Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Since the title of this post
 is self-explanatory, 
here they are:


The ability to look beyond the obvious.


Questions of love are answered.


Great timing for an anniversary gift.


Things to do when the lights go out.


Things to do when the lights come back on.

Tied with:


Being thankful while in your P.J.'s.


My thoughts on gun violence in our country.


Beautifully seen but not heard.


Waiting for spring.


The last Christmas tour of the season.



Rearranging the kitchen.

I hope you enjoyed 
this little look back and
 that you are anticipating 
the year to come.

 We are all hopeful 
that it will be 
the best year yet.



  1. Are we there yet. So true of both myself when my parents took us kids on vacation trips..and when my kids were were in the car for our own trips. Janice

    1. Thanks, Janice. I don't remember so much that I reacted this way because we were always so happy to go for a car ride as my mom didn't drive and we didn't live close to many friends, but my kids, that was a whole different story. They always thought we were going to look at antiques which wasn't high on their lists..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  2. Happy New Year from northern Virginia, Judy. I am one of those friends who has made comments and enjoyed your blog immensely. Haven't made comments lately but want to tell you that your "I'll be Home for Christmas" post is exquisite. I thoroughly enjoyed every picture and every bit of the words of the song.
    The way you decorate inspires me ! You have such a beautiful, comfortable home.
    I see you had some snow. We did too, yesterday, finally. I wish we'd have had some for Christmas though. It's beautiful while it lasts, but toooo cold for me.
    If I don't always make a comment, just know that I love to visit your home via my computer monitor.
    Take care and have a happy, healthy, prosperous new year. May God bless America !
    Charlotte in Va.

    1. Thanks so much, Charlotte. Hope this finds you well and enjoying the new year so far. I love hearing from you but if you just want to look that is very OK too. I thank you for your kind words always and yes, we did have snow at Thanksgiving, but not any since, and to our disappointment, not at Christmas either..Happy New Year to you also..xxoJudy

  3. All great posts from last year Judy. Lets wish each other a great new year filled with joy and happiness and lots of new blogging posts to come. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks so much, Kris, and all good wishes in the new year. I have a feeling that we will both have something good to blog about throughout the new year..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  4. Wonderful posts Judy. How fun to look at them again. I hope the new years bring you much joy and happiness. Stay warm and cozy. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity on Sundays.

    1. Thanks so much, Linda. It is fun to look back and be reminded of what we did. I wish the same for you and hope that we will be able to keep the lights on!..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  5. It's such fun to look back and see some of these. It's been quite a year, my friend~!

    1. Thanks, Jeanie. You are right. It has been quite a year and hopefully this coming year will even be better..Even though I don't do much, I do enjoy going along on your adventures..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

  6. Enjoyed looking at all your lovely photos and thoughts! Thank you for being one of my favorite blogs, Judy! Onward into a New Year!

    1. Sandi, I just wrote you a thank you and I have no idea where it went. I am so glad for your friendship and enjoy seeing all that you are up to also..Hope the new year is going well for you so far..xxoJudy (That is something how the first message went, it is amazing to me how quickly I forget what I just wrote).

  7. Thank you so much, Sandi, for being a good friend and visitor. I do enjoy all yours also. Hope the new year is going well for you so far..xxoJudy

  8. OK, now it shows up. Well, it wasn't too far off..xxoJudy

  9. Judy,
    What a great look back at your posts!!I am not surprised that the #1 was the one about your wonderfully charming Kitchen!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

    1. Thanks so much, Deb, glad you enjoyed it all. Some of them were not so long ago, but it just turned out that way..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

  10. Judy, you know me, I look at your pretty posts over and over again so this was a lovely treat. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the new year...projects, paintings, thoughts on life, current events...I enjoy them all!! Wishing you the best in 2020 and a wonderful weekend. xoxo

  11. Thanks so much, Kim. Glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate your kind words. Don't have a whole lot planned so far but there is one deal that I hope works out. We shall see..Hope the new year is going well so far my friend..xxoJudy

  12. I just had a chance to "look back" with you! What fun. I remember each and every post. Do you know you can make your blog into a book? You should! Would be wonderful for your kids and grandson. Or, you can print it out, or print out your favorite ones. I did that about a year ago on my blog, as kind of a history of my life for the past 5 years! I have enjoyed going back and reading it. I put it in a 3 ring binder and will print some again from this last year... one day I'll give it to my son which I know he'll enjoy as some of the posts concerned him and his new family and home. January is going fast, and before we know it, Spring will be here! Take care and enjoy each day! Marilyn

  13. Thanks so much, Marilyn. I know that is such a good idea. My sister has told me this many times. I do have a printed copy of each post that I write, but it is just stuffed in drawers here and there. Someday, maybe I will get up the energy to have it done right. It is funny how quickly you forget even when looking back over a year. I agree that it would be good for the kids to have and, yes, January is going by quickly. All of time is going by too quickly..Happy Sunday..xxoJudy

  14. You have a wonderful blog and I enjoy my visits here so much!Such inspiration and fun!Blessings!

  15. Thanks you so much, Maristella. I always enjoy your visits with me and, in turn, when I visit you..Hope you are enjoying the new year so far..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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