Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year, New Efforts?

A long overdue hello and how are you to all. Seems 2012 was the year that ate time no matter how hard I tried to stop it. In a few short days a new year will arrive and with that the mind starts checking off things to keep, change or dismiss.

Things to keep: friends and family of course. My job. Those pesky kitties that I would dearly miss should a certain someone ever follow through on the threat of placing them outside when they are bad. Striving to find at least one thing every day that makes me smile or gives hope. To see the bright side. My faith in God and the goodness of men.

Things to change: believe the standards apply here - weight, debt and time management skills. However, I would also like to change my crafting attempts. Step it up, get bold and try entering a few challenges now and then just because I believe my creations are good enough to stand up to scrutiny against others. Master actually making a card following a sketch example. Highest priority - getting this darn room sorted and usable. Yes, I'm still struggling with the aftermath of the move from last spring/summer. Just not enough hours in the day or Pepsi in the world to calm my frayed and frazzled nerves every time I start on the mess. Maybe I need to change how I look at it; not see the mess and get frustrated, rather see a treasure hunt in the offering. I'm bound to discover things I have forgotten I have.

Things to dismiss: this is a tough one. Having to decide what will not work or change and cleansing it from the physical and/or mental realm. Self doubt would be high on the list. Worrying over most things in my life would give self doubt a run for the money. You know in your heart things always work out but that darn brain keeps trying to over rule. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this dilemma so I need to toss that feeling aside. No one is ever truly alone.So out the door shall go self-doubt, worry and fear from that nasty game of what-ifs! As to the physical, look out friends as there might just be things in your mail boxes, when funds permit, that will have you wondering "what was she thinking and why would she send it to me?"

I realize this post might be a bit convoluted and messy; that's the way my brain works. While I have no idea what direction if any this blog will actually take, I intend to give it more attention this year. I am hoping my friends stick with me, sometimes guiding me with their lovable, witty remarks, and always holding me to task. Nothing is better in this journey of life than taking it with friends and family.

Here's to a new year. May it be better, brighter and move at the pace we each desire.


  1. Your cards are awesome, you should never doubt that B!!!

  2. Good luck Birdie, with all the "sorting". Can be a mamoth task, but yes you never know what treasures you will discover in the process. Self doubt, throw that one at place for that one. Wishing you a New Year filled with only good, peace, joy, happiness and good health. hugs, Ursula

  3. What a wonderful poetic post! I think each of us pretty well think the same things, but just can't express it as well as you did here. You, my girl, should never doubt yourself, you are after all the Queen B and I personally know how terrific you really are. Wishing you a happy, prosperous and crafty New Year!

  4. Why am I compelled to sing "Cola makes the world go around, the world go around?? Wait... maybe that my Pepsi is the competitor's brand that make my days work? :o)
    Good to see you in here again

  5. Keep a good supply of Pepsi handy--Diet for me--never know when I might come to visit, and keep up the good work! Can't wait to see some of your creations in the challenges going on!!
    Take care Dear Friend and my you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!!!!

  6. Such a well written post B, I don't think I could say more than has already been said by those who posted before me.

    Glad to se you back in the blogging world, Maybe we can take this journey together this year?

    Here's to a smashing 2013!

  7. Well I have to say would sgree with the great majority of what you so beautifully say. And If you'll have me then maybe I can come along with Petra. Be a great ride!!!!

  8. I loved your post! We all have so many things to ponder for the New Year. I agree with all of it except that I am a Diet Coke addict. I'm also trying to blog more often - I lost my Mojo for a while, but it is now coming back. Look for more posts from me in the near future!

  9. Hope to see this blog pop up in Reader quite a bit more this year, dearie!