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Good Riddance 2020!! Happy 2021!

Hello again,

If anyone is still stopping by here, I send my best wishes and hope that you are remaining well and in good spirits during this oh so difficult time in our history.

When I would think about the year “2020” many years ago, I always thought it had such a nice “ring” to it, such a good connotation of clarity and insight in that number. Instead, it has ended up being such a hard, long and frightening year.

But one that should be a wake-up call in many respects and hopefully will be in terms of keeping up our immunity, being ever vigilant about cleanliness….all common sense measures IMO, but sadly lacking it seems in so many people’s lives. When I see countless Youtube videos about “How to Wash Your Hands” ….that speaks volumes!

On the plus side (and there ARE some) it has been an opportunity for people to reunite with their families in truly meaningful ways, spending more quality time together.

Really thinking about what matters in the big picture and what doesn’t and will eventually pass.

The environment has apparently been doing much better too, with a substantial reduction in pollution levels during the many lockdowns and industry closures.

Joe and I and Mr. Cheddar have all weathered this storm and look forward to a much better year in 2021. We won’t be lining up for any vaccines, but we will continue to do the things that have kept us healthier and more fit that a lot of people over 50, year after year. I still believe that good health is not that hard to maintain for most people, but it does take work and more so, as the years pass by. It is SO worth it though.

I will close by wishing you a Happy, Safe and Memorable Holiday, in spite of the restrictions.
I hope you will also stop by my author’s site , to check out some Amazon Holiday Kindle promotions now in progress and a link to one of my fav Christmas songs too. I love all the holiday classics but some….a must hear, every year, like that one. 🙂

Hugs and Happy New Year!!!

PS: If anyone can enlighten me where to find the option to change the default page text color here at WP now, I would be oh so grateful.

Posting here at WP has become one big hassle. 😦

Merry Christmas 2018!

miracles still come true

And all the best in the New Year!

PS: If you are in need of some holiday gift ideas/inspiration, check out my new gift list, with something affordable for everyone on your list. 

Happy Holidays 2017 from me and Mr. Cheddar!

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

and a

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! 

Happy New Year and Farewell

Where has 2015 gone?

snowman cheddie

For me, it seems like it just flew by, faster than any other year that I remember! Can you relate? 

I’ve decided to stop blogging here at Veggies…and also at my poetry blog: My Poetic Path.

I will continue to post reviews on a regular basis at:

 My Real Life Reviews

There is just not enough time to get it all done it seems, in spite of usually putting in 17+ hours, most days.

I am always on the go and this coming year I want to focus on the many creative projects I have in the works (or in mind) that I get the most joy and satisfaction from. Blogging as we all know, can take up a lot of time, especially with 3 blogs as I’ve had for many years. 

I  will also be setting up a new blog at some time in the future, focused on my books and writing pursuits. But for now, it’s time to take a break from most blogging to recharge, regroup and redirect my time and energy.

I wish all my readers the best of everything in 2016.

It’s going to be a wonderful year, I just know it! 🙂

Happy New Year


All the Best from Me and Mr. Cheddar


Happy New Year from Me and Mr. Cheddar! ;-)


ched and i for new year


Ched and I will be raising a glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year.😉

Wishing you all the good things in the months ahead; I think 2015 is going to be a great year!

And have a wonderful New Year’s Eve too. 🙂

Hitting the Ice With Mr. Cheddar!! ;-)



I’m glad the Chedster is holding me up; I’ve never been much of a skater. 😉


PS: I’m catching up on some end-of-the-year projects right now so won’t be blogging much until the New Year.

Wishing you a magical holiday season and all the good things in 2015. 🙂

Making Any Resolutions For The New Year? ;-)


What a perfect time of year this is, for reflection and quiet contemplation.

To look forward and also, to celebrate what we have achieved in the past year.

And to focus on what we hope to achieve, improve and change in the New Year.

A fresh palette awaits! 😉


And then there are New Year’s resolutions…what do you think?

Are they a good or bad idea?

According to a poll at Forbes Magazine (click to read post) less than 10% of people that make resolutions, actually keep them for the full year. Most are forgotten by the end of January. 😦

But this article does have some good tips how to actually succeed at keeping resolutions throughout the year and making some positive changes that actually last and that improve our lives in the long-run significantly.

Two of many suggestions: Keep it simple and specific.

I’m only making one resolution this year but for me, it’s a biggie.

No, it’s not about losing weight or giving up smoking; those two seem to be at the top of so many resolution lists.  I’m actually quite happy with my weight right now, although more exercise is on the agenda for the new year. And I LOATHE smoking so that’s something I’ve never had to try to give up.

My resolution for 2014:

To stop dwelling on regrets or “beating myself up” about mistakes I’ve made in the past. It serves no purpose and generates a lot of bad energy in the present.

Some of those “mistakes” and regrets I now realize were the best decisions I could have made at the time, all things considered. And the ones that could have been smarter or thought out more…well, they were made, they can’t be changed now, so why make myself miserable thinking about what might have been a better road to take, at that time.

I’m really going to try to stop this self-defeating “what -if” kind of mind-speak, once and for all, this year. Wish me luck!

What resolution(s) have you made for 2014? Do share.

I hope you reach and savor all your new goals, whatever they are.

Wishing You All:

A Happy and Healthy 2014!

 May it be the best year ever, for all of us! 🙂

Happy 2011!!!!

May this  new year/direction/path lead to all your heart’s desires….



Wow, isn’t that an amazing number: 2-0-1-1 ?

 I still remember when I thought I’d be soooooo old in the year 2000. What perceptions we have as children eh?

Anyhoo….here’s to a wonderful, productive and prosperous new year.

 I’ll be back soon with a review of a very interesting new product. Actually, it’s Mr. Cheddar who is giving it a try out. 😉 And another diet update (it’s all good)! And some of my plans/goals for 2011.

In the meantime, raise a glass of cheer and be safe and happy tonight. 🙂