Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year ~~

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy,
in whatever situation I may be;
for I have also learned from experience that the
greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon
our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington (1732-1802)
Ring Out the Old ~~ Ring in the New ~~
We find ourselves at the end of another decade...seems like yesterday
we were approaching 2000.....with all the dire warnings.
The news media, and most of the talking heads were predicating there
was a real good possibility that all the computers around
the world would stop at the stroke of midnight
and, nothing would work as it should.
We were told to prepare, we were advised to make sure
each household had cash on hand, a supply of water,
wood, candles, batteries, gasoline, a pantry stocked with food,
everything to be able to sustain us at home till everything
was back up, and running.
Thankfully we ushered in the new year with no
problem at all, but we here at the Cabin were Alert & Ready. lol
It may be my girl scout background or
my Catholic school education....(Nuns)
but I am a the kind of girl who likes to prepare for the worst
(as best ya can) and, hope and, pray for the best.
My DH not so much....but he does appease me, Bless him.

Any way in what seems like the blink of an eye,
its ten years later, and we are here
ready to Ring in 2010.
My hope is that it comes in quietly
and without much ado.
And as soon as we open our eyes in the morning,
(cause we never make midnight anymore.)
We will greet it with a Grateful Happy Heart
eager to see what this New Year brings.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)



Best Wishes to You All for a Wonderful Happy New Year, filled
with Peace, Prosperity, Good Health, Love, & Happiness ~~
Sending Warm Winter Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox



16 comments:

Linda said...

And the very best wishes to you also Connie! May 2010 be a very good year for you and yours.
Linda/simplycountryseasons

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Connie!....I love that Martha Washington quote!

I too hope that this New Year brings much better things for all. I do remember quite well the predictions of disasters that were to occur ten years ago. Let's hope that we can ease into this new decade just as we did the previous.

Happy New Year my friend!
Janet

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh yes, I remember 2000. We were at our cottage up north (Michigan) waiting to see what happened - and nothing did! Have a wonderful 2010! Dawn

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

I,as always leave your blog inspired.
Thank you for that.
Happy New Year!
Linda*

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

DING-A-LING DING-A-LING...I am ready to ring in the NEW DECADE !!
Happy New Year my good friend...(we don't make it to midnight either) !!! I am ready to celebrate the New Year with some pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, corn and apple sauce (alittle wine). (the PA Dutch in me!) A "good luck" meal shared with longtime friends we celebrate with each New Year's Day. Sending warm winter wishes your way for a great 2010...Love, Judy

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR CONNIE... MAY YOU AND YOURS BE BLESSED WITH GOOD HEALTH AND MAY YOUR HEART BE OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS... I SEND ALONG MY VERY BEST WISHES FROM THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST... THREE CHEERS FOR 2010.. XXXX B

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Well Connie, fool that I am, I was in an airplane on the New Year's Eve we rang in 2000, heading toward St. Martin with my husband and inlaws for a week long vagabond cruise aboard a one hundred year old sailing vessel. I think we gave it all a moment's pause but that was about it. Things seem a bit more fragile these days however.
Hoping we get to meet each other next year when I'm in your neck of the woods!
All good wishes for a wonderful 2010,
Joanne

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Love your pictures. All the best for a great 2010
~Janet

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Happy New Year Connie!

Gosh this decade was the fastest one so far. I remember cheering in 2000 just me and the cats. Dino works for a bank and had to be there just in case...it was so depressing. But I was blessed doubly the next year to have our Lydia with us!

Wishing you and your family good health and many many blessings this year. Love and hugs ~~ Jenn

Thistlebrooms said...

Wishing you EVERY Good thing in the New Year Connie...

Peace, Love and Family be yours...

Always~Marilyn

UPON A HILL said...

I remember all the hoopla at that time also. Tonight, I look for the blue moon, but alas it is too cloudy here. Have a Happy New Year filled with many blessings!

~Kim

Penelope's Beehive said...

Connie...May your home and kindred be kindly blessed this New Year's Day, and all of the days to follow!

I shall also take to heart the wisdom of dear Martha...she was a wise woman indeed!

Smiles...
Judy

Doreen said...

Connie, Best wishes to you as well.

This was a beautiful post! I love the quotes.


wishing you a year of joy & happiness,
Doreen

Sweet William Primitives said...

Good Afternoon Connie~ What a lovely post! Wishing you a blessed new year with much happiness!~kathy

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Happy New Year Connie! I absolutely love your blog! So beautiful and inspiring...love the quotes.
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperious new year!

Hugs,
~Wanda~

Cabin Creek Farm ♥ said...

Connie I couldn't have said that any better. Thank you for a wonderful post and wonderful blog. To 2010 may it be the best yet ;)
Hugs ♥