Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year My Sweet Friends!

Oh sweet Chickies.........doesn't it seem like we were just getting ready to celebrate the new millennium? How can it be nearly 2010?

As we close 2009 I want to thank you for all of your kindness and support. I am in awe of the wonderful women I have met in Bloggerville. It's been amazing to me and I am so grateful to each of you.

I've shed tears as I've read some posts and laughed until I hurt reading others. I've read some amazing writing too. It makes me feel so inept, but I am trudging on, sharing my life with my simple way. :-)

And, I've seen wonderful how-to's, beautiful homes and fabulous ideas too. Gosh who knew there were 48 gazillion million creative women out there? I've learned so much. It's like having a new issue of your favorite magazine every single day. I had no idea browsing blogs could be so entertaining.

So here we are, ready to embark on the new year. I have so much planned. My little brain is zipping along, full of hope and ideas to accomplish as soon as I muddle through repairing the Christmas messes.

My agenda:

Re-do the Master Bedroom, Den, Sewing Room and Hubby's Bath.

I intend to finish my wool applique quilt. All the blocks are beaded and finished and ready to assemble. I can't wait to see it finished and I already have the perfect spot planned. Yippeee!

I have half of a garage full of things to sell on eBay and this is the year I'm finally going to get to it.........and I have some Home Decor I plan to sell on Etsy toooooo....

Oh yes.........I have loads more plans.....but at the top of the list is to find a new church home and spend more time with my family.

I won't even mention that I plan to take a few pounds off. :-)

I'm not thinking of these plans as resolutions......I always break those, but I do intend to finish the list.

I'll never get it all done if I don't plan!

Have you laid out plans for your year too?

Ok my dears. I'm off to finish the cleaning. I really HAVE to start the new year with a sparkling house......and finish the traditional bean soup for dinner.

Lovies to each of you.

May God bless you abundantly.



PS..........I nearly forgot........... January 23rd will be my one year anniversary.....I'd better be planning a giveaway too, right?


  1. Oh Spencer Sweetie...
    Happy New Year. I have had the best time blogging with you this year. We have shared so many things together. The laughter and smiles, the tears and the successes.

    I cannot begin to tell you how many times you have pulled me up when I was down, and gave me that extra little umph that I needed. I so thank you for that. You are one of the sweetest friends that a gal could ever ask for.
    I love spending time here with you.

    Thank you for 2009, and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to us.

    Country hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

  2. Hope you have a blessed filled year. Bean soup sounds good. Is there enough for me? :-) Hugs!

  3. Happy New Year Spencer. It has been a pleasure meeting and visiting you this past year. May God bless you in 2010.

  4. Happy New Year to you from Australia, where it is already New Years Day! I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past year and wish you a wonderful year ahead. Suzanne.

  5. Happy New Year Spencer!
    I have so enjoyed meeting you and visiting with you these last few months and look forward to spending more time with you in 2010.

  6. Happy New Year dear Spencer.
    Looking forward to many more wonderful posts from you.
    Love Claudie

  7. Happy New Year, Spencer!! May yours be full of all the wonderfulness of our Lord!! I'll be praying for that new church home for you, and for all that you desire to accomplish in your home, too.

    Blessings of love and joy, sweet friend, and peace for your heavy heart, too.
    Love ya,

  8. It sounds like you plant to hit the ground running, good for you! I hope we get to see some of these projects when completed too. Happy New Year Spencer. I hope 2010 is wonderful to you!

  9. Spencer my dearest, you just expressed yourself here in a way that many people cannot....I have always said that your VOICE, a very important element in the art and science of writing, is so very strong, clear, consistent and a joy to behold. You have said well that blogging has been in many ways, like a favorite magazine that you can flip through each day and find something new. How very true. You have found inspiration, laughter, tears, and most of all, kindred spirits of women who love, creative, hurt, cry and live lives beyond what we can imagine. And that we can connect in such a way? What a blessing. You my sweet, have been a consistent source of joy and love. I too, have cried, laughed so hard, and picked up some decorating tips from you. I love my sweet Spencer, and I pray that all of the things on your list will come true for you! OH! It's 12:05am here! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Bisous, Anita

  10. Spencer, Happy new year, chick! Hope 2010 brings you more blessings than you can handle, sugar.

  11. Spencer
    Happy New Year to you! It has been my absolute pleasure to meet you and look forward to sharing ideas and projects with you in this new year!! Love ya,Lori

  12. You must be missing your mother deeply as the New Year begins. I would like to offer my prayers to you that your heart may lighten but her memory never fade as you move through this coming year. Many Blessings to you!

    Fondly, Carrie

  13. My sweet, dear Spencer...
    Your visits to my post are so special to me. Kindess is the easiest gift we can give away, yet so many people out there hold it back too often, but you, you have taught me that every breath we take and step we make can be made much more special with a sincere and deliberate kindness. Thank you for a wonderul year of friendship. I just went back to your archives when I first met you. It was for Mothers Day. I reread your post on your mum and I remember how I connected with you. How your mum and mine were sooooo much alike. I will have to scan a picture of me and my mummy on my wedding day. She too has her head cocked to the side. I pray that this new year will make us all wiser, kinder, more lovely of soul and strong of will for God and that the world can see Christ in us. You are so kind to visit and complete my joy!

    Have a wonderful day dearest. Anita

  14. Morning Friend, Hope you get all those task accomplished, but you must still have time for blogging, I would miss you.

    Happy New Year.

  15. Hello Spencie!

    Happy New Year, Girly!

    May this year be full of wonderful things for you and Mr. BC. You never fail to inspire us all and encourage us with you sweet comments and joy for life.

    Blessings to you. May 2010 be all you dream it will be.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  16. SOunds like a plan!!
    Happy New Year! Hope it is your best yet!
    Hugs, Lisa

  17. Happy New Year, Spencer! Here's to a wonderful 2010!


  18. Happy New Year to you Spencer!!!
    You have some great goal/plan/resolutions and I share many of the same goals.
    Deb :)

  19. A thousand hugs and all good wishes for the most wonderful New Year, Spencer! You are such a blessing to us all, and you are dearly, dearly loved!

    Happy 2010! Here's to another year of fun and friendship...


    Sheila :-)

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

  21. Spencer, I thought I posted, but will do so again in case I am losing my mind! LOL My head is so much better these past 2 days. Maybe my jostled brain is finally healing and getting better.

    I have so loved meeting and getting to know you better out here in bloggy land. It is always a treat to visit and see everything you have done and to read your most personal thoughts that you have shared with us. I wish you all good things for the upcoming year- both for you and for your family!

    lots of hugs, Sue

  22. Spencer amor, I for one LOVE coming to visit your blog, I love your posts, your writing, your pictures, I have loved crying, laughing, cheering you on and just being a part of your world in this tiny way :) You have made me feel not alone in my pain and losses and you have made me laugh with joy many times...for that I thank you dear friend and I want to wish you a Happy New Year filled with love, laughter, good health and nothing but good things in 2010 for you and your loved ones :) Besos, Rose

  23. I'm a newbie, but wanted to thank you for the beautiful and inspiring way you have touched me. My wish for you is a year full of blessings and joy!

  24. My goodness Miss Spencer... you've got a lot on your plate.. and I bet you accomplish it all this year... I look forward to seeing all your beautiful decorating projects complete.. but I think I'm most excited to see the new wool quilt all finished.

    Happy New Year Sweet Lady! Blessings. Dixie

  25. Happy New Year! I'm in the beautiful Pacific Northwest also! Isn't it amazing to meet so many women and connect with them in such lovely ways? Blogging really is a whole new world.
    Blessings to you,

  26. I hope your Christmas was good even though you are without your precious Mother. At least she was with Jesus to help celebrate his birthday.
    I hope your new year is wonderful & blessed.

  27. Sounds like you have a good plan to start the new year. Good goals. It's true when I think back - I've laughed and cried over blogs myself. May you have a wonderful 2010!


  28. Happy New Year, sweet Spencer! How delightful to have met you are a delight, I have enjoyed you immensely, you humor has been so fresh & sweet.

    I, too, lost Mother on Dec. 24th, I know your emptiness ... I am sure your Mum & mine are having a wonderful time in Heaven.

    Thank you for allowing me the privilege of calling you 'friend', sweet lady.

    Hugs, Marydon


  30. January 24th is my one year anniversary for my blog...Happy New Year!!!

  31. Hi Spencer! It's been a while since my "big bad move" around the end of October, but I'm still trying to catch up with everybody as best I can with what time I've got these days! I always enjoy stopping here!.. I have never thought of your writing style or content as "inept"!.. and you KNOW I've mentioned before how much I LOVE the music you play here! So, I simply MUST stop by today, to wish you a very Happy New Year, and to say I look forward to visiting more with you in 2010! ((hugs)) ~tina

  32. Spencer, I hope you accomplish everything on your plan list. I'll be here to cheer you along.

    I'm so glad you started your blog. You are a blessing to all of us.

  33. Hi Spencer,

    Have been thinking of you,and pray that you're well. Happy New Year and May God Blessing overflow to you and yours.

  34. Sweet sound like the best Grandma in the world not to mention a very proud and loving one! I am proud to meet you!
    Your Grandson sounds like an absolute joy to his entire family and it is obvious to me that he has a fantastic support system in his family!
    Strong families are what get us through the trials of life. Thank you for caring enough about us to share this private part of your life. Happy New Year, Spencer! You must not worry about returning a visit...I know where you are...and I'll just come over here and visit you again! :) And again!


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!