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Monday, March 6, 2017

On your mark, get set, go into the New Year

 On your mark, get set, go into the New Year!

At the start of 2017, my blog buddy JulieLou  Click Here to Visit
shared the New ____  of 2017.

As of March, my list looks like this.

New Hopes

New Dreams

New Challenges 
Downsizing ... I did accomplish cleaning two closets. I had to say good bye to some items I was hanging on to from the boys child hood. This was very hard. I had my husband drive to Goodwill to donate the items the same day of the project, so I would not run to the car and pull the items back out and return to the closet.

Love ~n~ Sharing Summit
something I planned to help with .... I ended up as the leader

 New Experiences
  Active Shooter Class
an eye opening experience

New Projects

I am excited to announce New Hope ....

For many years I have wanted to take the Master Gardener course. I looked into it year 2016, but I had several family commitments. I decided not to try.

At the start of January I noticed an article in my agriculture newspaper I subscribe to. The header of the article caught my eye, Master Gardener training set in Spooner. The advertisement read " Garden enthusiasts interested in learning more about horticulture " .... I discussed the class, the desire, the hope of becoming a Master Gardner with my husband. He shared with me that he wanted me to take the course. He knows I have hoped to do this for many years.

I applied at the end of January. 
I have been accepted!

Class starts this week. I am excited and nervous all at the same time.

My blog schedule will be a little different as I get use to going to school.
I will keep you posted on how class is going.
Maybe you can help quiz me towards exam time.

Thank you my dear blog friends, you all are special to me. This is a special community.


How about you? 
Are the New ____ that you started or thought of for 2017 showing progress?



  1. I'm so excited for you on this new adventure and being a student again! You will do great!! I just know it!

  2. I am so excited for you. I longed to take that course, too, and got accepted and then John found out he had cancer (the first time) so I had to give up my space in class. I would still love to do it though. Whooo Hoooo....Enjoy!!! xo Diana

  3. Carla, I'm very glad you're taking the Master Gardener's course, and excited for you. You will do great, and I'll be thinking of you as you go through the classes. Hopefully, you'll find a little time to share your experience on your blog. You're an inspiration, my friend! Hugs, Nancy

  4. What an exciting time for you Carla! I'm so thrilled for you!!! Good luck thus week, can't wait to hear how it goes!

  5. You are awesome! I think new experiences keep us young, and it is so cool that you are open to them. A life made up of little adventures is so enriching! But WAH, I will MISS you while you are posting less. But you will be having lots of fun and learning a lot! Keep us posted, and maybe pass along tips. So this is a college class?

  6. Carla, I know you'll do fantastic in that course. Trust yourself, you have what it takes to succeed.
    You are a very enthusiastic and I know you love gardening. Go girl go.

  7. I'm so glad you're taking the class, Carla. I think you're already well on your way to becoming a Master Gardener, so it should be a breeze for you!

  8. I am so happy for you, Carla!! This is super exciting and I know you are going to love it. Keep us posted. I can't wait to hear how it's going! xo

  9. How exciting and probably a wee bit scary for you too. So pleased that one of your dreams is happening. Looking forward to hearing about it, don't stress if you don't have time to blog regularly, we'll still be here. xx

  10. What a wonderful opportunity for you, Carla! This is going to be YOUR year!!! :) I am very happy for your, and you'll have to keep us posted. I can keep up with you whenever you decide to post on your blog because I have you on my sidebar.

  11. I'm looking forward to following all your adventures at school! For myself, I've not yet touched my new year resolutions. Time flies.

  12. I am so happy for you, Carla, and kudos for taking that leap. Please tell me more about the class...what it involves and how do they determine who is accepted as well. I really couldn't do it but I've always wondered what it involved. And of course...you are going to ace it all! :)

    Jane x

  13. How exciting Carla to take this class. Enjoy every minute. Happy New Week.

  14. This is so exciting.
    Lovely to hear the news about the Master Gardener Course you will very shortly be starting.
    I wish you every success with it ...

    Take Care, and obviously look forward to your continued blog posts as and when time allows.

    All the best Jan

  15. Downsizing is hard - but it feels good afterwards.

  16. Congratulations Carla! I'm so excited for you! My sister has taken this class before and she loved and learned so many valuable things...I'm looking forward to you sharing the knowledge with us!! Love and hugs!

  17. I'm so happy that you're going to be doing something that you've wanted to do for years. How fun! I'm sure you'll love it :)


  18. So very excited for you! I love how Jeremy supports your dreams and encourages you!!
    Looking forward to hearing how it goes :)

  19. Wow! How exciting.. I wished we lived closer together and could take the class together, I've always wanted to do this! So much to learn. I will look forward to hearing about your experience and all that you learn! :)


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