12/30/13

Happy New Year!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! And may 2014 bring you much happiness.

Jack Frost slogged his way through the Midwest recently, leaving hundreds of thousands of people (and yours truly) without power, for nearly a week.

Things are back to normal, for the time being. But if it hadn’t been for my guys, who kept me entertained, my splash with watercolors, and hours of fun with bubble wrap, I would’ve come unhinged.

Unfortunately, without electricity, I didn't get a chance to make my usual  gingerbread sculpture this year. But, let us  hypothesize it's on its way. Lest you start believing I never finish anyth . . .




25 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a Happy New Year. May 2014 be fruitful and joyful.

Cheers,

Rosa xxx

Carol said...

Glad you are getting back to normal. Whatever your normal is, LOL! Happy and healthy New Year, Sol! Best wishes!

Marysol said...

Hugs to you, darling people - and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

I took a break from taking down the Christmas tree, and all theChristmas doodads throughout the house. Bittersweet moment.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You always make me smile, Sol :). I love your humor.

I'm so sorry to hear that you were one of the families I had ready about who were without power! The worse possible timing. We had an awful December and January isn't looking for better with a high predicted of only -11 on Monday.

Happy new year and looking forward to seeing that gingerbread sculp...:)

La Table De Nana said...

I saw you on my little blog roll..and when I clicked it said this page unavailable.I thought..Boohoo for moi..and now I come back and here you are..
I have a feeling you painted that beautiful bird..I love him perched on that branch in those words..
Xx
To 2014.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh no Marysol! I didn't realise that you were without power! That must have been such a challenge! I hope that 2014 is a brilliant year for you as full of health, happiness and humour! ;D

Marysol said...

Susan, thankfully, the latest storm missed us. But I'm keeping my bubble wrap nearby for the next round.
Btw, what's a 'sculp?' :)

Marysol said...

Toasting you guys with a mug of hot chocolate. Enjoy your weekend and, please, keep safe and warm!

Sofia Clara said...

I didn't get the chance to make a ginger bread house either :(... next year for sure

Happy New Year!

Moa said...

I am so happy to find another delicious blog through our Susan Branch. Hope you are keeping warm. My Gingerbread creation did not get made this year due to the flu...that was given to me at Christmas by my husband...and unintentional gift. I will add you to my Bloglovin Mo'a

Marysol said...

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you've fully recovered from the flu, Mo'a.

Would love to see all of your GB creations next Christmas!

Ann Huffman said...

How did I miss this post? I submitted my email a few weeks ago to follow you because I NEED your inspirational posts and humor. Somehow I didn't get any notifs. Anyway, Happy New Year to you! That cardinal on the book page is lovely, is that what your watercolor splash produced? You are a woman of many talents.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Marysol, what a gorgeous site you have. I am not sure if it is the recipes or your creativity I like best. A wonderful read.

M~

joey said...

Happy New Year, dear friend. I see you paint as beautifully as your creations in the kitchen. You are a marvel!

lisa is cooking said...

I hope 2014 is off to a great start for you!

Marysol said...

Annie, I'm sorry; I've also had problems with email notifications in the past. But, darn it, I'm just happy to see you!
Btw, Mr. Cardinal was fun to do. Even though I’m more comfortable with a pencil than a brush, I still might try watercolors again.


Marysol said...

Madonna, what a sweet comment - thank you!


Dear Joey, did I ever tell you that there is no possible way to say your name without smiling? Warm hugs


Lisa, thank you kindly!.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful message... Happy New Year to you as well, Marysol! Warm hugs ♥

Holly said...

This photo is a gorgeous representation of winter! I hope 2014 is treating you well so far. :-)

Fete et Fleur said...

Must I beg for a new post sweet lady? In all the blogosphere you make me smile the most. : )

Nancy

Marysol said...

Sarah, did you get a hug? If not, here's another one on its way.


Holly, I hope life will be as good to you this year and beyond!


Nancy, my sunshine, if your comments were any sweeter I'd be a diabetic. Thank you! I've been a little under the weather, but I'll be breathing new life into this blog very soon.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope that you are doing well dear. Thanks for the lovely comments!

cheers,

Rosa

Carol said...

So I finally posted something, now patiently waiting for YOU!!
HAPPY SPRING

Fete et Fleur said...

Hola Mija,

Loved seeing the Spanish greeting! I have been on this journey for a while. It hasn't been an easy one and I've learned a lot about myself when it comes to parting with stuff. I think most people are hoarders by nature. I was one, and I know if I were to let loose again I'd be right back to square one (acquiring stuff because it is so darn pretty or shiny). This whole process has brought me something I really needed in my life. The first and foremost being space in our tiny home. The second, freedom from being a slave-caretaker to our stuff. I didn't realize I was eating up so much precious time cleaning and puttering.

I hope all is well with you and that you are feeling 100% now.

You always make me smile ;)
Nancy


I hope I don't sound completely crazy, but this process is really changing my life. I can still be a stubborn one when it comes to letting go, but I keep telling myself, "baby steps."

Marysol said...

Nancy, you'll be proud of me, when I tell you your latest entry inspired me to hold my breath and get rid of a few more pieces I thought I couldn't live without.
And you know what, I didn't turn blue, I didn't pass out, I'm still standing [even if a wee bit wobbly] Baby Steps, indeed, my friend.

Thank ye for making this miracle happen!