Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

My goodness, how time flies by! Here is our dinner table on Christmas Eve, before the food was set out.Our table looked very much the same tonight. Every New Year's Eve, we make a lot of appetizers and finger foods and nibble the night away until midnight. It's such a festive way to end the year! And it will be the last time that I can enjoy my holiday dishes until next December rolls around.
I've been in the dye pots today, dyeing up reds and golden yellows. The colors created a bright spot on such a cloudy, gray day. I don't make any New Year Resolutions because there is no purpose to them except to make you feel bad when you don't stick to your goal. But I tried to think of some habit that I'd really like to change or improve upon for next year. I think it is the fact that I don't write down my dye recipes as regularly as I should. Oh yes, 95% of the time, I do write down my dye colors and measurements. But every once in a while, I'll come up with some lovely color by throwing in a little of this dye and a pinch of that dye or just tweaking and adjusting a current dye recipe. Or I'm just in a hurry. I think that certainly I'll remember those changes in the future (it just seems obvious at the time!)....but months later, I'm kicking myself that I can't remember and I didn't write it down. So my promise to myself is to take the time to write down better notes! Not such a bad resolution for 2009, eh?
And here is my wish and my toast to you...for 2009....
" In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want" ~ Traditional Irish Toast
May God bless you and give you enough in 2009


Amanda said...

Happy New Year, Millers!

JoJo said...

Happy New Year wishes to you too, Kris.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Miss Kris ~ Happy New Year to you and Ken and your kids and your creatures!!! Love you dancing with the sheep ~ hubby didn't want to dance?
Hope to see you sometime soon!!