Welcoming 2010

January 1, 2010 Uncategorized 11

Happy New Year dear bloggers! I love the feeling of new, fresh, and starting again.
I am NOT one for resolutions of major proportions, but I am one for setting goals, some again and again, and some fresh and sparkly.

I like to start the new year with a clean slate, so to speak, and today one thing to help that along was taking down, packing up and putting away the Christmas decorations. It was a big chore, but with all 5 of us pitching in, we talked about how this holiday was,and how we had a good time. I discarded a few old pieces that we didn’t even put out this year. We then moved furniture, dusted, vacuumed and now my home feels cleaner, larger and back in order.

I’m also starting with a home cooked southern meal, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, and black eyed peas……….yummmm…………..eating right can start tomorrow!!

A blog a read, Janel at Dandelion Dayz , said she likes to begin each year with a word……… A word to represent the year,something to set the tone for the year, something to aspire to. I really like that idea, and I’m trying to decide what work I’d like for my very own this year. Janel is posting hers on Monday January 4th, so I’m going to shoot for that day too.

What I want most from 2010 is myself back, the person that was happier and calmer and more fun. I’m working on it, and things take time, but I know that admitting you have a problem is step one in getting help.

So new year, new opportunities, and new adventures……………looking forward to sharing them with you!!

An update on my Dad. Yesterday was a good day, cognitively he was better and it was looking like he would be moved to re-hab as early has tomorrow. However today has been frustrating. Dad did not recognize my brother first thing today, he didn’t sleep well, his words were garbled, and then he tries to cover that all up by not talking. They’ve just done another CT scan to check for more bleeds, no news yet. My mom is very scared, as I guess we all are.

11 Responses to “Welcoming 2010”

  1. Terra

    even a fresh design to kick it off! I am just trying tokeep my head above water this year with many personal things pushing it under…so I start my year with hope…Hope – that is my word.

  2. Pam

    Love your new look. I like the idea of a word for the year. I’m anxious to see what word you choose. I hope 2010 is a good year for you and that you find your happier and calmer self. And I hope all is well with your Dad. I’ve been a little MIA from blogging in the last few days and didn’t see you post about his fall until today. I will keep him (and you) in my thoughts.

  3. sheila

    I want myself back too! And I’m gonna get me back in 2010. I did post something in my other blog that you might find interesting. I’m gonna put my link in the name/url when I submit this comment.

    Happy New Year Anita! *raises glass* Here’s to finding ourselves again!

  4. Alex the Girl

    I hope the stuff in your glass is better than the cheap stuff I’ve been sipping at! It’s good seeing you motivated at moving into a better place for yourself. I, too, am headed in that direction (hopefully)!

    My word for the new year…and hopefully for the new decade:
    committed (and not into an institution).

    Much well wishes to your dad’s recovery.

  5. Mnmom

    Prayers and good wishes for your Dad, your Mom, and your family.

    I love the idea of a “word” for the year.

    I just cleared away the Holiday things and dumped the last crumbly cookies in the trash. I have a blue runner I like to get out for January, and I can’t find it! It must be packed away in storage.

  6. My name is PJ.

    Prayers went up for your dad. If you send me his name, I’ll put him on the prayer line.

    Speaking from experience with my mom, who has fluency issues amongst many others and my step-mom (who lives around the corner and is the survivor of a major stroke), I can share that they opt for silence many times because they are frustrated and, if they sense frustration and disappointment from others, it’s only worse.

    The best advice I can offer is to let go of ANY expectations and accept dad as he is at any given moment, but treat him the way he was before this.

    I know it’s hard. If you want to vent, email me. I’m a good listener.

  7. Mommakin

    I missed your birthday!!! I’m so sorry!!! I hope it was wonderful.

    I will be sending good thoughts for your dad’s recovery.

    I love the idea of a ‘word’! Can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

  8. Sandy

    First of all I didn’t know about your Dad either. I will keep a positive thought.

    I like the idea of a word for the year. As you know, I am too wordy, so I could never narrow it down to one.

    I also like your idea of getting back to your old self. I’m thinking along those lines, too. I’m starting the year on a more positive note and hoping it will keep going!

  9. Kristen

    Well, glad to hear that you dad is somewhat better. It is a very scary time, and I’ll continue to pray for your family.

    This past year has been really hard on me. I’d like to get back to the old happy Kristen again. We’ll see.

  10. Anonymous

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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