Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Another year over. And a new one just begun"

Can you believe it? The year ...

... is upon us!

Seems the older I get the faster time flies. I hope you each feel young at heart.

Whether you ...

and make a mess ...

Or just spend it quietly.

I hope the light around you shines ...

... and shines ...

Keep your heart and mind open and you're never alone...

Nurture the child in you and there will always be ...

Remember that any day is the perfect day to start anew.

I wish for you all good things in 2009 and always.


Kimmie said...

Oh this is a GREAT sign! I have never been a first commenter! :-) Whoot Whoot!!!

Dianne, this post was beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. You have the most eloquent way of putting your thoughts into words. Thank You for always being one of the brightest stars in my life.

Happy New Year My Dear Friend!


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely New Years Greeting, my dear! So happy that we found each other this year---ESPECIALLY this very exciting "political" year....Like you, I have so enjoyed getting to know you, Dianne, and hope to continue this journey of Virtual Friendship ALL through 2009....May your year be filled with GOOD HEALTH, MUCH HAPPINESS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF CREATIVITY.....HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR, TO YOU AND YOURS!!!!

magnetbabe said...

Beautifully put and a wonderful sentiment. Happy New Year, I wish you hope, peace and joy in 2009. Much love from the furry ones, the hubby and me.

Bear Naked said...

And a Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bear((( )))

Deborah Godin said...

Great post - very nice NY sentiments and terrific pix!! All the best to you, too. See ya next year! Whee!

Dianne said...

kimmie - Woo Hoo!! to being first
You're the best Lady - every time I see my Fork Goddess go by on the sidebar I think of you and smile

oldold lady of the hills - I look forward to the continued journey - you are a wonderful travel companion :)

magnetbabe - I hope you know the special place "Auntie Babe" holds in our hearts - much love from the Di/Mi/Si trio to you and Deano and the furry ones.

thank you Bear!!

Deborah - I love me MY NY :)
she's loud and messy and hard to handle - with a huge heart and soul. All good things to relate to ;)
all the best dear lady

Jay said...

Happy New Year Dianne!

bobbie said...

Right back atcha, dianne! These are great images!

Mrs. C said...

Happpyyyyy New Year!

Dianne said...

jay - have a good one you sexy, horned helmut, Viking hottie you!!

bobbie - the finest of NYC!! I love the faces of the guys around the old Times Square Ball - that's from the 70s - when Teamsters were Teamsters!!

mrs c - and to all of you - hugs to all the kiddies and an extra hug to the sweet toothless grin one - he cracks me up.

Shelly said...

Great post Di, all warm and fuzzy.
Happy New Year to you too...and of course to those lucky kitties that get to hang out with you.
All the best to ya next year!

Maithri said...

Happy New year my beloved Friend,

Sending you wild hope and unexpected laughter,

Joy that rides a star and peace that deepens with every passing day,

Loving you,


Lisa said...

Happy New Year to you too Dianne. I hope 2009 brings you much happiness.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy New Year, Di! We will get together in 2009, no matter what! Deal?


Daryl said...

Happy New Year! I was just whining, er, telling Husband how my old office on the 22nd fl of Four Times Sq looked right smack at the ball drop and had I been there today (I am home on vacation) I could have taken pix of the test lighting. If only.

Happy Happy Healthy New Year to you and all you family and fur babies too. Thank you for your wise words and animal love and friendship.


Jeff B said...

Looking forward to a quiet night at home with my sweetie. Warm wishes for a very Happy New Year Dianne.

Kim said...

Very nice! May 2009 find you happy and healthy!

In Peace, Light and Love,

pink dogwood said...

Happy New Year Dianne - 'nurture the child in you' is my resolution for the new year - I have started by singing out loud while driving with my daughters - you should hear us sing rudolph the red nose reindeer :)

Wishing you a great 2009 :)

Melli said...

And the same for you Dianne! I'm sure 2009 is going to be an INTERESTING year if nothing else! I'm rather looking forward to it!

maryt/theteach said...

All the best to you, my dear friend! Have a happy and healthy New Year! :)

Smalltown RN said...

I love how you have done this post....Happy New Years to you as well....all the very best for a wonderful new year ....stay healthy...and keep us on our toes....cheers!

Raven said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for the good wishes. Getting to know you is one of the gifts that 2008 has given me and I look forward to many more wonderful posts and righteous rants full of love and wisdom in the year to come.

Let's hope the 2009 brings peace and hope and good will all across the earth. Happy New Year.

Reb said...

Have a wonder-filled New Year Dianne! Those are all great photos.

Cherie said...

Happy New Year my Special Lady!


Ralph said...

For us it has been quiet. Chili Nachos and Chili dids. Thath's it. We are happy to stay at homr on the Eve ona snowy day. No need to go out, but the four of us are together on this day. as it should be!

With many issues on our plates, perspective is required; Life is good, another new year is to be celebrated. With a beautiful grandchild in tow t this time next year, Happy New Year, Dianne!

Dianne said...

shelly - warm and fuzzy - and furry are good :)

maithri - loving you right back sweet doctor

lisa - I have the very same hopes for you!

pagan - it is a deal!!

daryl - I wondered if you were there. just as well, it's so chaotic. I did Times Sq. twice in my life - glad I did but not again.
Hugs to you and husband and kitties - see ya in 2009!

jeff - happy New Year to you and your sweetie and the boys :)

kim - all my best to all of you!

pink - I sing out loud in the car all the time - and I walk in puddles lol

melli - let's hope for good interesting :)

mary - you too!! hugs :)

smalltown - thanks, glad you like the post :)
I'll do my best to keep things stirred in 2009!

raven - ahhhh thanks so much! lots of love and hugs from me and Mi/Si to you and the girls

reb - thanks! hope you're staying warm

cherie - same to you Lady :)

ralph - imagine that - a baby this time next year!! life is a trip ain't it lol
hugs to the family

Ron said...


OMG...I LOVE the photos of Times Square and the BALL!!!

It brings back so many wonderful memories of when I lived in NYC!!!!

There is NOTHING like experiencing that!!!

Truly magical!

Enjoy your evening and day, dear lady!

And thank you for being such a wonderful hightlight in my 2008. I look forward to more of you in 2009!



Sylvia K said...

Terrific photos! Thanks for your great posts, your support! It's wonderful to find such wonderful friends like you online, you have truly made this a wonderful year for me and I'm sure it'll be even better in the coming year!

the walking man said...

Kiddo...too many new starts and you never get past go but beyond that, my personal sentiment, I do pray you find the tools necessary for you to continue to prosper in aspects of life. May the coming grandchild be a blessing above blessings and may your life continue to stand for what's good in the world.

Great Joy and peace be upon you.

Jeni said...

As always, you come through with such a great, sparkling, sweet and sentimental too, post! The past year was really a great one for me the day I found your blog.
Tonight, I almost missed the entrance of the New Year having fallen asleep around 8 p.m. in the recliner. Amazingly enough, I woke up to the strains of Auld Lang Syne playing in Times Square and just managed to see the tail end of the ball dropping! After that, it was business as usual -wide awake, Kurtis up bouncing around too from about 1 a.m. until 5 a.m.! Sheesh! Was beginning to wonder if he was EVER gonna crash and burn, ya know!
Now, I have my pork and kraut in the slow cooker, doing its thing, so it will be all cooked and ready for an early meal as my son has to leave to go to work around 3 p.m.
Hope you have a very Happy New Year and may it be filled with a whole hell of a lot of good health too this year! No more reruns and casts and junk like that, OKAY?
Happy New Year, kiddo!

Patti said...

Good morning Dianne!
I enjoyed this post and the photos you used.
I love old the two old B&W photos from the 50s (it appears.)

It looked soooo cold out there in Times Square last night - felt like 2 degrees , they said. Glad I was home.

I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Akelamalu said...

Lovely post Dianne!

Happy New Year to you m'dear and may it bring good health and happiness to you. x

Sparkling Red said...

Happy New Year, darlin'! May you find reasons to celebrate every day this year. :-)

Roger said...

Happy New Year to you Di!! All the best in '09!! Cool ol'photos I like those :D

Bob-kat said...

The child within me is always well nurtured ;)

Happy New Year Dianne! I wish for good things for you this year and I'm looking forward to another year of visiting you at your blogs :)

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Beautiful entry.

You know when your a teenager and know EVERYTHING and the Old Folks tell you to 'enjoy this time because when you get older, time will fly.' You roll your eyes and say, 'Whatever. You don't know what your talking about.':o)

I wish you, your family, Siren and Mia a great 2009. Lisa

Rambling Woods said...

A Death In The Blogger World

A blogger friend lost her husband suddenly last Sunday night. I thought it would be nice to go and leave a message for her on her blog...You may know her as 'mommanator' at grannies ramblings

Deb said...

Happy New Year ~ Sending you wishes of happiness and good health. May 2009 be filled with laughter, silliness, adventures and friendship! Celebrate.

Micky-T said...

Happy New Year Dianne,
from Bic'n'I'n'Luca

Travis said...

Happy 2009 to you my dear! I'm glad I found your place. I look forward to some lively commentary and discussion in the coming months.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wishing you all that you wish yourself for the new year.

storyteller's other blog said...

What a lovely New Year's post! I'm glad to have encountered you in this virtual world and wish you a lovely 2009.
Hugs and blessings,

Linda Reeder said...

Thank you, Dianne. I expect to still be learning from you!
While there is much to right from the wrongs of the last 8 years, ther is at least HOPE!

Linda said...

A very happy 2009 to you, too, Dianne! Those are some lovely sentiments and wishes and hopes and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can all look back at 2009 in another year and say "Yes!" when asked if it was a good one!

Dianne said...

ron - I am looking forward to a whole new year of new hilarity! love ya too!!

sylvia - thank you for such generous kindness

mark - coninuing to stand for good - thank you!!
peace to a brilliant poet

jeni - you're the best!!

patti - I watched Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin for a bit - it did look cold, I was happy to be home!

akelamalu - thanks, and all the best to you too Lady!

sparkling - sounds like a plan! :)

roger - I love old photos :)
hugs Marlboro Man

bob-kat - and it is going to be a good and healthy year for you - I can feel it in my bones :)

Lisa - ain't that the truth. I wish I had listened when I was younger :)

rambling - I stopped by and left her a message. she has a wonderful quote posted.

deb - thank you!! same to you

micky t - thanks so much - hugs to all of you :)

travis - as do I. and a new season of Dancing too!!

rob - thanks sweetie

storyteller - I am glad that I encountered you too!!

linda R- there is much to hope for! Happy New Year

linda - I'm corssing my fingers too :)

Hilary said...

Wishing you the absolute best for 2009, Dianne. Happy New Year. :)

Dianne said...

hilary - and the same wishes for you!!

CG said...

A truly beautiful & inspiring post for the new year!!

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Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

That's SO sweet! Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

Thanks for visiting my photohunt. :)

Debo Blue said...

Happy New Year Dianne!

Thank you for all your kind words and for continuing to visit my humble site and for turning me on to Mathiri's site.

CrystalChick said...

What a lovely post! Happy New Year to you and your family.
We spent a fairly quiet one with some friends over playing games like Clue and Pictionary. I think I like nights like that best.

Wishing you all good things in 2009!

Spartacus said...

...and a Happy 2009 to you Diane. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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