Monday, January 21, 2013

A New Year, will it be any different?


Hi All :)

I Hope you are all well and enjoying life :)

So, I hadn't really thought I had given much thought to New Year resolutions until I realized that I had promised myself, some time last year, that in the New Year I would blog more, well.............um, I think I totally failed on that one already, LOL!!!

Then I thought I really see resolutions, for me these days, as more like wishes. So here are a few I have been wishing for a while.

I wish I could be well and healthy. (Totally accepting and grateful that I am still around to wish for that :)

I wish I could earn money. ( I totally feel guilty for being constantly challenged healthwise and therefore am not employable in the ordinary sense of the word and can't contribute to our family's income) 

I wish I could travel farther afield. (Haven't had the energy to travel to England for a very long time, which is rather depressing but am grateful I can at least tolerate 2 hrs flights)

I wish I could expand my business. (I am working on that, albeit slowly)

I wish I could keep everyone safe. (This is a bigger challenge but I wish all the crazies would hop on a jet and go to another planet) 


2012 was not such a good year for me in many respects, healthwise. A LOT of challenging testing and no conclusive results or some rather vague diagnoses, a  LOT of health repercussions because of those tests and also some out there treatments that left me completely wiped out for weeks. It truly doesn't make sense to do that over and over again to myself because some arrogant Neurologist has the attitude "it's my way or the byway :(.  
So, as 2013 started I had a chest infection, then a cold and then a relapse, (Woo Hoo!) I realized it was time to start again, to regroup and look at what my options are. I will keep you posted.

But.......

2012 definitely had its lovely moments. Time I got to spend with my amazing family all together; the trips I did get to take were awesome.
 And when I was able, I got to work on my Art and Photography which truly brings me great joy and being able to share that with others is so amazingly rewarding and uplifting.

This is one of my Favs. from last year :)



SOFT AND GENTLE (Peony)

The subtleness and beauty of nature blows me away all the time and gives me the strength to stay the course. :)

And Knowing that my supportive and amazing Blogger Buddies are there is totally incredible. :)

WHEW!!!!!

OK, then, moving on :)



I also wanted to share with you this beautiful giveaway from one of my Blogger Buddies :)



This wonderful piece of artwork is up for grabs, so amazing, her work is truly inspiring :) Check the giveaway out HERE :) (ends on Wed. so be quick :)



K. has also inspired me to do my own blog giveaway very soon, I haven't done one in forever, so come back soon and see, but don't hold your breathe as I seem to be only blogging every 10 days or so, LOL!!! :)

Have a lovely Monday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


11 comments:

Annette said...

I do hope 2013 is a better year for you health wise. I understand completely about being grateful to even be able to wish for that! :)
Don't beat yourself up for the things you aren't able to do. Easier said than done, I know.
It's always a treat to read your posts and see your photography, whether it's every day or once a month! Take care of yourself T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks so much Annette, you are really sweet :) T.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I'm with Annette, I really hope that 2013 will bring you good health. But take it easy, you'll get there!

Meeling said...

Happy New Year! Even if it's a little late, right. It's always good to get those new blog posts up! I was late this year too, mostly due to computer problems, but hey, it is what it is sometimes.

I truly wish you better health this year. That can be so frustrating especially when our minds aren't in "sick" mode and we have all sorts of plans or things we'd like to be doing.

I'm with you on the crazies taking off to another planet!! It would be good riddance!

And your photos, I'm so glad that you do work on them when you're feeling well - they are always so lovely to look at.

Have a great day!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Krysten and Meeling :)

You guys rock :)

Thanks so much for your encouraging words :)

Cheers, T. :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I so sympathize with you and the health thing and not working and not traveling.....I have learned to do what I can and stop when it is too much. You sound in great spirits and so I wish you a new year of blessings. Your photography is gorgeous!

thewovenspoke said...

As always I look forward to your photos and your posts. Learning to listen toyour body and knowing when you reach your limits will help you get thru 2013. Just take wonderfull trips and pics when you can. keep posting and we will keep reading. Happy Monday and everyday!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Ann Marie and thewovenspoke, thank you so much for your lovely words of support, understanding and caring :)

I truly appreciate it :)

Cheers, T. :)

keithchip said...

Here's hoping your "resolutions" come true, a productive 2013, and many more adventures ahead - including lots more photos and artwork to share.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Sweetie :) T.

Additionsstyle said...

I think in 2013 all your wishes will come true! Well at least most of them :)

Your peony photo is amazing!!!

Valerie
Everyday Inspired