Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wowzer! A whole New Year for us..just waiting...

After reading Betty's blog (http://www.joyinourlives.blogspot.com/) I thought about ..resolutions..

I really don't like that word because it always brings people down..like "Oh yeah, I'm going to make a list of yet even more things to feel guilty about not doing.."

Even some of the basketball players the news interviewed and asked about "resolutions" said things like "..sounds good for about a week" or "I hate making (then breaking) resolutions"

So, this year I've decided NOT to make "resolutions" but "do-solutions" ...hey..I just noticed that...resolutions.....re-solutions..or a solutions that needed to be re-done..Huh..interesting..

..or not..

Anyway, I am not going to "re" but rather "do" the following:


Honor and love Mr.B even more...if possible...........not that it's hard or im-possible now..no..just that I want to DO more...

Laugh at myself...also not hard to do...

Move more...(I don't want to use that awful word...exercising...ick..)

Honor my friendships with good women... Lord knows I've struggled with some bad women...well, not so much that they were bad..
...well..maybe a little..but they were not...honor-able..

Love my sisters...no bond stronger than that of the 3 Sullivan-Sisters (Sister Kathleen Mary, Sister Geraldine Margaret, and Sister Colleen Marie...)
it's a good thing God has a sense of humor, huh?!


Be a good "dog-ma" to our pups and all animals..

Share good books..either by recommendation or by actually sharing the book..

Write more..uh... actual letters! And "thank you" cards..and "on-time" birthday cards..and..and..

Enjoy the outdoors..quiet, reflective times..

Learn to make great pies...like Jenny next door..well, hope to be even close to as good as she is...


Organize my book shelves..

Be...quiet...soft...serene...(yeah, like I can "do" quiet!)

Enjoy peace and to promote peace...within my soul, my home, my neighborhood, my world..

And, most importantly, be someone you can lean on and also recognize and enjoy those I can lean on...

So there you have it... My list of "do-solutions"....attainable, fun, worthwhile.....and completely "do-able"!

Happy Happy New Year to you and your families. I am so very thankful that I've met you all and have had the pleasure of peeking inside your lives, traveling to far away places, seeing beautiful images, laughing, crying and knowing that you are there for me...

...what a totally, wonderful, awesome and heartfelt gift you give.....

Wowzer.

-me

17 comments:

Lucy said...

I looked at each photo and said...Oh I love that. Then scrolled and loved that. Then scrolled....you get it. But I guess my favorite is the cat asleep in the bookshelf. Because I have had a cat that used to do that. I don't know how they manage their bodies so well, but sure makes cute pictures.

Betty said...

Such fun reading your list...good ones!!

I don't think it's possible for you to love Mr. B even more...you two are so perfect for each other!

Love your new banner with Braxie and Lulu...they are so precious.

Happy, happy 2009! We WILL get together again this year somehow.

Love ya.

Neabear said...

Very good do-solutions! I want to thank you also for becoming a follower of my blog. I noticed this morning I had a new one and it was you. Yay!! Most of those you posted are ones I want to do too. Like send cards on time, or to even send them. Too many times I buy them and then never get them mailed. Bad me! That I want to improve on for sure. And then in general I want to get more projects accomplished around my home. Happy New Year!

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Very thoughtful do-solutions. I too looked at each picture and thought how cute is that. You have been an inspiration to me thoughtout the year - I always leave your blog with a smile. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas, laughs, and just good old fun! Blessings for a wonderful 2009.

Laurie and Chris said...

Do-solutions sound better to me too. I will have to think about that.

We hope you have a wonderful New Year.

We have enjoyed getting to know you this past year. Thank you for the laughs.

Mary said...

Fabulous post Colleen - you are the best! No resolutions here for me - just 'things that must be done this year FOR SURE'!! Yes, there are a lot of them too.

Thanks for all the laughs in 2008 - keep me smiling and giggling please, you are so good at that....and hope you and yours have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2009.

Great banner photo by BTW!
Warm New Year hugs - Mary.

Sherry said...

GREAT LIST! I hope you and Mr. B have the best year ever! You enjoy life so much!

THE TATTERED NEST said...

thanks for making me laugh this year Collleen...boy did I need it! I hope this new year brings you good health and happiness and much laughter! hugs. Gail

Charli and me said...

Hello, I have just met you today and really enjoyed reading your post. Happy New Year.

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh boy...Charli and me (comment above) is in for a real treat...getting to know one of the best bloggers in blog land!!! Thanks for sharing your year with us. Love ya! Laurie

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Happy New year!!

I am so glad I met you this past year!
You are a good friend and wish you
and yours the best this coming new year.

Hugs~kimme

The Feathered Nest said...

Colleen, that has to be the most ADORABLE banner photo EVER!!! Those babies are so sweet looking out the door! What a wonderful post sweet friend ~ I wish you all the best this next year...may it be happy, healthy and filled with love! xxoo, Dawn

Sweet Repose said...

...and there's no one quite like you Grammy, we are all so fortunate to have met you, the girl next door that everybody loves...you and your Mr. B. are truly what I like to believe my America is all about...you are the 'Lucy' of my generation and I love you for that, you never fail to make me laugh...keep it up this New Year and we will all be the better for it...

All the best from Iowa,

sharon

Jean said...

Another well written post to think about! Love it! Happy New Year to you and Mr B. I have posted my wishes for my blogging friends. Jean

Mary said...

Colleen, I have also been thinking about the resolution dilemma. I can't make resolutions about things I know I won't follow through with. I can try to make changes in my life and remind myself to try to follow up with these changes. I think what i'm going to do is write some of those changes down on the first day of each month on the calendar so I remember what I want to change. Wow, that really doesn't make much sense, does it??? Happy New Year!
Mary

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for letting me know..do you know how to change the font color? Thankfully they have so many wonderful backgrounds...I just changed that...I love your new green one!! Laurie

diane said...

A great perspective on resolutions and an interesting list. happy New Year