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A Year of Setbacks, A Year of Wonders

paint and supplies from Home DepotBetween boxes and all those moving chores a few new jobs were added to the shortlist of things to do. There's never a perfect time to do household maintenance, except before it needs to be done, before there's a problem of course.

Sometimes you don't know what needs to be done until it jumps out at you, or falls down at your feet, or stinks to the rafters, or...    None of those happened except for the, "I never saw this before..." and realizing it had to be fixed moment.


So I find myself in Home Depot getting supplies for those unexpected jobs.  This is only half of it- at least I hope so.  The weather has been too hot or too rainy to do any of the outside work, so I am learning to appreciate my basement since Spring.  But enough is enough.  Let me come up for air and light already!

When I look back on this year, I feel a close alliance to what the Queen of England said, way back in 1992, it was her, "Annus Horribilis,"  A horrible year.  Actually the whole of 2013 wasn't horrible just a few more things to build the character, as they say.  So, if I'm in Home Depot and building my character over the months this year, and last year, and all the way back many years as I think about it (you, too, probably?) next year should be the time to reap some rewards. Hope so!  "2014, Annnus Mirabilis!"  2014, Year of Miracles and Wonders!

Do you have any BIG plans for 2014?

6 comments :

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Way too early for me to think about plan/projects in 2014. First we have to finish out 2013 and settle our daughter in Grad School, maybe put down a new laundry/craft room floor...you get the idea. There is always something to do when you own a home!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

You have a wonderful attitude! Yes grow stronger through the challenges, and always stay hopeful, positive and expectant! *hugs*

Linda said...

So far the only plans for 2014 are... To keep calm, cool and collected at all times. Take things one day at a time. Hope this isn't wishful thinking!

Magic Love Crow said...

2014, we have to finish the outside! The deck is being built! Besides that, I am relaxing! LOL! I do hope everything is going well with you Gloria ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

~Rasz~ said...

I love your attitude Gloria! I'm just sitting here reading all your posts and realizing how positive you are with everything. My "Annus Mirabillis 2014" will be to get a permanent home and be able to rebuild my life again! Hugs, Rasz

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm with you Gloria hoping for 2014, Annnus Mirabilis! I am wishing you a much better year coming up. Just focus on that character building. :)