Friday, January 1, 2010


Some think of Spring as a new beginning. I think of January 1st as a new beginning. It is my time for reflection and growth. Now I don't make resolutions for obvious reasons but there is always room to resolve to be a better person. Over the last few years I have become just a wee bit neglectful of my friends. I have the usual excuses, all legitimate mind you but nevertheless just excuses. So this year I resolve to make more time for my friends.
(I see some chick flicks in my future! Hahaha)

This year I also resolve to write more letters. Yes, good old fashioned letters. My heart always skips a beat when I receive a letter in the mail from a friend. Thank you Barbara for keeping letter writing alive and well. I will always cherish your beautiful and inspiring letters.

And I look forward to spending this year with all of you and sharing a few laughs and probably a few tears. Most of all I look forward to the kindness and inspiration that is within each and everyone of you.

Happy New Year and many blessings to all my bloggie friends.

xxoo, Sue

P.S. I am making black eyed peas today. I am trying a new recipe. If it turns out good then I will share the recipe. I only use my family as guinea pigs. :)
I can hear them now, "gee thanks Mom".

I don't know what I am worried about I haven't had any complaints in years :) :) :)


  1. We are looking forward to spending more time with you also. I think we all somehow let our friends somehow come in last of our things to do. I know I speak for myself and have lost a dear friend because of it.
    So Happy New Year and keep up the great post

  2. Oh girly...can't wait to see where 2010 takes you. I'm excited for you and ME because I'm following along with you.

    Blessings to you for a fabulous year ahead. God is good and faithful. Blessings are, wonderful blessings.

    Love, Rebecca

  3. Yes, a thank you card or short note is so welcome anytime in my mailbox and folks have almost forgotten how to write them! Good for you!

  4. Hi! You asked me what camera I use? My December 28th post on Almost Retired Handbook features my new camera! My sweetheart bought it for me for Christmas and I love it! A Nikon C-90.

  5. Oh how I love "snail mail" too. Just puts a big smile on your face! Came over from my sister's blog, Saturday Finds!

    Happy New Year,

  6. I will get on my knees and ask God for a bit better year this year..although I am not complaining. Believe me. I am still here!

    I think a lot of us have the same resolutions. I know I do.

    The one thing I am resolved to do this year is "think positive.

    My favorite resolution you made is to write letters. I loved that one!! I want to do that too..and I had a request from my oldest Granddaughter to do that...and I will try! Never been much of a letter writer! But..I am going to try hard!
    Hugs and Happy 2nd day of our 2010..

  7. I admire your resolutions to nurture your friends and to send snail mail letters. Bravo, and I will find the time to do these two things too.
    You are a good example in this :)

  8. Wonderful resolutions Sue! I feel the same. Letters are so much more personal than e-mail and seem to be a thing of the past. I need to write a few as well.

    Thank you very much for your kind visit today. I always appreciate hearing from you.

    Many blessings and a happy 2010 to you!
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

  9. I enjoy receiving old fashioned letters in the mail, too--although I am not the best at doing it myself. I hope that you and your family have a very happy new year!! Karen

  10. Yep! Spending more time with friends is on my list too..... Time just seems to get away. I love them so much and it seems like months go by without a visit. I think I'm busier at 59 than I ever was at 29.

    And letters............I LOVE them. I have saved every single note anyone has sent me for about 40 years. Someday I'm going to re-read all of them. It is a thrill getting something in the mail, isn't it?

    Happy New Year!

    Big hugs,

  11. I love snail mail and want to try and send more this year too (even if I don't get many back)! ;-)
    Happy New Year to you.
    Hugs Denise

  12. Happy and Blessed New Year!
    I look forward to your blog posts this year!
    I also love love love getting mail in the post!! I should send more myself.