Saturday, January 1, 2011

~ Happy New Year! ~

Don't you just love today's date?  1-1-11  :-)   I went to a gathering at dear friends' home last night. We played cards, ate, laughed, talked, ate, more cards, photos, ate some more and had a champagne toast at midnight. So much fun!  Not much drinking at all and that's always a good thing when folks are celebrating and then have to drive home. You think it's our age??  We are a really fun group but no drinking & driving at all...if you choose to have a couple of drinks then you must have a designated driver to go home.  It was so much fun!

What are your plans for the new year? I really don't make resolutions anymore...too much pressure. When I don't fulfill them, then the guilt sets in and I tend to beat myself up so no more of that. I have some goals and some things I want to do differently and better. I want to get back to a regular walking schedule once my knees are better. I plan to eat healthy & fresh foods ~ cut out all the snacking, etc.  It's been fun but hey, enough is enough right?  :-)  I have this place to get in order, books I want to read, continue with my Bible Study group, volunteer somewhere that is undecided at the moment and live life daily...away from the computer more. I love, love reading & responding to blogs ~ so many wonderful friends and interesting lives to peek in on. I do want to  limit my computer time though...I think that's a good thing.

My heart goes out to Edie and her family. My brother & sister-in-law had a fire in their home a few years ago and a dear friend lost everything when her family's home burned. Thankfully, no one was injured or worse.  It does change your focus though and in a good way. "Things" are not as important but family members and pets are. It's difficult to lose photos and special mementoes but all the other "stuff" can be replaced if they decide to. Please join me in prayer for Edie and her family ~ for comfort, peace, and protection; for their hearts and minds to heal and for God and His angels to watch over them.

Wishing you a joyous and Happy New Year full of love, laughter, abundance and your heart's desire.

xoxo
Pat

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Pat, I think that I could have written this post.

Healthy eating.

Walking.

Less computer time.

Reading.

All things that I am doing to. Hope you had a great holiday season.

gina3 said...

Hi, You just left a comment on my blog and asked if I was in the DFW area. You have your email set as "no reply blogger" so I couldn't reply back. I'm in Ft. Worth. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment and follow. I appreciate it.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Pat! Wishing you a very Happy New year! I agree with your plans for the new year! Here's to sticking to them!!!

hometown girl said...

happy new year to you! thank you so much for stopping by and for being so sweet! hugs, susan

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy New Year. So glad to hear you had fun. And happy you are a safe group. Wishing you all the very best in the New Year.

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun of my giveaway. I'm wishing you all the best in the New Year and no resolutions for me either.

Candace said...

We are on the same track, my friend! 2011 is my year to be present in every moment and live life in a healthier way. Kudos to you! Candace