Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...and Anniversary!

Well we survived another year! Thank goodness that one is over. I don't mean to sound negative, but many things happened this past year that I don't think I want to redo! Be that as it may, we are on to bigger and better things here at Upper Pond!

I'm not going to try to make any big resolutions...just try to be a bit more patient, enjoy the time I have with my family and let the small stuff go. That's it, nothing fancy, just try to be the me that I enjoy being around. (some days, I don't even want to be around me!)

Three years ago I decided to take the plunge and started sharing my life with anyone that wanted to stop and read. I'm so glad I made the choice to put myself out to the world. I have "met" great people, envied the creativity that's out there and have explored many new things which I might not have, if I hadn't discovered it online.

Spud and Chloe and Colinette Jitterbug

So thank-you for stopping by my little part in the blog-o-sphere! And in celebration...let's have a give-away! Leave a comment...come out of Lurkerville...and introduce yourself. I will be giving away a skein of Spud and Chloe: Outer and a skein of Colinette Jitterbug. I'll close the drawing on January 4th and let you know the winner on Tuesday, January 5th! Good luck and I'm looking forward to meeting new friends!

27 comments:

Sarah said...

I'll comment to win a prize! I've read your blog for the last 6 months or so. I love your photography!

rosemary said...

hi there Jane i'm Rosemary and
i really enjoy reading your blog too.
wow three years! cogratulations to you! i hope i can hang in there that long...
i like the part in your post about being patient and not sweating the small stuff....very good advice!
Happy New Year to you!!

Seattlemom said...

I love your simple (yet oh so difficult) goals for 2010. Happy new year!

adventuregirl said...

Hello ! Out of Lurkerville I come ! I love your pics and stories of your 2 boys . I have two too - 15 and 12 . When not fighting they get along famously - I think all brothers are like that , may-be ? Anywho, love your blog - happy New Year !

Ann Phipps said...

I think I am the Queen of Lurkerville! I am Ann from western Massachusetts. My children are grown and I miss the days when they were young and full of life. I love your blog, and several others, seems like I learn something every day!

RW said...

I am happy to have met you too.

I am also very happy to say good bye to 2009 and hello to 2010.

Joan said...

No need to put me into the drawing, I just wanted to say I enjoy your blog. It concerned me that you had to deal with VRIP. I am happy it worked out!

Gretchen said...

I've so enjoyed your blog this year... the black bean soup recipe is a new family favorite of ours... happy new year!

MadMad said...

Congrats on the three years, Jane! That's a biggee! No need to put me in the drawing (my one day "working" at the LYS has affected my stash in immeasurable ways...) but I wanted to add my congrats to the list! Hope 2010 is a winner!

t does wool said...

Happiest of New Years to you Jane.

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Happy New Year Jane to you and the fam.
Wishing you a wonderful, refreshing, joyful, creative and a heck of good 2010.
ps...I lurv your blog.

Anonymous said...

Jane, hope you have a Blessed New Year. Thanks so much for your blog I found it through another blog. Congrats on your amazing 3 years! Kelly

At Home Mommy Knits said...

A very happy new year to you and yours! Happy Anniversary as well :)

Samantha said...

congratulations :)
I love your photographs and insights into your days.
Keep up the good work.

Holli said...

May have missed the deadline here, but am just now getting to checking in with all my favorite blogs after a week's vacation. Love your new header and would love to get in on the fabulous yarn giveaway!

Joslyn said...

merry christmas, happy new year and happy blog anniversary friend!

we miss and love you dearly!
xo

larissa said...

Happy New Year to you, Jane! I love coming to this honest, funny, and 'real' place of yours. Your resolutions are big. There's a great PBS series starting tonight called 'This Emotional Life' that deals with happiness and letting go - i think i'm going to tivo it - just in case. Congratulations on 3 years - that's big too.

Danielle said...

Happy New Year! Three years is an accomplishment, congrats!

Sandy said...

i'm not new, but still popping in to say hello!
that yarn is so pretty, i couldn't resist.
happy new year, jane!

Melissa said...

Hi Jane,

I am coming out of Lurkerville.

One of my goals for 2010 is to comment more on the blogs that I visit.

I also have 2 boys (14 and 10) that play hockey. I also have 2 girls (12 and 8), one that plays hockey. I love your blogs and your pictures. Have a great 2010.

MamaLizKnits said...

Jane Jane Jane... I'm happy that you're part of my circle of bloggy friends. *mwah* Happy New Year to you!

Meg said...

Happy New Year! I found your blog a few months ago--I hope I've commented before this! This year I'm resolving to comment more and lurk less!

And the yarn is beyond lovely!

Loretta said...

Hey Jane, I love reading your blog. I am in awe of your photos, esp. the new one you have in your header! Congratualtions on three years! Keep rockin'!

Rose said...

I just found your blog; so lovely. Please enter me in the drawing too!

stitching under oaks said...

I too just found your blog...I'll be back to peek around. Thanks for sharing your new year's resolution...I always like to see what other people are resolving to do. Yours could be mine! Happy New Year!

TD wool design said...

Love your new header!
Glad to see 09 go as well! I'm hoping for a peaceful 2010.
Hoping to get back your way this year. Just maybe not in winter! You guys mean business! HNY! xx

lucky knitter said...

Happy New Year, Jane. I love the new header too. I really enjoy visiting your blog, seeing what you are up to, and looking at your gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Blogiversary!