Auld Lang Syne 2017. Although we had our ups and downs it was a relatively good year. (Perspective is everything.) Nana and her sawed-off knee was the worst of it. It was rough on us (and her) for the first six weeks, but now you can barely stop her. She’s my little engine that could. 🙂
The stock market has been great all year which means our retirement fund has nearly recovered from all the unexpected bills we’ve accumulated this year. If it keeps up, our nest egg should be back to its normal state in a couple of months. We plan on another No-Spend Month in January to get us back on track faster.
Health-wise, Greg and his bum knee has been helped a lot by Flexacil. Don’t ask me how it works but it seems to help him so we’ve put off surgery for a while yet.
Me, I’ve been the same, trudging along like the mule I am. This year was a bit of a turning point because the house is nearly the way I like it and the homestead is getting there. There will always be more things to build, repair, or replace, but for once it’s not so shabby.
We made new friends this year! I’ve been urging Greg to stop clinging to home so much and get out more and meet new people. You wouldn’t think I’d have to tell him this because between the two of us, he’s the social butterfly, but that man loves to cocoon when he can.
If it weren’t for me, he’d never leave home.
Other than my Sunday menu posts, I’ll probably be offline until January 8. Even then I expect big happenings starting in January. Three of my goats will all deliver within a week of each other in January.
Not the best time to deliver babies but we’ll do what we can to keep them warm and safe.
One of my new friends has a mini horse who’s about to deliver soon too. I might be called upon to serve as intermediary if my friend is stuck at work when it happens. Expect a lot of new animal pictures in 2018.
In short, it was a hard year, but we made it! No one died on us and that’s the greatest blessing of all. My motto is, all setbacks become null and void if you can make it through alive.
I hope 2017 finds you well, and 2018 brings you health and prosperity. What would you like to accomplish in 2018?