Saturday, January 7, 2023

End of 2022 & Beginning of 2023


               We had a major blizzard on Christmas Eve so dinner was just B & me.
               The kids were supposed to come but the weather was too dangerous.  It was strange having
               just the 2 of us at dinner on Christmas Eve.  It is something we have never done
               in the 50 years we have been together. First, we had to split up going to one set of inlaws
               on Christmas Eve and the other on Christmas Day.  Then we always had the kids with us.
               Now, with one set of kids across the country and the weather too bad for the others, it
               was just us.  

               Our youngest son and dil came over for Christmas Day and brought all their gifts with them
               so we could watch them open their gifts to each other.  The oldest son and dil live streamed
               so we could watch them open their gifts.  It was almost like we were all together in the
               same room.

               New Years Eve was very quiet. B and I don't go out anymore.  Instead, we stayed home and
               watched the "Thin Man" movie marathon on TCM, toasted with wine at midnight, kissed
               goodbye to 2022 with a bigger kiss to bring in 2023. Then went to bed at 12:30am.
               Such party animals!

               Went out after New Years to peruse the sales.  Didn't see anything I couldn't live without so
               nothing spent there.  We did see a bald eagle sitting on fence pole as we were coming out of
               the Walmart store.  B said he was probably checking out the sales as well.  Silly guy!

               B and I have concluded that we are officially old.  We misplaced the car in the Walmart
               parking lot.  We usually make sure where we park before going in but this time we went
               in a different door than usual.  15 Minutes of wandering around looking for it and 3 people
               coming up asking if they could help.  So sad!  When we told our son about it later, he asked
               why didn't we press the locator button on the key bob.  Of course, neither one of us thought
               of that.

               So I usually get on the scale on Monday mornings.  I was dreading that on the 2nd
               but took a deep breathe and stepped on.  To my surprise, I had lost 5 lbs over the
               holidays without even trying.  Guess I didn't have as many holiday treats as I thought.
               That's my story and I am sticking to it.

               So goodbye to 2022 and now for my goals for 2023.  These, of course, will be edited and
               deleted before 2023 ends.


                Goals for the New Year

                          I would like to continue to lose weight-1 to 2 lbs a month-anything more is a bonus

                          B and I want to build up our emergency savings by $3000-anything over that is
                          a bonus

                          We continue to downsize by donating to various organizations, reuse in the house
                          somewhere or discard

                          We are going to get all our end-of-life paperwork in order including preplanning &
                          prepaying funerals

Hope your ending and beginning went well.          

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Merry Christmas!


 I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  I cherish you all so much and hope the holidays and new year bring you all good blessings.