Friday, January 01, 2010

I Can-Can, Can You?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Okay, so it wasn't the Can-Can, instead, the Conga. But I did see a few feet kicks happening around the bend. Last night's party with friends was wonderful. Lots of free flowing food and sparkling cider, laughter from adults and crying from sleepy children rounded out a great evening. After the nervous pup pup calmed down and didn't scare the children with barking, all was good.

I firmly believe how ever you start out your new year can be the beginning of how your year is going to go. I'm going to completely ignore the fact that I've only eaten M&Ms and Doritos all day but someone has to get rid of the junk! Back to Low Carb tomorrow. Starting the year out with friends is always a good start. I'd say all in all it was a successful 2009 year. A couple of highlights:

1. I lost 50 lbs. This is a huge accomplishment and one I plan to repeat in the new year.
2. The teen had her first semester of college simultaneously with her homeschooling. Not the best experience but I'm hoping this coming year will be a strong finish to her homeschooling days. She graduates in May. Cross your fingers and say a little prayer.
3. DH ran his first marathon. At Disneyworld through all the parks, In January. He's planning on getting back to the running again this month.
4. The little one has really blossomed. Growing taller, likes to wear a bit of makeup and straighten her hair. She's growing up before my very eyes.
5. DH took a new job after years at a dead-end one. And it has FULL benefits! Hallelujah!

6. I've been getting semi-organized. I'll admit, the new art room downstairs is not finished by any stretch of the imagination. But to be fair, it IS out of my dining room and on its way to being the best place to do art with everything having a set place to be stored. I'm looking forward to its completion.
7. We spent quite a few times in the ER this year with asthma attacks, ankle sprains and even a stint in the hospital for the teen's MRSA hand surgery. We are very thankful that everyone is doing well now. I even got the vents cleaned out (Yes, mother after 15 years.) So I'm hoping that helps with the allergies/asthma.
8. This has been the year of new/renew. New furniture, new electronics, fixing our house up, making repairs (many more to come in the spring), taking pride in where we live. It's a start. Now its time to have people over more often. I'M even starting to like our house. lol
9. Artistically I started out the year with a bang and ended with a fizzle. I plan to make goals this year of art I want to accomplish and to stick with it. I received a new camera for Christmas and thought I would make the goal of  posting a picture a day. I started a blog just for this purpose. 365OrMore.

10. We're very thankful for a faithful God who forgives, loving family, loyal friends, working cars, funny children, a boyfriend of our teen's that we actually like. These are important things! lol

Looking forward to a new year of possibilities, accomplishments and triumphs. Dh has resolved to kiss me at least 10 time each day. I am definitely going to hold him to that! lol

Happy New Year to all of you.


sallyt said...

Aw, it looks like you had the kind of New Year's party we did -- with our kids and grandkids. Very fun! Thanks for visiting my blog, Kris, and leaving a sweet comment. Happy New Year to you.Hope all your resolutions come to fruition - especially the arty ones!

LindaGJ said...

Wow t sure does look like yall had some fabulous Holidays!!!
I am so excited and happy that I won an ornament from you! I can't wait!
My address is:
Linda G. Jones
7520 Hornwood #801
Houston, TX

I can hardly wait to see it and I will let you know when it arrives too! Thank you so much,
and make the feelings of the holidays last forever for you and your family too!
Linda :)

e.beck.artist said...

happy new year!!

Shirley said...

I found you blog through Tammy Tutterow's. Congratulations on the great accomplishments that you and your family have had this year. And an extra "HOOT!" for losing that weight! Good for you! I look forward to checking out your goals...I need some, I know, but haven't written down any.


Crystal said...

What a great recap of the year and perspective on starting a new one. Happy New Year to you!

Rhonda L. said...

Happy New Year! Looks like fun to me!

Ronnica said...

Looks like you've come a long way and have big plans for more. Congrats and Happy New Year!

trisha too said...

'kay, Happy New Year, but

WHAT is on DD2's face???

and WHY is that BOY sitting so close to DD1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry. Had a mommy attack. Not even my kid. sorry . . .

LindaGJ said...

Hi, I just decided to visit you and read that I had written a post about winning an ornament from you. I don't remember ever receiving it, and I know I would have remembered something made by you! The reason I'm writing is that "The Diary" by Fantazia sent me a letter, about choosing their 3favorite pictures on the 2009 Diary, and I definately, no questions asked picked yours on the Oct. 6th page! She must be looking for a picture for the cover! I just had to write and tell you!!!
Hope you and your family are having a wonderful year so far!
Linda :)