Good-bye (riddance) to another remarkable year.

31 Dec

One can only truly know a year from the back end.

Let’s see, I remember this time last year, I was 30 pounds overweight and had recently broken my wrist and damaged my arm and shoulder in a fall from a broken ladder.  I promised myself, 2014 would be better than 2013.  And for the most part, it has been much better.

I got my cast off in February and was able to work out again starting the first week of April.  Over the summer and fall I lost 20 lbs and a couple of sizes in my waist and had to purchase new pants, only because my wife wouldn’t let me go out with her wearing my baggy pants. Our fourth grandchild (second grandson) was born this summer  :).   Let’s see,  I learned how to self-publish books and did so for other authors; plus, I learned about blogging and created this website with the intent of promoting books I publish but it really turned into a place for me to ramble from time to time.  I started writing my own book which is taking longer than I anticipated.  Hopefully, it will be a good, well read story.  We’ll see, next year.  After many years of evasion, I was Baptized, as well;  I feel good about that decision.  And then of course, Thanksgiving came along and so did five of the pounds that I had previously shed but I’m still smaller than I started the year.  December has been fairly quiet and well appreciated.

I have been making plans to build an office, a work and storage area in the garage but decided to wait until “next year” to finish.  I’ll start sometime in the next couple of weeks.

I’ve been slacking on my studies — no really, I don’t think I’ve logged on to my classes in a couple of months.  And, my Bible studies have only been once a day for a few minutes in the morning.

The odd part about 2014 is that it seemed to fly by so quickly.  So, why am I so ready for it to be over?  It has nothing to do with my personal life, it has to do with our society.  Our society, churned dramatically by our government, has become less than optimal and I’m just “hoping” that 2015 will be different.  Things are happening in a way that no one should be surprised especially since many of us read the last chapter.  There is an evil at bay that so many do or won’t realize until it is too late…but it could be different–good or bad.  Personally, I hope for positive change.  Positive change starting 1 minute after midnight.  I look forward to the new adventures that await me in the coming months.

Regardless, I wish all a wonderful new year with an abundance of love, happiness, mercy and grace and faith in the One True God be yours forever.  Oh, and I wish for each of us forgiveness.  The forgiveness for others as well as for each of us.  Like my dear ol’ daddy used to say, “Son, every day is someone’s judgment day, be prepared or be very careful.”

Jay 🙂

1 Comment

Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Uncategorized


One response to “Good-bye (riddance) to another remarkable year.

  1. caylierosemaehr

    January 15, 2015 at 03:40

    Lv the way you summed up your year! And God Bless ☺



You are welcome to Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


The Filidhic Literary Blog of Jack Günter


on health and wellness, nature, gardens, and grandkids, because in my world they are interconnected!

Mostly Blogging

Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog. Suggestions that will make a difference.


Because we’re all recovering from something.

The Book Review Directory

For Readers and Writers

The Falling Thoughts

Poems, Poetry Plus Passion

Captain Jills Journeys

She sails the seven seas in search of FREEDOM

Mila's Heart

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:8


Teen cancer survivor/ Advocate/Researcher in the Psychology of cancer in childhood for KidsCan/PhD Researcher/ Childhood, teenage and young adult cancer campaigner/CYP@Salford member/Manchester Cancer and MacMillan Volunteer/ Late Effects from cancer and Chemotherapy/ Dog lover and animal lover/ Commited girlfriend/ Photographer/ Lover of the night sky and all things beautiful

T Ibara Photo

一枚の写真は一千語に匹敵する/A picture is worth a thousand words

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am and Our Neck Of The Woods.



The Bottom of a Bottle

Trust me, I've been there, I've looked, I've searched and I know now, that there are no answers to be found in the bottom of a bottle or on the edge of a blade! Fighting Hard, Recovering, Rebuilding, REBORN. Moving on from addiction to a new life.

Mr Know Body

A doctor with a patient's body

A Momma's View

My thoughts about homeschooling, health and fitness, being an expat, kids and just life in general. My personal Lifestyle Blog!

On The Upside

Saddle up! Let's take a ride...


Poetry, story and real life. Once soldier, busnessman, grandfather and Poet.


Thoughts with countless friends and family!! Join my hubby and I over at to follow our hobbies :)

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

Blessed: Over-Used Under-Stood

Trying to be still...and listen, in between everything else.


"Everything comes Full Circle"

Kendall Kessler Art

Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler

Miss Cassiopeia

Lovemap: The physical and psychological manifestations of love

The Main Focus

Embracing Life Today In A Creative Way


Welcome to the world of cats!

The humor and humanity of storytelling.

K.E. Wilkinson

This is a hypothetical question...


Learn More About Your Favorite SF&F Indie Authors



signalcee's Blog

A work in progress.

A Veil of Innocence

Through the Looking-Glass

Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Fear of the reaper

but actually not about death or cats (mostly)

Little Orchid

character limited descriptions kind of give me anxiety


The immeasurable terrors of her mind...

Estherlou's Blog

Scintillating thoughts from Estherlou


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing

My Stuffed Little Therapy

Fighting Anxiety & Depression with stuffed animals


Inside Michelle Styles

Experimental Expats

An Early Retirement Leap of Faith

%d bloggers like this: