A New Year


2011

The new year is here, and one can only wonder how it happened so fast.  Did you blink and find that 2010 was over?

A new year generally means thinking about what you want to accomplish in the upcoming months.  I think about it, but making resolutions doesn’t work too well.  I never exercise as diligently as promised or lose the weight I’d like.  I don’t start or finish all the projects that are in my head or allow enough time to sit and read a good book.  I don’t invite as many friends to dinner as I think about or have the party I’ve been planning for years.    I don’t go to as many art exhibitions or take in all the cultural events that are on my to do list.  Well, you get the picture and that is why resolutions don’t work.  Is the same true for you?

Who knows what will happen in 2011, but as a place to start I am accepting the WordPress challenge to blog on a regular basis.  In the nearly 12 months Lulu’s Musings has been in existence, I realize it does impose a discipline and I have rediscovered the pleasure of putting words together.  Hopefully, I will find enough subjects to be of interest, both to me and the blog’s followers who have been so supportive.  If there is something you are especially interested in, let me know….we’ll “talk” about it.

Happy New Year and here’s hoping you accomplish something special in the upcoming months!

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11 thoughts on “A New Year

  1. I don’t even bother making a list anymore! Do what you can!
    At the end of the summer I decided to throw a big party the first week in Dec., one like we used to do in our home every Christmas years ago.It was a ritual.

    Good decision, expensive, but sharing the joy with so many people was worth it!

    As for blogging, I think too many feel they must post “x” amount of times a week. They blog about a chicken they roasted or a dust bunny they found under the bed.
    I think it should be when you feel like it, and something someone else may find enlightening, or interesting.
    I guess that’s why there are so many blogs out there, something for everyone!
    Have a good week! I am going to blog about doing the laundry, lol! kidding

    1. You’ll have to give me hints about actually having a party rather than just thinking about it! Last year I did have a last minute gathering just before Christmas and everyone brought something so it was a real potluck. We had a blast. All were relaxed and requested it become an annual event though this year it didn’t happen because we were not around to host.
      I agree with you about blogs and when it becomes apparent I’m falling into trite discourse, I’ll quit. That’s one of the things that bothers me about links!
      BTW, what detergent do you use? (:

  2. My sentiments, exactly! I stopped making resolutions a few years ago as I became tired of being disappointed in myself, especially on the weight issue. However…if I were to make a resolution for this year, it would be to complete the projects that I have started. I seem to never finish anything! May 2011 be a good year for all of us–financially, physically, & family wise. It is like we have a clean slate & can make a new start. Happy New Year. I do enjoy your blog!

    1. I’m with you, Sheila. Let’s touch base from time to time to see where we are on those projects!

  3. Well, yes and no. I need a couple of goals and at least one needs to be pretty firmly stated. My blog is my letter home so it actually makes my life a little easier – I can post words and pictures and know that all the relatives and friends so far away can see what we are up to (and sometimes what THEY are up to!).
    Talk about your craft. I’d love to read more about the process.

  4. Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment. Does it change the quality of my life.. how wonderful that is. What a stopper to the outflow of cash and the continual excess. Thank you so much for this eye opener. I don’t always meet my resolve, but I can honestly say I’ve made progress. I may not loose all the weight I want, but if I lost some then I’m on the right path and that is my goal. So for me making a resolution is paving the path for something better. Man if I met all my resolutions, I’d be 20 years younger, 40 pounds lighter, wealthy beyond means, and so darned smart!!! LOL… Thanks for being a blog buddy, it means the world to me.

  5. You were so sweet to comment on my post and it was a noreply one so it was like the dentist asking questions with the drill in your mouth…lol…You said about True Grit and we saw it yesterday. So not the original. So bloody and gory that neither of us enjoyed it. The one who played the girl was great. I wish the writers had just made a western and not tried to copy a western icon. I really appreciated your stopping by. From what I see so far you have a lovely little piece of cyberspace and I hope to be back real soon. Take care.

    1. I also saw the movie yesterday and left feeling it was OK but not great. The ending was a total dud and you’re right about the blood and gore. It seemed so unnecessary. Guess those of us who saw the original had too many John Wayne images!

  6. Hi Linda

    I know what you mean about New Years resolutions we start off the year with such high hopes don’t we?
    I have just taken the dog for a walk and already have a list of New Projects in my head.I have just made a banoffee pie using some over ripe banana’s thats my first resolution to waste less food!

    Julie

  7. Great to see your posting on my blog- we were in Maine too- even talked about you and your blog with friends while we were eating at Shepherd’s Pie- dinner was fabulous – as usual!!! Look forward to seeing you too in the new year! I plan on checking out your recommendation about the farm stand down your way! You blogged about it and it looked great! Happy New Year- good resolution about blogging more! really need to do that!! Are you on Facebook?? that really takes up some of my time and pictures!

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