To My Friends in Blogland
January 03, 2011
Thank you for being a part of my life, for reading, commenting, lurking, and for encouraging my daily musings. You are a valuable part of my life, my creative life, which means I can't imagine my world without this blog. We will continue on in 2011 together.
The only list I'm making this year is a grocery list. (Who wants to go to the store twice?) Since my big life event I haven't been unable to attain many of my knitting goals. Intentions and deadlines have rarely been met, whether knitting or life oriented. This I have learned, finishing a project happens in its own time. I can only surmise it is because my focus has changed (or perhaps, I have no focus). New additions to my life (such as gardens and chickens) have opened new doors and all this learning can be overwhelming. Who knew a year ago that I'd love caring for chickens, or enjoy gardening, both planning and planting. I'm also enjoying new flavors and new recipe ideas, which might have something to do with the garden. Life has made a sharp turn and it feels right.
Simplifying, organizing, and minimizing will remain a large part of my focus for 2011. Hopefully I can keep this focus, but after the big clean out of my junque room, it feels good to be in the space, to sit and read, spin or knit, or to just be. Simplifying will move into other rooms and aspects of my life. This too shall become part of the process of life...a slow change, a simmering idea, and new focus.
This has turned into a bit of a ramble, but it's as close as I'll come to creating intentions or resolutions. If I have any intention it's to enjoy the moment, give more to my friends and family, and to be the best person I can be.
Dear friends, thank you for being a part of my life and may 2011 be as good as it can be.
It's a perfect list, Margene! I can think of no better intentions than to enjoy the moment, give more to friends and family, and be the best person you can be. Happy New Year!
Posted by: Kym | January 03, 2011 at 05:11 AM
I think there can be no better intention than being in the moment. Happy New Year!
Posted by: Julie | January 03, 2011 at 05:13 AM
i love your intenetions, they feel just right. happy new year.
Posted by: kv | January 03, 2011 at 05:21 AM
Enjoying the moment is the most important intention of all. Welcome to 2011!
Posted by: Carole | January 03, 2011 at 05:32 AM
May your intention of simplifying and living in the moment be fulfilled twofold in 2011!
Posted by: Geri | January 03, 2011 at 05:37 AM
Wishing you a very happy new year!
Posted by: Wool Winder | January 03, 2011 at 05:52 AM
It's perfect because it's you. Growth can be painful and time consuming, but worth all the effort. You got it right, grrl!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | January 03, 2011 at 05:52 AM
You said it most beautifully! AND Thank you for being in my life..you're a wonderful friend and inspiration to all that follow your blog or know you in 'the real world'..
I think we have to 'let life' have it's own way..too much planning can ruin the chance for an occasional surprise.
All the best in 2011 to YOU and Smith..
Posted by: Dianne | January 03, 2011 at 05:55 AM
Thank YOU, Margene, for sharing so much with us in your blog. May 2011 be a wonderful year, full of pleasant surprises, for you and your loved ones.
Posted by: Marijke | January 03, 2011 at 06:25 AM
You inspire me. I think Simplify will be my goal this year. Best wishes to you.
Posted by: Chery | January 03, 2011 at 06:27 AM
Those are wonderful intentions. Thank you for writing such an enjoyable blog..I look forward to each post. Happy New Year to you and Smith!
Posted by: Gail H. | January 03, 2011 at 06:34 AM
Beautifully stated. Happy New Year, Margene!
Posted by: jill | January 03, 2011 at 06:37 AM
Carpe diem indeed! Glad that you are intending on sticking the course here on the blog. What would we do without chicken updates , the knits, that great sense of humor and your wonderful photos? Love ya!
Posted by: Manise | January 03, 2011 at 06:59 AM
Great intentions, enjoy every moment of this new mystery called 2011!
Posted by: Rachel | January 03, 2011 at 07:00 AM
Well said, my friend!
Posted by: Suzy | January 03, 2011 at 07:17 AM
Lovely, lovely sentiments. Happy new year to you!
Posted by: Amy | January 03, 2011 at 07:24 AM
learning is the joy of life! can't wait to hear about your adventures.
Posted by: jennifer | January 03, 2011 at 07:25 AM
Happy New Year my friend! Only the best for you in 2011! BRING ON THE CHICKENS!
Posted by: Cara | January 03, 2011 at 07:28 AM
Thank you for a beautiful post - happy new year Margene!
Posted by: kelly-ann (on ravelry) | January 03, 2011 at 07:32 AM
I'm grateful for your perspective on life, and knitting, and chickens and growing things. Thanks for continuing to share with us. (I found the year of sweater knitting exhausting----just reading about it, so I'm grateful for the refocus.) LOL
Posted by: Ann | January 03, 2011 at 07:37 AM
Thank you for being such an inspiration and best wishes to you in 2011!
Posted by: Debbie | January 03, 2011 at 07:37 AM
Happy New Year, Margene!
Posted by: Nancy | January 03, 2011 at 08:41 AM
Every time someone talks about having New Year's intentions (instead of resolutions), all I can think of is "the road to hell".
I think your grocery list is the best way to go.
Thank you for being a big part of my life!
Posted by: Cheryl S. | January 03, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Thank YOU for your thoughtful and wise blog posts. I always look forward to reading your blog! Best for 2011!
Posted by: Beverly | January 03, 2011 at 09:20 AM
Good thoughts, Margene!
Posted by: Heather | January 03, 2011 at 09:45 AM