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Happy New Year

The Passing of the Year
Robert W. Service, 1874 - 1958

My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,
My den is all a cosy glow;
And snug before the fire I sit,
And wait to feel the old year go.
I dedicate to solemn thought
Amid my too-unthinking days,
This sober moment, sadly fraught
With much of blame, with little praise.

Old Year! upon the Stage of Time
You stand to bow your last adieu;
A ...
The Passing of the Year
Robert W. Service, 1874 - 1958

My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,
My den is all a cosy glow;
And snug before the fire I sit,
And wait to feel the old year go.
I dedicate to solemn thought
Amid my too-unthinking days,
This sober moment, sadly fraught
With much of blame, with little praise.

Old Year! upon the Stage of Time
You stand to bow your last adieu;
A moment, and the prompter’s chime
Will ring the curtain down on you.
Your mien is sad, your step is slow;
You falter as a Sage in pain;
Yet turn, Old Year, before you go,
And face your audience again.

That sphinx-like face, remote, austere,
Let us all read, whate’er the cost:
O Maiden! why that bitter tear?
Is it for dear one you have lost?
Is it for fond illusion gone?
For trusted lover proved untrue?
O sweet girl-face, so sad, so wan
What hath the Old Year meant to you?

And you, O neighbour on my right
So sleek, so prosperously clad!
What see you in that aged wight
That makes your smile so gay and glad?
What opportunity unmissed?
What golden gain, what pride of place?
What splendid hope? O Optimist!
What read you in that withered face?

And You, deep shrinking in the gloom,
What find you in that filmy gaze?
What menace of a tragic doom?
What dark, condemning yesterdays?
What urge to crime, what evil done?
What cold, confronting shape of fear?
O haggard, haunted, hidden One
What see you in the dying year?

And so from face to face I flit,
The countless eyes that stare and stare;
Some are with approbation lit,
And some are shadowed with despair.
Some show a smile and some a frown;
Some joy and hope, some pain and woe:
Enough! Oh, ring the curtain down!
Old weary year! it’s time to go.

My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that’s true,
For we’ve been comrades, you and I --
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!
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I want to get more muscle definition in my arms and abs and be able run once spring comes again. I want to become more organized in my life by using my time more wisely between the house, work and school. I want try to get one bill paid off in a year or so.

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I am trying to eat 5 fruits or veggies a day. I do cardio 6 days a week and strength train for 4 days. I am doing harder work outs to lose more. Trying to drink less coffee; and more water.

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i have lived in Wisconsin all my life. For 28 years of my life I lived on a farm with my family until my husband died. Now I live in Peshtigo.

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HAWTGRANNY2014
1/31/2015 10:42:55 PM

I am so sorry about your Mom. I don't think that should have split up your family but brought you closer together. At least she isn't in pain anymore. My Mom is having a lot of problems right now. Her circulation is really bad. Her legs hurt so bad she can hardly walk.
I do remember that mess in the last round. I had to drop out because of hubby and my health issues. I hope you come back next round. Does Jenny like it on that team. I really like the violet virtuosos. I liked the Tenacious jungle tigers too.




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1/30/2015 11:12:40 PM

I wish Jenny lots of luck. A friend did the stomach stapling and lost a lot of weight..but was very sick. She died one year later from cancer.

I have heard so many bad stories that is why I have decided to try everything else and then maybe I will have the stomach sleeve. for the rest of your life you can only eat a cup of food. How can you go out and eat or anything like that.

My daughter and sil are going to do it and I will see how they do. Thanks for telling me.

How are you and Jenny doing otherwise? Are you doing the blc this year? I am a violet virtuoso



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1/30/2015 5:32:20 PM

You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

All we can ever ask of ourselves is that we give it our best shot-if we do that then we will succeed in the end.

Wishing you a Sparktacular Weekend.
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Pat



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1/29/2015 8:45:49 PM



In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
~Anonymous~

They tend to say that unless we have failed we don't value our success. I know I have failed many, many times, but I keep getting up and trying again.

Wishing you a Fantastic Friday.
Pat



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1/28/2015 9:05:26 PM

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
~George S. Patton~

It is true isn't it, we need those challenges to make us feel truly alive.
Have a Fabulous Thursday.

Pat



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