Diehards

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

I like to begin each new year in the way I hope it will continue. So today has seen me mopping floors, plumping cushions, painting my nails and refusing the temptation of the remains of my Christmas stocking chocolate orange.

This year was a bit of an up and downer: five deaths of near relatives; redundancy; the comment, "this portfolio was a joy to read," for my first portfolio assessment.

I'm not a planner, but a dreamer, a hoper. I hope that next year Stevie will find his dream job and be cheery again; that Bob will continue to flourish, and that my latest portfolio isn't as bad as I think it is.

And I hope that you all continue to grow into the people that you are.

2009, I suspect, will be much like 2008 only we'll all be a little older and wiser and more able to run with it.

Chin, chin XXXXXXXXX

15 comments:

Carole said...

Happy New Year! Oh, and I bet your porfolio was a joy to read.

debra said...

Hopes and dreams are good to have; they give our roots wings, and our wings roots. I raise my glass to both.

Eryl Shields said...

Carole ~ Thank you. Lovely to see you again, I really hope you have a great year.

Debra ~ Here, here!

The World According To Me said...

Happy New Year to one dreamer and hoper, from another dreamer and hoper!

I wish you and your family health and happiness.

Jane Dearie said...

I hope that you have fantastic results from your latest folio and I'm sure it will be a pleasure to read ....just like your blog is!

May all your dreams come true and life be kinder to you and yours in 2009. You sure deserve it Eryl.

Much love, Jane xxx

Eryl Shields said...

World ~ thanks hon, keep up the dreaming and hoping, it's the only way to go.

Jane ~ Happy new year to you. I have a sneaky suspicion that if all my dreams came true I wouldn't know where to put myself! But thanks for the thought.

PI said...

I wish you all you wish yourself - and more. You are young, beautiful - but the greatest of these is talent - which you have in spades. Go girl!

savannah said...

peace, joy and love to you & yours, sugar! xoxox

Kim Ayres said...

Wishing all 3 or you all the best ofr the coming year - and hopefully we'll have be able to get together a bit more often :)

Eryl Shields said...

I always feel so much better when you are around Pat! Best of the best for 2009 to you and J. X

Thank you Savannah, same to you and yours, X

Thanks Kim, yes, let's hope so. Let me know when you are next in this direction and I'll feed you coffee and biscuits at least.

scarlet-blue said...

Is there a chocolate orange going spare then? I may be able to help you...

Happy New Year!
Sx

Eryl Shields said...

You sound exactly the friend I need at this time of year, there's also a box of after-eights and god knows what else lurking.

Kanani said...

Wishing you the best this year --and always! What a great assessment for your portfolio. And yes, I hope a great job comes Stevie's way, too!

And dear... don't forget to put on your tiara when things get really tough!
xx

Mary Witzl said...

Ooh, I could help with that chocolate orange if I were there too -- lucky for both of us that I'm not!

Happy 2009 to you too, Eryl, and I hope you get more of those 'joy to read' comments about your writing -- you should! I'm a hoper and a dreamer too; this year I'm going to try working in some planning as well.

Eryl Shields said...

Kanani ~ it's never off my head; admittedly it looks like a pair of reading glasses...

Mary ~ I really admire planners, but have rarely managed to be one on a sustained basis, not properly consciously at least. So good luck with it.