The New Year is Here … Ready or Not!

Tic, tock, tic, tock … 2015 is almost here. Can you feel it? Are you ready to embrace it?

Tic, tock, tic, tock … 2014 is slipping away. Are you ready to release it? Have you said your goodbyes? Have you achieved your goals?

live the life you love-It’s been a fun year, hasn’t it? For me it’s been a whirlwind. I’ve visited family, friends and renewed old acquaintances. I’ve read a bunch of books and continue to visit the library on a weekly basis.  I’ve hiked new paths, visited new sights and am ready to see more.

For the New Year I plan to focus on the things that make me feel alive. Reading, learning, moving and growing.  I’ve read so many wonderful books this year and I want to take a bit of time to share them with you and give credit to the author. I visited some pretty places and put myself out there in ways that surprised me. I’ll do more of that and include you along the way.

I hope you make the most of this year and find the time to stoke your passions.

All the best to you – with hugs and warm wishes – Margekatherine

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

 

Take a cup of kindness yet in 2014

Over the years I’ve blogged and when it stopped being fun, I left blogging. Usually I would miss the writing and connecting part and return again. Each time, I was welcomed back by you with open arms.

And with a new year, I am back with gusto and more energy than before. My routine slows down when I question why anyone would care to read my input. But guess what? You don’t have to read it but I need to write it. And so I shall.

Even still. Let’s talk about this phrase. In the past year, when I used the words, ‘even still’ in a conversation, someone questioned my use of the phrase. These are words that belong to my childhood and have creeped into my cell network and come out when I least expect them to. I never questioned them … never looked them in the face for what they were – what they are!  Yet, I suppose that outside a 10 mile radius of my birthplace (in Upstate NY) I’ve never heard anyone utter these two words together.  Hmm. Even still I plan to keep using them – they remind me of home!

I did a google search and found to my delight that this phrase is ‘despised’ by English majors and grammar geeks. Even still …

It sort of has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

2014Speaking of rings…

Did you ring in the New Year in a special way? I joined in a First Night Event and had a blast! Lots of events going on – dance, concerts, magic, and comedy and at the end around 10:30 pm or so was fireworks! It was as close to Times Square as I plan to get on New Year’s Eve!

As for me in the New Year – I plan to be around on a regular basis and I encourage you to come and go as you please – either way – I’ll be here!

It’s time for me to Get Busy Living!

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Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should all acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne

And surely you will buy your cup
And surely I’ll buy mine
And we’ll take a cup o’kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We too have run around the slopes
And picked the daisies fine
We’ve londoned many weary foot
Since auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne

We too have paddled in the stream
From morning sun to night
But the seas between us broad have roared
From auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet
For auld langs syne