Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and a winner.

Happy 2014.......oh, how I am hopeful for this year to be better!!!  I still believe it is possible.

First order of business, the giveaway.

There were 60 comments, but 5 of those were doubles.........I know you're just trying to keep me on my toes.   So I used 55 as the total.    The spit out number TWENTYONE, which means that LONA of Farming in the Shade is the winner.
Please go to my web site, Lona,  and pick out a dish towel, and email me with your address and I will send it right out to you.   Congrats!!!!!

I know that today is typically a resolution kind of day, but I am not going there.  Resolutions are made to be broken mostly, at least that's the way it seems.
Instead, I prefer today to make observations, and then take them forward into the horizon of the new year.
Some of the things I have taken note of in 2013:

Pain is a great leveler, and puts so much into perspective.  Teaches humility. 

Having my three daughters was hands down the best thing I ever did.  Best.  Thing.  Ever.

I will never be a "master weaver", and that's ok.  I just want to explore my own natural propensity for playing with color and texture, and see what happens.  I want weaving to be like a song in my head, one that brings joy.

I don't need another job.  Working non stop is highly overrated.  Taking time off is necessary.

Friends should be chosen wisely, to prevent serious disappointment. 

Pleasing myself isn't as hard as I thought.  There are so many ways.

My gene pool is just fine, in fact I am mostly grateful for the one I got.  Wildly intense DNA or not.

I hate having two houses.  I want to live and weave in just one house.  Someday it will happen.

The length of our lives is a crap shoot, it is time to plan for that eventuality.  Put it in writing.  Set it down for the future.

I love my Nutri Bullet.  I plan to take it with me wherever I go.  Green shakes rock.

Dogs belong on the bed, or the sofa,  not the floor.  That's just the way it is.

Babies make everything better.

Happy New Year everyone........may 2014 be incredibly awesome.

Let's surprise ourselves, ok?


The Village Queen said...

Happy New Year Hilary! I hope the year is filled with more babies, dogs, cats, and weaving and less head you know what!

Country Girl said...

Yes! Happy New Year, my friend. Here's to a better one coming. xoxo

Deb said...

I wish you the best year ever, Hilary. Hugs, Deb

Lona said...

Lots of wisdom here to mull over.

Thank you so much for the towel! So excited. I emailed you. =)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post! Dogs and babies are the oil that keep my joints working, they rock....period.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to lona! blessings wished to you and your girls for the new year. :)

Dizzy-Dick said...

I and my wife love your blog and we are looking forward to all of your new posts in 2014. Keep up the great work.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Happy New Year Hilary! I hope this year brings you relief from the monster headache. Here's to kitties, dogs, babies and looms!!!

messymimi said...

Happy New Year! May the coming year bring great joy.

thotlady said...

Love the comments about dogs and babies...amen!

Unknown said...

How about Reservations instead of resolutions

Daryl said...

happy new year and congrats to Lona!

Vicky said...

I think it speaks volumes that you and I used the same quote! The path isn't the same, but spots along the way have given us equal hardship and burdens to endure, as well as blessings and the ability to muster on. Love your insight and can only say "amen" to everything. Peace, healing and love to you as you start out this New Year of hope!

KarenInTheWoods said...

What a great start to a New Year!

Karen and Steve
(Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

C-ingspots said...

Sounds good! Wishing you well, with laughter, joy, inspiration and good health in the coming year. Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Love. just that.

Restless Knitter said...

I LOVE our Nutribullet! Never thought I'd be a fan of a smoothie with spinach in it, I was oh so wrong. I got ours at Target so it didn't come with the book, but I was able to download it off their site. I mostly throw in what I want though.

Happy New Year!

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