Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Don't Sing Them Blues

For me, I always feel a bit melancholy, this time of year. 
As do many of you.  We ring out the old and say hello to the new.
I wish you all happiness,  joy and love in this new year.

Enjoy your New Year's Eve and I'll see you next year!

Of course we'll be doing new winter projects to carry us over until spring arrives again!

I can relate to Pat Conroy when he said, 
"I hungered for beauty and those realms 
of pure elation granted to those who had the 

imagination to know what to look for and how to find it."

Write it on your heart (and in your smile)
that every day is the best day in the year.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
whispering, 'It will be happy!'
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Alfred Lord Tennyson
and me

Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly. Kiss Slowly.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING.
Especially that which makes you smile.
Mark Twain

"The only journey is the one within."
Rainer Maria Rilke

A quick word about critters
and the ones close to our hearts.

We laugh, lay and play with them.

We let them help with the wrappings.

They stand a watchful eye over our Lego productions.

They are the world's best greeters ever!

And now we welcome the new year.
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Dear friends,
"Let life happen to you.
Believe me:
Life is in the right,
Rainer Maria Rilke

Take good care of you-
Happy New Year!


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy New Year!

Cloudia said...

You are a true friend, Karen. You used a quote I'm using tomorrow, and a photo of the Buddha elephant I just shared on FB. Great hearts beat alike, my sister. wishing you a wonderful year ahead

carol l mckenna said...

Oh love your family 'critters' even the 2 legged one ~ sweet ~ loving photos and inspiring quotes ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

Gail said...

Happy New Year!

Jeanie said...

I love each and every photo, Karen, along with your sentiments. Especially those dresses and your very sweet orange kitty -- reminds me of Gypsy.

Happy New Year to you!

sage said...

Have a wonderful New Year. I am ready for the new!

Debbie said...

beautiful snaps of you?? and your family!! you find the best quotes, they always speak to me!! wishing you joy and happiness in 2017!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I love all the pic's of you, your family and your furbabies. I especially love the greeter. Great quotes.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, dear friend!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Definitely DO NOT sing those blues - unless you're simply enjoying the music, of course. Happy New Year, Karen, may it bring everything that's good. Love that Mark Twain quote..!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

And best wishes to you for a wonderful New Year, full of fun and super photo ops!
Happy New Year!!

RedPat said...

Happy New Year to you Karen!

Elephant's Child said...

A very happy New Year to you and yours. May it continue to overflow with love, laughter and light.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy New Year to you, the family, the critters, and all your little people, Karen!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Happy New Year! (from a still snow-free Amersfoort)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super post Karen, glad I didn't miss it. I'm going into 2017 with a very positive attitude, it's the only way I know how 😊 I wish yourself and family much health and happiness in the new year 🎇🎇