Well, it's finally here...my last post of 2013. I actually look forward to this one. Just like I look forward to my first post of 2014 tomorrow! I took some time to go back over my blog from this past year, marveling at how fast it all went. So many moments caught...not on film...but on digital. I didn't post all of them, believe it or not! I condensed my life down for the blog. There were moments this year that left me sad, happy, amazed, thrilled, scared, sorry, hurting, sick, numb, satisfied, humbled, and most of all....thankful. Thankful for family and friends and work and play. Thankful for my faith, my country, and for blogging about most of what goes on around me. I will put this all in book form after tonight. I'll have the saved photos, memories, and prose of what took place in 2013. I hope to heaven someone will appreciate it one day! I hope they laugh at the good stuff, cry at the right stuff, and find my ordinary life that mingled with theirs, just a bit extraordinary! Last year I posted about coming out of work on the last day of the year in the middle of a winter storm. I remember sliding all the way home! We're expecting a big snow fall tomorrow and Thursday...sometimes life repeats itself! Today I didn't have to work which was a blessing since I've been battling a bad head cold since Saturday. Jack has been too...we're partners in illness! But I did manage to get a few things done. I mentioned to a blog buddy that my Mom always told us we had 3 days to get well...Jesus rose on the 3rd day and so can we! So on my day after the 3rd day, I rose and put all the Christmas decorations away..except the tree. I filled the dining room table up with all the "stuff" and then hauled it down to the storage area.