It is kind of weird being one of the first countries in the world to celebrate New Years Eve. We are having a very quite New Year at home. It is so hot here today, my thermometre is registering 38C it is under the front porch which is east facing(southern hemisphere sun rises) so coolest side of the house. Very windy and we are all flaked out. I have been spraying the chooks with water and ensuring they are okay. Though at one point thought I may have to bring them into the house..lol but the temp has dropped ever so slightly and they are out chasing bugs. Lots of water.
Dog and cat are both hot poor Toby has a double coat, so very cold bones, and ice blocks. for hiim. The cat was not too keen.
Off the track there such a hot end to 2009, and with the wind, I do wonder if the New Years eve fireworks in Hobart will go ahead. It is a busy culmination down here as we have the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race finish and a large food festival called The Taste (taste of Tasmania) there is also a large concert on called the Falls Festival over the weekend. camping and partying. So I hope those attending have kept fluids and coolish.
Our year here has been an interesting one. I read Mona's blog Wsprsweetly of Cottages
http://wsprsweetlyofcottages.blogspot.com/2009/12/fresh-new-yearand-joy.html, and her words describe how I find blogging. She puts it into such great words I can not add to it.
I have been blogging for a bit over a year now, and have found so many people out there with similar interests, but whoose lives are so different. I appreciate all who share parts of their stories.
Around the world we have had major fires, floods, and life has been harder for many around the world due to financial crisis, poverty, famine, war, increases in AIDs, abduction, and the increasing numbers of people forced to work as slaves, weather to make some money or because they have been forced too.
I am so thankful for the lifestyle I have and am creating, that I have the choice, and freedom. That I am rich beyond measure. Life is throwing some curly bits at us recently but we will take it one day at a time.
My resolution for the year is to stop worrying about the small stuff. To do what I can to aid others.
To continue working in my gardening creating a supply of vegetables, fruit and eggs, maybe some meat, and nuts. To support local businesses and buy seasonally.
Thankyou for following my journey and sharing yours.
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