Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010
Can you believe it? It's NEW YEARS! It's a whole new year in this thing we call the Circle of Life. Time, she is a changing... and she's changing fast. (I've said that before, eh?)
Once again, Gary and I had a quiet New Years. We are just plain getting old, I think. We decided to watch our usual shows on tv... all the various and assorted New Years programming that we enjoy. And we watched hockey, of course!!! Hey! We're Canadian! It's what we do!

I did something different this year. I made no formal resolutions. No FORMAL ones. I always have end of the year, start of the year IDEAS, on what I want out of the coming year. You can call them INformal resolutions, if you like. I never stick to them anyway. I think they just add pressure to my otherwise pressured life, and hey... who needs that. However... contrary creature that I am... I have found myself feeling pressure that I didn't make any resolutions. So... stay tuned. I foresee some resolutions made in the coming few days. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit.

New Years habits that I DID follow through with? Dinner. I made our usual Holiday feast on the big day. It was just us though... and Dana's girlfriend. (she's fast becoming a part of the us, of which I speak). I usually make those prefab hams that are all gussied up plain and precooked. You know the ones. This time, I didn't. This one was a brown sugar glazed spiral cut ham that was SO UNBELIEVABLY BETTER, that I'll never go back. It was SO yummy. (if I do say so myself). Wish I'd taken a pic. What kind of scrapper/blogger am I, that I didn't??? Hmmm.
I put on her holiday best, and there she was... ready for us to feast, gussied up in her finery of pineapples, cherries, and cloves... and wrapped in a lovely brown sugar glazed robe. She looked good, and tasted better.

I did up a layout for a challenge this week! Come on over to Scrap Tiffany and play! You'll have a blast. I happen to know what the upcoming challenges are.... and you don't want to miss out!!!! The challenge for this week is "I Can't Live Without....
So my layout says... "I Can't Live Without You 2" This is a pic of hubby and son from Panama last winter. My guys. I used paint on the design on the right. I like how it turned out. It worked better than it shows here. It gives it a nice elevation. You might want to try it if you haven't already. Then I added bling centres to the flowers. It's a simple page. But the beauty of these challenges is that you can do anything. Come on and give one a try.
I hope you guys had a blessed 2009, and that your 2010 is more blessed than ever. May you find what you may be missing, appreciate what you have, and remember what brought you here.. the good and the bad. You are who you are because of it. Keep up the good fight and God Bless.

Sandie :)

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Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful layout! I am excited about 2010!

Rebecca said...

Awesome layout Sandie :) Love the paint and bling on the flowers.