Monday, January 02, 2012

What Happens Next

Oh, how I love the feeling of a fresh new year. Especially a new year that is greeted with freshly cleaned and organized closets.
There is still a pile by the door, waiting to be donated. And a few corners that need dusting. And one closet full of stash and crafting supplies that will have to wait for another day.
But otherwise, I have a clean and re-adorned house.
I love that part.
The one time a year that I swap out my regular decor for seasonal is Christmas. The day all of the festive decor comes down, I get a fresh look at all of my usual knick knacks, and re-arrange and tweak them to my heart's delight. Who needs a zen garden when they have things to arrange?
I wandered about outside for awhile yesterday morning, just taking it all in. My yard and gardens still need a good cleaning, but I like them that way. Poised on the edge between old life and the promise of new.
Just like the start of a new calendar year.
And it is going to be a good year, dear readers. I anticipate both sorrows and joys for all of us, but it will be good anyway. Life is beautiful. The Author of life is even more. And this tapestry, woven out of our story lines is intricate and complex and stunning.
I'm ready to see what happens next, are you?


Joy said...

Yes, I'm ready! Beautiful photos and thoughts. I like the sentiment of knowing that there will be both sorrow and joy.

I was just posting about your 2012 free chart and how it's starting the year off with good feelings.

Blessings to you and your family in 2012!

Donna G. said...

Thanks for this inspiring post and thanks for the snail mail you sent me :o)

Ralee said...


I agree about the clean closets and cabinets and organized life. What a wonderful way to begin a fresh year.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Catherine said...

Beautiful post!

Kaisievic said...

Bring on 2012! I think that it is going to be a challenging year for me - workwise - but at least I have all my blogging buddies and my stitching to help me through the highs and the lows.

Happy New Year!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Peggy Lee said...

Here's to new beginnings!
Beautiful pictures and thoughts.

Marie said...

Nice, Beth! I love the pictures and your thoughts. It's the time of year we think of cleaning and reorganizing. However I still have my Christmas decor out because I'm still waiting for Christmas with the family. I have a feeling that after next Saturday when we get together, I'll be putting things away and working on some of that cleaning myself.

Teresa S. said...

I am so, so ready to see what the eternal Author has in store for 2012! Love your photos!

Mouse said...

oooo gorgeous photos .... today we have an extremely dark sky and its throwing it down with rain and very windy too ... no nice crisp days yet ... I took all my decorations down yesterday and cleaned with help from DD1 :) love mouse xxxx