Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking in the Rearview Mirror ...

Well here we are looking at another year in the rear view mirror. The older I get the faster they fly by, there is something not quite right about this phenomenon. As I reflect back on 2011 overall it has been a wonderful year. My family remains healthy and inspite of a turbulent economy my husband and I are financially sound ... however, we are a bit more frugal these days!
Looking to the future I hope to see a bit more of the United States. Since I joined the ranks of the unemployed this past August I would like to take advantage of this time off work and see the states!
I would love to take a road trip to Iowa to visit long time friends Eileen and John in Lake City. From there I would like to visit Country Threads Quilt Shop and over the Anamosa to visit Gatherings, a prim shop where I bought my awesome reindeer!!
Another trip will be to Ohio at the end of April, I will be taking  a group of Longaberger Collectors Club ladies to attend a gathering at the Homestead. And finally, I hope to visit Virginia in late spring. We will fly in and stay with Joe's son in Harrisonburg. From there we will drive all over the state and see the historical sites I have longed to see! Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Williamsburg, civil war battlefields, antique stores and Notforgotten Farm, another favorite blogspot of mine! And if there is time up to Gettysburg in PA.
Staying in the Golden State of California I hope to visit my son and his beautiful family in Northern Calif. and off to the north eastern part of the state to Quincy to visit a very dear friend.
So, if I mange to get to all of these places I should have a very busy year traveling the states. If you're anywhere along the way and would like me to stop in just let me know!!

Happy New Year to everyone, may 2012 bring you happiness and joy.

1 comment:

  1. Well it's almost gone... but not forgotten . so many wonderful memories of 2011, news that Matt would marry in 2012 visiting with dear friends and wishing I stilled lived in So California just because of them. So looking forward A HOLY NEW YEAR. I wish you a Happy New Year far better and more memorable than ever. You are always welcome in my neck of the woods. In fact I'm so excited that you and Joe will come this year Looking forward can't wait!!! I just finished making old fashion molasses stripes, chille (made it yesterday, always taste better the next day) corn bread and chocolate chip cookies. we will be going to church tonight not a better way to bring in the new year. We will be having a chille cook off and the playing of games. I won't make it past 9 or so. that's what happens when you get older. I will stay up till Matt calls . A News year tradition for as long as I can remember. Well my dear friend Thank you for our jaunt to Temecula and all the talking you let me do. Oh, here's one more visual,D's mom was sitting in her recliner with turtle neck shirt, jacket, "gloves", long pants and a
    " wool" blanket wrapped around her legs. I finally told her it was freezing in the house. She just refuses to turn on the heat...It might cost her another $1.00. Oh to be so furgal. I do hope to be more so this year. God Bless you and Joe and Betsy in the New Year.