As 2013 comes to an end, it is time to look back and reflect on the year that was!
January saw me choosing my word of the year
It was subtitled 'the year of Linda' but not everyone knew that (Smiles)
I made the decision to take my trip to Paris in 2013 and had the best time planning it for most of the year. I'm sure you are not surprised to find out that some of my most viewed posts were about Paris!
I had the time of my life and made memories I will never forget.
It was truly a dream come true!
I took about 100 photos of the Eiffel Tower while I was there...oh yes I did!
The other big event of 2013 was my decision to sell my home and move closer to my daughter and her family.
Once decided I moved in July and it was a crazy time trying to settle into my rented duplex.
I really only partially moved and it took me another six months to finish moving all my 'treasures' to my new home
During this move I also purged so many things and re-thrifted them as I worked on downsizing
Charlie has adjusted to his new home but isn't really happy that I am still traveling a lot
I hope that 2014 will see a little less of that!
The best part of moving, of course, has been the time I have been able to spend with my daughter Sara, my son in law Blake and of course the love of my life...my Grandson Tiger!!
This was one of his first visits to Grandma's house in the summer and I knew I had made the right decision!
This is six months after I moved and now he has spent the night here at Grandma's! I see many more fun times for Grandma and Tiger in 2014!
I Love my sweet Tiger!
I did feel like I was not able to give my blog the attention I wanted to this year. My posts dropped to a couple a week, but you my faithful friends stayed with me and I am so grateful for your friendship!
Another popular post is always my Worlds Longest Yard Sale adventures
This year I joined my friends Kathy & Jeff who had a booth and sold amazing stuff!
I bought these wonderful bowls there!
Another blog change was joining my friend Diann at The Thrifty Groove as co-host for Thrifty Things Friday this year. I've enjoyed it so much!
Thank you Diann!
So it's been quite the year!
I know that 2014 will hold more challenges as I work to move my Mom here to Georgia. I want her living closer to me and she has finally agreed it is time to move.
This year's word JOY has been fulfilled three fold! I am so happy and yes filled with JOY!
I'll be back with my new word for 2014 and my Thrifty Favorites for 2013.
Meanwhile I'm joining Kathe at
Brenda at Tweak It Tuesday
Wishing you JOY,