I feel pretty much like this! Our wood stove has been roaring toasty warm, and I can’t even twist my own arm to want to leave the house for any reason at all. More hand quilting on the couch, more watching episodes of Bones on netflix, more SADIE stretched out in front of the wood stove in a bliss of heat. She hasn't left her spot in front of the fireplace all week! ((I haven't much, either for that matter!))
It’s nasty out there. It’s cold and icy and the snow has not decided to leave the ground yet. I’m typing with fingerless gloves on in the basement to get this written! It’s cold outside, and it’s cold down here! ((Which is why I’ve enjoyed my evenings up on the couch so much!!))
Yes, I can put a fire in the wood stove down here too, and I will – I will – When I decide I want to stay down here long enough to enjoy the whole fire, not just part of it. Like TOMORROW – When Lisa is coming to work on some silk tie quilts! Poor Karen, she is being drug to the beach house with her family, no sew day for her! Next time Karen!
This time of the year is great for reflection. I have SO MUCH to be thankful for! And I am absorbed in thoughts of gratitude.
I’m also realizing that I have learned so much this year. I’ve grown a thicker skin!
This is a good thing, especially when I become more and more aware that I can’t please all the people all the time, and I am focusing my life on being more genuinely ME than I am trying to be what people want so they will like me. Does that make sense?
I have learned that I can’t control another person’s behavior or to make them feel what they are incapable of.
I want to live in the NOW instead of pushing it all to SOME DAY I MIGHT.
As far as resolutions go? Those might help some people, but the one thing I really want to work on is just being more AWARE of what is going on around me. Every day counts. Every moment counts. Don’t just go through the motions.
Since losing my Grandpa in June, since my online friend took her life in October, since another friend’s cousin lost one of their 13 yr old twins in a senseless car crash the weekend after Thanksgiving, I am just more aware of how short this life is.
This year, 2011, I will be practicing the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness! I hope you will join me.
So we count down to 2011!
- Friday! Part #7 of the MYSTERY! Yeah!
- Saturday! Pre-orders for Scraps & Shirttails II and Word Play Quilts go live!
And we set our hopes on 2011 to be the BEST YEAR YET!