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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sound of Silence

I was listening to this song earlier today while I was deep after-Christmas cleaning. You know, vacuuming up the last of the stray tinsel, finding random ornaments hidden in corners by grandkids, bits of wrapping paper that Buddy the Dog shredded up to perhaps use for a pillow? Anyway, you get this gist.

January used to make me a little sad... such a downer after the holly jolly, warm fuzzy feelings of December. This year, though, it makes me feel rejuvenated, awake, alive and excited for the coming months.

You know that relief that you get when you drink a big glass of water after eating really rich ice cream? That's my January.

And what does this post's photo have to do with anything, you ask? Nothing. I just miss my grandson! Anyway....

This year I resolve to:

1. Take a class... not sure what or where or even on which subject (I'll keep you updated)
2. Eat fewer preservatives
3. Go on weekly dates with my husband

Mind sharing a couple of your resolutions with me?


  1. Date nights are so lovely and we also try to make the time for them:) That photo is very sweet! Hugs and kisses, my dear

    ps: I am hosting a sweet necklace GIVEAWAY, later today :) ... Please, join in!

  2. I'm taking classes this year too. First I signed up for a sewing class. I love learning :). Happy New Year!

  3. My big one is to worry less, and trust God more.

  4. I haven't made any yet, not sure if I will. My husaband and I try to set the stage for our year in September when we both have a birthday. This is our year of the road less travelled so we are trying to do new things or our routine things in a new way, been fun so far. Sounds of Silence is one of my favorite songs.

  5. weekly dates!!!!!! How sweet Denalee. That just melts my heart.

    By the way I love that song.

  6. I STLL haven't truly made my resolutions yet but I think one of them is to going to be more disciplined. I always break my own rules and that's not good. Hopefully 2011 will become a year of lessons and sticking to my inner rules :)

  7. What a perfect picture with that little boy you love. I so completely understand.

    Let's see...I do not do resolutions as I said in my New Years post, only goals. So here are my goals for 2011.

    Weigh less than Bob

    Make more money than Bob


  8. Yes more dates!!!
    I love your posts! :)

  9. Yahh january's aren't the greatest!

  10. OH and my resolutions are something like...floss more...take yoga seriously...etc. but I'm not too serious about them, haha!

  11. Sweet photo my friend!! working on my 2011 goals ...adding a date night with hubby is a wonderful all this overwhelming life stuff, sometimes making time for each other gets left behind. XO HHL

  12. Beautiful photo!! And,,,I get the missing the grandkiddo really well. I wish my littlest one was closer!

    One of my goals for this year is to, "JUST Start!"....or "Simply Begin!" ....daily! Because once I get going on a project it amazes me how much I really can get done.
    This includes a few areas I need to work on! :)

    Love your goals!


  13. oh what a lovely photo! you, my dear look fabulous and he's gorgeous! at least the back of his head is - lol.

    my resolutions are.... (1) really concentrate on losing weight; (2) using my cricut more; and (3) reading more of the bible. i've been slow on it lately.

    hugs, my friend - and good to see you.

  14. We as grandma's NEVER need an excuse to post photos of our grandkids. they are our jewels after all.
    I am still trying to recover from November when my son died, survived December, best friends lost a brother and sister in law new years has been tough.
    I think my goal is to SURVIVE 2011....but one of my other sons' said it would be EPIC I am leaning towards epic.
    and just doing MORE OUTSIDE ATHLETIC stuff, taking horseback riding lessons, started cross country ONE with my surrondings (tee,hee) and that's lots of country area

  15. Denalee, such a beautiful photo of you with your grandchild... needs a frame STAT! My resolution? Get my health in order! xo

  16. One of my resolution is swim three times a week. I used to swim for a hour and a half every day, then I got lazy. And fat.

  17. I like your resolutions and your new take on january. Happy New Year!

    Chic on the Cheap

  18. Great resolutions. I love the idea of date nights! They are the best.

    xo Marcie

  19. Hi hon! I was so pleased to see you today Thank you for the hope that I could send stress packing! I am truly struggling but I am a survivor...and don't give up easily so I will push on. What a darling pic of you and your grandchild! My main resolution this year is to keep up the exercise plan I started in October...I hope to get/stay healthy this year and to take care of ME for a change! You have some great resolutions yourself kiddo! Thanks so much for coming to see me and leaving some love! It means the world to me!

  20. Happy new year to you!

    Rather than set a list of things I'd like to achieve (like I normally do), I decided to hold onto one attitude, every moment of every let go...

    Easier said than done!

  21. I love date nights - my favourite night of the week and sometimes it just involves a bath :)

  22. This is the most precious picture that I have ever seen.


  23. that is such a beautiful picture!!

  24. January is the new start month for me. Clean up all the Christmas, put them back in the box and think of how special it was to have my family all together. Kids giggling, and the joy in their voices is the gift. Since I got a ear infection this month, mostly just trying to get well. I moved my furniture...trying to get a different look with the same ole works. Happy everyday, Mary