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Happy New Year!














I’m overflowing with the happy and I couldn’t pick just one little graphic to show it.  Have an awesome New Year’s celebration, and God’s blessings to you in the new year!


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Happy New Year!

 Welcome 2012!

Wishing all

my friends out there

a safe, happy, and

healthy New Year!












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Routine Mayhem


Couldn’t decide which picture I liked better to commemorate my 1 yr anniversary of quitting smoking, so I used ‘em both.  They both made me laugh.  Happy Anniversary to me, yadda yadda yadda.  Okay, that’s out of the way now.  I am still a smoker at heart, I just don’t … inhale anymore.  So, I don’t feel any sense of personal pride or accomplishment, plus I don’t feel I did it under my own strength.  But it is one of those fact of life sorts of things so I acknowledge it, that’s all.  Been a year, put a checkmark through it.  Last time I’ll mention it, because to note the anniversaries after the 1st one is kind of redundant, right?  Maybe if I hit 5 I’ll say something. 



Did you do anything special for New Year’s?  Did you have fun?  Do you remember it?  We went grocery shopping early in the afternoon while the weather was so nice.  Mid 50’s!  Can you believe it?  New Year’s Eve, in Chicagoland, mid-50’s!  Unreal.  The place was packed too, and some moron was screaming stuff out their car window, not sure what it was, but it was moronic.   

The lady who was our checkout clerk said the sweetest thing to me.  I sent the kids over to sit on a bench nearby while Darc and I did the conveyor belt thing.  The clerk noticed them sitting there and said to me, “You have the best behaved children I think I’ve ever seen!  They are so good, sitting over there by themselves!”  Of course, that loud ‘whooshing’ sound you heard was my mama-heart swelling with pride.  :D  I have awesome babies.  The clincher was when she said, “I wish I could get my kids to be that well behaved.” 


I’ve spent days trying to get online.  Days.  Because of that, I’ve gotten my kids’ closet cleaned out.  I’d forgotten they actually had a floor in there, it’s been so long since I’ve seen it.   :roll:   I have so many household projects like that planned for the next few weeks. 


We went out to run some errands over the weekend.  By that time, temps had dropped into the low teens and the winds were blowing hard.  The wind chills were surely down to 0, if not below.  I waited in the car with the kids while Darc made a quick run into a store and while we were waiting, some guy got out of a car a couple of spots down to get a movie from one of those box things.  I had to take a picture.  I have no idea what it is that makes the Chicago brain do this sort of thing but they do it all the time.  You try to tell people and they laugh and think you’re joking or at the very least, exaggerating.  Now I have proof.  I kid you not, some people are dumb enough around here to go out in sub 0 temps, wearing shorts, shoes with no socks (sometimes I’ve seen sandals too!) with a lowly sweat-jacket or windbreaker.  I will never, ever, understand.

Winterwear in Chicago


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Happy New Year!

Wishing you

all the best

for the

New Year

and beyond!




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Friday Funnies


It’s Friday!  2010 is almost over!  Woo! 

Do you have plans for the evening?  Parties?  Good grief, I can’t believe I’m actually excited about New Years.  Usually I am so “bah humbug” about the whole thing, more of a “wake me when it’s over” kind of girl.  Of course, I still wouldn’t dream of setting foot outside my door on New Year’s Eve – are you kidding?  There are drunk people driving around out there!  This is Chicagoland!  And I have no cable to watch the ball drop, so I guess we’ll just wait for the people around here to shoot off bottle rockets and honk their horns to know when it’s midnight. 

Or we could watch the time change over on our new phones.  You know, something really exciting like that.  :)  See how boring my life really is?  If you only knew the struggle I go through to bring you so many fascinating and interesting blog posts! 

Shut up!  LOL  😉

So, to end the year on a chuckle, here are a couple of jokes.  The first one Darc told me the other day and I laughed out loud.  😀

Have a wonderful, blessed, amazing, and safe New Years!  I’ll see you on the other side.  *hugs*


The priest decided to give his Rabbi friend a hard time.  “When are you going to join us for some fine Christmas ham?” he asked.

The old Rabbi winked and replied, “At your wedding, Father, at your wedding.” 



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Happy New Year!

May all your dreams for the new year come true! 

(eh, well, I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I used ‘em all.  Happy New Year!)

happy-new-year-bear-glitter851814rm82k14a1z – Glitter Graphics            – Glitter Graphics™


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Thursday Thankfulness

image It’s time to say goodbye and wave a farewell – fond or not depends on perspective – to 2009.  Most people get a little reflective around the end of the year, and in some ways, I’m no different.  While there has been a lot of dissatisfaction with things in this year, there have also been some rewards.  I got to stop buying diapers.  Woo!  I got to spend a lot of time with my husband.  Yay!  I’ve made new friends in the blogosphere I call my home, and some other friends have welcomed new babies into their lives.  I feel like I’ve grown in some ways – probably microscopic but still growth nonetheless.  I don’t bother trying to put pencil marks on the spiritual wall anymore to measure my progress.  It’s been a good year in that I feel I’ve been granted a special kind of peace and calm, a serenity if you will, and the gift of joy to go along with it.  I can’t recall ever in my life before having that sense of tranquility.  Truly a sense of blessedness and for that I am most thankful. 

I am also thankful the year is finally over.  It feels like it’s the right time to put it to bed, that has nothing to do with the date.  I believe with all my heart that good things are on the horizon and that getting past this year will bring me closer to those things.  And I am thankful for the faith that those good things will happen – sort of like pre-gratitude.  Thanks in advance.  :) 

And I am thankful for the time you come to spend with me here, to share your thoughts with me, to joke and tease, to support and commiserate, to encourage and uplift.  I am thankful for you.  You have brought me laughter and happiness, and shared the gifts of yourself with me.  Thank you. 

See you in 2010!  Have a joyous and blessed New Year’s, stay safe, drive carefully, don’t drink too much, and stay out of trouble.  By that I mean jail.  😉


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