Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve


Thinking today would be a good day to install these on the property. Hey, if the winds are going to be sustained at 30 mph today with gusts to 45...I want to try and harness some of that power! ;) They say chickens can't really fly...well they can today if they aren't careful.


I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and I hope all your wishes and dreams come true this coming year.
So many of mine have come true I only wish for it to all continue on the same path of happiness.

It may very well be a very quiet coming New Years day. I have talked to Karen and Tiffany had forgotten that we had made plans months ago for them to be here. I was brought up that if you made plans with someone, and then other plans came up with someone else, you always kept your commitment to the first one. It seems that is not the case. Karen is letting Tiffany make the choice on her own. She had made plans to go spend the night off with another friend she hasnt seen in a while. We will see if Tiffany makes the right choice. Karen said she was coming either way tonight, then told me she had told Tiffany she would bring her this Saturday to visit. I am sorry, but this time it won't be possible. I told her Patti was coming for a visit for the weekend and so that wasn't going to work. It is just my opinion, but I think teaching a child to make the right decision is important. I would never leave it up to Shelby to make a choice, where in my opinion there is no choice. We will just have to wait and see.
Speaking of Patti...we are in a holding pattern right now til this evening. We all know everyone is on a tight budget. The crunch of the once high gas prices still has its grip on everyone trying to catch up from paying too much before. This time of year is so tight for everyone. She will see if it will be possible to comfortably make the visit without having to stretch a dollar to its breaking point. I do want to see her badly, but I also understand. We are tight right now, just as many are, having to watch every dollar and be careful how we spend our money. Tax refund time can't come soon enough around here.
I don't know if we will be having much company or not, but either way...Ian, Shelby and I will see in the New Year together and thats a sure thing. :)
Now its time for me to get ready and go out to get some groceries, both for the animals and the humans. Again, everyone have a safe, happy, wonderful New Year! :)


GaylaGal said...

Happy New Year to everyone!!! I hope you all (critters too :), have a wonderful holiday.
I agree with you 110% about sticking to commitments. That is exactly how my Mom raised us too-you stick to what you say & you do what you say-no exceptions! More than a few times growing up Mom stepped in and made/convinced us to do the right thing. I believe Tiffany's Mom should make her "do the right thing". :) I'm not always successful with my choices, but I really try. It's important.

Your pictures of the windmills are so awesome! My sis in Colorado is also researching into this in her area. A great place to start is a government grand or search google with: windmill power +environment. I'd be happy to send some info for you :)Here is one site:

Happy New Year my friend!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Kelly "Happy New Year" to you Ian and Shelby ~ and I wish Happiness and Good health for you all ~ may 2009 bring you everything you wish for yourself ~
Thankyou for my lovely Christmas Card ~ Ally xx

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and may 2009 bring you and yours happiness :o)

Hollie said...

I agree totally about the commitments. Let us know how it turns out. I hope you all have a Happy New Year Kelly. Take care.

madcobug said...

Happy New Year to all three of you Kelly. Yes, it has been really windy here today also. Who says chickens can't fly. I have seen them fly up into trees and over their fences many times. Don't tell me that a chicken can jump that high LOL. Yes a person should stick to promises they have made and not let a yound child tell them what to do. Helen

Woolysheep said...

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours.

Paula said...

Recently I was sitting at Dairy Queen waiting for a friend and saw two of the longest trucks I've ever seen each carrying one of these wind generator wings. They are awesome. Happy New Year!

Jimmy's Journal said...

Happy New Year Kelly.


Janie said...

You haven't seen wind until you have seen Kansas winds. lol You know Dorthy and Totoo don't you. hehe Hope your New Year was a great one. Blessings, Janie

breakaway said...

I bet Shelby felt really bad about that whole ordeal! Wished it would have turned out differently.

Lisa said...

Hard to imagine those spindly little wind turbines can do much. I am used to the old fashioned type of windmills the amish have on their farms. They whiz around and look like they are doing something!!