New Year!! New Giveaway!! $50 Your Way

Happy New Year my little Peanuts. I wanted to be sure that my Monthly Giveaway was up on the first of January.

I’m going to skip my Whine Report for December.  If I get a wild hair I’ll add it later. If not, it will be back in February.

The Giveaway!! 

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you stop by. THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I do just copy and paste the remainder of this post. I’m lazy! AND tired!! I hang out with a SIX year old ya know!! AND NOW my Mother!!)

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements and of course going through PBnWhine for your regular Amazon Purchases is always appreciated. Going to Amazon from my blog does not cost you any additional money!! The widget is at the top right of the blog. (subtle hint!)

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295 thoughts on “New Year!! New Giveaway!! $50 Your Way

  1. Today is the Lunar Eclipse.. decided to take the day off… seriously off….only reading, cooking and listening to music….

  2. Today has been a real lazy day. I watched TV, ate too much (& everything seemed to have garlic in it–so, don’t get too close, lol)–and basically did nothing.

  3. I would love to spend the day reading and listening to music but reality sets in….so I worked painting and cleaning today…..started painting the steps… have a color plan…

  4. The hubby wanted to give his little minion(our tantrum throwing toddler) a haircut at 10:30pm & after much whining and cleaning up left for momma- everyone EXCEPT momma is snoring away& it’s now past midnight- but at least our lil guy looks dapper now& not like a hobo anymore! Lol

  5. Very productive day…worked outside and feel that I accomplished everything I wanted to…Chatted with my neighbors a bit and all is right in my world….

  6. Spent most of my morning outside. Our tilapia pond needed some cleaning and maintenance so I worked on that. I also found a gigantic snail in there so I moved him out and put him in with my turtles. I am sure they’ll be happy living together, lol… 🙂

  7. Today has been, well, just kind of meh. Lol, nothing great happened, nothing bad happened, I did nothing. It was a typical Sunday.

  8. Pays for additional living expenses if your home is too damaged to live in during repairs. Most standard home insurance coverage pays 10 to 20 percent of the amount of your dwelling coverage.

  9. Automatically adjusts your home insurance limits during your policy period so they are at 80 percent or more of your home’s replacement cost, which is the amount most home insurance companies require you to have. This coverage is beneficial if your home’s replacement cost is increasing with inflation.

  10. If you live in a flood plain and you have a mortgage, you may be required to have flood insurance. Depending on where your home is located, you may qualify for flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Some insurance companies also offer flood insurance. Keep in mind that your home could sustain flood damage by other means, such as broken pipes, even if it’s not located in a flood plain, so consider this coverage if you are eligible for it.

  11. Spent the morning and early afternoon putting in trees….Cute baby trees….by the time I was done it was a rush inside to make lunch.. but by 2pm we sat down….

  12. If you’re looking to insure a townhouse and your townhome association has a master policy (which typically covers the structure and common areas), you’ll get renters insurance. If your association does not have a master policy, you’ll get homeowners insurance.

  13. Last night my brother came across the street to tell me my niece was on her first date. I think he was more nervous than anyone, lol. (He had scoured Facebook, etc., to pick up any info on the poor boy, ha!) Anyway, he let her go (I mean, for crying out loud, his wife drove them–it’s not like she was going off in a hot rod with some rebel without a cause, lol.)

  14. You should be aware that a home insurance policy is a legal contract. It is written so that your rights and responsibilities as well as those of the insurance company are clearly stated. When you purchase home insurance, you will receive a policy. You should read that policy and make certain you understand its contents. Keep your policy in a safe place and know the name of your insurer.

  15. After you pay off your mortgage, you aren’t required to have home insurance. However, you should keep your home insurance policy active to avoid risking what you’ve invested in your home.

  16. Wonderfully productive day….transplanted all my baby seedlings swiss chard and cilantro…moved up other plants mostly flowers then cleaned the downstairs garage and patio… finally Isis rotty mix told me to stop and call it for the day.. Gotta love that pooch….

  17. I certainly feel blessed this mornin’!
    Lots of lovin from the hubby& my coffeee was hott(for ONCE! Which is a rarity in a house with 4 boys to tend to)& they even left me a chocolate chip cookie. & the hubby bought me 3 new bras at walmart last night- yippee – I FEEL SPECIAL??

  18. First a DBG outreach program to Lakewood HS with 16 students making their own terrariums. Then a long drive to visit a friend in the hospital. Then long drive back to DBG to drop of the materials.

  19. spent time in the bank this morning.. still doing things that I didn’t get done right after my husband passed….Success though all went smoothly for a change…..

  20. I wish I could say I got a lot done today…but, no. I slept until almost noon, lol. In my defense I just could not get to sleep last night. It was going on 5 a.m. when I fell asleep, & then I kept waking up every few hours. So, I woke up more tired than when I went to bed. Hopefully, tonight will be better.

        1. I find insomnia so hard to relate to….even in my darkest times I still went to bed and slept… the fact that you could lie there and lie there I feel so sorry….

  21. Worked outside in the garden and that is that for the next couple of days….need to work cleaning upstairs and do some groceries….

  22. Vision in my left eye is a little better, still blurry but not as blurry. I had both my nephews after school today until about 7:30, so the little mean one ‘forced’ me to watch over 3 hours of Lego: Ninjago cartoons, lolol. (I admit I wasn’t watching too closely, ha. But he’s a very social TV watcher; wants to discuss everything!!)

  23. Very productive day….. painted cabinets and also did a bit of garden work.. were do the hours go??? so grateful for the life I have…..and my awesome daughter

  24. I had to be in the Dr.s for 8.30 this morning AGH!!! Just blood tests so the appointment only took 3 minutes. Dashed back home & curled up for an extra hour!

  25. Called the cable company and had my bill reduced they had new bundles for the new year so we saved $52 with the discounts they had so it was a good day.

  26. It has warmed up a little here. I definitely like that. My vision in my left eye is still blurry but it’s getting better, I think. (I think not having the heat on & aggravating my allergies has helped) Baked some chicken, with mashed potatoes & green beans, —comfort foods, lol.

  27. Alright the party is over back to work…..Raring to go and get chores done and move on with more projects… If my beloved mom was still alive she would say in her strong North Jersey accent..” Michele are you nutz?”…..love you mom..

  28. Wonderful Women’s March yesterday. Lots and lots and lots of people. Good weather and then overnight a pretty big snowstorm.

  29. It has finally warmed back up into the 60’s here in the Florida panhandle for a bit& Im stuck in the house with chills& doing laundry taking care of the little while the hubby & our teenager get to go soak up some sun while they try their hand at catching us a mess of fish for supper. On the brite side I just finishef our stressful financial paperwork& get to sit down with some hot green tea& honey-yummy!

  30. Glorious Sunday!!! Plan on doing nothing but cooking today….. Naan and Moroccan Lamb with Spinach… Salad and Wine….A bit later on a cocktail then a lovely chocolate dessert for this evening…I do love Sunday…..

  31. Got up very early (early for me, at least) to go downtown for the Women’s March. Lots and lots of people and some wonderful signs.

  32. Not a lot going on today. We are having temps in the 50’s. so the snow is melting. YAY! Watched a lot of Netflix, but an 8 year old was doing the picking, so it was Lego Ninjago all day, lol.

  33. It rained today of course I wanted to work in the garden.. lol…. I did anyway.. put on my rain gear and out I went…. Very productive and now I can sit and relax….

  34. I guess nobody here is as attentive as I am. Or possibly I’m just incredibly bored and these things catch my eye. Regardless, either you have dyslexia, or you own a time machine. Or both. Let’s see if you can find it. I can come back with a hint or hints. But to be fair, it’s nothing I don’t also do on a daily basis.

  35. I’m so tired of Winter. I seem to keep some kind of low-level virus or bug that never completely goes away. My eye isn’t hurting or watering so it must be getting better, but the vision is still really blurry. It’s just so irritating! If I leave it open it affects how I see, obviously, but if I close it it starts to ache. (Try closing one eye & leaving it that way…it isn’t easy, lol.) Maybe I need an eyepatch?? The pirate life for me…

  36. Still no landline & the internet is driving me bonkers. Apparently there’s a tree that is blocking the signal so I’ll have to upgrade & use a booster. In other words, more money. Funny how the tree hasn’t been there till now AND it grew practically overnight in the middle of winter. Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful, she says cynically 🙁 Time to shift to another supplier, methinks!

  37. Beautiful sunny day but indoor things to be done so hopefully I will get this same weather tomorrow when I am gardening… Off to bathe the pooch and begin the chores….

  38. No school here again tomorrow. (It’s a county school, so they have to consider the rural roads, too. The roads in town are pretty clear of snow.) Vision in my left eye is still blurry, which is getting old really fast, lol.

  39. I spent this morning going over 2017’s financial records. Helps me determine the budget and make some decisions. Ah the joy of being the family CFO…. 😉

  40. Today is going well so far and I hope it goes as fantastic as yesterday! I got so much done and it looks like it will be another productive day today! I hope you have a great day also!

  41. another late day.. what is happening to me??? Here I am again at 9am still not working and lots to do….. maybe I just need to go thru this…..

  42. Just one more day of freezing & then it’s at least going to get up into the 40’s, lol. You know, normal Winter temperatures would be good right now! I’m tired of freezing! I’m just sitting here with my oldest nephew. He’s watching YouTube while his Mom & sister head to the gym. They’ve been cooped up by this snow, eating too much & now they’re convinced they’re getting fat. (They’re not, lol. But they are going stir crazy.)

  43. My day has been fab, Hubby & I went to lunch we drove round town top down its 82′ high thin clouds and just a lovely So Cal day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Snow, proper snow, has fallen & the world suddenly becomes a magical place. An hour later it’s turned to dirty slush & we start complaining!

  45. Really behind today.. Woke up at 7 am….. That never happens to me.. I said good afternoon to the dog!!! Here it is 9am and I still have not started my days chores….Maybe I should just take the day off.. cook.. bake… drink wine and read…..

  46. Vision in my left eye is still blurry but at least it’s not hurting & watering like mad, lol. Hopefully, it will finish healing soon. I’m feeling like I’m in some horror movie where I can’t see well & it just snowed AGAIN and I’m trapped in a house…I hope there’s no axe murderer lurking outside, ha!

  47. Not such a great day here. Got up it was super cold, and my truck wouldn’t start. I’m still waiting to find out what’s wrong.

  48. Schools in the Florida panhandle are closed tomorrow due to the HALF INCH of snow we are supposed to get…..LMAO……
    MEANWHILE IN THE NORTH PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO DIG OUT OF THE HOMES BECAUSE OF SO MUCH SNOW& still go to work& school……..kids are spoiled these days! Looks like crockpot nummies are in order this week.

  49. Geeze, no school for kids here again tomorrow. Still too snowy & cold. Well, later this week it’s supposed to get back up into the 40’s, lol. Hey, that’s practically a heatwave.

  50. Pained this morning and then did some planting….writing my list for a bulk shop tomorrow……so far no drama this week….

  51. I was spending a relaxing day until our neighbor called and said my horn was going off on car. Thought it was the alarm but I guess that’s what happens when the battery goes dead! Tried to pop the hood to at least disconnect battery…it’s frozen shut!!!! The only way to keep it from blaring is have the key turned to just before starting it!!! Will be calling triple A tomorrow! On A side note…..got the stairs and a small pathway shoveled!

  52. What am I doing today? I’m eating Cheez-It crackers & watching true crime shows on TV. So, clearly, nothing productive is happening here today! Hey, it’s Sunday, lol.

      1. I’ve been seeing the previews of that one & I want to watch it! The comedienne lead actress reminds me of a young Joan Rivers.

  53. Sooooooo tired! My 2yearold has been getting up more often than our newborn because Daddy has been slipping him sippy cups to keep Jr in bed while he slips out in the mornin to go deer hunting- DARN BOOGER

  54. Eye is a little better today. It still waters like crazy if I spend too much time staring at a computer screen (light-sensitive, I guess.)

  55. Matinée at 3pm & then a dash around the supermarket afterwards. I always feel a bit special pushing my trolley dressed in sequins & heels!

  56. My day is going better. Was in hospital with pancreatitis a couple days ago. I am feeling better, just slight pains and nausea now, eating soups and taking it easy for a few days.

  57. Have bad acid stomach today. I think it’s the physical remnants of my anxiety filled week. Hopefully it will go away soon. 🙂

  58. Sitting here waiting for a delivery ….When it comes it will feel like Christmas again….it takes so little to make me happy!!

  59. This day has all the makings of a nightmare, lol. My left eye has started to get that feeling like there’s something in it but there isn’t–it’s conjunctivitis (allergies & head cold combined in my left eye, ugh.) So, I tried to call the doctor to get a med called in but the doc closed early (like every office today because we are expecting horrible weather.) I texted my sister-in-law &, yes, with 3 kids, she had some left over from the last time a kid had pink eye. YAY! So…we have a layer of frozen rain/ice on the road, the snow has started (supposed to get 8 inches), but at least I won’t be building up a case of pink eye all weekend!

      1. You need some good health vibes.. sending them your way.. and I am with grandma a good shot of Old Grandad 100 Proof bottled in bond bourbon!!! Medicinal purposes only……

  60. Good day today. I had some paperwork to go through and go over and put away and then we lost power so that screwed up some of my plans, but I had to adjust….

  61. Made a run to the store to stock up for the storm that’s on its way as I was driving the traffic lights went out then at Dunkin Donuts I got a free coffee because their system was down! Pretty good day!

  62. Lawyer time went very well….I must say I like her and the way she works.. this whole process might not be quite as bad as I thought….

  63. It’s showtime folks! Opening night & I woke up with a sore throat – things can only get better! Off to shave my legs that haven’t seen daylight since last August!

    1. I have been putting off my legs for months, lol. I’m with Michele…warm tea & honey (my Granny would’ve added whiskey, lol.)

  64. I have been out shoveling snow for about 3 hours this morning and it is still coming down. i have quite a bit to shovel and using an electric snowblower but it i crazy.They did not cancel school and should have. Treacherous roads.

  65. OK, I have loved the last 2 days. It got up to 67 today! But tomorrow Mother Nature gets her payback. The temp is going to drop into the teens by tomorrow night & we are in the area that expects 4 to 8 inches of snow, Noooo! School has already cancelled. So, I will be stuck in a house with an 8 year old & a 12 year old who can’t get along for more than 10 minutes. (My nephews)–Wish me luck or pray for me, lol.

    1. Woah! That’s a lot of snow – now 4 inches of rain I’d be well used to! Dear old Ireland, at least that’s one thing we can depend on!

  66. So tired of having to remind my lazy teenager to do all of his chores(gather wood& kindling& feed dogs& bring in empty trash cans frm the highway) OH MY GOSH SOOOOOOOOO HARD! I WISH I COULD SEND HIM TO A LABOR CAMP OR GRANDPA’S FARM FOR SOME HARD WORK SO HE WOULS ACT MORE COMPLIANT ABOUT THE MINUSCULE TASKS HE HAS AROUND HERE!!!!! #thanksforlettingmevent

  67. I had a bit of a busy day today. The Panto opens tomorrow night so this is my chance to get all my various outfits ready, polish shoes, cook meals for the week and stocking up with basics like catfood, toilet roll and wine! 9 performances in 9 days but I love it 🙂

  68. I went grocery shopping for my mother in law and enjoyed the warmer temperatures!!! Then came home to a message that my grandson will be discharged from the hospital today!!! The picture my son sent of him with rosey red cheeks was so cute and filled my heart!

  69. The meeting with the lawyer went very well…. we understand how the probate process works, and she answered all our pressing questions. I feel much much better now.

  70. Trying to keep myself occupied until lawyer time.. I do not care for late appointments..I would schedule everything for 6am if I had my way…..

    1. I get it. Even though I’m not a morning person at all, if I have an appointment I want it DONE. I don’t want to spend the day scheduling around it or worrying about it. (I always volunteered to read my book reports first so I wouldn’t have to spend the entire class with anxiety, lol.)

  71. Starting off to be a great day. Just ordered a couple pair of winter boots for my kids and got a super deal on them so starting off great.

  72. Ugh. I feel like my immune system has decided to hibernate for the Winter. I’ve spent weeks feeling right on the edge of a cold or flu. Achy, congested…but not full-blown sick. Today, my left eye is swollen & itchy (it always does this when I get a cold. When I sneeze, I usually feel fluid in my left eye every time, lol.) Anyway, I’ve brought out the Vitamin C, allergy meds & anything else that might pump up my immune system.

      1. I didn’t get the flu shot. (Apparently, they guessed wrong this year on the strains they chose–it’s only been about 10% effective. My brother did have the shot & still got the flu. So, whatever strain is going around, it’s not in the shot, lol.) I’ve just had this thing for weeks–it doesn’t get any worse, but it doesn’t go away.

  73. Just back after the dress rehearsal for this year’s Pantomime. There’s a tradition that if the DR doesn’t go smoothly then all will be well on opening night. Fingers crossed!

  74. I am not stressing about the lawyer tomorrow at all….The will is cut and dry and we are definitely not the Rothchilds!! My main concern is the fees and her “billable hours”…I have decided to make some changes to the kitchen and started today by taking everything out of 1/2 and painted them instead of re-varnishing the stain…New year new look…Also this is my therapy….with cocktails and wine of course…..

  75. My day is going pretty well. I quit smoking and today a friend of me said she was going to try. One day at a time, I am trying to make my life better. Hope you are having an awesome day!

  76. Very tired today and emotionally worn out… Very anxious about the lawyer tomorrow and I feel like I am going to throw up. Hoping for the best. This anxiety and worry is weighing on me but I am trying to let it go.

  77. I’m just sitting here trying to get my youngest nephew to finish his homework. That’s like pulling teeth. Actually, he’s a great student, but if he gets wrapped up in his games (curse those computer games, lol!)…well, it’s hard to draw him away without just taking away the tablet & I’m feeling too exhausted to deal with it. His Mom & Dad can do that!

  78. We took the Christmas Tree down today. Usually the lights are a horrible tangled mess and I get a headache detangling the but not this year! We had a good Christmas, considering everything.

  79. Spent a very busy morning running errands with my mom. Then cancelled my car insurance…saved over $50 switching to Geico!

  80. My day is going well I am so busy today lots to do and little time to get it all done. Hope you are have a good day today.

  81. Feeling less down and blue today…..I think sometimes it just all comes down on me and I have to just cry it all out then move on….Thursday is the lawyer for probate …..

  82. It’s official folks: I am feeling much better today! I’m going to catch up with a teeny-weeny bit of housework, make a pot of stew and get myself to a rehearsal.

  83. My day is going a lot better than it has for the past 14 days of brutally cold temps. It’s 28 degrees right now – yay! Better than the below zero numbers we were having. 🙂

  84. No school for my nephews & niece today (icy roads.) So, the youngest is with me & we are into our 5th hour of Trollhunters (animated show.) Hey, it keeps him busy!

  85. It’s Panto opening night this coming Friday and I’m still not really better. I did manage to get into town though for a temporary fix of my broken tooth.

  86. Today was not a good day…. I am exhausted and I have a bit of a headache. I want to focus on the positive and pray that things get better. *sigh*

  87. My washing machine just broke so not sure at the moment if it will be a good day or not. My stove broke a few days ago and needs a sensor. They are only 2 years old, both of them.

  88. The TV weather people are saying we’re getting a nasty mess tonight. Snow, ice, freezing rain…yuck. The only good news is that by Wednesday we should be up in the 50’s, so it’ll melt quick.

    1. Good to hear you’re feeling better. When I hadn’t seen you online for a few days, I figured you ‘green around the gills’ as my Granny used to say.

  89. Feeling the post holiday blues today.. so my best cure is work… took down the gallery and the dining room holiday curtains and put up new ones.. took down my mothers tree that we have in the gallery….put away some of the holiday glasses and dinnerware.. left the Spode out.. tomorrow is another day……

  90. I’m almost back in the land of the living! I’ve been in bed practically all the time since New Year’s Eve just feeling rotten and extremely sorry for myself but today I managed a shower, some soup, paracetamol and chocolate!

  91. Found out my Dad is on Facebook now, lol. I thought he would hold out forever. I guess it’s just too much to resist. Hey, it makes it so easy to keep up with family, friends & even people you haven’t seen in 30 years, ha.

  92. My day is going pretty good but I am super super tired Hope to catch up on some sleep over the weekend. Hope you are having a nice first week of the new year.

  93. Took down the Christmas lights outside, as the season has come to an end. My Christmas tree is still up in the house, I will take that down sometime next week.

  94. Not great today. Woke up to a message from my son that my one month old grandson is in the hospital with RSV/Bronchilitis . They kept telling the pediatrician something wasn’t right for over a week!!! Finally the Dr at the ER diagnosed him and they had to transfer him to another hospital for treatment.

  95. Not enjoying the weather at all. My furnace is running constant & it is still cold. Somewhere below zero outside. I am ready for Spring.

  96. Went shopping with my mom. Prices gone up.. but I am sure many people didn’t get raise in salaries. We got a crossline with our landline and somebody else’s so I could hear someone else’s conversation, and I think we are stuck with paying with one of their calls. It’s only a dollar so I am not going to make a big deal out of it. During shopping we got double charged by accident so the bank says we have to go back to the seller to get it reversed. It was just one of those days…. Hopefully next week will be better. 😀

  97. Had to leave the house today for groceries.. I got spoiled during the holidays staying home…Did my errands and was not pleased with the raise of food prices….but at least I can afford to go shopping…I watch others who suffer thru the grocery picking things up then putting them back….

  98. One more day of these crazy icy temperatures & then we go back to normal cold Winter temps, lol. Normal cold would be a relief right now. There was no school again today because it was too cold to send kids out.

  99. My day is going to be spent bundled up under layers of clothing and blankets!!! It’s just too cold for anything else!

  100. FREEZING here in Michigan. I have to work today in a few hours but I went and started my car just because of the cold temps. No wonder I love summer so much!

  101. I’m here helping out my brother as he is busy working on his birthday. I guess his day is going ok but would probably rather be home on his birthday.

  102. Oh, I am so tired of these sub-zero temperatures! It feels like it never really even gets truly warm INSIDE, lol. Sunday we are supposed to get back into normal Winter temps, though. Compared to this, the 30’s & 40’s will feel like a heat wave!

  103. Today would have been my fathers birthday…..He was the best father in the world to me….and the most honorable man I have ever know. Sorry husband and son you are 2nd and 3rd on the list…All the major men in my life, father, husband and son have passed on….I know w/o a doubt what I have lost…..

  104. Today would have been my maternal grandfather’s 108th birthday. He’s been gone for almost 15 years, and I’ve been thinking of him this morning. I have great memories of us hanging out, reading together and going to the beach. 🙂

  105. My day is going horrible. The water pipes are frozen and its pouring snow but I am going to have to head out to get more water because we have used all the bottled water here and I can’t let my dogs not have water. 🙁 I am so sick of snow and winter.

  106. Today was just one of those days I should have stayed home in bed!!! First stop the bank…they wouldn’t let me cash a lousy $5 rebate check so I had to deposit it and rebudget what I needed…yes sometimes $5 is a lot when you have no money to start with! Then after my first stop…car wouldn’t start!!!! Luckily my step son is a mechanic less than a mile from where I was. Tried AAA first but for some silly reason the “city” I was in had no garages that use AAA!!!! Luckily it was just a cold tired battery and after driving around had no problems with the remaining four stops!!!

  107. Went out today and actually did some garden work….cleaning after all the rain and transplanting….received a lovely coffee tea basket that I won during the holidays…love the coffee and tea and all the extra goodies but the basket is absolutely beautiful.. have to find a space on my basket collection cupboard top….

  108. I am continuing to enjoy my holiday vacation. I watched that movie ALIVE last night, it’s been a few years since I had seen it so I didn’t remember all of the details. But wow… The terror of it all, and the will it took to survive… I am in awe of the strength of those who survived.

  109. Happy New Year Connie & all and sundry! I’ve broken another flipping tooth and it hurts like crazy. I may have to put my pizza in a blender from now on 🙁

  110. Mum has this great story about walking the 3 miles to the nearest bus stop to her home village high in the N. Wales mountains only to realise that she wasn’t wearing any knickers! No, I don’t know either. If she went home she’d miss the bus – she went to school & stayed out of the draughts!

  111. I really can’t believe how cold it is here in KY. We usually stay in the 30’s this time of year, dropping a little below that at night. We are barely making it into the teens these last few days, & it’s below zero at night (& that’s before you figure in wind chill.) My niece & nephews were supposed to head back to school today but it was cancelled. You can’t stand kids out at the bus stop when it’s 10 below zero, lol.

  112. Back to normal.. well.. maybe.. I still believe in waiting to give up the holiday on the 6th of January so….still celebrating…

  113. I’m feeling a bit lethargic. Maybe it’s from all the holiday food? LOL… Next week I go back to working out to burn off the revelry!!!

  114. Went to a friend’s New Year Party that she’s been having for over 20 years. She has interesting friends and good food.

  115. So far so good. I enjoy your whines and love pb&j. Not sure I do these entries right. Have a blessed 2018. Thinking of you.

  116. I got up at 5:30 am my time. I’ve cleaned up most of my Christmas decorations. Now taking a break with coffee. So it’s been great so far.

  117. Happy New Year! I just got up and watching the re-run of the New Year coming in. Not sure how anyone handles that bitter cold in New York.

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