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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Well Hello 2014!!

Joyce really wanted to start the new year off right so here is the very first Hodgepodge for 2014.  Join in and have some fun.

1. Times Square is the setting for the infamous ball drop signaling a brand new year....when did you last 'drop the ball' on something?
Ok so the first questionn is hard. I'm sure I forgot a lot of things. 2013 was the year of a lot of doctors appointments and medical terms. There were times when I had to look at the calendar on the fridge to see where I was suppose to be or see so I'm sure I forgot cards to people or calls to people or saying thank you for something.

2. What is one thing you resolved to do in 2013 that you actually did?
I didn't make any resolutions for 2013 so I didn't have anything to have to actually do.  It was the first year that I didn't make any resolutions.

3. Jack London is quoted as saying, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." Agree or disagree? Why? 
There are seasons in ones life when this is true. Times when one feels dried up, when one feels like they are sanding still.  In those times, yes, grab a club a go swinging.  Fight for what you need or want. 

4. What was the best thing you ate in 2013?
I enjoy food, but more than that I enjoy the company while I'm enjoying food. So as for the food, I can't remember but as for the company----

5.  Share an anti-resolution...that is, something you plan to keep on doing in the new year.
Slow down.  Last year was a year of slowing down. Don't worry so much about the clean house, or height of the grass.  Slow down. Stop looking at the smart phone and look at the grand daughters who want to color with me.  Slow down.  Enjoy a meal with friends, tell them you love them. Slow down. Let the chemo drugs wash over me and know that it will be over soon. YUP Slow down. I plan to do more of that in 2014.

6. The Pantone color of the year for 2014 is radiant orchid.  Like or no like? Would I find this color anywhere in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade to either?
I like the color and yes you would find in my wardrobe and in our bedroom. It screams summer to me and on days like today when it's 18 degrees (feels like 11) I need summer.

I guess I'm just ahead of the times, because this has been our bedroom for about 3 years now. 

7. In three words or less sum up your 2013.CANCER REALLY ROTS

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
2014 starts off with a bang for us.  Our cancer fights continues.  Yes, I'm still in remissions and that is good. We are moving forward in our fight and will be harvesting my own stem cells in January for future transplant. It's very involved and not a topic for such a beautiful day but I'll talk about it soon.  
Have a wonderful and Happy New Year all.  


  1. Happy New Year, Lynn Marie! Wishing only good things for you in the coming year.

    You are so right, it's not the food that matters, but the company you share it with :)

  2. The color looks pretty in your bedroom. My house is more the jewel tones, so the softer colors don't work here. Wishing you and your sweet husband a healthy and happy new year!

  3. Happy New Year! Hope this year is a good one for you. I don't make resolutions either. But I like your idea of slowing down. Life goes so fast. Hang in there with the cancer fight. I beat it 6 years ago. I know you will too.

  4. Wise advice to take and give about slowing down. I have a dear friend who fought cancer in 2012-2013 (in remission currently) who learned "the hard way" as she said (through fighting her cancer) the importance of slowing down and taking time to enjoy those around her. It is a valuable lesson for all of us to take into the New Year!

    I hope it is a blessed one for you and yours!


  5. Praying that you continue to stay in remission and get stronger each day. Your bedroom looks beautiful, the color is really pretty. Happy New Year!

  6. I learned a lot time ago to KISS (keep it simple stupid). and to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy your grandchildren! Happy New Year!

  7. Cancer stole much of your 2013, but you're going to reclaim your time as your own again in 2014. You've beaten cancer into remission and now's the time to finish it off by banking your stem cells.

    Remember, you have so many prayers being sent up in your name to lift you up when you stumble along the road to your recovery.

    I predicted you'd beat cancer's a**, and I was right - you whupped it good.

    Here are my wishes for you in 2014:
    Continued remission, renewed strength and overall health, enough energy to run August yourself in agility trials, a short, less snowy, and warmer winter than usual, plus enough love and laughs this year to help make all this happen for you.

    Love you, Girl!

  8. So sorry to hear about your cancer battle but glad that you learned a lesson we all need to learn...slow down. I hope your new year is much healthier.

  9. Love your bedroom. Beautiful!!

  10. Love your purple bedroom!!! Happy new year!


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