Thursday, January 01, 2015

Out with Old, In with the New

I have to be honest I'm glad to see the back of 2014, yes we did have some great HIGHS,
 my Mum and Dad renewing their vows,

Mason's First Birthday

My brother's 60th

 and a gorgeous Summer Wedding and

 rounded off by finally meeting Heidi and Stephanie from Simon Says Stamp.

But the enormous low was losing my Dad
 I didn't realise how much he left a huge hole in my heart and being such a terrible pessimist I worry for both my Mum and Hubbies Mum.
Time to push forward and accept everything that 2015 is about to throw at you.
I do have some new resolutions maybe my first one should be not to be a pessimist but I've had a whole lifetime perfecting it but I will try not to be as bad. ( Pretty much certain this one won't last long)
My second is Christmas Cards I am not going to leave it so late so determined that I'm going to try and join in some Christmas challenges this year so it you thought you were safe from Christmas Cards till the summer hopefully you will be mistaken.
Yes there is a third, 2014 has taken a toll on my weight, although I haven't been able to lose anymore I wasn't putting it on either till this year and I have gained a stone ( it maybe more I haven't weighed myself yet), that needs to be dealt with.
There is also a fourth not to buy as much craft stuff but that just silly having that one, it probably would only last till I see the craft sales!!!!!!!


Desire Fourie said...

An awesome reflection on the 2014 and wonderful plans for 2015!!!
Wishing you a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sarah said...

Happy New Year xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy New Year Debby, lots of highs last year but one treeible loss. Sadly you lost your dear Dad. Don't spend time worrying though, enjoy your time with the Mums instead. I have made several crafting resolutions, see yesterday's post xx

Jane said...

I really hope that 2015 brings you more highs than lows Debby. Happy New Year and let that optimism out ;0) Hugs xx

She King said...

Happy New Year Debby. I hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for. xxx

Mau xx said...

Mums and Dads leave a massive hole Debby, I know that too well :( it took many years before I got over the loss of mine. Hope 2015 is a good year for you and also your mums XX
Your resolutions are on par with 1/ a stone off 2/ Christmas challenges
3/ to climb Cat Bells in the thats a challenge and a as we are only LOW Fell walkers due to Angina need to get fitter first.
Happy New year xxxxx

Doreen said...

Happy New

misteejay said...

I hope you have lots of highs to enjoy in the coming year.
Wishing you all the very best for 2015.
Toni xx

Natalia Smith said...

Happy New Year Debbie! xx

Faith A said...

Debby you do make me laugh, good on you doing resolutions, I don't even bother I know they won't last. LOL.

Hope is 2015 is VERY good for you.

Nágela said...

Happy New Year!
He is full of joy, health, successes and great art!
Thanks Debby!

Elaine Lawson said...

Your pain in losing your dad is pretty universal, and I hope it will continue to be replaced by warm and wonderful memories only. You have shared so much this past year, and I thank you and have your continued healing in my prayers.

scrappyjacky said...

Happy New Year to you.

Pat said...

Sorry your year was spoilt by the loss of your Dad Debby but I certainly look forward to another year of your wonderful creativity. Happy New Year. x

Christine L said...

Loved reading about your year Debby... those wonderful highs... and then the loss of your Dad... I lost my Dad in 1980 and my Mum in 1989..... and I still miss them... My Dad never even got to see my daughters born... but that's what comes of being born to older parents. Then I lost my sister 5 years ago.. So I share in your pain and your pessimism.... but like you.... I want to be more POSITIVE in 2015 - so here's to it!!
Big hugs
Christine x
PS... Maybe we'll meet up again this year too! x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wishing you a Very Happy, Fun Filled and Healthy New Year sweetie.

Sandra H said...

Wishing you a Happier New Year Debby ....lovely photo's too!

KraftyKaren said...

Every year I make the resolution about not buying so much craft stuff and I never stick to it LOL!!! I found this challenge - Beat the Christmas Rush ( kept me on track with my Christmas cardmaking during 2014. Thank you for your lovely inspiration and good luck with keeping to your resolutions. Hope you have a much better 2015 x

Miria said...

Hi, Debby. I read about your dad: so sorry, when I lost mine twenty years ago I felt the same, but please ... think positive.
About not buying so much craft stuff, I can't say but ...Bah Humbug ;)
I wish you a better 2015 for you and your family
Miria xx

cotnob said...

Happy New Year Debby, good luck with the New Year's Resolutions.

Chrissy said...

Wishing you a very Happy and healthy New Year 2015 Debby..all the best.


*Vicki* said...

AWE!! What a lovely bunch of memories my friend!! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year in 2015! Hugs & Smiles

Wendy said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year Debby Xxx

Becky said...

Wonderful memories my friend.. I pray you have a Wonderful New Year.

Kathleen said...

Lovely post and so say all of us on the craft buying side, good luck with all your resolutions and I hope you have a very Healthy 2015.

Kath x

Lea Brawn said...

All I can say is keep your chin up Debby. Think of the wonderful memories you have made and the ones still to be made. Here's to 2015 x

Carol S. said...

Happy New Year Debby. It's always hard losing our loved ones, but memories we always keep with us. I have a similar list to do this year. Losing more weight and using old stash. Spending, now that's a bit harder!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Debby, Happy New Year! Lovely to see you highs but so sorry about your Dad.
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Debs! How enjoyable reading about all the highs of 2014 for your family. Thank you for sharing them. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad - it's so hard losing a parent, regardless of the age. I was disappointed, too, that my Christmas cards were left to the last minute this year. Normally, the Christmas Challenges keep me on track, but something went ka-flooey this year! I look forward to seeing many more of your creations in 2015. hugs, de

Maria Alder said...

Hi Debby, what lovely memories. Sad you lost your dad but try to remember all the good times you had together if possible Gently hugs.Oh I have also put weight on over x-mas and I'm going on holiday so I can forget to be eating right until we are back. As I haven't got a craft room It's very hard to craft but I can't stop buying craft things so it starting to be tight and messy everywhere. At what age do the son move out ? :-) Take care Maria

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Some wonderful high points to your year Debbie, but a heart breaking low! I lost my daddy when he was only 56 years old. This year it will have been 15 years since he left us and I miss him every day still. So I empathise deeply. Big hugs to you and I hope you can feel a little optimism as the New Year settles in. Big hugs, Wends x

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