In a 'Nutty'shell: July to December

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Here I am, squeeking this one it at the very end of the year! =)

We currently have Little Ones settling in for some Thomas the Train and Curious George movie time before they drift off to sleep, (unless they actually hold out to see in the new year!).  The Big Ones and I will be doing a Scarlet Pimpernel marathon, 1934 and 1982 versions.  The DH is working....Big Frown!

But, before we move on to those festivities, I've dropped in here to recap the last half of the year 2013.

There doesn't seem to have been many things that happened during that time outside of the normal!

We canned a lot of tomatoes: as sauce, juice, salsa . . . and for the first time ~ ketchup!  I am not a fan of commercially canned anything, won't eat store bought pickles, and have now added ketchup to that list. Well, to be honest, I hardly ever ate store ketchup anyway.  As a matter of fact, I used to say I don't like ketchup!  But I now know it's only commercial ketchup I don't like!  We'll be canning a LOT more of it next year, since we ran out this time after only a couple of months.

DH took a job working night shift, 8pm to 8am, three days on, three off.  That has been a big adjustment for us.

Wow! I think that about sums up the highlights of 2013 . . . and leaves me with a new page to start 2014 on.

Happy New Year!
May Love and Blessings flow to you and your loved pnes in 2014!


In a 'Nutty'shell: 2013 Jan-June

Friday, December 20, 2013

The first half of this year saw some firsts and lasts.

The Little Man had his first birthday in March, which was the last 1st birthday for a baby of ours.  That was the beginning of noting the milestones in his life, and the fact that they are the 'lasts' for this household....until some grandchildren come along!

This was also the last year we had my father-in-law with us.  He passed away in March, and although he is missed, we are glad he has gone to his Heavenly Home and is relieved from the sufferings he was experiencing at the end.

Wow!  March was really a full month!  It also saw DH and I celebrate our 10th Anniversary, two more family birthdays, and my attendance as a vendor at a Bride & Prom Expo.

And now that I think about it, I basically define the first half of the year by those events, or things related to them.  There isn't much else I take note of in those six months, except my father-in-law's memorial service at the beginning of June.

Which is part of the reason for this recap, and my approach to blogging for next year.

Have a blessed weekend!


In a 'Nutty'shell...

Thursday, December 19, 2013


I don't even know when the last time was that I posted here.  This past year was so full!  I wish I could say it was all joys, but alas, that would not be real life.

I've been inspired by my friend, Lisa, to give a little recap of my year.  I won't be joining the linky party; instead, I plan to use this as a launch for my blogging activities for 2014.

Stay tuned for a first instalment!