December 30, 2013

December 2013 Roundup

I haven't been posting a lot in December and no, I wasn't one of the unfortunate Southern Ontarians who lost power over Christmas.  We did get the ice storm but didn't bear the brunt of it.  The trees were covered in ice and looked pretty.  The roads and the sidewalks were treacherous and prevented me from venturing from home for a couple of days but we were lucky.

Honestly, I was busy with Christmas and friends and family and making gifts and baking and basically having fun.  Stopping to write a post felt like work, not fun and I promised myself that I would not continue to blog if it wasn't fun.

I'm not saying that I am stopping, just that it felt natural to take a break.  I don't have advertisers or sponsors to answer to so I don't have to blog every day.

Big changes are coming in my world...tomorrow I am officially retired so I guess I now need to figure out what I'm going to do with the rest of my life.  I think I'm looking forward to it.

yum...ginger cookies

I did a lot of little projects this month but I didn't take pictures or share them because they were Christmas presents.  I might see if I have anything to show  you later.

Today was definitely a R & R day.  I spent the day in bed....catching up on reading your blogposts, e-mail, Facebook and started knitting a cowl for my Mom in teal.  Tea and cookies.....Downton Abbey and Victoria magazine.  A couple hours wasted on Pinterest.  It was a delight.  I need more days like this.

"Mom, are you done yet?  When can we go outside?"

I'll let you know how retirement goes...

Finnie using his Martian mind meld to try and shut my laptop down



  1. Happy retirement. You will certainly enjoy yourself. We have things to keep us busy each day. I never wear a watch now as there is no need to keep track of the time :)

    1. Thanks Linda. I never wear a watch. I don't want to know what time it is, ha! I'm sure I will be busy, probably too busy. Have a Happy New Year. J

  2. Enjoy your retirement.

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Happy New Year and Congratulations on your Retirement!!


    1. Thanks Judy! Wishing you and yours a wonderful and healthy new year! xo J

  4. Happy New Year, Julie, and congratulations on your retirement.

  5. Thanks Mary. Have a wonderful new year! J


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