Did you know? 11th January 2019

Did you know?
That today is National #1 Priority Day? At the beginning of the New Year, on this day of triple 1s, get your priorities straight for the coming year. Do your number one tasks first.

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Wishing you all a happy new year!

Well another year is drawing to a close. I cant quite believe it. Another year, and I made it, I survived, I got here. 2019 here I come!
I want to wish all of you my blog friends and followers a very happy new year. I am tremendously grateful for your continued friendship and ongoing support. It means the world to us that you continue to follow our blog, and like, comment to our posts , etc.
I really dont know where we’d be without our blog! It has grown tremendously over the past year. We are thrilled that it continues to grow steadily.
We love you all and want to wish each one of you a very happy and peaceful 2019, whatever your doing tonight, I hope you have fun, and I hope 2019 is good to you and that you accomplish some or all of the things you want to do in the coming year!
Happy new year everyone! Let the party begin! I’m not going out tonight, instead I am celebrating at home with my parents, we’ll eat food, watch new years tv, and stay up until midnight to see the fireworks and wish our neighbours a happy new year!
Love to you all!

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early morning

its early. just gone 7:30 AM. been up since 6:30. slept really good last night. feeling much better now that I’ve had a good nights sleep. i did get up for a little while and watch tv at around 9 PM. i had been napping for a couple hours. i thought i’d be up for the night then because of sleeping during the day. but no, thank goodness i wasnt. i got up, had something to eat, texted with a few friends, and watched a little bit of tv. then talked to my mom and went back to bed. i went home from my parents house yesterday. mom brought me grocery shopping. as you all know i’ve started my new healthy lifestyle, and i needed food for while i am at home this week, next week i’ll be back in abode for the ILS course. i am proud of myself, i didnt buy any junk food. i swore i was not going to eat any more junk food come january 1st. i intend to stick to it too. i got lots of fruit though. made a very nice fruit salad last night that had grapes, strawberries, orange and apple in it. it was delicious. i did indulge in one small treat for the weekend, motzarella sticks, they sound so good, i mean i’ve eaten them before when i was in america, but i just couldnt pass them up in the store yesterday. but i’ll only eat them on the weekend. and i’ll cook them in the oven, i wont fry them. i have a lot of college work to do, i started it this morning. i have to review a community development project here in cork, i chose the cork city partnership, the place i volunteer at. so far i’ve just done the first part of the essay, where i had to talk about their vision, mission statement, aims and objectives. that part is the easy part. i have another week before it has to be handed in though so i’ll get it done. i just need to pace myself. i also have to start on my journal of learning for the substance use and misuse part of the class. that wont be too hard either. the lecturer wants us to only write about what we’ve learned in class, he doesnt want any personal stuff in the journal. i can basically go from notes and what i remember of each lecture to write it up. weather here is crappy today. its supposed to rain all day long. i woke during the night and heard the rain coming down hard outside. if it picks up later on I may go to the basement club, thats if they are open. not sure if they are will have to face book my friend denise and ask her.
carol anne

New years eve eve

and i cant believe it. one more day till its 2018. it doesnt feel like it. well it does, kinda. what i mean to say is, this year flew by.

there has been many ups and downs this year. dad getting ill. moms health scare. my did reassessment. starting the ILS course. Starting my addictions course. And those are just a few of them.

i am looking forward to starting the new year, and i hope it will be a good one. i plan on making it good. i havent written any resolutions yet. i am hoping to do it tomorrow at some point.

we’re having a big family dinner tomorrow. my sis and her partner and kids will come over, and my dads brother is coming, he’s in a nursing home but he’s getting to come to my parents house for the day tomorrow. we’ll have dinner and then tomorrow night i’ll ring in the new year with my parents. i’m sure the whole family will be texting one another as we always do on new years.

tonight mom went out for drinks with her two sisters and her brother. she asked me to come but i said i wouldnt. i figured I’d let them spend time with just each other.

i sat and watch tv with my dad. my dads been hard to be around lately because he’s not well and he takes it out on the rest of us that he’s not well. he gets agitated, and angry. he snaps at people. he says things like he doesnt want to be alive, and this is the worst christmas he has had. i know its because he’s sick that he says those things. but its hard to hear.

i hope all of you will have a good new years eve tomorrow. are any of you doing anything special to celebrate? or will you be alone for it? whatever you do I want you to know I wish you all a happy new year. I wish that 2018 will bring great things for you.
carol anne

Quote of the day new years edition!

The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!
Mehmet Murat ildan