Friday, January 3, 2014

A Winter Storm

Here in Maine for the past few weeks it has been snowing and cold, cold temperatures. The wind chills are far below zero and with all the white stuff, staying in has been a priority. It's times like this that I really miss my husband. Having to go out and shovel and rake the roof are not things I have typically done while he was at home. This year is very different. This year I'm on my own. I am thankful that I have a neighbor that has been plowing me out and helping with all the shoveling. He is a young man who is very close to my husband and has been looking in on me while he has been in Afghanistan. I am truly blessed. I can say I have a renewed appreciation for my husband and all he has done for me. He has been my helper all these years and his absence has given me a fresh outlook on exactly how much he does around our home. I'm trying not to have a pity party for myself, because God has provided me with help and this year alone has given me a new perspective on life without my spouse. I'm hoping the snow will stop today and the sun will come out and warm things up a bit. Until that happens, my heart is warmed with the deep love I have for my husband and my God.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!!

Wow, 2014! This year has a lot of things that will be happening for me. My daughter is getting married in September. My husband returns from Afghanistan. My yearly trip to Las Vegas. And I hope to get off my last 15 pounds of weight! So much is happening this year that I'm very excited. I hope to be a regular on my blog again and get back my readers. I have neglected my blog due to not wanting to sit and type for any extended period of time and forgetting the reason why I started my blog to begin with. I started this blog years ago for personal reasons. I wanted to write about my life in my small Maine town. I wanted to write about the things that I have done to better my home and my life with simpler ways. I'm going to get back to my roots. I have some plans for my home this year and for my life that I'm hoping to share with those around me. I hope you stay tuned to see what I'm up to and to get a better understanding of life in a small town. I don't have a showcase home, but it is comfortable and clean. I don't do gourmet recipes, but they are healthy and delicious. I have simple tips to help get through a Maine winter and thoughts of how Christ is using me in this life.
Happy New Year to all and hope you will follow me more closely this year!!