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Hi, I am Jo and this is my blog about my life. Here you will find entries on cooking, gardening, food safety and the interesting things happening in my search for an inexpensive and healthy way of living. My home is located in North Florida and I am relearning how to take care of myself at almost 50. This is the deep South so my garden and season may be a bit different than yours. I look forward to seeing what you have to say as time passes. Read on and have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
Let the resolutions begin. I wish Everyone a bright and happy 2013!


  1. Edgar A. Guest! Do you know the whole prayer? It's wonderful.

    Prayer For Strength and Wisdom

    Grant me the strength from day to day
    To bear what burdens come my way.
    Grant me throughout this bright New Year
    More to endure and less to fear.
    Help me live that I may be
    From spite and petty malice free.

    Let me not bitterly complain
    When cherished hopes of mine prove vain,
    Or spoil with deeds of hate and rage
    Some fair tomorrow's spotless page.
    Lord, as the days shall come and go
    In courage let me stronger grow.

    Lord, as the New Year dawns today
    Help me to put my faults away.
    Let me be big in little things;
    Grant me the joy which friendship brings.
    Keep me from selfishness and spite;
    Let me be wise in what is right.

    A happy New Year! Grant that I
    May bring no tear to any eye.
    When this New Year in time shall end
    Let it be said I've played the friend,
    Have lived and loved and labored here,
    And made of it a happy year.
    --Edgar A. Guest

    XOXOXO -- Ilene

  2. Thank you Ilene!
    I had no idea and I love it.


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