Sunday, January 8, 2012

Closing 2011 and moving on to 2012

These beautiful pictures seem like a great way to close a year and move onto a new one. They are from the Red Rocks in Colorado.
It seems like it has been hard for me to start the New Year. Maybe because I was gone for a week. But, I am ready now. I can't come up with a word for the year. There are many things that I want to accomplish this coming year. I want to "move more"......to exercise more. I need to have my ankle checked out first. I want to continue to improve my diet. Going gluten-free has not been easy. Now I want to cut way back on sugar.
I want to "paint". On my list is our master bedroom and the little bedroom on our main level. I also have little accent pieces lined up. I just can't seem to narrow down a paint color. I am going to do what Nate Bercus says........to pick out an inspiration piece and go from there. Not stopping there with paint. I want to do more art/craft projects.
I also want to be more "helpful." I want to be there when someone needs help.
As I look back on last year there were good things that happened along with the sorrow. Having our grands all together for the first time was the highlight of the year for me. I know that this year will have it's ups and downs and I know their will be struggles, that's just life.
So bring on the new year and I hope I will have lots to share with you.
I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments and for being there for me. I enjoy reading about your lives and seeing all your pictures. Blogging is a wonderful experience.
Happy To You. (My two year old grandson sings this all the time)


20 comments:

Junebug said...

Happy to you! Yes, 2012 is going to be a great year. We all have so many plans and some do fall by the way side. I figure if I get one thing on my bucket list accomplished I'm happy! This is the year for my kitchen remodel to be done, 2 years in the making. Remember paint isn't final! That silly green wall in my living room went through three paintings before I got it right. Here's to a great 2012! Hugs!!

Kimberly said...

Did you know the Nate Berkus show was cancelled?? I would like to do some painting this year too.

Nan said...

Paint is difficult I say. It always looks one way in a photo of a room painted that color you like and on a paint chip that is actually on your walls. Try to buy tiny amounts of it first if you can where you live, paint it on leaving it to watch a few days and look at it in different lights as colors change with the light.
Very good about the sugar Debi we should not be having sugar in our diets at all but I find I can have them in very limited amounts as treats for eating such a good diet. We can't lock everything good away from ourselves. As a person who ate lots of sugar in my lifetime and love it I make deals with myself. One square of the 'good chocolate' or just one cookie in a day. This works really well for me. You will know where you have to draw the line. Nan

Jill said...

Hi Debby
Happy New Year to you, you have quite a list of things to do. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog
Jillx

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Beautiful pictures sweet Debby. How wonderful for you to have all your grands together...what fun you must have had. Have a wonderful and prosperous 2012. Hugs

Gina said...

Happy New Year, Debby! Here's hoping that you are able to accomplish much in 2012.

Isabelle Thornton said...

Those are great goals :) Wishing you lots of success and love. I love the Nate Berkus show. Got cancel? Read it from one of your readers. Hope not.
Let's make it a good year :)
I had to reduce sugar intake so much because of the Diabetes. You can do it :)
Love you
Isabelle

NanaDiana said...

Happy to you, too, Debby!;>) I am off to see a specialist about my ankle tomorrow...so I hope you can find out about yours, too!

I have a ton of stuff I want to get done this year but I haven't defined it with a word yet. I guess I should do that.

I just noticed in one of the comments here that Nate Berkus's show was cancelled? I am sad to hear that- I really like him/his show~

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Debby! xo Diana

Susie said...

Debby,
I have seen those red rocks of Colorado. I saw the garden of the gods. They are strange but beautiful. I wish you great luck picking a color. That's hard for me. But Nate's way sounds good. Can't wait to see what you do. Smiles, Susie (She Junks)

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lot of great goals...many of them are mine, too. I have a problem I have to get checked out, too, before I can start to exercise. I have two big projects lined up and several small. Let the year begin {or continue as it were}!!

Love your stunning pictures, Debby!

XO,
Jane

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Great photos. I haven't been to Colorado! I do have a girlfriend that lives there.
Just DO IT!! Pick a project and get going! That's is what I have to do..LOL!
Warmly,
deb

Donna said...

I would like to paint my bedroom too and that is my goal this year...looking at my schedule though it may now happen. Better luck with yours than mine, lol! Your goals are good so good luck with those too. I like to blog too to meet so many people from around the word and see how they are doing, so it's nice to meet you, new friend! Happy to you too!!

PS. Love your beautiful landscape photos!!

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, Your pictures brought back memories of one of our Colorado trips when our daughter ice skated in her younger years. Hope the year 2012 brings all of us many accomplishments that we want to happen. Have about buying a small quantity of the colors you like and putting small patches on the wall to see which one you like best. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

pogonip said...

Colorado is sooo beautiful--that area particularly! It brings back some good memories to see your photos.

Looks to me like "accomplish" is your word for 2012!

Thanks for leaving me comments now and again. You always make me feel good :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just read your post and there is so much I want to say. So many of us have similar plans..and like you I want to be more helpful..and to take care of my own health by "moving around more". I had to smile at that.
One thing about painting Debby, is that it is one thing in life you can do over. The results are not forever. It's going to all turn out beautiful!
Hugs and thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Love and hugs!
Mona

Nezzy said...

This Ozark Farm Chick dropped in thought the Yellow Haired Grandmas place just to say howdy!

Your pictures are just fabulous girl! Thanks for sharin' em.

Happy to you sweetie.

God bless ya from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Nezzy said...

Hey darlin' I just wanted to thank you for droppin' by with your sweet comment and hoppin' on Cow Patty. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

God bless and in the words of that silly old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now...ya hear!!!"

Have a great evenin'!

Pam said...

I have the hardest time picking out colors. and then they never look the same on the wall. Good luck in the new year.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy 2012 to you! I have a list of things to do like you. Here's to getting accomplished what we can!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Debby, that is so adorable what your grandson says--"Happy to You!" I love it!! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead~I hope it is filled with joy and happiness!! XO Cindy