Friday, January 1, 2010

Trying to Think Happy New Year Thoughts

I am afraid I was a little overly ambitious yesterday. What I have not mentioned in my posts is that on Christmas Day, I was in a serious car accident and received some injuries. I have chosen not to focus on this part, but rather on the fact that God protected me and saved me from worse issues. Through His Grace, and the help of really wonderful people, I have been getting better. I have received many blessings in this journey. I am so grateful to God.

Yesterday was my first real outing since Christmas. I have had to drive a couple of really short trips since then, but yesterday was one where I had a get on the highway. I had to work up some courage for the day. I got out early before I lost my nerve and before holiday traffic got heavy. The need for groceries was a good motivator. I gave myself the trip to the library as a special treat.

I am afraid that the hour long excursion may have cost me, because I woke up not feeling really good today. I am trying to stay positive and bring good thoughts and energy into the New Year, so I am trying not to complain. Overall, I feel more grateful than anything, but I can not deny that it hurts today. Liesl seems to sense this and is content to sleep next to me here rather than being up and busy like her usual mini schnauzer self. I wonder sometimes how she knows what she knows.

I think I will pull out my old JCS ornament issues today, and start planning some ornaments to stitch for next year. I have been so inspired seeing others post their ornies on their blogs and message boards. I have not stitched an ornament in about 20 years. There have been so many beautiful designs in the past few years and though I always have the best of intentions, my magazines go back on the shelf, and I return to stitching big projects. It will be good to have a quiet day, with a cup of cocoa, and leafing through my old magazines.

God has blessed me many times over indeed and I am so grateful.

4 comments:

Bronny said...

Patti!!!
I hope you are feeling much better soon and there are no lasting effects from your accident!
Yes Liesl DOES know how you are feeling and showing care and concern around you as only pets can.
One small ornament a month or so, should be a good start - 2008 I think for me was ornament overload, where I stitched some 50+ ornaments, 2009 I think I stitched 3.
There has to be a healthy balance - stitch what you enjoy.
Hugs!

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Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!

Patti said...

Oh, gosh, Patti....you must be so relieved that 2009 is over with! I hope that 2010 will be much better. I'm so glad your injuries weren't too serious. Please try to rest this weekend.

Patti said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes. I am feeling a bit better today and I am looking forward to an amazing 2010. I have been so blessed. May God bless each of you.

Patti