Out With the Old! In With the New!

Last Update: January 02, 2022

Happy New Year WA family!

With the end of the year and in anticipation of the Promises of a New Year, one can not help but reflect on the good and the bad.

This last year has been difficult, with our family still grieving over loss of Dad, last year 2020.

As a Mom, I've had my grief, and the grief of my 2 boys.

My way of coping has been working on my problems and growing from the experience.

I've had successes with WA, and my recovery groups, but have not had much success with my website.

My plans tend to be interrupted, by things out of my control.

Today is January 2, 2022, and I had great hopes for a good start, until my son had to come back to my place.

An accident left him without wheels!

No job and no vehicle, but the worst part?? NO MOTIVATION to change his life for the better.

We were given 2 ears to listen!

I feel I'm casting pearls before swine.

Closed minded and a "Know it all attitude" is a curse.

Constant babble about sports teams and other people, is what I get.

If I bother to make a suggestion for a solution, it's shot down.

Problems with no solutions!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

Of course, tomorrow never comes, as it becomes Today!

Today matters!

Today, I needed to give my son a choice. Get with your brother and get back to your home by using your free time, and cleaning up a space to move back in.

Mom's peace and serenity is blown by this negative energy and lack of motivation.

Time to grow up, son!

Time to go!

This suggestion spurred him on! He called Uber and went to a friend's house.


We have 2 choices when fear sets in.

"Face Everything And Recover" or ...

"F Everything And Run".

He has chosen the latter.

So much for my dumping!


Since he took off, I've listened to a training and now I'm writing and will soon catch up with WA friends.

I tend to stay away, when I have nothing good to share.

Instead of getting refreshed and being able to enjoy others successes, I will go to isolation.

No news from Barbara is usually "No Good News".

Time to get back on the Beam!

Progress! Regardless of my surroundings, I must stay my course.

Turning my Fears to Fascination!

Changing my Attitude, is all I have power to do.

My Home is My Castle

I had to set a few boundaries. I do not owe YOU!

How you treat me is "How I allow you to treat me".

There is just so much a person can give, without feeling I'm being used.

Parasites suck the life out of others! I'm choosing to "NOT be the Host"!

New Goals and New Plans

This ship is going to sail, BUT not without a plan.

I'm once again committed to this wonderful community.

In addition to daily contact, working on my site has got to be a priority.

One Day at a Time

Yesterday, we had 80 degree weather!

Today, 42 degrees and bitter wind! Texas is finally feeling winter.

Winter time and cold? What better way to use my time, but by working on my dream?

My calendar is pretty set with my outside commitments.

NOW, it's time to use my free-time wisely.

It's pretty sad and brings such regret, when there is no progress.

"If I'm not growing, I'm going!"

Farewell to Betty White!

I want to be like Betty White!

...Working and living to the very end! What an amazing life she had!

If I'm blessed to have 99 years at my end, that's another 30 years of living.

Healthy mind, body and soul, is my wish for each new day.

Giving to others gives me joy!

Stay with the positive!

"Gratitude is the secret to staying optimistic!"

In Texas, we have our New Year's "Good Luck" meal.

Corned beef, cabbage, blacked-eyed peas and cornbread, is what's on most kitchen tables for New Year's Day.

Mine is a bit different, but thoughts the same.

Ham, instead of beef, and split-peas were added.

This may not look that tasty, but Trust Me! This is what's on tap for this evening, as the temperatures, again, begin to fall.

Comfort food!

Going to put this post to bed, while dinner is heating up.

So in closing?

I wish everyone here in our wonderful WAmily a most productive and prosperous New Year!

"Thank You, For Being a Friend" - Golden Girls Theme Song

Thank You for Being a Friend

God Bless all my WA Friends!

Let's rock in 2022!


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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Welcome back Barb.
We are having the same problem with a 24-year-old daughter. She has got a job but she also has a daughter of her own that we are left to babysit.
Don't get me wrong the granddaughter is not a problem but the attitude of the daughter leaves a lot to be desired!
brichnow21 Premium Plus
I hear you, Linda!
It's a lack of appreciation that gets me.
I'm feeling like ugh, but he's got to talk about his sore back. Groan.
If I ask him to do anything, it's a big chore, like taking bag of leaves to trash. Geez!
Nice to know I'm not alone, Linda;)
At least yours has a job.
Pray for me, please! LOL
brichnow21 Premium Plus
Linda, If this gets repeated, it's because I thought I had answered you, but I don't see it.
Lack of appreciation is what I'm feeling. Not that I need a lot, but really!
I shouldn't have to ask for everything.
As a guest, I do whatever I can to help out.
I'm glad yours has a job, and I hope she knows how much you do.
I'll pray for both of you and me:)
I think we are being tested!
"This, too, shall pass" , right?
Please make it soon:)
Thank you, Linda!
It's nice to know I'm not alone.
Suzay Premium Plus
Weren't people supposed to concentrate their grieving and help themselves in this way to do it, and get over it? It helps you to then stop being a PLOM poor little old me, (Not you Barb).
At some point everyone has to step over it, out of it, and figure for themselves how to move on!
Any of those negative feelings about a lost family member won't bring them back, nor will it honor their good memory.
Stop the seances and move into the land of the living.

Don't dig up anything from the past. Let it go.

And Barb, now that that's moved on, go and get out of life what gives you the most Life in return, Love, Happiness like you've never experienced, joy that keeps you bubbling along, and in sync with your divine purpose.

Abundant blessings for 22 in you, it is time to manifest them!

We are not getting younger, we are going all in on this year from it's start.
Jettison the dead weight, it must be done, it cannot wait!
brichnow21 Premium Plus
Thank you, Suzay!
I really despise playing the victim, and I know my current blahs is a result of all the negative energy and unwanted circumstances.
Take control and change the attitude!
I hear you, Suzay and thank you!
Hope you're off to a wonderful start of 2022!
God bless!
FKelso Premium Plus
Nice post -- and glad you are back full force. I had indeed wondered where you were. I understand the type of problem you are having...glad all that is behind me. Good luck with your challennges.

Yep, me too -- gonna live a long life like Betty by keeping on creating and writing. I love it...WA is keeping my mind young and strong, even if the rest of me wusses out.

Didn't do too badly yesterday...dug a long path from house to shed so I could bring in wood. Brought in two full wheelbarrow loads, so I can get through this cold snap that's just starting here. It's supposed to get down to something like 21 below on Wednesday. That is FAR too cold! So glad for the wood stove.
brichnow21 Premium Plus
I can imagine 21 below!!
Being thankful for being able to shovel the snow is huge, Fran!
Makes me the weenie with my bitter cold at 42! LOL
Newme202 Premium
Awesome Barb
Welcome back
You were missed
From now on I will adopt your parasite phrase lol

You have a very strong mindset and you will get there
Kids can be the making and breaking of you
Important thing I've learned is never to give up on them
No matter what
Time is a luxury that we are so scared of allowing
Unfortunately, sometimes it runs on

Now that you're back
I'm glad you're now on your way to back to where you belong
I've missed you
brichnow21 Premium Plus
Thank you, Simone!
I've missed the good Cheer around the WAtercooler.
It's nice to know, we're never alone with our trials.
God's time, not mine.
Saying yes, when my heart says NO, never works well. Resentment and victimization result, and I detest both:)
With all you have to do, we'll probably see less of you. We'll be cheering you on!
Newme202 Premium
I hope not Barb
I will.still need time to unwind ;)
I love to unwind with my WA family
Stress is not a nice feeling
brichnow21 Premium Plus
Simone, this is the best place to
unwind!! I'll keep that in mind, next time I'm feeling funky!
Thank you, Lovely!
Newme202 Premium
That's what we want!
brichnow21 Premium Plus
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Mick-D Premium
Happy New Year Barb,
All the very best to you.
brichnow21 Premium Plus
Plan to make it a great on, Mick!
Thank you and best success to you, too, in 2022!