December 31, 2009

it just looks like a dead animal.....

but
it keeps my head really warm
when we're out walking in the park
and
it makes my hubby laugh at me
which sometimes feels like the best reason to do just about anything
~~
ANYHOW
by the time you read this
my packed bags and totally vacationed self
will be on a plane
heading back to wisconsin
where I'll be ready to jump into
2010
with both feet
~~
some past years
have come along all prickly or crooked or a few sizes too small or just kind of smelly
and
it was easy to get lost at the crossroads
where I felt the need to look both ways
and
question so many things before me

but
not this year
~~
this year
there's no way I'm turning my back
on what's in front of me
or
even sticking my finger cautiously into it
just to take a taste of it
like frosting on a cupcake
~~
nope
this year
I'm eating the whole thing
wrapper and all
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45 comments:

  1. Woo hoo Beth! Good on ya girl! Enjoy your time away and wishing the best for you in 2010!

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  2. I think that's as good as it gets! Happy 2010 to you and yours...

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  3. Great way to start a new year! Looking forward to your posts!

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  4. good for you! happy new year.

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  5. I love your smile Beth...and your fur hat.

    Have a safe trip home.

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  6. I think it looks good on you. And so will 2010. Welcome back!

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  7. Great attitude! I'm thankful for having found you this year my friend. You help in more ways than you realize. Go and be selfish-you deserve it. The happiest of New Year's to you. I'll be following right along.

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  8. Ha! Don't forget to floss! I hope you had a wonderful vacation and anniversary, that you toasted your toes and rejuvenated your spirit. Many blessings in the new year.

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  9. I am loving your attitude and I swear when I read your title I was sure you were referring to 2009. :)

    Happy Happy New Year!!

    :) Debi

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  10. Happy Anniversary.
    Happy Blue Moon New Year.
    Happy to your life that will be amazing and cheers to you letting it sparkle into us!

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  11. Your smile is infectious!!

    Happy New Year!



    !LIVE!

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  12. Oh my... yes I agree... infectious is the word! I leave you with a lift in my spirit and a desire to drink from your fountain! Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2010!

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  13. yea buddy ... here's MY wish that 'the whole thing' involves YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!!! in a major major major way.

    Love you, Baby!

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  14. That sounds like a grand idea! Wrapper and all! Have a safe trip back home!

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  15. Yummy ! Can't wait until you share exactly how it tastes ! ;)
    Happy New Year, You Beautiful Beth !

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  16. it's easy to
    see these photos
    and think that hat
    is magic.

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  17. Dead animal look or not, it's not to have warm ears. What does your husband have on?

    Safe flight, good to see you grabbing hold of the new year. I know it will be a good one.

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  18. wrappers are a good source of fiber right? *grin* good to know you will be well balanced.


    i hope you have the best year ever and they keep getting better and better.

    love to you...xoxox

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  19. "Your not turning your back on whats in front of you"!!I love this!!Warmest Regards,Cat

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  20. DITTO DITTO DITTO!!! Count me in on the WHOLE CUPCAKE!!!! (how many calories in a cupcake??)
    hee hee.

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  21. I like this idea of jumping in and not being timid with the new year. You have such a great way with words.... I love how you look at life!

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  22. How cute are you???!!! I've always wanted a hat that style that was faux fur inside and out. You are stylin", girlfriend!!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  23. I love the energy here - I think it's the hat! It's in your writing, in the pictures, you really are just jumping into this new year! I am inspired!

    I wish you the best of everything - I think you all ready have it!

    Cheers!

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  24. Fantastic! I love your spirit and enthusiasm. Hope you have a wonderful New Year...looking forward to more adventures with you in 2010!

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  25. Lovely optimisim. I hope you have a great New Year!

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  26. Embracing it fully ... may you have a wonderful one.

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  27. You go and Rock my friend the whole year round. I'll be there at your site to dance and swirll with you. On the beautiful music called life.

    Be well and have a wonderful as we say it Old and New.

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  28. Love the hat! I would so wear one if I lived in the great white north...I bet I'd wear it to bed. As it is, here in Atlanta I sometimes have to crank up the air conditioner just to sit by the roaring fire :)
    Happy life together to you and that hubby of yours...you inspire me.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  29. How very pioneer of you, Beth... It looks great on you!

    I'm with you on welcoming 2010 wholeheartedly! I can't wait to see the places it takes us!

    Love you, RockStar!

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  30. Beth, you always have such a wonderfully positive outlook on things and, perhaps, that is the answer! I need to learn by your example and embrace that more often! You've been delightful to follow since I've begun blogging.

    All the best to you in this new year.

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  31. Have a fantastic New Year Beth :-)

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  32. Me too!! The whole thing!!!
    Bring it on!!!
    Happy New Year
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  33. That hat is great and it looks so much fun to wear while keeping you warm.

    25 years and still going so strong. Wonderful to see the fun in your relationship exist.

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  34. I think we have the same coat!

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  35. perfect smile on your face...dancing eyes full of promise ...happy 2010...wrapper and all

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  36. i SO love the look of excitement on your face!
    happy new year!

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  37. happy new year! now go get 'em!!!

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  38. Hooray for you!
    I hope 2010 brings you everything you wish for.
    Love the hat too. :)

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  39. Jump in with both feet and run with a very special 2010. Blessings go with you.

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  40. Haha this post made me laugh. You look so happy in that hat! Happy New Year!!

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  41. this has got to be the best New Year's post i've read!

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers!

    love + luck + bliss,
    missysue

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  42. Two buzzards sitting on a high wire. One says to the other, "Fuck patience, I'm gonna kill something."

    Good luck.

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  43. I love your approach to the new year. I'll join you. Do tell me you've found an edible wrapper, though.

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  44. Did someone say cupcake???

    Wrapper and all?!!?
    That reminds me of K-Pax...have you ever seen that? Kevin Spacey? I love the way he eats produce...I especially love the way he eats strawberries.
    And bananas.
    You MUST see it if you haven't already. Absolutely charming...just like you and that adorable hat!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth