Happy New Years…2016 Has Arrived!

Happy New Years!

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I hope your brand new year takes you on glorious adventures, full of fun and joy with many blessings on you and your family…and on your life!

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This morning as I looked out on a brand new year, I thought of my Great Grandmother Anne Marie looking out the same kitchen window at the same view wondering how she felt on a brand new year here in the 1920’s.

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Was she like me…did she wonder a bit with a tad bit of worry…but with a hopeful heart…did she embrace life here?

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I thought of my Mom looking out the same kitchen window and wondering what the brand new year would mean to her and to her hubby and of course her ding-dong daughter as she became a teenager…did she smile or did she feel like time was speeding by too fast.

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With every year that I live here, I appreciate my heritage, the memories…both sad and happy and I know but I know God has me in His hand.

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We are not to spend time looking back on what was or what could have been…we are to move forward and onward, living each day one at a time…its hard to do, but when we let go of the past, life flows forward with good stuff…if we trust that it will…it does!

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A new year brings a fair amount of creative wonderment of what we could do and what we will do…

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I pray this year will be fruitful, with great blessings on our lives filled with joy.

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If I begin to worry about whats ahead this new year I hear my favorite scripture…and God speaking to me saying, now remember cowgirl, you are to trust Me!

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“For I know the plans I have for you “declares the Lord” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future, then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

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Amen! I can attest that this is very very true!

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May 2016 be a year of great blessings in your life…may it be filled with joy, laughter, hope always and love…may it be a year you will see your dreams come true!

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HRCG and her gang are over and out for now but never for long:)

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  1. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 13:01:15

    My Nanna was widowed when she was barely 30. My Grandfather was murdered & his body found & brought back to the house Feb. 12th, 1933. It was my Mother’s 3rd Birthday. Unfortunately it messed my Mother up & the entire family. Harry had been missing since mid November 1932. So the family got closure but the absolute shock must have been horrifying. Somehow my Nanna continued on with help from her Mother, Sarah (my Great Grandmother/Bubba). So I come from a long line of tough women!
    You heard a meadowlark?? I saw a Red Tailed Hawk today & the Pigeons have not even come for their seeds, so they must be hiding out. It has been snowing again today…I like days like this….I can get blogs read & commented to & do some cleaning & watch some TV & hang out with Siddhartha Henry…..
    Sending you prayers & love Sister over …
    Sherri-Ellen 🙂

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 23, 2016 @ 20:05:11

      I can’t imagine how hard that would be….so much pain and heartache. You do for sure come from a long line of tough women:) Your snow sounds beautiful! Our weather this last week gave us two days of sunshine which felt like Spring…..its coming:) It made my day yesterday as Ellie and I were able to get out and walk some….I did the windows and did not have a coat on!!! It was glorious….gave me Spring fever:)
      Love you too Sister….and love your almost grown kitty boy…prayers always for your health and for Prince Siddhartha’s health too:)

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  2. singleworkingmomswm
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:57:00

    What a lovely New Year’s post! I’ve missed reading my favorite blogs, and I’m so happy to be catching up. Happy New Year, and I’m one of the ones who looks ahead in wonder and joy! 🙂 XOXO-Kasey

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  3. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 16, 2016 @ 18:15:08

    I agree about my Nanna….she was a tiny woman but had such strength of character & spirit. She even ‘home schooled’ me b4 that was even a word, lol.
    I could print my entire name at 4 years of age. She taught me how to read & had me reading Charles Dickens @ 9 years of age. We talked about G-D & Nature & she was my best friend besides my Father. I was so blessed.
    Last night (Friday it warmed up enough to rain for 5 hours straight). Flash freeze overnight & it has snowed all day today! I LOVE Winter!!! A walk would be nice tho’….
    Sending you ((hugs)) & blessings, Sherri-Ellen

    P.S.: Mee mee-you Lady Cow Gurl yur so sweet to send mee all that pawsum LUV an strokes mee just wanted to say FANKSS an send you lotss of ~~~head rubsss~~~ an **nose kissesss** Purrince Siddhartha Henry~~~

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 17, 2016 @ 00:14:27

      She truly does sound like one of God’s angels on earth:) She sounds brave and wonderful…and I bet you are a lot like her:) We have had more rain and fog off and on…I did hear a meadow lark today and told Melody and Ellie…spring is coming! I would your winters as I like all four seasons! I loved Wyoming’s weather as it was crazy but incredible…truly stirred my heart in a deep way. It was one of those places that you felt right at home…love and prayers for my sister up yonder and {{{{hugs}}}} Kitty kisses and sweet cuddles to Purrrince Siddhartha!

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  4. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 14, 2016 @ 17:33:16

    My Nanna was pure love. She was wife to a man 20 years her senior who was chronically ill & then took a 4-5 month old baby: me! Never complained about her own Rheumatoid Arthritis…..
    Appointment cancelled. We have had snow for 4 days & nights….at least 31/2 feet of snow….more in outer areas. Town was shut down 🙂
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 15, 2016 @ 19:28:15

      So was my Nanna:) Full of love, joy and laughter:) Your Nanna sounds like one of God’s warriors…strong and tolerate…and so very blessed to have chose you and she kept you:) That is true love and goodness! She was a huge blessing in your life…she loved you with a pure God heart…a mother’s heart:)
      No more snow here…rain and cold with cloudy days…I hope to get out soon to do a walk about….hate being stuck in the house:(
      Huggies to you and I send special kitty boy loves and strokes with lots of pawsum awesome loves to Purrince Siddhartha:)

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  5. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 17:22:23

    My Nanna had a full life & a lot of heartache but she was a trooper & rarely complained. she had a quiet dignity about her & so much patience…..I am nothing like her, hahahaha!!!
    Siddhartha henry’s former Mum came to visit today & she says she can see the change in him since last month! He has calmed down a lot! I understand him more now also.
    I am all right…just in alot of pain. I see Doctor on Monday…. I am not sure it will go well…..
    Prayers always to you & yours HRCG!
    Love Sherri-Ellen

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  6. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 15:35:34

    Have to love that kitchen window.
    Cheers!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 07, 2016 @ 19:49:27

      Its like a time warp as you look through it…:)

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      • philosophermouseofthehedge
        Jan 08, 2016 @ 07:11:16

        Really connected to the big picture of life. Pretty rare these days. Might be one of causes of society’s problems? Enjoy those luxury of those views!

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Jan 11, 2016 @ 18:11:32

        I know what you mean…and I agree about societies problems. Out here where we live it used to be different. Our community is small…we all used to get together for holiday dinners and the women used to meet once a month….we used to organize a yearly Turkey Shoot so we got together each month to discuss that but really it was a time of connecting….all ages. The Turkey Shoot died because of laws and insurance. Many that came to the Shoot also brought along beer etc. We did not serve it but we could not patrol several hundred people way out here. So that tradition is sadly gone now. I remember my mom being involved in it as well as me after I grew up. I think too that tech has intervened making email easier to stay in touch but it looses the personal human aspect of connection….and we are made to connect….

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  7. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 18:13:29

    My Nanna was an amazing woman. I miss her still to this day! She taught me so much about Life & living & following my intuition.
    I think it was just too much energy because today Siddhartha Henry has been a ‘purrfect’ angel….I have played with him a bit more also. With the Arthritis flare-up I am feeling very rough & playing is even difficult.
    I think he realizes just how much pain I am in….whatever calmed him down I am happy 😉
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 04, 2016 @ 23:41:04

      She sounds like a sweet beautiful angel Nanna….I’m glad to her that tiger boy has settled down more…I do remember Minnie having kitten energy spurts until she was between 2-3 and by 3 she had settled more…I know he knows as he can sense it and feel your pain just like Minnie did with me anytime I was not well…I think mostly with him you will deal with kitten energy for a few more months, or years yet….but he will begin to settle more just give him time…he will. Please take care of you gf….be careful and call your dr. as I worry for you.I know as we age how quickly our health can change….and no we are not old just wise:) Love n Hugs…..Prayers Always:)

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  8. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:58:15

    It ‘clicked’ when my nanna asked me to move home a month B4 she passed away…she knew I needed to be ‘home’.
    Thank you for the pryers…I need them 😦 My body is wracked with pain & it gets harder to appear happy & carefree.
    Siddhartha Henry is having behavioural problems again (or is that still?)
    It is not his bowels; just him & it is not very good. I am not sure how to progress. I am very sad…..things were going so well *sighs*
    Thank you for being our friend.
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 04, 2016 @ 17:54:45

      She knew you needed to come home:) Special nana:) I’m sorry to hear about Siddhartha Henry…is he acting more aggressive or has too much energy or….I’m praying for him too…that God will fill him with His spirit and kick out the problems:) Big hugs:)

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  9. Jonathan Caswell
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 01:29:53

    LOVE ALL THE MEMORIES AND THAT HORSEY SET OF WIND CHIMES! IS that ending silhouette part od a mantle ornament or weathervave?

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  10. Jonathan Caswell
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 01:26:58

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AH–FAMILY MEMORIES AND TO LIVE IN THE SAME PLACE YOU GREW UP IN—MY DIANA HAS HAD THAT EXPERIENCE AND CAN STILL VISIT THERE.! AY LEAST I CAN SHARE IT WITH HER WHEN WE GO “UP-COUNTRY”.

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  11. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 13:42:35

    Totally inspiring blog today HRCG!!!! That is why I moved back ‘home’. Altho not in the same house I am in a nice area of the town & feel like I belong here…..always have……
    Happy New Year 🙂
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 03, 2016 @ 14:41:50

      Yes that is so very true….you know in your heart and it clicks. I am praying great blessings on you and young prince kitty boy, that this new year will bring you financial blessings…the healing of you body…and great happiness with fun times of joy and lots of love…and throw in some times of laughter and times of miraculous wonderment with great adventures:) Big Hugs and kitty boy loves:)

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  12. wolke205
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 09:48:11

    Happy New Year ❤

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  13. nokotahorse
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 09:21:45

    A great read and wonderful photography. We wish you a Happy New Year!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 03, 2016 @ 14:34:44

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you all and to your beautiful horses:) I love your blog and love the photography! May this new year be a year of great blessings to you, your family and your horses…..filled with fun times and lots of adventures!

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  14. Marty the Manx
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 07:12:54

    Wonderful and uplifting post! Hope that the New Year is a wonderful one for you all!

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  15. kenneturner
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 07:04:58

    I always love your postings. Happy New Year!

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  16. The Mouse
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 06:38:16

    Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful 2016.

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  17. bentehaarstad
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 05:25:55

    My best wishes for the New Year on the farm!

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  18. onespoiledcat
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 03:12:13

    I hope it’s a year of abundant blessings for you out there in beautiful God’s country……….endless vistas, beautiful “messages” in the sky…….and lots of love and happy times. Happy New Year!

    Hugs, Pam and Sammy

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  19. speedyrabbit
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 00:44:31

    Happy New Year!Let’s hope for all the wonderful endless possibilities it brings….and you have snow! Yay!xx Rachel and Speedy

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  20. neilirving
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 23:05:38

    Happy New Year, hope you have a fabulous year

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  21. pix & kardz
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 19:45:45

    thank you for your kind words and blessings for the new year – the same to you!
     
    ‘trust me’ – the most reassuring words ever spoken. thanks for sharing.

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  22. MichelleMarie
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 18:28:19

    Wow beautiful! Happy New Year to you! 😄💜

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  23. Marilyn Armstrong
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 17:54:18

    Have a great New Year yourself. How lovely to be in a home that so many generations of women in your family have lived in before.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 02, 2016 @ 18:05:15

      Thank you my friend:) It is a blessing as when I have times of struggle, I stop and remember those who went before us…I think our personal history and also our American history gives us the strength when we are confronted with life stuff…they did it and made it work and so can we:) I admit I draw strength knowing my mom and grandma and great grandmother made it work here…and when I whine I remember their lives and the sacrifices they made for my life here…and God reminds me too!

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  24. kiaman2012/Greg
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 17:19:12

    Happy New Year 2016!

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  25. cindy knoke
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 17:09:52

    Wonderful!! Happy New Year~

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