Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Have you made any new year resolutions yet? Hang on a bit ... I want to tell you about a very brave little 13yr old girl whose story I have been following for the past 18 months or so. In 2009 she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma which is a malignant and aggressive brain cancer. She tries to maintain as close a normal life as possible as she faces a plethora of medical appointments and ongoing tests. At this time of year, as we're all making new year resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, give up this, give up that etc. etc., I think this quote from Dainere says it all .... "So much has happened in the past couple of years and I am just so grateful for every day that I have on this earth, I think that many people take life for granted and waste it by not making the most of it or doing things that really are not right or hurt other people. We should always wake up each day wanting to make it a special day, one where we smile at others, appreciate those people around us, try to help out others in any way and spread happiness and love."

So what are your New Years Eve plans? Here's what I'll be doing .. a bit of reading,

and maybe a bit of this ..

My DD, her husband and his parents have gone to Sydney for the fireworks tonight, a harbour lunch cruise tomorrow and then on to the Blue Mountains for a few days. I'll be watching the 9pm fireworks on the telly (after I've watched them draw my numbers out in the 31 million Lotto) and maybe stay up for the midnight fireworks which they're saying is going to be quite spectacular this year.

Oh dear, look what just turned up in the junk mail from Lincraft ..

Hmmmm - reminds me of something I read this morning "I'm not a hoarder, I'm a collector." Do you think I should go?

With only 8 hours left of 2011, I'd like to wish all my wonderful friends a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. (If I win the 31 million I'll buy you all a set of Denise Interchangeable Hooks). ;)


  1. I hope you win the millions!! Enjoy the fireworks and yes, go to the sale!
      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. LOL Teresa .. you've twisted my arm !!

  3. Happy New Year Dorothy - You can enjoy those millions guilt-free and go to the sales :) Even if you don't win - hey enjoy the sale :) LOL

    Have a good one :)

  4. Definitely go to the sale!

    Happy New Year and may 2012 bring you everything your little heart desires.


  5. I hope you win, even though I already have a set. Perhaps you could gift it to a friend on my behalf? :)

    Happy New Year!


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