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January 01, 2010



Your thoughts are as warm and comforting as a bowl of French Canadian pea soup!!

Bless your little one for the meltdown that brought on much needed sleep...sometimes that's all we are about really -- over stressed, overwhelmed and over stimulated and we need that "release" in order to replenish and refresh. May she waken feeling fully restored!

And so true on tossing out an old year; on "blaming" the year for troubles or disappointments...it is a number only, an accumulation of days, one different from another. It's how we approach those days and what we take from them that make up our lives.

Rich Gillian. So very rich you are!


So true...we definitely weigh a year down with our heavy expectations of what it can bring to us and deliver for us...when truly it lies in our own hands! I had lost you for awhile!! Didn't know about the address change and came upon a dead-end everytime I clicked the link! Happy New Year to me for rediscovering!

Tara Bradford

Wise words, my friend. And I bet your hair looks fabulous, any way you wear it! Yes, the year will be what we make of it. I, for one, intend to make it something special. xoxox


There is no time, only always....but it is cool how they tried to divide it up into years. It gives us all a chance to reinvent and restart! Going to be good!

Steve Kubien

Of course, you are correct. We can choose GREATNESS moment to moment, year to year. I am right there with you!

I have started Lovely Bones as well. I am somewhere around chapter 12 but I am a slow reader (some would say "slow-head" bu tthat is neither here nor there). The book certainly isn't a laugher but I do hope it lightens up a little, eventually.

Be good and if you can't handle that, at least have fun!


Happy New Years Gillian. I like your new site. There are quite a few people who have gone on to Typepad. I'll come by. Have a great year and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lori S

Happy New Year! I agree, the year is just a number and we can choose what to do with the new year ahead. It really is great to sit down and count our blessings. It helps us to realize how blessed we really are!

Karen Salva

I really agree with what you said here and try not to summarize things by years and am never one to take on a resolution. this year was filled with many great moments...one of the best being my new friends through flickr...the ones i know will be with me in 2010 no matter what i do online :)

and oh do i every know those big rolly tears and wish it was as easy as taking a log sawing nap and waking up refreshed...but maybe it is that easy after all...i tell my daughter what i tell myself..."you are the only one who can make the decision to be happy and enjoy the day"

...as far as the hair...we all want what we don't have but it i have learned a long time ago to flow with what mother nature gave you because she indeed is one of the best artists out there...does that mean i will stop doing the blond highlights...lol...probably not...i am too good at being the blond now that my roots may render me a bit boring!

big hugs Gillian and happy twenty ten!


Happy New Year, Gillian! Yes, go boho! And I want to see pics!
And yes, I've experienced those same it's-not-working-out-agh! tears before. Sometimes it's just a matter of literally crying it all out and taking a nap to get back on track again.

And yes, each year we start the New Year fresh with full of hope, remembering the past year with varying degrees of contentment or discontent. Many of us went through alot of uncertainty regarding our jobs in 2009 but what else can we do but make better choices and have hope in the future. And be thankful for all the good things that did happen to and for us in the last 12 months.

Anyway, Gillian, I wish for you a brand new year filled with adventure, art-making, photo-taking, love, friendship, inspiration and creativity. I'm so glad that we met in this virtual year. Maybe we'll meet in the real one in 2010?!


I've been so busy doing nothing much that I haven't been around to visit my friends in too long. So, though my wishes are late, I mean them with my whole heart. May your year be filled with laughter. May all your surprises be happy ones. May you remember to count your blessings. May you know each day how very much you are loved. Happy new year, my friend.

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