Friday, December 16, 2011

Enjoying Life

Are you ready for the Holidays? I am. Well, except for wrapping a handful of grandkid gifts. And delivering the gifties to the neighbors. But this weekend, that will all be checked off. Whew!

So, in keeping with the happenings around the Blogosphere, I have chosen a theme word for 2012.  That word is ENJOY.  Now that I am retired and no longer have to work for The Man, I think I will be enjoying life more, doing what I want. Kids are grown and on their own. Grandkids make regular visits and then return home with their parents (don’t laugh - you KNOW that is one of the benefits of being a Grandparent!)  I just passed my annual physical, mammogram, colonoscopy, eye exam and dental exam with flying colors. Life is good.

I am going to ENJOY stitching in 2012.  I mentioned before that I have signed up for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP).  And today I just signed up for TAST, which most of you know is Sharon Boggon`s Take a Stitch Tuesday.  If you are one of the 43 stitchers on the planet who have not yet signed up, you can visit Sharon`s blog here and read about it.

What else will I be ENJOYing in 2012?  First off, after I close out my 2011 goals, I am not, repeat NOT, setting any for this year.  I have some ideas swirling around for this and that, and if they materialize, great.  If not, no big deal.  In 2012 I will not even be accountable to myself for checking things off a list.  Whew, that is some more pressure off too.  :-)  And I would like to start a regular feature on my blog, to let you know what I am enjoying, what I am thankful for, what I recognize and appreciate in my life.  I have seen it on another blog, and I love it.  It goes something like this:

Today I enjoyed/am thankful for:

Sight:  Seeing and talking to an old friend at the grocery store.
Sound:  Andrea Bocelli and Natalie Cole singing The Christmas Song
Taste:  Some fantastic red grapes
Smell:  Morning coffee
Touch: Bruce’s hair when we hugged this afternoon

But I won’t promise to do it every day or every post, just regularly. Must keep it light and not let it become an obligation.

And here are some vintage Christmas images for you.  Today I selected ones that fit the theme of Christmas greenery.   Enjoy!

Cathy maroon


  1. I think the TAST is going to be great this year with lots of inspiration along the way....big hugs sent your way!

  2. That is a very good word :) Enjoy!!!

  3. Sounds like some good new year resolutions there, Cathy. No resolutions or goals! If I don't get back on here within the week, I take this opportunity of wishing you and Bruce all the best for Christmas and the New Year. I look forward to keeping up with your activities (especially the CQ challenge!) in 2012.
    Gina in Oz.

  4. Feliz Navidas, que seas muy feliz. Besos de otra abuela

  5. Sounds like a good plan for 2012, Cathy. Happy Retirement!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and All the Best for the New Year!

  6. Good for you Cathy! Like I always say 'Enjoy today, tomorrow may never come'! I hope the new year will be great for you and happy stitching!

    hugs ;-)


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