Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day 1, 2015 - Happy New Year

Out with the old...
In with the new.

And so today starts a new year - 2015. I woke up to a beautiful day, cool and sunny, vibrant blue sky contrasted by the ever so green of the grass. The beauty of Northern California peaks around this time of the year when other parts of the nation are deep in winter. 

I took a short walk around this morning enjoying the surroundings of the neighborhood. It was quiet, except for a few others out walking, allowing me to reflect back on the last year - which I am grateful for - and ponder thoughts to the new year - which I look forward to. 

Last year, one of the large projects I accomplished was my Torah Portion for the International Torah Stitch-by-Stitch project. I have been delinquent in sending in the finished piece, but will get on that this weekend now that my DH took a photo of me with it, which I will also need to forward to the organizers of this big project.
Me and my torah portion, standing outside in our backyard, in front of the orange tree on New Year's Eve.
With the beginning of a new year, I have decided to go through my stash and pull out a project that I will work on this year. 
I found...SamSarah - "In my Garden". 
While watching some of the New Year's shows last night, I went ahead and gave it a start...

This series is filled with wonderful bright colors. It caught my eye several years ago, but it has sat in a plastic zipper pouch, all kitted up. So, 2015 it comes out and I hope to make this a finish before the year ends :)

Today, Matthew (my younger son) leaves to go to a hockey tournament in Los Angeles with his hockey team. They are taking a bus down there - just the players and the coach. Lots of male bonding will be going on in that bus, I'm sure. 
Since Robert (my older son) is home from prep school for a few more days, neither me or my DH will be traveling down to LA to watch the games. Robert is doing a post-grad year at a prep school out East. He was home for Thanksgiving and then, now, for the holidays. The time always seems to fly by when he is home...and I know that I need to make the most of this time, because one day he will be really on his own. 

I always look back at the photos when my two boys were young....

 and wonder where those two kids went.

Definitely proud of the young men they are becoming.

Well, it is time to sign off on this 1st day of 2015. 

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
May it bring you all my health and happiness,
Love and Laughter!


1 comment:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

happy New Year Lisa! I look at photos of my own babies and want to weep, but God has things in store for them and for us too! I love your Torrah finish and your Sam Sarah start!