2017

Mary's star sprinkled cupcake!

Mary's star sprinkled cupcake!

Welcome, 2017! Hubs whipped up a wonderful steak dinner for us last night. Over our toast I said I would be glad to see 2016 go. It's been a little tough, especially for him physically. But in other ways also.... In his typical way he said, "Yes, but it won't be as hard as some yet to come, I'm sure." Yes, well. No doubt he is right. But today I am excited at the prospect of a new calendar with fresh clean pages. Hope. I guess that's why I like the New Year holiday so much. It's all about hope for me. Hope that I can be better. Hope that things can change. Sanctification.  

I hope this Day 1 will be a slow day.... Thinking, reading, piddling. I've been shadow-boxing with a cold and have woken up with a hateful headache. But even that doesn't get my spirit down on this favorite holiday! I will do a Year-in-Review post at some point today. Looking back is always good.... but forward with our noses to the wind is definitely better! Onward!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
— Paul, Romans 15:13