Above you will see a picture of me (carrying the crown) and my friend, Julie, carrying the flowers for the Grenada High School Homecoming Queen. Julie was the catalyst for this blog. She encouraged me and if the truth be known, she is a MUCH better writer than I! I am encouraging her to begin a blog this year! Julie, Julie, Julie...they are chanting!!!
Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you! I was in bed and out like a light by 10:00. However, I am up and going strong by 5:00 A.M. unlike some who stayed out all night! I have made a resolution to NOT make any resolutions this year. For my first post of the New Year, 2011, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on my past 5 or 6 months of blogging.
I am delighted that I took the time to dive back into writing and artwork. At this stage in life, I have a little extra time on my hands. So I decided to do something productive and interesting with the time that's been given me. Thank you for "walking" with me (even though for some family members, it's been more like "I dragged them kicking and screaming with me" as I re-lived funny moments).
I decided to re-read some of my posts and chuckle a little this morning. I crowned some my favorites (but don't tell the others.) My favorite posts this year (but statistically, not necessarily yours) are listed below. I made a link for you if you desire to take another look.
1. To Laugh With Mother One More Time (She WAS the Funniest!)
2. The Whole Enchilada and Chicken Daddy: Cub Scout Camp Out Minus Hubster
3. Why Certainly I'd Be Honored To:Cub Scouts at Strong River Day Camp
4. Petey the Parakeet vs. the Little Gypsy: Trick or Treating
5. How To Wrestle an Alligator: The Duvet Cover Incident
6.The Time Has Come To Be A Woman: Swimming Lessons
7. Thanks for the Memories: Miss Hospitality & My Nannie
8. Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Getting Older & Plumper
9. Polyester and Princess Reeboks: Getting Older & Trying To Wear Shoes
10. A Car Is Only As Good As Its Lights: Near Death Experience
Good grief, there must be a better way to link these posts...but I have no idea what that is..if you know, will you please let me know? That list should have taken about 5 minutes and it took 20!
However, I have noticed something. My favorite posts are about family and friends and the funny situations we often find happening to us. Laughter is truly a good medicine. I was never happier than when I was writing those posts. I hope they made you giggle a little, too.
Here we are again...Julie, front left, President of the FHA (Future Homemakers of America), me second from left..her ever faithful VP; Cindy, secretary & our Holcomb friend and my FAVORITE teacher of all Time, Mrs. Davis. Also, if you will look carefully, upper row, last person on right is one of my faithful blog followers, Pat. Her head is almost cut off, but she was our Reporter. (And a great Reporter was she!)
I enjoy the decorating tips and such, but my heart is in encouraging you. I hope in some small way I have succeeded this year. Who knows where 2011 will take us, but one thing's for sure, I am going to keep plodding along here and hope you will continue the journey with me. Happy New Year, ya'll!