Every year many people make New Years resolutions, which most do not keep. I don't, I just look at January as a new beginning. I will usually try to get organized and go through things, getting rid of what I don't really need. I always try to watch what I eat, but sometimes on those cold blustery days the best thing in the world is hot chocolate.
We are really starting on a new beginning and a new adventure, on January 22, 2014 we should take possession of our new home in Hagerstown, MD, we can't wait. There are new rooms to decorate, and many, many walls to paint. I don't know why builders don't use cream colored paint instead of white. Those white walls are screaming at me for color already. I have to be patient, because for most of those rooms Darby is the painter.
We have purchased new things for the house and I already can see where everything will go. I finally have that French country look I want. We are using what they say is the dinning room as a sitting room, our Queen Ann Table, Chairs, buffet and breakfront will all go in the great room. There are plenty of closets and the laundry is right as you come in from the garage. It is all one level and filled with sunlight.
We start this new year without my wonderful brother, I know he is in heaven looking down on us, but I really miss him. I hope since we are in Hagerstown we can spend more time with his fiancee, I think of her as my sister-in-law and our nieces.
Hagerstown and the surrounding area are beautiful, I have always loved the area and many times thought of what it would be like to live here. God works in our lives each and every day, we know he has put us where we are suppose to be.
I wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
This picture is of the old train station general store in Ijamsville, MD. It has been abandoned as long as I can remember and was just recently torn down. I have so many stories going around in my head about Ijamsville at the turn of the last century and before. The imagination is a wonderful thing, now if I could only find an illustrator to bring my words to life. Maybe I will try a drawing class in the New Year.