Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I want to wish a happy and healthy new year to all my family and friends.  Things always feel better and look better at the start of a new year.

We had a good Christmas and we celebrated Christmas dinner at our place with 3 friends. It was a small group this year.  Neighbours all went to visit family or had family down this year.  It goes from year to year.  One neighbour had 9 visitors and offered all 11 of them for dinner including 5 children.  I said we would take a pass on that. The weather was fairly good until the last few days.  It has been rainy and today cooled down to only in the 60's. I always feel bad at christmas or spring break when the weather doesn't co-operate.  It has been a very warm year up to now.  They are calling for 70's all week but have been wrong already.

I put the Christmas decorations away yesterday and today and as much fun as it is to put them up I am always glad to take them down and get back to normal.  Harv was watching the Rose Bowl and now he is watching he UCF and Baylor game from Arizona.  One day we must take a drive out to UCF and see it.  I believe it is just about an hour from Mt. Dora.

Take care and stay healthy.  Get those flu shots.



Jillayne said...

Happy New Year to you Freda! I hope 2014 brings many good things your way.
Too late for me with the flu shot... I am at two bouts of the flu and one cold already... hopefully 2014 will be better!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happiest of things to you and Harv this year Freda! Yep, got my flu shot altho' they're saying that they missed the mark and there's a strain of it that isn't 'covered' with the shot. Guess those things are pretty hard to predict with total accuracy.

Acorn to Oak said...

Happy New Year to you too!

I always like how it feels to get the decorations all put away too. Feels so clean and accomplished. It's a little blank but it's like a fresh clean canvas to make some changes.

Lucky you to have some rain. We need it here in California so badly. But, I'm sure not complaining about the temps being in the mid to high 70's this week. It feels really nice.

Maggi said...

Happy New Year Freda, may it be filled with joy and good health. Sorry I'm late - computer problems since New Year's Eve!

Nancy Reinke said...

Hi Freda, and Happy New Year to you. I noticed your lovely face on the GFC on my blog and wanted to come and visit you. I'm following you, too. Thank you. I've been reading some of your posts and see you had a cancer scare. I'm so glad the results came back and showed no bone cancer. It has to be a huge relief. Your note cards are stunning. I love them. The very best to you and your family in 2014 ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas. I am headed from Orlando your way this weekend to go to Renningers Extravaganza. If the weather is good it will be a fun day!


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you for popping in to visit Freda!
I thought I had already left a comment on this post but I see I haven't!
Happy New Year to you and Harv too.
Here's to a great year ahead for us all.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness this has not been a very good season for you in Florida what horrid weather although I guess it beats everyone elses weather around the country!! It would be great to meet you next December! Thank you for your sweet congrats on the Polka Dot Flea!