Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of a year...

And to be honest...
 
It's been a doozy.
 
I keep reminding myself that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger but some days that philosophy just seems like ...
 
...well...
 
a big pile of hooey.
 
Ha.
 
But we survive.
 
And we work very hard to bloom in the soil we've been given.


We are ending the year at our snowy new home with the first snow shovel either of us has owned in 30 years...

 

 
 ...and we are feeling blessed.
 
 
And instead of all the philosophies about making lemons into lemonade I've been pondering a different quote on this last day of 2014. 

 
Whatever is true; whatever is honorable; whatever is just; whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable; if there is any excellence; if there is anything worthy of praise; think about these things.    Phil. 4:8

Mr. Jenny and I wish you all a happy, cozy and safe year end.


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28 comments:

edenhills said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is a much better year for you.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

We have snow - lots and lots of snow - you aren't anywhere near the Utah mountains are you? I'd love to be your neighbor...

I'm betting 2015 is a better year for both of us sweetie. I'll think about you and send good mojo when I toast in the new year. BTW, that is a darling picture of you and Mr. Jenny, wherever you are (Utah?)

xxoo,

RMW

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Dear Jenny, wishing you and your family an amazing 2015!

Big Hugs,

Linda

Ms. A said...

Stay warm! I hope 2015 is better for both of us! Happy New Year, Jenny!

Terra said...

That Philippians Scripture is a dear one of mine too, and points our thoughts in a good direction. Happy New Year.

Rita said...

Love that passage. Have a wonderful, healthy, glorious 2015!! :)

Melinda said...

Wishing you and Mr. Jenny
a wonderful 2015!

Enjoy the snow. : )

M : )

Gattina said...

A very happy and above all healthy New Year, Jenny ! That this year will be better than the last one !

Theresa said...

Happy New Year to you Sweet Jenny! I hope 2015 will be a VERY happy and HEALTHY one for you and your family! HUGS!

Jeanie said...

Very good thoughts to take into the new year. All the best to you and Mr. Jenny in 2015.

Naperville Now said...

excellent verse choice, now on my desktop. happy new year -- wishing you and Mr. J all good things.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jenny,

New Year's Wish for you is to have a wonderful 2015! May you be blessed beyond measure. You deserve it. :-)

Yours is the perfect scripture on which to ponder. I cannot find your phone number, but if I do, I am going to try and call you. I miss you and just want to hear your sweet voice, even if for a few minutes.

In posting today, my 300th post and sixth year in blogging, I was thinking how much has happened this year which I didn't go into because it has been that type of year for me, too. Actually two years. But we stay focused on the positive and the possibilities. Mr. Magpie is out shopping while I am sitting here blogging a little. We had a quiet New Years (except for the revelers that were out late making noise), but even that didn't bother us for long. I did have a strange dream afterwards that we had moved to China and that my cousin's wife and I were producing a movie, but other than that, I slept okay. Which is good. It is funny that you should mention that scripture because it is one on which I stood and continue to stand (even though I have fallen twice more on my knee that was injured LAST year), particularly these last few months. It is important to do just that. To stay your mind on those things.

My prayer is to remain upright and to land on my knees only in prayer! That for starters! ;-)

All my love,

Sheila :-)

Susan Anderson said...

Good one, Jenny! One of my favorites, in fact. Happy New Year!!

=)

Stephanie said...

you can't go wrong with a motto like that!

fredamans said...

Lovely photo! Happy 2015!

Jim said...

Hi Jenny ~~ Life gets tough doesn't it? Seems like the older we get the harder it is to scramble to safety. (Mrs. Jim fell crawling through a fence and broke her hip. Younger days she could scramble to her feet and not hit the pavement.)

If you now live close to Nebraska or New Hampshire I have snow shovels I left at each place you could have. Both times I moved to Texas.

Best wishes, especially Happy New Year !!
..

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

All the best for a healthy and happy New Year! Cathy

Sarah Beth said...

We should all, every one of us, read Phil 4:8 at the start of every day. Thoughtfully.
Hoping 2015 proves to be a good year for you and Mr. Jenny!

Pondside said...

What a year you've had, Jenny. I have missed Alphabe-Thursday, and hope to start again next week. You are - have been for years - an inspiration to me. Wishing you and Mr Jenny and all your family a blessed 2015.

Terri Steffes said...

Hey there sweet Jenny! Where are you living now? I am loving your quote from the Bible, I hear it monthly with a women's group I belong to! It gives me goosebumps to hear that you love it too!

Unknown said...

I'm not a blogger, but I've been following your blog for a few years and have laughed and cried. I have a much-loved niece who lives abroad and is SORELY missed inbetween rare visits, so when the grandlittles moved away, I ached for you and prayed. I love that verse. Definitely one to cling to. Wishing you blessings this year.

Eden House News and views said...

Happy New Year once again I am back Jenny please could I have you home address I am on a new challenge (check out my blog)
Love your quote
Blessings for a healthy year for us all

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Happy New Year to you, Jenny! I hope this is a good one. It seems strange to see you in the snow!

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

If you ever want to catch up, or need an inbox to cry into. I'm still around! julie_schuler@comcast.net

Betty said...

I'm sorry I missed school this week. Real life got in the way. I sure hope 2015 will be a whole lot better than 2014 for you! Hope you had a nice visit with your Irish family. Did you move again? I didn't think it snowed where you lived in Arizona. Betty

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks so much and I hope you two have happy and healthy 2015.

Polly Janos said...

Hi Jenny! I sent you a card but had no idea you moved. Hope you received it. Many blessings to you this year. You are the best!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Jenny, this year HAS to be better for you! I just HAS to I say.
So, you moved? Did I miss something? Did you leave my favorite state of AZ? I'm guessing you're not in Florida. :)
I'm loving your motto for this year. Sending you prayers, love and all that jazz.
Love,
Suz