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New Years Eve 2019!

Here we are, the last day of 2019. The crossroads of a new year! A new decade! New Years Eve is always a strange and special day. You look back and you look ahead.

Hindsight is 2020… So is next year 😎

The future is what we make of it… You always hear that & in my experience, it rings true! Lets do this! Lets make 2020 the best year yet! Here’s to the future!

“Should auld acquaintance be
Forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be
Forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”
     ~ Robert Burns

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Last Monday Morning Moment Of Zen Of 2019 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Well this is the last Monday morning of the year. I have been debating what to post for the Moment of Zen. After much thought, I decided to post a “Top 3” of 2019. This isn’t scientific, just 3 nice, short videos of peaceful, Zen inspiring Waterfalls for ya’.

I hope this brings a little Zen into your day!

Who wouldn’t enjoy a ‘Moment of Zen’ here by this pond 😊

PS: Happy New Year!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

Rainy night followed by a rainy morning. I’ve been sipping coffee since early, thinking about the holidays and all the family we got to see and all the stuff we did. We are having one more late holiday get together with some out of town family and then it’s all about New Years!

Only a few days left in this decade! What will I do with them…

Today is the last Sunday of the year! Last Sunday of the decade to be exact! It’s been a good year! Fast but good. I have started a list of goals for 2020. #1 in the list, spend more quality time with family and friends. The more I think about it, that’s a goal worth striving for.

Have a great Sunday with family and friends!

New Years is Coming!

 

Mark C.



The Last Friday Report Of 2019

The New Year is Coming! Fast! In fact this is the last Friday of 2019! Pretty crazy that it has gone by so quickly… But, it’s true that “time flies”!

2019 is on the way out! What does 2020 hold for YOU???

A good friend once told me the older you get the faster the time flies. It took me a while to understand that, but now I think I do. In a simple way, the older we get, the less time we have in our future… The demand is still there, but the supply is dwindling. So time becomes more and more valuable! That makes sense in my mind.
So along those lines, 2020 is coming fast & I want to make the very best I can of every moment! 😊

Im already working on my 2020 Events Calendar for Carters Nursery (I’m very excited for next year!).

What do you want in 2020? Do you set goals? Do you make “Resolutions”?

I don’t normally do New Years “Resolutions” but I’m considering a couple this year… IF I do, I will post them for all to see 😊 It may help my accountability to any resolution I make? We will see…

Good luck! & Heres to a GREAT 2020!

– See y’all next year!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Throwback Thursday…

Christmas has now come and gone… All that’s left is to clean up the mess 😊 We always seem to make some good memories every season and I wouldn’t want to miss it for the world! Here an old #throwbackthursday picture from many moons ago. My lil sister and I in front of the tree.

Here’s a Throwback pic of my sister & I from Christmas’ past…

Santa was the main man for us back then… How about you?
Now it’s on to 2020! This is my offering for #throwbackthursday

Happy New Year! 🎊

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been sitting here watching the morning sky waiting for the sunrise. Tomorrow is New Years Eve, It seems to have gone by so fast this year… I’m going to look back and think on the year that has been a bit today, but where I’m going is ahead & it’s foolish to look back to much…

Look- 2019 is right ahead. Are you ready 😊

So many blessings and so much to do & see ahead. Happy New Year!

 

“Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances;     But, on the first of January let every man gird  himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

Mark Carter



New Years Traditions! | Question – What Do You Eat On New Years Day?

Lets see a show of hands from those that eat “New Years Dinner” as a tradition… My family does and it is something that I look forward to every year!

I LOVE our New Years tradition of eating dinner with the family. We always have fried Hog Jowl, Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens & Cornbread! Plus much more …

We talked about the tradition on the radio yesterday and it made for quite the topic! So many people do this! But, the foods vary depending on where your from. Down South, our family meal is fairly standard – (pork, black eyed peas, greens & cornbread), but in other parts of the country different foods are enjoyed – Fish, lentils, soba noodles, soup and cake are just a few things that I heard about that surprised me. COOL!

In our tradition each food also has a symbolic meaning.

Greens represent… Yes! MONEY! Makes sense to me.

Cornbread represents… GOLD! ie: More $$$! BAM!

The Hog Jowl, or Pork represents health and affluence.

And finally Black Eyed Peas = LUCK! Pass The Peas Please!!! The peas confused a few people. WHY do they give you luck I was asked. Great question I said!

I was always told from childhood to eat my peas for good luck! I read a story that goes way back to the civil war. Black eyed peas were called field peas back in the day and were mainly used to feed livestock. But, during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Civil War the town and all the people were completely cut off from getting supply’s for months! They got so hungry that they resorted to eating the livestock feed, (ie: black eyed peas) to keep from starving! In fact, they realized that they were ‘Lucky’ to have them! Thus was born the legend of the ‘Black Eyed Peas”!

I hope you ALL have a VERY Happy New Years celebration with friends and family and enjoy those traditions that are most important to you and yours!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Mark Carter