Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Passing of the Year . . .

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 Believe it or not it has taken me over an hour just to get to this point this morning.  The computer has had to be rebooted several times.  Pages are taking ages to load, or not loading at all.   It's been a complete and total exercise in frustration.   Some days are just like that.  I am all out of time now and so I will just leave you with a thought to end the year on, and then at some point when this blasted machine decides to co-operate, I will come back with something profound or worth reading!

The Passing of the Year

What did you do for me?  Said I as I watched the dying year;
I would settle accounts with you before you go from here.
You failed to bring me all the things you promised at the start;
the fulfilment of my hopes, the wishes of my heart.

The Old Year opened his fading eyes and said reproachingly,
I gave you all I had to give, but what did you do for me?
I gave you opportunities and chances that you spurned,
many mercies undeserved and happiness unearned.

Had you only known, he said, I was a friend to you.
And as that Old Year breathed his last I knew his words were true . . . 
I had been ungrateful, but it's too late now, I said.
Forgive me Lord, and make me wiser
in the year ahead.
~Patience Strong

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Granny's Beef Enchiladas.

On this, the last day of 2015, I want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year!  May the coming year bring you good health and more love, blessings and joy than your cup can hold!  I have enjoyed sharing with you over these past twelve months and look forward to another twelve months in the year to come!  Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. What a start to your day dear Marie.....surely it can only get last it is now dry down here after a day of storms and lashing rain yesterday...hope you can say the same and as we walk towards 2016 Mary, Masy, and of course me ! Send every best wish for you Todd and Mitzie, may 2016 be full of love, good health, time to relax and take delight in our lovely times together. Xxx God Bless. Xx

  2. Happy New Year Marie. Have a wonderful day my love. In five short hours it will be New Year and I am over today. I have spent the third day in a row I have been working on fixing dad's shoes and I am over it. The home lost his shoes. Oh well. I shudder for those who don't have anyone to shop and advocate for them.

    God bless.

  3. Happiest new Year Ever to you~
    Health,happiness,family,friendship,a company doing something GRANDIOSE and lucrative with your beautiful artwork..more cooking and baking;)

  4. Happy New Year Marie! May you and Todd have a healthy and happy 2016. Lots of love xxx

  5. Happy New Year Marie! May you and Todd have a healthy and happy 2016. Lots of love xxx

  6. Happy new year. Wishing you good health, financial stability and lots of great recipes

  7. Thanks Sybil! It was dry here for the morning and then the rain moved in again! xoxo

    Thanks Suzan! I feel the same as you about those in homes who have nobody to watch out for them. It's so sad. xoxo

    Thanks Pam! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! Maybe this year will be my year! xoxo

    Thanks Kate! Hope you have had a lovely Christmas! xoxo

    Thanks Angharad! I am hoping more healthy recipes for 2016! xoxo

  8. Love you much dear friend and wishing you wonderful blessings in the New Year of 2016. I love following your blog posts. You are such a talented writer and so gifted in many other areas. I really admire you so much. I love your sparkling personality, your faith and endurance, your example and love. Have a beautiful New Year's Day and year. Sending lots of love and hugs your way to you both~

  9. Thank you so much LeAnn! Happy New Years to you and Roger also! I think it's pretty special that we are all doing our missions at the same time! Love you too! Xoxo


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