Usher Out The Old

At last I can get rid of 2017.  I do like change, I think it is what keeps me young but this year has had too much change and not for the best either so I am ready to get rid of this year and see if the next year can bring better luck.  I will keep my mouth shut about the political situation as that is just personal and will take care of itself and I have enough change in my life this year without worrying about that.  My father brought me up with the idea that during election season you can be a Democrat or Republican or what ever but after the election you have a president and you are an American then not a party so pull together.  This year I am finding it hard to follow his lead but I am trying.

Tis is another picture from Landen and it gives me the message for the new year.  Cross over the bridge and into the New Year where the world is greener and full of new adventure.

I am all settled in here in my new home.  Luke takes care of me all day and I teach him his school lessons.  He doesn’t mind having an old lady around all the time and I make sure I give him time to visit on line with his friends and play games with them.  His health has been very good so I guess I am not stressing him out too much.  There will be many changes in this new year and I am hoping they are all for the better for us all.

I am looking forward to spring here in the mountains of Washington.  The whole area is very much like New Hampshire where I spent the first 50 years of my life so it is like going home again and spring in New Hampshire was always beautiful with all its new growth and wonderful sights. This area is known for its apples, pears, and grapes so spring should be spectacular.  I want Landen to take lots of pictures for me when it gets here, then if ever I need a pick me up I can look back on those pictures.

Have a great day and a wonderful New Year.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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