Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Start....

It is a chilly and blustery day here on the Bayou...the wind is blowing so hard there are white caps on the river in my backyard! The day is bright and sunny, and the winds, while cold, are refreshing, and hold promise.

The hubby and the kids have been taking down all the holiday decorations from outside, and the tree came down this morning. I was a little sad, it was still beautiful, but the New Year is here and it is time to sweep out the old to make room for the new.

We had a great New Years, we had a party here at the house with a few close friends. It was a family function, all the kids running around playing and making noise, excited to be able to stay up late and play with their friends. We had a nice buffet style dinner, with pizza and breadsticks and sweets, and the adults indulged in a little wine and champagne when the ball dropped. After that we headed outside, as up and down the river, the folks set off fireworks high into the sky, with the beautiful full moon looking down on all the festivities. It was a comfortable and magical night, and I thought it was a perfect way to ring in the new year. I spent new years eve day making homemade party hats and keepsakes for our guests, with tons of glitter of course, as I AM the Glitter Goddess lol...I wish I had pics to share, but my camera has been broken for months and until income tax time in a couple of months I will not be able to replace it. I am hoping to get a better one that my old point and click digi cam, since I really want to get into photography this year. We shall see how funds are.

I see I have a couple of followers now, and I want to say hello and welcome!  I would like to say a special hello to Bella, and I think it is very neat that our lives are similar, and I wish we lived closer as well, I am sure we would get along famously! 

This past year has been a struggle for a lot of folks, and I am glad it is over. I look forward to this year, and I hope that there is an easing of the stress that has been eating at the world at large in 2009.

I intend to make this year one for personal growth, and to do things a little differently than I usually do, I want life to be...MORE...this year for lack of a better term. Life is what you make it, and I am going to make it spectacular!!!

Now I am off to finish putting the decorations away, and I think I will rearrange the furniture while I am at it, since everyone is home today! 

Happy New Year everyone!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great New Year's Eve. Much luck to you in this new decade and new year!