Monday, December 31, 2012

Sliding Out Of 2012

I titled this "sliding out" because that's just what I did today after work..slid out of the parking lot due to the lovely icy snowfall we're having to end this year in style!
The time was a little later (and darker) than normal because I'm on call tonight and we had an emergency at the end of the day. You can't see (or feel) the icy, whipping me, it was there!
Me scraping snow and ice off my windshield..while taking this shot of myself...I'm so multitask oriented..or nuts. Hey, I report, you decide!
Here are my Greek New Years breads.  Each baked with love, not much skill, and a coin hidden inside. I make these every year and give some away and keep one for us.  You slice it and whoever finds the coin in their slice will have good luck all year...that is unless they swallow the coin....but that's never happened...yet. To those who received a loaf, please be careful!
This is my last post of 2012.  I can't believe the year is over. I can say that it has been an interesting year full of challenges, good times, not so good times and thankfully all of us are still here and healthy.  Gotta love that!  So I bid 2012 a fond farewell and welcome the new one in.  I took time to look over posts from each month this year to refresh my memory.  Some things that happened this year:  Well, we had a very warm winter...January, February, and March...that I loved!  Our small Ashland Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints turned into a full sized Ward in May.  My best buddy Donna  (Starkey Hollow), found out she has breast cancer and has fought the fight of her life and is doing thankful for that! We had our roof repaired, Jack's hernia repaired, and Eddy the boxer's lump removed.  Jack took a rafting adventure with the Boy Scouts in June. I was "Cook of the week" in our town newspaper in July as well as all our kiddos coming home for Ashland's balloon fest in July.  Our hospital turned 100yrs old.  We got a new OB department that will be doing all their own C-sections so the OR can stay home at 4am!  I entered some of my photographs at our County Fair and even won 4th place on a couple of them...I was happy!  I joined the "Pink Scarf Project" and have received so many lovely scarves for women with breast cancer.  We said a sad goodbye to Jack's 16yr old van named "Bessie" and welcomed a lovely Jeep who has no name as far as I know.  I did get a new oven and microwave combo that has made some nice meals for the  we're broke!  I watched in awe as my Sister designed and built an outdoor oven to make wonderful breads and various other things. It was something she's wanted to do for the last 20yrs and decided this would be the year.  Go to her blog, 2YaYa's,  if you want to see what a 58yr old young lady can do with a little help from her friends...actually her son and our brother!  I'm going to strive for a healthy 2013.  I'm going to try to be more patient with myself and my family and life in general. I'm going to be more grateful for all my blessings and make a point of saying thanks to my Heavenly Father each day.  I want to be of more service to others and more giving.  I want to laugh more, worry less and tell my family and my wonderful husband how much I love them.  I want to continue to blog so I can journal my comings and goings and continue to meet new friends and enjoy the blogging friends I have come to love and appreciate.  This year has flown by.  I know that's a cliche', but  sometimes wish I could stop it just for a minute..grab my Grandchildren and ask them to not grow so fast, hug my Mom and ask her to stay as healthy as she is today so I can continue to laugh with her over the phone, jump in the car for a weekend visit and be my guide even though I will turn 60 in 2013...I still need my Mommy!  Jack and I will both turn 60.  (Me first, unfortunately!)  So 2013 will be a year of  milestones. Should be worth the  ride!


Julia said...

Yaya, I think that you had a good year in review. It was nice having peeked into your life via blogger.

I hope that 2013 will be even better for you. There were some sad moments but also some good moments.

Thanks for being a great blogger friend. I'm looking forward to another year of following you, God willing.
Happy New Year and all the Best.

Cheltz said...

Sounds like a great year! Hope 2013 is just as good for you!

Life 101 said...

If you have to go out tonight, you be careful.
Happy New Year. I hope 2013 is the best year yet for you and your family.

Cindy said...

You're a multi-tasker, of course!! Happy 2013 -- I've enjoyed following you and look forward to the new year!!

rosaria williams said...

Happy New Year! Hope your own loaf has that coin, and your luck triples in the new year.

selvageedge said...

Happy New Year! I hope the new one is a great one for you too. :)

Donna said...

Good review of the year!....I think I'll skip mine...Ha!

Haven't eaten the bread yet but hoping I get the coin!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry you had a late case last night and sorry you ran into ice! Yuck.

Happy New Year and maybe THIS will be the year we do that project together that will make us millions...hope so. Love, D

vicki said...

All my love and best wishes to you as we enter this New Year---
Beautiful breads--- my favorites--

Totally understand the snow thing-- our parking lot at work is always a skating rink-- scares me to death!


acorn hollow said...

what a great post!Happy New year

Anonymous said...

Turning 60--how young you are! Glad you posted that shot of yourself. I love to see "real" pictures of the people/friends I follow.

Yes, hug grandchildren. My parents are both gone but I hug them in my mind.

May you and your family have a wonderful 2013!

Stacy Crawford said...

Busy year for you. It seems like life is crazy fast. I think Brother Selvages talk really made up think.

Kim said...

Happy New Year. I love the photo of you scraping your car windows. You can borrow my new t shirt. It says "I blog so I take strange pictures". Lol

Sue said...

Happy New Year, Kathy. I'm glad someone with so much energy is joining me in this 60s thing this year. If you are gonna be 60, maybe it's not so old after all!