Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010....Hello 2011

Dear Friends,
I have been gone from this little blog for weeks and weeks.
Life needed tending and I haven't yet been able to make my way back to posting. I am fine...I was just busy with so many things at once.

Today, I have been....
thinking about the Valentine swaps and a year long swap I have signed up participate in.
thinking long and hard about my One Little Word for 2011.
thinking about and praying for so many friends who are struggling right now. Health issues, personal conflicts and even death of a loved one has troubled some dear, dear friends recently.

I miss you all and have appreciated your notes and cards, emails and gifts (which I will write about soon).
I will not miss 2010. This past year has had more challenges than I would have liked. Thank God for his grace. He has brought me through some difficult situations and renewed my strength.
This was my planner for 2010...pretty funny, huh?

And my new planner for 2011

I promise to be back sooner than 6 weeks...I just didn't want 1-01-11 to slip by without wishing you....

Happy New Year!

Thank you for all of the love and support you have given me this past year.
I have appreciated it more than you will ever know.



Hi Joyce,
I have MISSED you and glad all is well.
Thanks for visiting me. I hope things will settle down for you and look forward to your next post!
deb :)

Becky Garrison said...

Hi Joyce! I've missed you, too! I hope you have a much better 2011, and look forward to more posts from you! Happy New Year! Becky G. in GA

marie said...

Happy New Year Joyce! I'm so glad you took a moment to post today!
Love the calendar covers....too funny!

Get done what needs to get done, don't over do it, we'll all be waiting for you!!

I hope you're sitting back and enjoying a little hockey tonight!! Love the winter classic!!

Cindy said...

Joyce..when you write about your word for the year..I will post it on my sidebar.I have them there to pray for the word for the neighbor who chose the remember to ask about the word..and just for fun to see them.
I know this has been a hard year for so many of us...yet here we are..starting fresh again on chatting with our neighbors..sharing and consoling and hopefully praying for each other.
I am so glad to have met you this year..and I so love the apron banner! It makes me smile often!!

Hugs friend..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

GardenOfDaisies said...

It sounds like you have had more than your share of challenges this year. Hoping that 2011 brings all good things!

Heidi said...

Hi Joyce, Isn't it cool how God gives us one minute/hour/day/week/month--YEAR at a time? Always new and fresh? I love your ME 2011 planner, I've been looking for one that includes a place to write out my daily menu....guess we'll starve this year until I find one! Take care, Hugs, Heidi

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Joyce.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year!
Hope you are feeling better!
Hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

I agree with you 100% I am glad you are coming back to us! Take care and be ready for our papercrafting adventures! :):) You know how much you mean to me kiddo! Love, Sandy

Suz said...

So good to see you. I am hoping that this year will be better for you. Thank you so much for the kind notes you have sent to me. Shared pain is so much easier!

My word is "hope"which actually picked me. I have so many hopes...some changing hopes...some hopes for me, some for Jud and some for Kat. Today I hope that God will give me courage the the ability to still enjoy this good life.

Sending you hope, as well, for a better year!


deb said...

Joyce, I'm so happy to hear from you.. You've been in my thoughts and happy to hear it's just "life" getting in your way. Sending warm wishes for a healthy and happy 2011! xxooo

Unknown said...

I love that your new calendar is about taking the time to relax! I hope this is a better than ever year for you Joyce!

Sandy xox

Mimi Sue said...

I love all things M.E.! Hope you have a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2011. Mimi

Mary Kahler said...

Hi Joyce, Welcome back! We have missed you. I'm glad to hear that everything is okay. I guess I'm not such a good blogger, but I hope to start up again. I signed up for Linda's swap and a vintage Valentine swap through my local stamp store. I'm attempting to clean my craft room (hubby thinks it is an impossible task!) Have a wonderful and healthy 2011.


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