Wow! It has been a monumental year! Not just for me, but for our nation. I have generally avoided posting anything on politics, but starting in 2016 I started digging in to find out just what is going on. I have to say, I was pretty oblivious to what politicians were doing. I naively assumed they were doing what they swear to do: serve the American people. More fool me! Needless to say, I feel very betrayed by our past Presidents and politicians, of both parties. I urge you to dive in and dig for the truth. We don't get truth from the mainstream media. If any of you remember the McCarthy trials, he wasn't wrong. We've been being deceived. Not just Americans, but the ordinary citizens world wide. There's a movement, Red Pill/Blue Pill. Check it out. The truth will set you free. I for one am thrilled with what President Trump is doing to restore America!
For me the year began with the usual evacuation, as my regular readers know, and turned over a new and hopeful page when we closed on a wilderness property the first part of August. While its a future not without struggles, its a much more hopeful one.
This last week, celebrating the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior, was rich with family time and joy! On a practical note, finally, I was well enough to cook the traditional, festive meal. I even made pie! That is a big deal to me, to be able to do it all and still have energy left for socializing. I did get exposures from gift packaging etc, and spent a few days down, but got to have the boys over a couple more times this last week. My daughter and her family are coming over again today. I finally got around to editing a photo of Ari in her hand knit jumper. So here she is.
Ron helped me take the tree down Wednesday. We determined that it too had some low level of contaminant. Probably insecticide. He cut it from a national forest (with a permit). It was closer than our property. I look forward to next year, and having my own house on Grandma Mountain, with one of our trees. I also think I'll need to wash and air out the Christmas decorations, as well as, everything I own when I do move. I can't do it here!
I'm closing in on the last batch of mattress wool. I'll be glad when that chore is finished. One more to go.
Ron ordered the front gates for the property and a new E-UTV ranger for me! He said he'll pay the amount for a regular ATV if I make up the difference! Yes!! It has a rear box bed that dumps, a roof and windshield as extras. Using it to get around will allow me to use my energy on the chores and not use it up getting to and from. I also ordered my cordless chainsaw, and a stealth game cam. 😏 If I like this one, we'll get a few more. We wanted those expenses in this year. Things are going forward, and I'm feeling very hopeful!
Well, I'll end this now. I have some carrots to peel for my pot roast, and some English Toffee to make for the New Year's party tonight. May God bless you and keep you safe going into 2018!