Tuesday, December 31, 2013

No Resolutions, Just Thanks

I'm not a New Years resolution kind of gal.  I'm more of a take action person.  My practical nature demands that if I want something to change, I change it.  Right here, right now.  Forget this resolving to do something at some specified date in the future.  So there won't be any resolutions posted here this year.


Instead I'm feeling rather content and happy these days.  Thankful that I made it through yet another year, relatively unscathed.  I successfully passed two law courses.  We got the house mostly painted.  We are both employed.  We like where we live.


This Christmas season brought all sorts of good things.  Good food, a long rest, a new winter coat to keep me warm.

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There is snow piled several feet deep right outside the doorstep, and icicles hanging from the roof but the electricity and heat has held.  Many people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick were without electricity and warmth this holiday.  Some spending a week or more without.  I am very grateful that here on the island we were fortunate enough to keep the lights on and get a glimpse of this.


The Christmas lights in Rustico are said to be some of the best on the island.  This was my first year taking it in.  I was quite impressed.


So goodbye 2013 and welcome 2014.  I have my fingers crossed this year will be just as good as the last.

33 comments:

  1. Well said Marguerite, I don’t make New Year resolutions either, if something needs changing I do it, not because it is first week of January. Wishing you a Happy New year and hope 2014 will be a good year for you too!

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    1. Thanks Helene. I suppose resolutions work well for some folks but the concept has never made sense to me. Have a great new year!

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  2. Happy New Year to you both!!
    Congratulations on passing two law exams.
    I'm so glad we didn't lose our power also as cooking a turkey may have been difficult on the BBQ.
    All the best for you both in 2014.

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    1. I'm trying to imagine a turkey on the BBQ in this blowing snow - bringing a big smile to my face. Happy new year to you too!

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  3. Happy New Year Marguerite & crew !!
    I totally agree with you on the no resolutions thing and just being grateful for what we have .. and I am !
    And we are fortunate here in Kingston not have the power on so I am very grateful for that !
    Kudos on the law exams girl .. you are do a super job on the rest I am sure and what gorgeous pictures these are of your snowy winter wonder land!! ... those Christmas lights were very pretty too !
    Fingers crossed we all make it through 2014 relatively unscathed too!LOL
    All the best girl !
    Joy : )

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    1. So nice to hear from you Joy! and glad to hear you aren't having power issues. may we all be lucky enough to have only a few minor bumps in the year ahead.

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  4. Even though I joke on my blog that I make resolutions, I don't really. I just make changes spontaneously as they need to be changed, too. Congrats on passing your courses! Here's hoping for a wonderful 2014. :o)

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    1. awe Tammy, I loved your resolution to be a classy gardener! (and particularly love those boots!) That's the kind of fun I can get down with ;-)

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  5. Yes, indeed, 2014 will be a great one at Canoe Corner. I can feel it!!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurrie! all the best to you too in the new year.

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  6. No resolutions here either, just need the resolve to keep putting one foot ahead of the other until all of this mess is firmly behind me. 2014 has a positive feel. Great work on your courses Marguerite!

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    1. I have no doubt you will do it Jane. You're one tough lady and you have so much to look forward to. Retirement is just around the corner!

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  7. Good to hear all is well with you. I seem to make resolutions all year long, but not really at New Year. I still forget about almost all of them. Happy 2014, and I look forward to reading your blog for another year.

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    1. I 'sort of' make resolutions constantly too, but I call it my to do list! Looking forward to reading your blog as well.

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  8. Good for you, both on passing the courses, and no resolutions, it's the way to go.

    Happiest of New Years!

    Jen

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    1. If I can just keep passing these courses I'll be tickled. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the last one and there are so many more to go. Have a wonderful new year Jen and look forward to seeing all you get up to in the year to come.

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  9. Happy and Healthy New Year. No resolutions necessary. Carry on...

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    1. Happy and healthy is all we need isn't it? All the best to you Lisa!

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  10. I make the same resolutions every year...and break them by the end of January:) Your attitude makes so much more sense--we can change any day of the year if we put our minds to it. Congratulations on all you have accomplished this year and best wishes for the New Year!

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    1. At least you're consistent ;-) Best wishes to you too Rose and I look forward to seeing your garden in the new year.

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  11. Well done! will there be a little more breathing space for you in 2014?

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    1. If anything we'll be busier than ever. Not sure if that will be good or bad? I may not make resolutions but the 'to do' list is awfully long. Have a wonderful new year Diana.

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  12. Happy New Year, Marguerite. I think there's more snow heading your way tomorrow. This seems like an excellent year for a new warm winter coat. -Jean

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    1. oh Jean, that coat has come in VERY handy these last couple days. wind chills to -33 celsius last night and a full on blizzard today. This winter is looking very poor indeed. Hope you're bundled up tight as this could be a long one.

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  13. 2013 sounds like a pretty good year for you! I love the orange-red and blue-green in that last photo, magical. Happy New Year.

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    1. It's always funny to look back at this time of year. I suddenly realized - it wasn't that bad at all was it? Those lights were absolutely magical, the whole village was lit up.

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  14. Thats whole lot of snow. We have no snow in my part of India, and I am still lazy and don't feel like leaving the blanket.

    Wish you a great 2014

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    1. LOL, what I wouldn't give to be somewhere warm right now! a few more weeks of this and I'll be looking for a one way ticket out of here. Thanks for coming to visit Z and best wishes in the new year.

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  15. You sound like you are in a good place, that's' wonderful. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, looking back I realized we've had a pretty nice year. Sometimes it's easy to forget that.. happy new year to you too!

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  16. This was such a lovely and poignant post Marguerite. The photos are outstanding. Keep warm, stay safe. Think spring ;-)

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    1. thanks Brenda, it was fun to take out my camera again :)

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  17. Lovely winter photos. Wishing you all the best, Marguerite, in your endeavours--gardening and otherwise--in 2014. :)

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