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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WARMING UP TO THE NEW YEAR

For Midweek Blues  For Watery Wednesday  For Alphabe
For Sky Watch
For Weekend Reflection





Saw these cotton clouds on our way home from our Christmas celebrations,
and had the feeling that the NEW Chapter of 2012 had already begun.









A new path of water is winding itself through untouched snow
with tiny relflections in the water







Reflections on beveled glass table




Would not think of going into a new year without these two items:
My life would turn into chaos without an appointment book.
In the past the stern black "professional" kind.  
Now I'm semi- retired,  a quirky, friendlier cover on  the left, 
with all the features inside I need,
like lots of pages in the back for addresses and notes.




  A handmade journal on the right made by women from Nepal,
posted a while ago at my other blog.. 
Very important for my work in helping people, as well as in art 
to keep track of my thought processes, 
 so I won't get blind sided by my failures, my victories, my joys.




Let's make 2012 a year that rocks!




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26 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Hi, happy new year.

Rudee said...

Those clouds are so pretty. Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely post. Happy New Year!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I too would be completely lost without my weekly journal Jeannette - love those cotton wool clouds.

Stephanie V said...

Your sky made me think of chunky cotton yarn. I was itching to get my fingers into it :)

A fresh new journal or calendar for the new year is a must!
Best wishes for 2012 - Rock on!

jeannette said...

Rainfield,
The same to you, friend!

Rudee,
Thank you! Hope it's not getting too crazy with your job around this time of year:)

Sallie,
Thank you - that our barns and our checkbooks may be fuller this coming year:)

Weaver,
Seriously, I would forget the most simple things I do EVERY week!

Stephanie,
Only a knitter could come up with that comparison! Have a great New Year!

jfb57 said...

I love the idea of clouds heralding a new start! Super post!

NatureFootstep said...

love the water shot with fine stones in it.

Glad you liked Barbie. Sometimes it is fun to do something new. :)

Vicki/Jake said...

Rock on:)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that a new path is opening up as we head into the new year!

J Bar said...

Good sky shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

Love those cotton-ball clouds of yours.

Nice Nepalese journal. Have a most productive year ahead.

Powell River Books said...

Very lovely photos. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Watery Wednesday post. Good for you for finishing your doctorate. I was an ABD for 13 years, but I finally got it done. - Margy

Betsy said...

wonderful clouds and snow!

taylorsoutback said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year - where would we be without a new journal of days to keep us on track.

anitamombanita said...

Love the cottony clouds! Good to keep looking up! Happy New Year!

jeannette said...

JFB57,
Thank you! Have a great year ahead:)

Naturefootstep,
Looking at the many blog pages you have,you havemany interests! Have a great New Year!

Vicky/Jake,
Yay, I go for that! Seriously, that you may have the best year ever!

JDaniels4mom,
That our path ahead may be without major hurdles!

J Bar,
Thanks, J. An a happy New year to you too!

Arija,
Thank you! Wishing you the best year ahead ever:)

Margy,
Oh my, that must have been so hard to finish after that amount of time, depending on what major, data may have changed considerably! (What was your study in?)

Betsy,
Snow is magical (especially when one doesn't live in it:) )

Taylorsoutback,
I wholeheartedly agree! It keeps things from piling up, or even ovrwhelming! Hppy New Year to you:)

Anitamombanita,
Looking up keeps things around us in perspective:) Yes, a happy New Year to you too!

Wenche said...

Oooh, what a lovely skyline :0) Beautiful :0) Thankyou for following me :0) Have a Happy New Year ! :0)

ladyfi said...

You have wonderful snow. And such lovely clouds!

Kim, USA said...

I have to look twice in the 2nd photo I thought it's also a cloud. Great composition, like it! Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Kim, USA

Eki said...

It looks like it's a cozy warm New Year amid the snow.

A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Jeannette. And all the best wishes for the year ahead.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi I love your pic of your notebooks, something about notebooks that we all love ........my first time on Weekend Reflections
and I have put on a party of reflections for
everyone to come and see.

Pietro said...

Beautiful pictures, so fascinating the cotton clouds!
Have a great 2012! :-)

NixBlog said...

Beautiful shots!
May 2012 be a year full of health and happiness for you!

jeannette said...

Wenche,
You're welcome -you have a fun blog, so it's my pleasure!

Fiona,
You definitely have more snow than where I live, so when we go to the mountains, my camera keeps clicking:)

Kim,
Thank you! After your comment I looked at that 2nd pic again, and have to say, it COULD be a cloud:):)

Eki,
Thank you so much Eki, I've been to your blog after i got your comment, and hope you found me at FB.

Island Reflections,
Meanwhile I've seen your amazing pics! Weekend Reflection is a fun meme!

Pietro,
Thank you, for some reason we have those a lot in Californa.

Nixblog,
Thank you, Friend! Am glad we got to each other's blog last year:)

Jenny said...

I am enchanted with the phrase 'cotton clouds'. What a wonderful descriptions.

Hope your 2012 is filled with many creative joys and endeavors!