Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

A blank slate can be a scarey thing. I know, you are all expecting a post about resolutions (I don't make them), or a new beginning. Am I the only one who wakes up and says, "hey this feels exactly the same as last year so far!?" Kind of like your birthday when you really don't feel a whole new number. Did the first day of 30 feel different than the last day of 29? So here I am. The kids are gone, one to work, one to a friends house, the hubby is working on a project, (beadboard backsplash in the kitchen, looks great:>) and I have the day ahead of me and I don't feel like doing a thing. I am not used to being unproductive. I think about the year ahead and wonder what it will bring. How will I make each moment count? What changes are ahead? Kind of like being handed a clean sheet of paper and being asked to write. How long do you stare at the whiteness, the possibilities, until you mar it with your pencil? So, maybe I'll grab a cup of coffee and an old movie and savor the blankness of today. I don't get many days like this, no demands, no projects, no work. A blank sheet of paper. I think I'll start writing tomorrow.

29 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful post Kathy. Enjoy your day.....Happy New Year.
Love ya,
Penny

cityfarmer said...

right back at ya, dear new friend.
I think our vintage hearts beat at the same time

Brenda said...

Great post and I agree.The only things is I will be cooking and not resting as much as I wished.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I try to not make lofty goals this one day :-) Other days I make them! HA!

I always feel I need to work on the organizational thing.....both home and mental ...... but to say it out load puts too much pressure on me. LOL

((hugs)) Rosie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Happy New Year Kathy!

It's always interesting to read other people's take on things. I felt totally energized and completely happy this morning realizing it's a brand new day in a brand new year - oh the possibilities ahead! Bought some new storage containers and started with reorganizing my Christmas decorations. Hopefully I won't run out of steam for a while :-)

I hope you're enjoying your day!

Manuela

Andrea said...

Happy New Year Kathy!

I feel the same way today - except I feel a little restless. Like I *should* be doing something productive or lofty.

Or I can go read that new magazine and sip a cup of tea. Yes, that sounds better.

~Andrea

bj said...

Happy day, Kathy...
I've already watched 3 movies on LIFETIME (all true, too) and have enjoyed not doing one cotton-picking thing all day long. In fact...it is 3:15 in the afternoon and I just now put on clothes!!;O)
love, bj

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a wonderful post :) I'm in the same mode...It's 2:30 and I just finally got showered and dressed. I'd have stayed in my jammies but I'm out of coffee so I have to run to the store! I may very well put jammies on when I get back though! Enjoy that blank slate, they are rare treats indeed.

Hugs,
Dena

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I so agree with you! We all need a day to just "be" without any planning or worrying. Just a good relaxing day with nothing going on. Have a wonderful new year! blessings, Kathleen

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

One more thing, Kathy, I forgot to add to my previous comment... I saw the angel that Patricia ordered from you at Vintage Linen Treasures and it is so lovely! I love the charms you put on it. Just beautiful. Blessings, Kathleen

Miss Linda said...

May this be a year of many blessings for you and your family, dear Kathleen!

TattingChic said...

May your blank slate eventually be filled with many wonderful, prosperous, peaceful and happy things! Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

Anonymous said...

Your new header is so pretty!
Happy and Healthy New Year
to you and yours!
From MT Pleasant MI

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your post, Kathy. So very true. I hope you enjoyed your Blank Slate day.

Rhonda

Mimi Sue said...

Isn't it great to just take a day and relax. Love those days, we should do it more often. Great post. I'm not a resolution kind of person either. Have a wonderful 2009. Mimi

Anonymous said...

Have a relaxing day, Kathy. Be good to yourself. Happy 2009! I am confident you will make it a good one for you and all the people you love, Debbi

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Bravo! Couldn't have said it better myself :)
I want you to come back and see my update at the bottom of my post :) I found something...

Lallee said...

Happy New Year, Kathy. I hope you did take a day of rest and relaxation. I don't really make resolutions either, so lets just plan on lots of whimsy. That's resolve enough. Laughter is good for the soul. Looking forward to another year with you!
Hugs,
Lallee

Lallee said...

Me again ;-) Your blog looks fabulous!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Kathy,
I love those days, when you can just BE. I wish there were more of them, because life is so short. A new year, I love what you wrote. Happy New Year.
Karen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy New Year sweet Kathy! I hope you had a wonderful day and be sure to share a pic of the new backsplash! How exciting!!

Love your photo collage, too. Everything always looks so sweet.

xoxo
Becky

Blondie's Journal said...

I spent the day just like you! There is alot of hesitation for many of us in making resolutions these days because we just don't need that pressure. So there you go-enjoy rhe moment, that should be the one and only resolution!!
Janie

Sharon said...

I like your *blank slate* idea. It's the way to go.
Your blog is very nice.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE this post Kathy! Your writing is so beautiful. I felt the very same way yesterday. Like i woke up in the morning and thought okay, where is it? LOL! I hope this is a wonderful year for all of us, that is all I know! I hope you enjoyed your day!

Love ya,
Amy

Sue said...

Happy New Year Kathy!! enjoyed the post...simply stated and oh so true.....

Raggedy Girl said...

A lovely post. Thank you.
Roberta Anne

Firefly Hill said...

Happy New Year Kathy! I hope you had great blank slate day..

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Kathleen Grace,

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! Im glad you found me because now I found you :) Your blog is beautiful! and your year in review is stunning too! I love all your photos and toured some of your older posts, such pretty eye candy and you have a wonderful way about you!

I've added you to my blog roll to check in and visit often!

Wishes for a wonderful and creative 2009!

Hugs, Cynthia

Counting Your Blessings said...

When I was younger I used to journal a lot (imagine that!). That first page of a new journal was always daunting, like it would set the tone for the entire book, like it could make the next pages be happy or creative... I guess that's part of why I enjoy my blog as much as I do... it IS just another day. Thankfully though, God's mercies are new each day... as I seldom have a perfect day =) Blessings.. POlly