"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday - New Years Eve

Did this happen to you in 2013?  It sure did me!  

D A N G !

What is your first new year's resolution going to be?

That is my problem - I am short!

Calendar August 2014
This is the only time you see this phenomenon in your life.
Calendar August 2014

August, next year, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.  This happens only once every 823 years.  The Chinese call it 'Silver pockets full. 



Talk to you next year!

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Katie Clooney said...

Funny AND uplifting... I can always depend on you Sweet Sandie. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Pooja Mittal said...

I am totally with the kitty in first pic, so much weight gain.. Need to loose weight in 2014
Happy New Year

Louvregirl said...

<> the cat is cute! Happy New Year to you CC :-) Good luck with your resolution this year!!

Anonymous said...

best wishes to you my friend, I also have the same pounds to lose I carried into this year, if nothing I am consistent!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, you are right again...loosing a few pounds on this end would be nice too and I'm going to keep working on training my mind!!!...:)JP

Beth said...

I have to give up on eating all of the goodies that I made this year.

Happy New Year Sandie. One of my greatest happenings of 2013 was getting to know you!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Yep, I have to cut back on the munching too... No fun in that-bummer. Nice to see all that extra weekend in August! Happy New Year Sandie, I wish you all the best in 2014-enjoy:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie, I am afraid to get on the scale...yikes! So yes, eating better in 2014 is one of my goals along with exercise. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

jack69 said...

SWEET entry. Looking forward to the silver pockets month.
Love the "What should appear but...."
Yep again this year GONNA LOOSE THAT 10 LBS AND KEEP IT OFF. (I hope)
And a very happy NEW YEAR to you and yours.

And also that it will bring good health and continued LOVE!

Loved the lift and laugh!!!!

Sandra said...

I did not do this to me in 2013, I did it in 1993 when i went to work in an office and sat for 10 hours a day with no exercise...and never lost it. no resolutions for me.. i wish you and your family much happiness in the new year and you a new desire of no hunger. Happy New years

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! We had a laugh over a lot of these my friend! Hoping your New year is filled with blessings and happiness! Happy New year my friend!

Betsy Adams said...

Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

Happy New Year.

Munir said...

I always try to see good side of things first.
I love that cat even though she is heavy. She is like a marshmallow Both my daughter and my husband laughed while I read your blog post to them.
Have a happy New Year.

thisisme said...

Dear Sandie, Just popped over to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and peaceful new year, filled with love and many blessings. Let's hope that 2014 will be kind to all of us.

Paula said...

Wishing you and yours the best New Year yet.

Sharon said...

Great post! I'm with you - I need to lose weight. I lost 35 pounds a few years ago, and kept it off for a while. But, alas, a good portion of it has found its way back.

Loved the interesting news about August this year! How much fun is that? I'll have to think of something to do to celebrate. Maybe ice cream...

...oh yeah. Resolution #1.

Happy New Year, and GOD BLESS!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - thanks for these great thoughts .. you really do manage to find the most amazing clips and photos ..

Hopefully I survived at about the same .. but really need to lose a few pounds .. that sliding thing is pretty scary -

Thanks .. I'll be taking more care .. Happy New Year to you and the family .. cheers Hilary

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've been doing very good on eating healthy for two years now but what I really need is exercise to get the weight down. I can't relate to the kid with the hot dog, I've been finishing up snacks in the house that I bought for Christmas and New Years Eve but I will be back on track soon! I just can't throw them away :) We always stay home and have a fun evening watching the New Year's shows on TV. Happy New Year.....

Sandee said...

I got stuck at the sliders. Some years back, thieves were hitting old ladies on the head a stealing their purses. I quit carrying a purse then. Haven't carried one since. Nothing I hate worse than thieves.

Have a wonderful day honey. May you and yours have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Scritches to Disco.

Savannah Granny said...

Happy New Year. Loved the "Life is now here". Come by and look at my "Mystery" post…mind games.
I have ALWAYS had the mind set of eat that bad stuff and get it out of the way. Actually, I have lost eighteen pounds in the last four months, not by choice but now that I am feeling better I like it and am trying to maintain and lose some more.
Good Luck, maybe we can encourage each other.

Nancy's Notes said...

Great post Sandie! I always enjoy it when I drop into blogland and drop in to your fun home!

Happy New Year!

~mel said...

Happy New Years ~ I'm still carrying in the pounds from last year and the year before that and the year before that, etc... I always say I'm the comparison factor. The one the skinnies get to compare themselves to.

Anonymous said...

See ya next year and have a very safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve. We are staying home. xox

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You and I, both! I am seriously hurting. LOL

Happy New Year!




I hope you have a healthy and happy NEW YEAR!

Merlesworld said...

Many things to think about Happy new year.

Terri Buster said...

Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours Sandie- I'm looking forward to a brand new year..a clean slate, a fresh page, an empty memory card in my camera. See you on the flip side, my blogging friend!

barbara l. hale said...

I'm with you on being 9 inches too short! Thanks for all the laughs this year!!! Happy New Year!

Tracie Nall said...

I could stand to do a little weight losing, too. And more exercising.

Funny how those things go together, right?

But I think I shall give my energy to looking for the good in things. Especially in cookies.

...I don't anticipate much weight loss.

Happy 2014 to you!! :)

Say What? said...

Happy 2014 to you. Thank you for the Christmas card. Wishing you all the very best!

Gina said...

Happy New Year to you!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

That about August is cool and interesting, I was in bed early last night well by early I mean 9pm I didn't see the new year in haven't done that in years. I hope 2014 is a bloody great year for you and yours

Maggie Ann said...

Happy New Year Sandie! and thank you for all the smiles you give us all year long. Thats special!

Susan said...

Happy New Year to YOU, dear Sandie.

I'm with you on the losing weight goal. (I prefer to call it goal as opposed to resolution.)

My blood pressure is spiking and it's scaring the bazookers out of me. I HAVE to lose weight. Have to.

Hope your new year is awesome. Hugs. Susan

Jackie said...

I kept my New Year's resolution of 2013 of not having a carbonated beverage for the entire year. It has been extremely hard for me to do that, but I did it. I am so proud of myself for accomplishing that goal. I can see by the clock that I still have a few more hours to go, and I don't know if I will have a sip of Coca Cola on New Year's Day or not. :))
I do hope that you have a beautiful 2014, my friend.
Hugs and love to you,

Ms. A said...

This is probably the first new year in decades that I will actually be lighter than last year... but it has been one heck of a way to diet!

Happy New Year, Sandie!

betty said...

Happy New Year, Sandie! Make small consistent changes with your diet and you'll notice a difference in your weight ;)

Our sermon last week at church was about how we make resolutions which usually involve "I" "I want to lose weight" "I want to save money" "I want to give up smoking" which are all great, but the pastor challenged us to also think about putting God first in everything we do in the New Year and putting others before us, so that's what I'm going to try to do (in addition to trying to drop some weight :)

I hope it is a great year for you and yours!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy New Years to you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yep, I think I've gained 20 lbs just since Christmas! Too many sweets and soda, plus eating too many leftovers because after all...we don't want anything to go to waste! Instead it goes to waist! Haha!
Wishing you and your family the very best in the New Year!!

Jan said...

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful, healthy New Year, Jan

Andrea said...

Happiest of New Year's, Sandie! Thank you for opening your world to the rest of us... I have loved sharing it with you.

God bless you with all good things in 2014 & always.

"See you" next year!! :)

Love ya~ Andrea

Terri D. said...

Oh, Sandie, I need to lose weight too, but don't dare make it a resolution, or it will never happen!! LOL

Loved all the chuckles, as always!

Love and all good wishes to you and your family in 2014!! Happy New Year!!

peggy said...

I enjoy your posts so much! Thanks for the laughs and good stuff. Happy New Year.

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy New Year!

Eva Ason said...

Hello my dear friend!

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! So many cute things you're sharing with us today, thank you for all your uplifting posts.
Wishing you a great year ahead and I will practice on seeing the good in everything. Thank you for the reminder.


Ann said...

that first cat pretty much shows what happened to me in 2013. I've gained way too much weight.
Happy New Year

Changes in the wind said...

Happy New Year:)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's New Years Day morning here. I can hear my neighbor out with his snow blower. We have lots of that white stuff here and more is doing down too. May you and yours be blessed with the very happiest of New Years ever !

Granny Annie said...

Not only am I not overweight, just too short, I am even getting shorter!!!

About the sliders...I always take my keys and my credit card out of the vehicle when I pump gas and lock the car so no one can jump in while I am getting gas.

Happy New Year Sandie! Can't wait to see what you will share with us in 2014.

Anonymous said...

I definitely am 9 inches too short! Happy New Year!

Mevely317 said...

Happy New Year, Sandie!
Looks like you n' I are of the same mind-set.... I've not weighed this much in like, EVER!

Sooooo, I can beat myself up over my goofs - or just do something, once and for all. Like my minister once said, "Are you going to be a victim, or a victor?"


sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Look at my page. You will see my 2014 in the snow and the coldest weather..
Not going to give up.
Happy New year!

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!
may youand your family enjoy happiness, health and joy in the coming new year!


Lynn said...

Yeah - I gained about five pounds in the last three weeks. The detox starts tomorrow. :)

Sandy said...

Thanks for the laughs and encouragement again, dear Sandie! Happy 2014!!

Theresa said...

I did good with the weight up until this past month. Then eat, eat, eat put on a little extra weight. I am not making a resolution to lose it though as I am sure it will fall back off once I get back on a normal routine. Time management is something I definitely need to work on though. Happy New Year!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you-all.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I love the line about eating all the junk food first. I don't like to waste anything!!! So, I would probably do that too. lol!
I wish you the very, very best for the New Year. Lots of blessings throughout. Happy, Healthy and Cheerful.
You are a kind friend. Catherine xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Happy New Year, Sandie. I took a much needed break for a few days. I hope you have a good year and that you can lose the extra weight- it is the bane of aging, I think! xo Diana

Willow said...

Happy New Year Sandie.
Thank you for all the smiles last year .
Always a joy visiting here.
Wishing you all the best in 2014.

SweetMarie said...

I do need to lose a few pounds. I plan on doing it by eating better and exercising. I will be buying a recumbent exercise bike. :) And after we move to NC I would like to get myself a tricycle. lol
I'm also going to make sure to write in my grateful journal every night before I go to bed so that I think of the positives from my day before going to sleep. :)
Love you and your blog!

SweetMarie said...

I do need to lose a few pounds. I plan on doing it by eating better and exercising. I will be buying a recumbent exercise bike. :) And after we move to NC I would like to get myself a tricycle. lol
I'm also going to make sure to write in my grateful journal every night before I go to bed so that I think of the positives from my day before going to sleep. :)
Love you and your blog!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I try! I really do..but no matter which way I turn, my butt still looks huge!!!
Happy New Year my dear friend!


I like the last one...training your mind to see good in everything. It's hard to do a lot of times tho.

I vow to not worry about my weight. That should do the trick. ;0)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good luck with your goals. I know you can do it! Happy 2014!

Debbie said...

Wonderful giggles from beginning to end. I loved the little rhyming one "Twas the night" take off the best of all. So funny!

For me, I'm just continuing a "diet" course that I started a few months ago when I first stepped out of blogging. I dare not hope too much, but it seems to have more sticking power than any "diet" I've ever done. I am so tired of gaining and losing the same stupid pounds.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

I love love love that fat cat. I want to squish him. Losing weight is not always necessary. Just be healthy....Happy 2014 Chatty.

Joy Tilton said...

Well, we are all in the same boat... need to lose weight or lose the stress in our lives! I read them all and I feel better! Hope 2014 is a better one, we lost Mom this year after a long struggle with Alzheimers and our Grandson lost his Dad in August. I just have not felt like blogging, but I need to make time for me. Happy New Year Sandy, you are the kind of blogger we all need, uplifting and always there!

Lucy said...

I have never had a problem with weight until about 70 years of age. I make no resolutions because I don't keep them. I hope my dsughter for her health, CAN KEEP HERS, SHE IS SHORT AND LOVES FOOD BUT NEEDS TO LOSE. Like this post Pretty cool.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yep, Sandie, I'll be with you in the weight loss endeavor... we are starting next Monday (it has been put off twice already... that's a little concerning!). Happy New Year! wishing you and yours all the best. blessings ~ tanna

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Yes, we can see the good in everything. That is what I love about you!!!♥

Oh the good ol' resolution to loose the weight. Been there, done that! I think the best way to lose weight is to not dwell on it, but to only eat when you are hungry and make great choices when you do eat (like fresh, wholesome, nutritious foods - not garbage, prepared, over processed foods).

Have a great week and weekend and of course a fabulous 2014!!!!!! ♥

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Sandie, these are so funny. And that chubby cat is adorable! You will find my recipes have less sugar than other similar recipes. And I never use corn syrup, shortening, trans fats, etc. I use butter, but just enough to get the job done! I never eat storebought cakes, cookies, etc. Save my "sugar allowance" for homemade treats made with organic ingredients. I do allow myself a Pepsi about once a month! ;-)

Dee said...

LOL...I am hoping that laughter helps burn calories...I am still saying a prayer for you as you begin your eating changes. So far I am doing pretty good with mine.And I think being short is a big hindrance...:)

Melanie said...

Happy New Year, Sandie! Thanks for the video about the purse snatchers. I try to remember to lock the doors when I'm getting gas. Things can happen so fast!