Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Is Gonna Rock!!!

I woke up with that magical, excited feeling that this is going to be a great year.  I have a lot of plans and goals for the next year and I have so much to look forward to.  I just think it is going to be an exceptional year.  

We are having a bit of a weird winter here and today it was gorgeous and in the 70's.  A great day to be at the beach.  Liesl knows the word "beach" and once I tell her that we are going she is so excited and harasses me until we leave. It was such a beautiful day, a good start to the new year.  It took longer than usual to walk because there were a number of schnauzers at the beach today.  Some we know and others were newcomers. There is such a breed loyalty that other schnauzer parents will always acknowledge each other from far away and make an effort to say hello and meet other schnauzers.  So we got to visit a lot today.  There was also a nice lady on the beach that saw Liesl and had to meet her.  She said that she had had schnauzers growing up and misses them.  Liesl was extra nice to her.  We also got to meet a beautiful giant schnauzer, the second one that I have ever seen in person.  What an amazing dog.  Her parents said that they always have to warn their overnight guests that she loves to sing in the morning and not to worry that something is wrong.  Schnauzers.

I got to stitch for a little while tonight.  It is coming along so beautifully and will look perfect in my craft room.  I went to take a photo of it to share but I am getting a message that my five year old memory card is now write protected.  I think the little locking thingy broke off.  So I will have to head to Target this week before I can share.

I am thrilled to be off work tomorrow.  I am having such a great weekend!  I am supposed to have lunch with a friend and the rest of the day is set aside for puttering.  I really need to set up a white board over my laundry sink in my garage to keep track of all of the projects I want/need to do.  I have my drill charging and I am stoked to use my power tools.  This is way too much fun.  I have to stay off because I keep finding more and more cool house projects.  I guess I know what I am doing with my next vacation.  LOL

Life is good.  2012 is going to be awesome!


MaryO said...

This is one of the sweetest blogs I think I've ever read! Just discovered it and enjoy visiting it daily. Love the heart filled with joy - makes me very much aware of my own blessings! I live in CA too, only somewhat south of you: in San Pedro! Happy New Year. MaryO

Patti said...

Hi Mary!

Thank you so much for your very kind words. You made my day!

As someone who loves to cruise, I know San Pedro very well!

Happy New Year To You!

Patti (and Liesl, too!)