Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's Eve

Three months of blogging and I don't know how I made it thru the other 59 years without you. You give me hope, laughter, suggestions, and even tears. What a gift. Can't thank my son enough--he first suggested a blog to me in the summer and thanks to Deborah who kept after me to start and once started encouraged me to continue. My son reads my blog and says he has "gotten to know me" and that means a lot to me.

Resolutions:

To enjoy the ten foot by four foot dining room table that is being handbuilt by my husband. He brought all the parts down to the dining room this afternoon and has been gluing and clamping everything together. It looked too big up in the work room but looks perfect down here. I can imagine family dinners, parties, and even "work days" with everyone running a sewing machine and talking all at once. What a wonderful way to begin the new year.

To have the pear paintings matted and framed and hung on the wall for all to see. No more keeping things I've made in the artist portfolio, hidden in the closet. No more keeping the quilts I've made piled in the guest room--hang them or sell them in 2006.

To go to more movies by myself. The Hub likes action/martial arts/blow everything up movies. I like things like "Pride and Prejudice". I went by myself yesterday afternoon for the first time and had a splendid time. Loved the movie. Loved having it all to myself. Loved coming out of the theatre and seeing my town in a whole different light. I felt like I had crossed "over" somehow.

To enjoy my life as it is.

Happy New Year to everyone out there who reads me. Thank You!

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh, I have goosebumps! Joanne, you've been an inspiration. Happy New Year, friend.

Deb R said...

I'm glad you jumped into blogging, Joanne, because I enjoy reading your thoughts and seeing what you're working on.

And Yay on going to movies by yourself. I love doing that.

Happy New Year!

gabrielle said...

Glad you joined us, Joanne. Your pears are absolutely exceptional..wish I could see them all hanging together...and your right, my palette leftovers always feel better than they should.

annabel said...

I like the idea of doing things by myself more. I've recently made myself catch the train (I don't drive) to the nearby city of Birmingham about twice a month. I still worry about catching the right train and not being late etc, but once you relax, its ok and quite good fun to be in charge of yourself. I might try the cinema thing too - it had never occurred to me before!