Friday, January 3, 2014

Where Does it Go?

Can you believe 2013 is gone and 2014 is here?

My folks always said time flies.....I guess they really knew what they were talking about.....

It sure does!

 Mr. Math is visiting our Miss Margaret in Phoenix and my local girls had big plans to spend New Year's Eve in San Francisco.

Love these images....not sure how old these noisemakers are, I found them in a box of my mom's stuff....
I think the one looks like Carmen Miranda....and how much fun is the couple having!

I had a quiet evening, dinner and a movie I'd taped earlier but hadn't had time to of my Christmas favorites....Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck as the Martha Stewart of the 1940's...well sort of a pretend Martha Stewart .......the excitement of the evening was calming down my two pooches when neighbors set off firecrackers at midnight.

I know a lot of folks pick a word for the year.....I have never done that....but this year if I was going to choose a word it would be......


My plan for 2014 is to make time for myself.......spending more time at the YMCA working out, and joining weight watchers.

I'm also planning on taking a beginning quilting class....I consider myself to be sort of a beginner and a half quilter....I have a few weakness when it comes to quilting...I tend to feel rushed, I need to be a better cutter, and I need help with sewing triangles, my points are always just a little off....I'm a visual learner and thought a class would be helpful.

It is funny how the start of a new year makes me feel....a bit like I have a new opportunity to start fresh!

Cheers to a wonderful and exciting 2014!!



  1. I am going to take more time for myself also:) I need to lose a few pounds and certainly need to get more exercise! Hope your new year is an extra special one for you! BIG HUGS!

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Chris!
    Cool noisemakers! Fun sweaters on the dogs. I also need to get healthy this year, eating right, exercise and being a better person.

  3. Happy New Year, Chris! It is good to make some plans for ourselves now and then! By the way, I am a Lifetime Weight Watcher!

  4. Happy New Year! Great word you chose! I workout at the Y and I quilt too - If I lived near you, I'd say let's have coffee :)

  5. Happy New Year!! Time really does seem to fly by!! Your quilt class sounds like a lot of fun!! You'll have to keep us posted of what your working on! :) xo Holly

  6. Happy New Year, Chris! I'm so busy wrapping up 2013 I haven't had a chance to start on 2014 yet! xo Jane

  7. Love the noisemakers, so cute! Bet they are older with those graphics. Poor doggies, hope they weren't scared. We live in the country and lots of people shoot their guns. I know, scary. Good for you taking a quilting class. I'm thinking of a knitting or crocheting class. & Good for you choosing "me" this year! Happy New Year!

  8. Happy, Happy, Happy New Year! Your noise makers are fabulous and several of them are ones that I've been collected. How special that they were your mothers. You sound wonderful ambitious with your goals for this year. Good for you!

  9. That is so crazy. I watched THAT SAME movie on New Year's eve. A blog reader recommended it as the house is super cool and she thought I would like to see it. Hubby and I sat down and watched it. Good luck with the resolutions. I am too tuckered out at this point to make any new ones..happy 2014

  10. Happy New Year Chris! I think youve chosen the perfect word for yourself for this year. Im starting out this new year feeling lazy and tired! LOL! Im trying to pull it together for the weekend.. and am considering putting christmas away.. but hear me whine when I say... "but thats sooo much work!" LOL!
    Have a great weekend

  11. Your night sounds great - I love Christmas in CT - one of my favs!!!

    Love your word too - it's perfect!

    Happy new Year!!


  12. Great word for 2014 Chris ! You deserve it !


  13. Hi Chris! I know what you mean about quilting. I do try! A class sounds wonderful. Happy 2014!

  14. Happy New Year Chris! I am way to impatient to quilt. Believe me, I've tried! Wishing your a very Happy New Year!


  15. Happy New Year Chris! Love those cute noise makers!! Have a great week! xo Heather

  16. Where does the time go, indeed? I haven't caught up on your blog in a long time and am having fun reading backwards through time!
    Christmas in Connecticutt is one my favorite Christmas movies, too!
    Happy New Year!