Friday, December 30, 2011

An End to A Year

a whole lotta mish mash posting!

1)  Well, the nerve!  As I mentioned yesterday,
I had 2 long (11 hours), hot dates today with
Mr. Washer
and Mr. Dryer.
Or so I thought.
Several of you have informed me
that I am being two timed!
Will I never learn?
*note to self: just give up on dating for 2012!*

2) I've being doing a lot of analyzing of 2011
over the past few days.  Especially regarding my blog.
So many of you fantastic bloggers
have such well defined blogs.
Many of you are photographers,
writers, or crafters.
Like life in high school,
I seemed to get a long with most...
the "books," the "balls (athletes)"
and the "burn outs."
Time hasn't changed me.
Yet I have to ask the question to you all...
does it bother you that my blog is ALL OVER THE PLACE?
Please be honest with me as this is a very real concern I have.
Thank you!

3)  One of the best things for me in 2011 was meeting
EACH and EVERY one of YOU!
I never realized the sense of community, the generosity
and the wealth of friendships that blogging entailed.
It really is the most wonderful place to be.
A very VALID use of
I thank each of my followers, commenter's
and fellow bloggers for sharing a part of themselves with me.
You have enlighten me in more ways than you know.

4)  Every 5-6 years in MN. we end up
with no or very little snow.  It seems this is the year.
We STILL have no snow!

5)  My big celebration for New Year's Eve will be
during the day tomorrow while a friend, Becky
and I go clean up on the sales
at Bath and Body.  Gift cards.  How fun!
I haven't rung in the New Year since becoming a parent
and it won't be any different this year.

To those of you who have someplace to be:
Have fun but be smart.
Please don't drink and drive
please don't text and drive, ever.
I would never want to lose you.

Thank you for a great year
and I look
forward to exploring
2012 with all of you!

Love and Hugs,


Ellie said...

Hi Jill, just wanted to re-assure you that I think your blog is fab. I wouldn't keep coming back if I didn't like it. So stop fretting. I know what you mean though - I sometimes worry that my blog might get a bit boring. Hope not!!
This time of year is a time for reflection isn't it?
We don't tend to do much for hogmaney so will be having a quiet night in.
Have a pleasant new year when it comes.

TexWisGirl said...

i echo your sentiments on this blogging community. and no, we enjoy your eclectic blog just as it is! don't try to pigeon-hole it into one part or piece! no need!

Buttons said...

Dear Jill if you have not noticed I am all over the place too. Just keep writing the way you do I enjoy it and I am so sure everyone else does too.
I love my bloggie friends and the mix is what keeps it special. A group of totally different people in one room getting along fabulously isn't it wonderful?
Happy New Year Jill. Have fun shopping and talk to you in 2011. B

Blessed Serendipity said...

Dearest Jill,
Do you honestly think anyone cares about you "being all over the place"? I can only speak for myself, but I love visiting you at your blog and I come here to see what you are up to and what's going on in your life. You are so sweet, unique and real and I love that about you. Blog the way that makes YOU happy. It's your blog. Happy new year to you!


Donna said...

SO glad I found You Miz Jill!! Thanks for being my Friend!!!
Happy New Years!!!

Lottie said...

Your blog is wonderful! Just do what you feel! Wonderful to have gotten to know you this year. Looking forward to next year!


Sharon said...

Jill, your blog is all over the place. Just like mine. I wouldn't have it any other way. ;-)

I am so sorry you have no snow. You want it... I know a lot of people that do.
I am thrilled we have no snow. I don't want it.
Snowmobile are just sitting there and rusting, I suppose.

Nope, I am not seeing the New Year in either, is a bad waste of sleep.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Jill, I enjoy your blog just the way it is! (Mine is a "hodge podge," too!)

We've been having snow-free holidays here in Iowa, too. Unusual, but at least it makes my commute to/from school trouble-free.

Happy New Year, my new bloggy friend!

Jackie said...

I never noticed you were, "all over the place", I love reading your blog...I love the variety. I love being your blogger friend, Happy New Year Jill

Debbie said...

varity is the "spice" of life!! you are much funner (the dumb person's way of saying "more fun")than i. don't change a thing, "i love you just the way you are"!!!

Lynne said...

I love your blog . . . keep doing "your thing" . . . your blog is just fine . . . I visit you each day and look at all the others that visit you too!

I have heard there are "rules and regs" for blogging however so far I haven't seen or heard what they are . . . So I tell myself to just be myself, be honest and talk about my life. I like that you do some of that too . . .

So here we are . . . onward to 2012 . . .
Happy New Year Jill . . . be happy and well . . .

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, Wishing you all the best for the New Year! Lots of blessings, Your friend, Catherine xo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

great tips, thank you!

wishing you and yours a happy new year and the best for 2012!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My blog is all over the place too. It's all good :-)

Happy New Year!

gigi said...

Thanks for the loves and the hugs and just wanted to wish you a very happy new year 2012!!!!

Melodie said...

I had the same thoughts awhile back about my blog being so varied but everyone assured me they liked it that way just as we love yours the way it is too!We wouldn't keep coming back if we didn't! Have a Happy New Year!

Madi and Mom said...

I absolutely A D O R E your blog just as it is. I love coming over each morning to see what you have been doing. It is a buffet of words all about your daily life, things you love/don't love, beautiful barns and about your State. Your pictures are excellent!! Don't change a dang thing and to end like all good Southerners do...Bless your heart for asking!!
Hugs to you all,
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS Ms. Jill your blog is about real people...ours has turned mom into a mistress of the flashy beast and crazy cat lady. MOL but that is ok because Mom says she is doing what makes her happy and that is all that counts.

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

One of the things I love best about your blog is it is like mine, ALL OVER THE PLACE, as you put it! I love it, and would miss you if you changed it around! Coming here to visit is like going to an old friend's home and chatting about what's going on! So warm, friendly and inviting. This is you and I for one, love it. What ever you decide to do, it will still be you, but I think your blog is perfect!!!

Blessings for a wondrous and joyous new year, and may 2012 be a year filled with happiness, good health and much laughter!


ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I think your blog is great just the way that it is. You have such great photos and it's about that and the life with your family (and currently lack of snow - our weatherman said it's because the systems keep getting blown straight across the country instead of being able to develop and really take hold). It's not as "all over the place" as you might think. I try and find things that are fun for mine, I'm only a moderate crafter, some of my projects don't turn out very well. Lol. But by gosh! : ).. I love a good laugh and spreading it around for all to enjoy. You are the same way, you have a lot of things that you share with us and we all think that's a great thing! So glad that I have been able to get to meet you this year as well. Looking forward to next year with ya!

Jenny Woolf said...

A lovely 2012 for you. I laughed at the hot dates! :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I think your blog is great! Enjoy your New Years and your shopping tomorrow!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Jill, I know what you are saying and I think we all wonder what the heck we are trying to accomplish with our blogs, since we obviously spend so much time at it.

I've found over the last few years that just being yourself is the best blog advice anyone can follow. The rest will fall into place eventually. :)

Big hugs and Happy New Year's wishes to you and your lovely family.

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I've been doing a lot of reflecting about my blog too - maybe it's that time of year? I feel the same way, as if mine is all over the place. That's probably why I like yours so much! Anyway, I may be making some changes to mine - or starting a new one. I'll let you know.

Happy New Year to you - I hope 2012 brings your health and happiness!

Dianna said...

Jill, I love that your blog is "all over the place". Mine is too, really.
So glad we met - guess it was in 2011 - may have been late 2010. I hope the New Year will be a great one for you and your family!