Thursday, December 31, 2020

And . . . that’s a wrap

I wrote a long end-of-year post on my other blog ( this morning. I didn’t plan to because I’ve been taking a break this week, but the lure of compiling a photo grid caught me first and before I knew it I was writing a full blown post. 

I’m glad I did. I create books with my blog posts every year (boy, the 2020 book will be a doozy) and it’ll be good way to wrap things up.

Today’s post is not my typical last post of the year. I’m not sharing my top ten reads or the word I’ve chosen to carry with me into 2021. All of that seems like it’s more effort than I have to expend at the moment. (Though I have chosen a word. Have you?)

This afternoon, on this last day of the year, I’m taking some quiet time while the dogs nap not to reflect or organize or plan or much of anything else. Just popping around reading some blogs, reading my book, and enjoying the peace of this day. 

If I wasn’t already settled with a Yorkie on my lap I’d brew a cup of tea to wash down all the chocolate Gerry and I ate while playing chess earlier. But I am, the trusty glass of water at my side will have to do.

Here’s to surviving 2020, my friends. It’s been a wild ride, hasn’t it? There’s a lot of unknown as we head into 2021 so it seems prudent to take it slow and ease into it. 

Once, many years ago, my doctor sent me to stress management classes. I’ve never forgotten something we learned on the very first day: the key to stress management is learning to relax so we can build our physical and emotional reserves to prepare us to meet the next challenge.

So take some time to relax today and throughout the year ahead. I suspect we can all use a top-up in our physical and emotional reserves. 


  1. Happy New Year Linda! May it be a better year for us all!

  2. I did pick a word for this year :) It has been a challenging year indeed but interestingly on my Facebook feed this morning was a memory from 2011 where I said it had been a roller coaster of a year (and it had; we lost both MIL and FIL and so many other things happened) but God was faithful that year like he was in 2020. So like I said in 2011 and the same holds true for 2021 I'm trusting in God because he has never let me down :)

    Happy New Year!


  3. Dear Linda,

    Thank you for visiting Homespun Cottage and for your kind words.

    Yes, 2020 was quite a year, so many uncertainties. It seems we have all learned many things from this past year.

    I have not chosen a word for 2021, but my thoughts are on living simply and to tend to our home in a quiet and gentle way.

    I wish you and your family a safe and healthy new year.

    Homespun Hugs, Teri


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