Friday, December 31, 2010

A year of changes

Well, it's the last day of the year and I haven't posted much. It's been such a busy time lately: my father-in-law passed away, then we bought a new house and so there is a lot to think about and do.

As I reflect back, 2010 has definitely been a year of changes, some good (I lost weight finally!), some sad (my FIL's passing), some exciting (the new house).

I can't wait to see what 2011 brings us. So far I can predict that it will be great moving in the new house, even though it's in the same neighbourhood, it's still exciting. I'm looking forward to decorating.

I want to keep losing weight as my 42 lb weight loss so far has meant more energy and a renewed sense of confidence. I don't know why I waited so long to do myself this favour. To my amazement, I found out that while it's hard, it's not impossible!

I'm looking forward to blogging more and hopefully learning how to make my posts more interesting and insightful. I'm amazed at how the bloggers I follow manage to present their blogs in such a professional manner. I have still lots to learn, I'm afraid. Sigh! If you have tips and advice, I'll gladly listen!

I've already established some relationships through the blogosphere and discovering that there are quite a few kindred spirits out there. I hope we get to know each other better this year through our blogging adventures!

And of course, I'll keep sharing my finds on the Pyrex Collective. I didn't know until this year how much I love Pyrex and now I have close to 20 pieces! (That should be added as a fun change.)

I hope that 2011 brings a lot of good changes to all and that you all enjoy health, happiness and prosperity. And fun. Don't forget fun.


  1. Thank you for your very sweet comments on my blog. I am sorry it has taken me so long to visit you but I am now following!! I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing our love of Pyrex, cats, thrifty finds and much more. You have had an interesting year and let's hope 2011 brings even more good things and less of the bad! Hugs, Linda

  2. It's true our post are eerily similar!

    I too am looking forward to reading you in 2011.

    Have a great year my friend, lotsa Pyrex, love, health and fun!

  3. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment. You put a smile on my face... so thank you! :)
    You're so right... what would life be without a little fun?! I wish you a happy New Year!
    ~ Jo :)

  4. Hello there,
    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to start following your terrific blog. It just comes down to my hectic life and too many amazing blogs to read. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father in law, but I do hope that great things will come your way this year. If you're in the GTA, maybe we can thrift together some time.
    All the best,

  5. Ooh I've finally found your blog! Great post. I am very sorry to hear about your FIL's passing.

  6. Congratulations on losing so much weight and your new house! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your FIL. You definitely have had a year filled with mixed emotions.
    I'm glad that the link to Kristin's post will help you with your blog... just remember to try to have fun while you're doing it. :)
    ~ Jo

  7. So sorry to hear about your FIL's passing, but congrats on the new house and the weight loss! I'm glad I found your blog....I'm new too...we'll grow together!

  8. Thank you for all of your welcomed visits at The Elegant Thrifter. And I know 2011 will bring lots of great surprises! Stan