Sunday, January 1, 2012

December Gratitudes

Or: "Bye, 2011.  Don't let the door hit you on the way out..." :)

I don't think it's fair to try to weigh out all of the things that happened in a year and then stamp it as either  a "good" or "bad" year.  The last month of 2011 saw me crying both tears of pain and tears of joy.  I had some truly wonderful days, and some days that I wish were only a nightmare that I could wake up from and forget.  I think, finally, that I'm learning to live One. Day. At. A. Time.  This is not to say I don't set goals or make plans for the future.  Of course I do.  But isn't life less about trying to forget a "bad year" and remembering all of the "good times" no matter what year they happened in?  And creating more good times to look back on?  I had so much to be thankful for this last month of 2011.  I'm looking forward to my blessings in 2012 as they unfold.  God bless us.  Every one.  :)

  • 12.31- Goodbye, 2011. I learned a lot and I'm ready for a fresh new start!!!
  • 12.30- Day off from work=more productive clearing out at home! Also, Friend Christina takes me to the gym and I discover that I really like it
  • 12.29- The truth has set me free. Grateful for family who love and support me. Lord God, hold me together and bring beauty from the ashes
  • 12.28- Friend Christina helps me get some things sorted and cleaned out. Both of us make like Allie Brosh and CLEAN ALL THE THINGS
  • 12.27- Sweet friends and customers made work today really nice
  • 12.26- A morning shift at work so that I can spend time with the kids and their new toys. :)
  • 12.25- CHRISTMAS! My Jesus was born to set me free!!!
  • 12.24- Grateful for my family. Seeing the kids after family kept them all week while I worked and spending time with my Dad's side for Christmas
  • 12.23- While Christmas shopping, found Cute Gremlin #4's birthday gift on sale. Felt good to be shopping savvy. :)
  • 12.22- Bestie sent me goodies from River Street Sweets in Savannah!!!!!
  • 12.21- Christmas shopping :)
  • 12.20- Spring stuff has arrived at work! I got to display lovely garden accents and it brightened my day
  • 12.19- God's grace to stay cheerful at work after hard weekend
  • 12.18- Spending time after church eating pancakes and reading a wonderful letter from England
  • 12.17- The prayers of friends and family as my world began to crash
  • 12.16- Talented friends
  • 12.15- discovering a link to a blog that compares the SEC teams to Muppets
  • 12.14- another full day at work
  • 12.13- Completely and utterly Graced by our church family
  • 12.12- Tree is finally decorated
  • 12.11- giant pot of clam chowder
  • 12.10- same as yesterday
  • 12.9- Full and busy day at work
  • 12.8- Lovable, loud, ginger friend has a birthday today
  • 12.7- Eldest Cute Gremlin is officially a teenager
  • 12.6- The Christmas tree is up!
  • 12.5- The fun involved in trying to outdo a friend with funny Star Wars youTube vids via Facebook
  • 12.4- Seeing friends at a wedding gig
  • 12.3- An old and dear friend called me on his birthday to catch up :)
  • 12.2- My warm coat
  • 12.1- Great day at work


  1. Good for you - that's a lot to be grateful for - and bothering to see it during such a time is an inspiration!
    Have a great January

  2. Learn from the past, plan for the future, but LIVE in, and enjoy, the present! Don't miss out on the "moments" that won't come back! We watched 19 year old videos last night of our kids from New Year's 1993. Those years went by in a flash! Prayers for many blessings in 2012, and for God to clearly illuminate and direct your path this year!