Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Promises

Happy New Year, everyone! We've spent a happy afternoon with friends and fellow-grandparents-of-Arabella-to-be Mary Ann and Greg. Good food and a great visit.

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I can never keep them, and I can better cope with making mini-resolutions throughout the year. You know, "I'll try to be more patient today." "I vow not to eat four Reese's Peanut Butter Cups without taking a breath." "I will exercise today." (yeah, right.)

But I'll leave you with the thought above. I snapped this photo in the St. Louis Botanical Garden, in the section dedicated to George Washington Carver. That sentiment, and the one below, pretty much express my aspirations for my life.

Peace to you, my friends. Welcome, 2010, and all of your promises. Welcome baby Arabella, early in 2010 -- Journey safely to us. I can't wait to see your sweet face.


  1. For whatever reason, I have been laxed in looking at the blogs this month and so how thankful that I did it today and came across your beautiful one. Even though I do not know you personally I can tell that you must be a very kind person - like the one I strive to be. Thank you for allowing me to enter your world via your blog. God Bless you....

  2. Thank you so much for you kind comments, Tom. And thank you for reading my blog. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed new year.

  3. Those quotes are wonderful. Thank you for posting them!