Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I don't know about the rest of you but I've had way too much of this....

and this...

and, oh good Lordy, this....(white chocolate peppermint popcorn!)

It's pretty clear what my New Years resolution is going to be.  Salad. 
But first we have a party to go to tonight, I've got to try to be good, smart, listen to my body instead of my tongue.  And then one more family party this Saturday.  We are taking non junk food to both. I'll let you in on what we are taking and the recipe tomorrow. It's good, let me tell you, but only in moderation of course:>)  In response to everyone who has been concerned about my health, I am much better. I should be feeling great by next Monday when I head back to work. *sigh* Isn't that just the way it goes? But don't worry about me, I'm well enough for a little party here and there so how bad can I really be? 
  I see changes ahead for me, but one thing won't change, and that is how much I appreciate each of you who takes the time to visit and comment. It's a treat and a day lifter and  when days go bad I can always find a friendly and loving comment right here. Thank you.  I will be working on a give-away in the next week or two to show my appreciation, so stay tuned. I think you'll like it:>) Lets start the new year right!
Happy New Year everyone!
Photos taken by my wonderful daughter Victoria with my new camera! She is a fantastic photographer no?


  1. I am with you on the eating healthier thing...after tonight - a party for us too....

    I hope all of your wishes and dreams come true in 2010 Kathy!

  2. I completely understand what you're saying - I'm right there with you! After tomorrow I'll be cutting my snacks and goodies w.a.y. back. We're hosting a Rose Bowl Game Party here tomorrow and our kids and grandkids and other family will be together. Not making any promises until after tomorrow!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year and a healthy, blessed year ahead.


  3. Happy New Year Kathy! I wish you all the best in 2010!



  4. I know what you mean too. we still have some of the sweet stuff around! Have fun and have a blessed new year!

  5. If you are getting rid of that white chocolate peppermint popcorn send it my way....chuckle-chuckle....I just gained 10 looking at all your goodies.

    Have a very Happy NYE

  6. I'm glad that you're feeling better Kathy and well enough to attend a few parties!

    Oh so much rich food (so much good food!) -- I've eaten more than I should of all the things that aren't "good" for me, but they've felt so "right". Time soon enough to get back on the "behave wagon"!!

    Wishing you and yours a most beautiful new year Kathy, filled with much promise, possibility and wonder!!

  7. Oh honey! Just a few minutes ago I made myself step on the scale. Usually I do that first thing in the morning. This time I thought, "It is what it is." It isn't pretty!! Time to spring into action.

    By the way, my friends loved the gifts I bought from your Etsy shop!

  8. Those goodies do look tempting. I've eaten far too many dark chocolate truffles, peppermint cookies, etc. myself.

    Happy New Year

  9. So glad you're feeling up to a bit of a party tonight. Maybe you can spend the bulk of the weekend resting??

    I don't know about anyone else but I'm intrigued beyond words about white chocolate peppermint popcorn.....where do I find this, this creation that is surely in the pot at the end of the rainbow? Who do I thank for inventing it? How do I make it?

  10. Glad you are feeling better, and my new resolution is to improve my health too.
    Praying you and your family will have the most blessed and joy filled New Year.

  11. Happy New Year Kathy! It sounds like you have some good plans ahead! I know just what you mean about junk food, ahh!! I am sick of it. Tonight, my guys wanted nachos. But I have been good since Monday and will be again tomorrow:)
    Hope you feel all the way better soon and have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Gosh, if it wasn't nailed down, I ate it this month ! Lol !!! Glad you are feeling better :) Hope this New Year is Blessed in a Mighty way for you !! :)

  13. I'm so tired of junk. I'm ready for some healthy eating. Have a happy and healthy 2010. Mimi

  14. Yay for feeling better :)
    That peppermint popcorn would make me feel better...I'll bet the recipe is somewhere online?
    Your banner photo is beautiful :)
    Happy New Year Kathy!!

  15. I hope you have better luck with the salad than I have! I was so sick of eating sweets that I decided to start three days ago eating fruits and salads but its just not going well! Still to many sweets hanging around!

    Happy New Year!

  16. Hi Kathy,

    After all I ate last night I had yogurt for breakfast and am going to have salad for the rest of the day!

    I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!

    Happy New Year my friend. I hope you and your family have blessed and wonderful one.


  17. Kathy,
    you will probably make salad look and taste just as yummy.

    Happy New Year, I hope the coming year brings you every happiness. Stop by for your calendar gift.


  18. Why do the holidays make us crave all that junk food?
    Chocolates, cakes, cookies, home made candies YUM!
    My diet starts today!!!! :-)

    Happy New Year Kathy!

    Blessings dear friend

  19. Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!

  20. I gotta lose some pounds! If this cold weather would let up. It's not normally so cold here and I can get out and about in the garden. Happy New Year!

  21. Happy New Year, Kathleen Grace! I am so glad you are feeling well enough to go enjoy yourself! Oh MY, those goodies do look delicious, don't they? Happy Salad eating! Sometimes I really enjoy my salads and veggies!

  22. Kathy~ Happy New year! It's good to see your up to a little partying.
    I find the hardest thing about a healthier lifestyle is getting the exercise in the winter. Especially now that our health club has closed down, leaving us to our own resources. I enjoy going for a walk ,but the weather isn't cooperating.
    So, I will have to rely and the fish and fresh veggies to carry me through until the thaw,lol.

    Sweet wishes,

  23. Hey Kathy, this is the time of year that everyone makes all their special goodies and sets them right in front of you! What is a girl to do? Hope you're feeling good now...we have a whole new year to look forward to and this is only day TWO!! I have an email for you about aprons, can you email me and let me know your email address and I will send it! Meantime - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  24. Me. Too.

    Getting to the mall-walking since it's cold, snowy and icy. Going to show up at the mall every morning by 815 and walk four miles twice a week, more outside if weather cooperates.

    Throwing out all leftover Christmas goodies tomorrow or Tuesday. We've been gone for ten days so I figure we can enjoy what's in those tins for another day and then off they go!

    I can't wait to see what you have in store for a giveaway!

  25. Salad for me too.

    Glad you are feeling better. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    BTW I am headed back to work today as well... two weeks sure can fly by quickly. Hope you have a good day back.


  26. I am right there with you on the healthy eating. Some things 'round here got to change!

  27. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  28. LOL, I think many of us could have written this post. Our goodies are finally down to the crumbs so I won't have so many temptations now. Oh yes, your daughter is a great photographer! I bought myself a new camera in early Dec. but still don't know all the features. Can I borrow Victoria? :)

  29. I'm sorry, but I am not allowed to be lent out to people as my mother relies on me for things like humor, occasional attempts at cleaning, and hugs so numerous even she bocomes annoyed. I am sure you can understand that these difficult tasks eat up most of my time, and that when I am not busy taking care of my mother, I collapse in a heap and lay on the floor as my cat licks my face, trying desperately to wake me up. Obviously this makes it very difficult for me to perform such tasks as getting into a box and being shipped out to people to help them with their cameras, as much as I may wish to. Good luck Donna! I love you mom!
    ~Love, Victoria.

  30. Hi Kathy,

    I posted the link for the peppermint popcorn on my blog tonight. Scroll down-I backdated it a bit so Nicky and Ava would be on top.


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