Sunday, December 27, 2009

Whew...we made it..

..I really wasn't Christmas-y this year.

I tried.

I had a party.

I brought reindeer antlers to work.

I wore them to deliver neighbor gifts..

I made Mr. B wear his Elf hat..

I listened to Christmas  music so much that even I got tired of it..and I never get tired of it.

I watched The polar Express in 3-D..

And I celebrated and thought about the birth of Christ. 

But the humbuggers got me anyway.

Without going into details and whining about our circumstances, let me just say, quietly, and with dignity...


There..that's better.

And it will be a good year.  I have one thing I need to hold onto ..


And we really did have a nice Christmas..we recived love and we witnessed love given..and we saw gratitude..

So, tommorw, it's back to work..back to routine, back to getting up early, reading your posts...

..laughing and learning..

So, with all my heart, thank you for being my friends..letting me in your life..and listening to mine..

You are appreciated. 

Seriously, appreaicated.

So let's all go inot 2010 purposley and with courage. And whatever it brings, we will handle it with all the tenacity of a bulldog..


that's how we roll.



All My Yesterdays said...

Oh Colleen, I agree with all you said here. And ya, on to whatever the year of 2010 has planned for us. We'll make it...together...
Keep blogerin. Me too.
And thanks for the awesome comment.
Love ya

All My Yesterdays said...

OH, forgot to say...I LOVED THE PICTURE WITH THE 3-D GLASSES!! What fun you two are!!

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm with you...whole heartily!! Thanks for all your comments through the year. I think you are the bestest! LOVE the kitty!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

It has been fun to be your friend...visit your blog and have you stop by too! Happy 2010 to you...

Karen said...

It's been a very, very stressful and difficult year for me and my family....and unfortunately 2010 doesn't look much better. How do I keep up my spirits? Not sure....but I'll find a way.

diane said...

You have been sounding a bit down lately. I guess it is hard to feel happy when your brother is so sick and whatever problems you may have. I sincerely hope 2010 brings you a better year and more happiness. My sister in law found it very hard this, the first Christmas, without my brother.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I don't know precisely what "got your knickers in a twist" this Christmas Season... But... The Doings In Washington DC sure got my "knickers in a twist." And it was mighty hard to get into any holiday ho-ho-ho and etc.

I agree, we all need Courage! Big time.

Because I'm %*&^*^%$@#@%&* sick and tired of the *faux hope* which is spewing at us, out of Washington. Bleahhhhhhhhhhhh...


Aunt Amelia

Lori R. said...

hugs to you Colleen,,, you kinda had a few rough spots this year and got through them... Hopefully 2010 will be a little bit kinder!
At least we have this vehicle (blogging) to let out all that we want to say. I can always count on your good humor to pull me out of the duldrums... thanks friend!!!

Heather said...

totally with you Colleen! here's to a wonderful new year! 2010 here we come!

Vee said...

I hear ya! 2009 was not a very good year and I'm looking forward to a far better one in 2010. Glad that you're a brave one...I was seriously considering whimpering in a closet.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I just love the 3-D glasses Colleen! Too cute!
So sorry the ho-hums got you down and I'm sure it's not easy with all that goes on sometimes. Please hang in there. It's not your duty to make us laugh but you're so very good at doing that, and I, for one, LOVE your posts...ALL OF THEM!
Happy new year to you and Mr. B!
I'm so glad I've come to know you this past year♥

Just Breathe said...

Thank you and all the best in 2010.

Life is good! said...

i think the humbuggers got you because of the glasses. some years the Christmas feeling is there and some years it's hard to find it. I am thankful i found it this year! have a great 2010!

Pearl said...

I hear ya Colleen I could not get into Christmas much this year either. It started out good for me to but with all this house stuff up in the air it put a damper on it. I'm with ya honey 2010 is near and dear, and that's how I roll too :) Hey your comment on my frig about having a security camera rather than a t.v. tore me up laughing so hard!!!!! Dang I love ya women!
love that yoga cat by the way :) Here's to another year of laughing and blogging with you! Pearl

Laurie said...

Amen! And love the 3D picture! Your 2 are an absolute hoot!

Melinda Cornish said...

you are adorable in 3d! I am ready for a new year too!!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I second everything! Happy New Year. This one has GOT to be better than the last one and I'm going to be the change in making that happen.

Julie said...

Colleen - I'm sorry you couldn't quite find the Christmas spirit this year. I finally found it - I think when Kristen came home.

Things have gotta be better in 2010!