello Kat, I'm happy to meet you and want to thank you for visiting my blog. I don't do resolutions either, but when I read yours about replacing your windows, I had to write you back. We purchased an old cottage/farmhouse almost five years ago and our house is over a 100 years old. It had terrible windows, some even without glass. Well, in our state there is a funding for people with this problem, or any problem that would save energy when repaired. We called our utility department and they sent a man out to look at our house. They paid us enough that with us doing the work made our new windows almost free. Or we could have hired it done by a contractor and saved probably a third of the cost. It's well worth looking into. While they were checking the house they found that our heating vents needed repair and insulation and they paid for that as well. Most states are very concerned with energy saving and have similar funds available to home owners. It could save you a thousand or more dollars and make it easier to get started on making that resolution come true :)
    Your newest follower,
    Connie :)
    Hope you follow me back.


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