Saturday, December 31, 2011

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone so quickly.  It has been quite a year.  As I prepared to write this post I tried to reflect on the past 12 months.  There have been a lot of changes, some wonderful new experiences and some tragic losses.

I’m not for making New Years Resolutions – they tend to just be a reminder of failure J    Although, I always strive each year to gain more patience.  It often eludes me but I do think I am a bit better in this area than in past years.  I guess it’s a work in progress.

I’ve learned
- that being stubborn can have its price.
- it’s never to late to try something new.
- sometimes the simplest of gestures can mean the most.
- There are times when you just need to let some things go - And that's OK. 

This blog has been such a positive experience for me.   I have interacted with some wonderful people and made some very special connections.  I have discovered that what may appear to be a random thought can often create a relationship that has multiple benefits.  Though blogging I have learned a lot of things.  There are many people dealing with the same issues and we have been able to help each other.    There are many different forms and stages of caregiving and often when you are the most frustrated, someone steps forward to share their experiences.  Being able to share, vent, rant (if needed) is an invaluable tool. 

I so appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to visit here and leave a comment.   Thank you so much for your coming along for the ride with me.

Health, Hope, and Happiness to each of you in 2012


  1. Happy New Year to you Kim! I love your lesson learned :) I am such a worrier, what a waste of time. I am looking forward to 2012, a breath of fresh air!

  2. Beautifully worded post. Happy New Year to you. Wishing you the best of everything in 2012.

  3. Your lessons learned will be printed out and tacked where I can see them! Very wise person you are! And... from you I have learned, that often times, the best way to deal with a rough situation, is to find some laughter in it... Happy New year to you, Kim!

  4. Happy New Year, Kim, to you and yours.

    Wonderful musings and lessons learned; you never know where life will take you but sure is better being along for the ride.

    Blessings Always,


  5. Happy New Year to you, dear Kim! And to Millie, Mom and Auntie.
    May the coming year bring you all the best!

  6. Same thing to you too my friend. You have blessed me beyond anything I can ever say. You have made me laugh when I was grumpy, and yes, even made me cry.
    To me you are patient beyond anything I ever would be and you give at a deeper level than I understand.
    I look forward to a whole new year of sharing in your life.
    Happy New Year to you too.

  7. Happy New Year Kim you echo what I feel we are all so much alike in this world. There is nothing better then to have a nice comment that cheers your soul.Kim you make us all laugh with your humor and Thanks for the Friendship Cheri

  8. Kim ~
    Great post.
    Love you, girlfriend :)
    Happy New Year to you, mom and auntie. Oh, and Millie, too.
    Pug hugs :)

  9. Great post. I'd rather substitute goals for resolutions. I set goals. Yah, they do set
    I wish you and your family a wonderful blessed New Year!

  10. You wise woman ~ from where did you learn so many life's lessons! Love this post; gave me thought as I begin my ongoing work in progress also. I have loved visiting with you and getting to know you Kim this past year. You are always so kind and interesting to a non-hooker (???) like me. Happy New Year dear friend.

  11. Good post wishing you a wonderful new year.

  12. Happy New Year to you and your family. It's been my pleasure to get to know you!

  13. How so very wise of you Kim to review your year and seeing your progress and realizing that you are blogging for many reasons like lots of us.

    Knowing you has been such a great joy to me and the Highlight was meeting you face to face at Deanne Fitzpatrick's studio, although it was for only a short time.

    I've been trying to remember where I first post a comment on your blog but I remember how I admired you for trying so hard to crack a smile on your mom's face by making some smilie faces edible something. She was having a grumpy day.

    I've been admiring your steadfastness loyalty to your mom and auntie and the little triumphs now and then that just melt my heart.

    Like you I don't share ALL my heartaches and stresses but knowing that someone care miles away help us to carry on. We all have our crosses to bear.

    I wish you much love, happiness and success in the new year, good health, PATIENCE and hope.


    Hugs, JB

  14. I like that! Happy New Year! sandie♥

  15. You make me happy when skies are gray my friend...You've done so in the past so many times, and I know you will be there to do so in the future. What a wonderful little ray of sunshine I've found in you....Wishing you sunny skies in the year ahead....Smiles & Many Heartfelt Hugs ~ Robin