I'm Back....Well, Almost!

Hey everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but have been on a Christmas vacation.  The Man and I left here on December 17th and just returned yesterday.  We drove 5000 miles, total, crossing this great country of ours.  Our destination was VA, to see our son, dil and our precious and youngest grandchildren; but we did the "tourist-thing" all the way there and back.  It was so much fun, even when we got stranded in Abilene, TX because of an ice storm.  I have lots of things to share, but first I have to do mountains of laundry, put away Christmas decor, and edit a ton of photos.......might have to throw in a couple of naps, too.....HA! 

I am so far behind in email and reading posts from all of you, there is no way I can possibly catch up.  Suffice it to say, I will be moving forward from this point on and hope no one gets their feelings hurt if I missed some of your posts.

I would like to share one thing with you today (before I get to that laundry) is my "One Word for 2015."  I thought long and hard over the last couple of weeks about what that word would be, and I have chosen MINDFUL.  As is typical for many of us, I spend so much time thinking, fussing, & re-hashing the past and an equal amount of time projecting myself into future plans, what if's and concerns over what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month or next year.  All of that "stuff" really gets in my way and keeps me from enjoying right now; so I'm going to work on being mindful of the present moment.

Mindful is  "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment ...".

Here's to a happy day!
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