It’s 7:30 am & I’ve been up since about 5. To be honest with you, I’ve been suffering with insomnia for the past few days but I usually just toss & turn in bed. Today I gave up seeing I had to tend to my diabetic dog, Angel who beckoned a few minutes before 5. Anyhow, as I sit here and check email, Facebook, my blog, other’s blogs & listening to the sound of one of my numerous ducks quacking away it suddenly occurred to me that today is the last day of 2010!
Nothing spectacular here at the farm this past year… not that I can remember… let’s see…
April brought along almost 20 little kids in all sizes and colors. This truly has to be the best part of raising goats! It always amazes me to see that just as soon as they’re dried up they start jumping & running.. cutest thing!
Of course with life there is also death. Sadly this year we lost our llama Big Al along with Mandie, the mixed Min-Pin that came to us when my mother-in-law passed away. At least 15 ducklings were meals to a couple of Snapping Turtles (who were later caught & shot). My miniature donkeys Madigan & Daisy June found a new home with Clair and Lacy (aka Munky), a mixed Chihuahua found a new home with us!
We had family visits, business trips & a beautiful cruise vacation. We enjoyed perfect weather, hot weather, hotter weather & also froze our butts in the same year.
Scott & I continue to be blessed in many ways. Our faith is deeper, our love of God stronger & our desire to please Him and to work towards that goal brings countless more blessings. Life is good, God is good.
And finally, I’ve managed to end the year with 25 extra pounds that I didn’t have when 2010 started. How did that happen? Hopefully this day next year my last paragraph will be, “I’m leaving 25 pounds behind!”
Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look ten years younger. Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.