Robert’s reflections of 2018

Robert Challis
6 hrs ·
now that we are on the last day of 2018 I have reflected on the past year for me

  1. had a heart attack
  2. had heart surgery
  3. my lupus flared up due to being off my medicine during the time I had surgery and 6 weeks afterwards
  4. retired hardest thing I ever did
    5.sold as much property and items as I could to cover medical bills
  5. spent much more time with grandkids
  6. spend more time at church helping where I could
  7. spent more time with my wife and girls
  8. played Santa for the schools and church
  9. started writing 2nd book
    all and all a good year the good out weighed the bad for sure
    I am hoping for a much better year in 2019 moving to some land with a shop for me to work my projects and the grandkids a place to run and Kat wants a Llama again I want chickens and a garden Kat wants a She Shed and Kassidey wants a cabin put on the property I think a quieter life out of the city would be great for all.
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Happy New Year 2019

2019, is full of promise. We will be selling our home in the city suburbs and moving to the country. We have seen some really nice land parcels with houses and barns on them. We are thinking of brand names for our farm. the lazy cs= u~ farm or double cs =ccs farm both derivatives of challis-smith or something creative like double K farm, the twinkling brooke, RK’s cabins, it will be interesting to find out what the name will be and how far off I am from it.

We are going to wait one year so we can gauge the season’s on our property before we get any animals. We are thinking llama-alpaca to keep snakes down, a pig for meals, horse (miniature) for a show, chickens for the eggs, a goat for pleasure and a cat to keep rodents down. I’m not sure what kind of cat that I want, it will live in my office since Robert is allergic to them.

A garden will be started this Spring with plenty of veggies and flowers. We are looking at lawn tractors right now, the cub cadet is winning out because of all the attachment capabilities. We need a mower, box blade, and utility trailer, and a sun canopy.

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Season’s Greetings 2018

Jesus is the reason for the Season!   The boys are excited that Christmas is coming in 12 days.  They prepared their ‘Dear Santa’ letter and mailed it each asking for something Santa had in mind all along.  They went shopping at their schools’ shopping fair.  Have attended parties and festivities with joy.  Nate age 9yrs learned that the Santa at the events were actually grandpa dressed up as Santa. Grandpa explained that he was really good friends with Santa and that the real Santa has so much to do that he asked grandpa to help share the joy of Christmas and the spirit of giving to others; that story satisfied him. Zack had stopped believing in Santa two years ago at age 6 yrs, of course, he accepts the generosity of spirit is real and once upon a time long ago there was an actual man named Saint Nicholas who gave gifts that he made to children all around him to remind them of the gift from GOD above. 

I have switched focus on my educational pursuits from being a Master SPED Diagnostician to becoming a Master Professional Educator with Writing and Literacy emphasis.  I am finally following my heart’s desire to write and to teach the joy of writing to others.  Dr. Edythe Leupp was correct in telling me that I needed to get back into a classroom, teaching the love of writing to others.