Ready for ya, 2014!

Hello again! The Blanton trip of Christmas 2013 was a success! Barr’s parents, brother and our sister-in-law arrived about 12 hours later than originally expected, sans luggage, but all’s well that ended well! (More on their trip later this week…)

Blantons do Dubai

Blantons do Dubai

I just wanted to wish all friends and readers a very happy new year! Barr and I miss so many of our family and friends around the world, and hope and pray that 2014 is a blessed year for everyone. 🙂

As for us? We’re ringing in the new year watching the world’s largest firework display  (thanks for the link, Sas!) and then off to Fujairah on Thursday for a day and night.

Road trip! (Oh yes – we got a car; more on that this week!)

And as for new year’s resolutions? Like so many others I have a laundry list of items that I vow to be cognizant of throughout the year; i.e.; eat healthier, lose a bit of weight, practice better spending (ahem, saving) habits, and give back to the community. The biggie for me this year, however, will be to think before I speak – I’m a talker and a perpetual interrupter (just ask my husband). So I hope yall hold me accountable! 😉

I’m ready for ya, 2014! I think about where I was at this time last year, and SO much has changed (new city, new job, new dog, new friends, etc etc), and I truly can’t wait to see what this year holds for me (and you!) Along those same lines, THANK YOU for reading! I have loved writing this blog (51 posts strong), and each view, comment, like or kind word has meant the world to me.

I’ll end this post by urging folks to stay safe this evening, and make sure to eat your collared greens/cabbage and black eyed peas tomorrow!! Until 2014….

2 responses to “Ready for ya, 2014!

  1. Happy new year, I really enjoy reading your blog, I really want to move to Dubai, so it’s fun to read and see your story from the start! Enjoy watching what sounds like it will be a spectacular firework display!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am so happy to hear that there is a happy reader Happy New Year to you too, and definitely visit Dubai – it’s a GREAT place! Cheers!