Monday, January 2, 2017

NEW YEAR'S 2017



Happy New Year!  I had several calendars I wanted to use this year and I couldn't decide between them, so you will see three scattered through the month.  So many beautiful calendars are around this year.

We came home from the open house fairly early last night to get parking.  It's usually so crowded because of the string band members using our street to park.  In fact Pastor Ralph came to get us this morning for church and Jim and Carol N. brought us home so we didn't have to move our car.  Next year won't be a problem since New Year's Day won't be on a Sunday.  We had such a good time at the Open House, though.  Joe wasn't sure he was going to go because he is still not completely well, but he did go and had a good time.

Joe tried to stay up to see in the New Year when we got home, but he was just too sick so he went to bed around 10:30 p.m.  I wasn't tired, though, so I did stay up.  I looked all over the TV to find the Philadelphia fireworks but it wasn't televised.  So...

My brother Larry and sister-in-law Kim were on the Spirit of Philadelphia.  It's a ship which cruises along the Delaware River.  They give just cruises or cruises with dinner and the New Year's Eve cruise is famous.  Larry took a video of the fireworks from the ship and posted it on facebook.  So I "borrowed" it.  Seriously, I know he won't mind that I did this.  The link is right here.
Larry's video

Today after church Joe said he didn't want lunch, he just wanted to go to bed.  And he did.  I ate some left over snacks and then sat down to watch TV and fell asleep myself.  So much for getting to see the parade!  I woke up in time to see the last 2 hours so I got to see the string bands which is my favorite part anyway.

For dinner I made a ham steak, green bean casserole and herbed rolls.  I had a can of crescent rolls in the refrigerator.  I wanted to use them, but wanted to change it up a little.  So I got the idea to use herbs.  I rolled them out flat, put some butter and thyme on them, then rolled them up into crescents as usual.  They turned out so good!  I'm now thinking of other things I can do with them.

I began my temperature afghan today.  Oh boy, I have one row of light green.  Ha, ha!  I think it will look a lot better when I show it to you at the end of the month.

It was warm today but boy is it cold now!  I have the heat on, the fire going and I'm shivering.  I think I have to go to bed and get under the covers. 

It has been a good beginning to the new year.  Much better than last year.  I hope this is the start of a good 2017.

Happy New Year everyone!

Kathy

Sunrise:  7:22 a.m.
Sunset:  4:46 p.m.
9 hours and 24 minutes of daylight
(hooray it's getting longer)
Sunny
Temperature:  52*/37* 

19 comments:

  1. I hope Joe gets to feeling better very soon! I think we are supposed to get cold weather next weekend but it is comfortable here. No A/C or attic fan needed but I do have to shut the kitchen door before we go to bed....but I will leave the bedroom door open a bit!

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    1. It is cold here. In the low 40s. We would not be leaving the door open. Glad your weather is better. Joe feels better, but is still not there.

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  2. I agree.There are some really beautiful calendars out this year. I have a small one that has various paths in nature. I may frame one or two. glad Joe could go & did have a good time. Hope he starts feeling better.

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    1. Your calendar sounds pretty. I got so many calendars this year. More than I can use.

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  3. The crochet project sounds like such fun! Hope Joe feels much better today! Happy week! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Joe feels better each day, but is still not quite there. The knitting project is fun right now. Let's see how it is in June.

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  4. Best wishes for 2017, hope it will be a year of peace and joy Prayers that Joe feels better soon.
    Hugs and blessings,Jenny

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. Joe is feeling some better. Still not up to par though.

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  5. Oh...I have a can of crescent rolls that need using...your herbed rolls sound very good.

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    1. You can use whatever herbs you want. I read about using rosemary and also of using Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Crescent rolls are so easy to use in so many different things.

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  6. It sounds lovely Kathy! A nap after church sounds heavenly! What a great idea with the crescent rolls...now I must try that! Looked like a very festive New Year's on the boat...I would have loved that! You have great projects and goals for the New Year...bravo!

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    1. I often nap on a Sunday afternoon. It's my luxury. Crescent rolls are so versatile. I use them for a lot of things. I have goals for 2017 but let's see if I can live up to them.

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  7. I sure hope your Joe gets over the junk he has been fighting! It's no fun being sick, especially during the holidays. I enjoyed your brother's video of the Philly fireworks! Thanks for sharing it. I "liked" it, so he will wonder who the heck I am! LOL Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the video. I will tell him who you are... later. Ha, ha! Joe is getting a little better each day. Thanks for your concern.

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  8. I watched your brother's video. A ride and dinner on a river boat has to be a lot of fun. I am glad that you and Joe had a restful day. Wishing you many blessings in the coming year.

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  9. Our snow is almost gone now, just little patches in plants but it's cold and below freezing most of the week at night. We've been so busy at work with more people buying cold weather items, still. It's been cold most of last month. I saw your brother's video and it was good! Thanks for sharing it. Hope Joe feels better soon. Nice to have someone pick you up for church and bring you home. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Hope your weather gets better It's headed our way for later this week.

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  10. Catching up on your posts....the rolls sound so good. I wish there were GF crescents!!
    Hope your hubby feels better soon. We are all better in this house....just some lingering coughs.

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