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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Christmas, Another Year

I love listening to Christmas music and watching holiday movies. There is something special about bells ringing, twinkling lights, and decorated trees to mark the end of another year. I feel a little melancholy to see the year end, but I am also filled with hope for the new year. I don’t like to look back and see that the year has passed in a foggy blur (been there, done that) so I now try to give each year a theme. For instance, 2007 and 2008 were filled with positive thoughts and gratefulness. Very exciting years for me. 2009 was about change, scary at times, but all good. I want 2010 to be about adventure…learning, exploring, taking risks. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

How about you? Can you sum up the last year or two? What did you do? What did you accomplish? Or did you focus on family and your home? Are you looking forward to the new year?

Pictures: My house in Sacramento after it SNOWED!!! And cute snowman my husband made for me.

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At 6:33 AM, Blogger Judy said...

Wow! How adorable! I really like your idea about having an adventurous year. My last few years have been focused on becoming healthy. This year, I want to continue that but also add focusing more on my writing, making it a priority instead of something I "get around to" once in a while.

At 6:35 AM, Blogger Judy said...

Oh! I forgot to mention a huge decision: I'm going to laugh more.

At 9:12 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

I love your snowman! The past few years I haven't really had a theme, but for 2010 I plan to write more and to get healthy. I've let my walking regimen fall by the wayside, and I need to get back to exercising.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

I love the thought of each year having a theme. Really, I'm going to sit hubby down and ponder that.

He graduated with his masters! So that was thrilling--it was a long time coming, and I am so proud.

I want to exercise more, and I want to do more crafts with my girls.

Happy holidays to each of you, and thanks for keeping this blog alive, I really enjoy every post. :)

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Terry McLaughlin said...

Wow, Theresa, your house looks so pretty under that snow. And LOL on the Sacramento-sized snowman :-)!

I love your idea of themed years, and adventure sounds great :-)! I think in 2010 I'll be getting back to the basics with new approaches to home, writing, networking.

Judy, laughing is good, and more of it can only be better :-). Mo, I'll join you in that exercising (as soon as I get my treadmill back!). Gillian, congratulations to you & your hubby on the new degree!

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Louisa Cornell said...

What a great idea, Theresa! I never thought about having a theme for the year. The past two years have been hard as far as work goes, but they have also brought me closer to my dream of becoming a published author than I ever thought I'd be. Two Golden Heart finals, three Royal Ascot wins, two Daphne du Maurier wins and a number of others, acquiring an agent - all of these have happened in the last three years and have been HUGE steps toward that brass ring.

So, I think for 2010 my theme needs to be writing my butt off and getting that brass ring once and for all!!

Gillian, please tell your hubby congratulations and how very proud I am of him. And of you! He couldn't have done it without you!

At 9:23 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

Judy, Yay on making writing a priority, because I KNOW you have talent. And to laugh more...

Louisa, ditto on "writing your butt off" - you are getting closer and closer. The harder you work, the closer you will get.

Gillian, I love that you want to do more crafts with your girls! And that hubby earned that Master's!

Theresa, picking a theme for the New Year is a great idea!! I want this to be my year of organization.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Judy, sorry I'm late in posting, but I wanted to say that focusing on being healthy is a great one! Yes, writing, could be your priority in 2010! I love that Judy. Laugh more. Let's all laugh more next year!!!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Hi MO, sorry you had to let your exercise fall to the wayside. Exercising every week keeps me sane.

Gillian, thanks for the nice words and CONGRATULATIONS to your husband. I am proud, too! That's a huge accomplishment.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

HI Terry, sounds like you have some good ideas for next year! Somebody took your treadmill?! Sheesh. I would love to have one at home.

Louisa, you have done incredible this past year. You definitely need to focus on your writing while you have all that momentum going. We're all waiting to buy your first book. Can't wait!!! Hugs to you.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Hi Diane, that's a good one. I'll save getting organized for 2011. :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I do love the WNP and visiting with all of you. Enjoy your Christmas and I hope 2010 is the best year ever for all of you!

At 2:01 AM, Blogger Lee McKenzie said...

For me, 2008 and 2009 were all about conquering cancer. As I write this, I am healthy, happy and well, and surrounded by and buoyed up by those I hold dearest. I have no idea what the future will bring, but tomorrow is filled with promise and opportunity and I plan to embrace every moment of it.

Happy holidays, everyone. Carpe diem!

At 7:42 AM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

Lee, you give us all a perspective on what is really important! I'm glad that you are well!

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Lee, can't even begin to imagine what you've been through. You are a survivor and you are amazing. I am so glad you are doing well. Merry Christmas to you and your family. May 2010 be filled with laughter and hugs!

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, gals! Have a wonderful holiday!


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