Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade

We wake to a still, bright morning, with such a raft of new challenges for both of us here at Ivy House. We will do our best to meet them; they are not 'New Year Resolutions' which I seem incapable of keeping, but long-term necessities.

Greetings to all who are likewise challenged in 2010, no matter what the call, or circumstances.

And thankyou to everyone who left such lovely comments on my Christmas posting - I have many blogs to read through but the week has been punctuated with lovely visits from our children and their respective families. More to come! We celebrate the New Year over this weekend with some of them; we have saved a large chunk of the cake to share with them, and will even have to erect a temporary dining table to accommodate all twelve of us. 

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful words ... after a busy time with family & friends, it's always wonderful to return to silence for a while, isn't it!

    Like you, I don't make resolutions as such (I just seem to set myself up to fail if I do!) ... but, yes, there are parts of my life I would like to change for the better - so here's to a wonderful, healthy, happy 2010!! Have a super time with your family today!

    Willow x

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  2. A lovely poem! And a Happy New Year to you too!

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  3. Happy New Year to you and thank you for sharing your lovely poem.

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  4. lovely poem filled with the peace of a present moment. Have wonderful continued celebrations with your family and look forward to reading about your adventures in 2010

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  5. Happy New Year to you. Enjoy your time with your family. That seems like the best way to enter the year, especially a year guided in by a blue moon x

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  6. Happy New year Ann! It has been wonderful getting to know you. Wishing you love, peace and health this new year.

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  7. It was so good to read that poem, and to realize that my little home is also very peaceful and quiet this morning. After the flutter of Christmas, there is something very good about a quiet morning.

    I am hanging up new calendars, and thinking about the adventures and experiences that will come in the days bearing those names and numbers.

    Happy New Year to you. xo

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  8. Your poem paints a lovely mind-picture of a few moments early in your day. [I do so admire the economy of words that poetry requires!]
    Challenges and changes can be so daunting--I think it is the quiet moments which give us the strength to meet them.
    I look forward to the creativity which you so generously share.

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  9. What a lovely poem to start off the New Year with.

    I too have stopped making New Years resolutions, I guess when one reaches a certain age, certain things seem unimportant.

    Wishing you all the very best for 2010.
    Egmont

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  10. Wonderful poetry...a Joyful New Year to you!!

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  11. Best to you in 2010. May your gardens (all of them) flourish!

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  12. Your beautiful expression of tranquility at this time of the year is a joy to read. May it continue. Best wishes.

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  13. A poem that captures a moment at the beginning of a year. Intimate and a glimpse of contentment.

    Wishing you good health and the fulfillment of your plans for 2010.

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  14. My New Year's Resolution was to start my own, modest, gardening blog and reading yours has inspired me to continue. Such interesting content. A Happy New Year!

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  15. A lovely peaceful poem.
    I am, sorry I am late in wishing you a very happy New Year,

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