Friday, December 31, 2010

Well, 2010 was worse that 2009, so do we dare give 2011 a chance?

So, is this gonna be a better year? I'm afraid I will have to insist upon it!

Unfortunately, I've done my darndest to cancel snowstorms this past month and we all know how well that turned out. The truth is, I have a pathetic lack of influence over the universe--even my tiny little part of it.

However, I had a wonderful family Christmas. All of my kids, most of my grandkids and my three great-granddaughters were there plus several family friends. It was hectic and lively we had lots of good things to eat.

My problem is that for most of my life, I have suffered with a kind of post-event insecurity. I always fear that I may have inadvertantly ignored someone, or did or said something that offended someone or was too bossy or overbearing, etc, etc. This really detracts from the warm memories and makes me feel guilty for those "sins" that I'm oblivious of. 

One cheery memory I took away from Christmas was 7-year-old GGD coming over to thank us for the big 24-pack of AA batteries. She was carrying the heavy package high and exulting how now they could play with all their toys and video games. I got such a kick out of seeing how such an utilitarian gift made her day.

I think I must make an effort to post more often and talk about upbeat things.


Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Hey, Ms. Sparrow, lovely to hear from you! I love that a child appreciates the value of batteries! Have a great new year, and yes, please do post more often!

Buttercup said...

Actually one of my great treats for myself was the 48-pack of AA batteries. I love not running out of batteries for my camera. Not a big expense, but so nice.
Please do post more often -- would love to hear from you. Happy and healthy new year to you and your family!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Greetings! So glad to see a post from you. Wishing you a much, much better New Year, filled with new bright shiny moments to enjoy.
My hubby will be in Eagen (?) Minnesota on Monday. We're not sure where it is yet...just hoping that it's not buried under snow. In NE Indiana, this minute it's 58 degrees. Very, very strange!

Sparrow chic said...

Mom, Our get togethers are always family filled conversation filled loving get-togethers. I always feel like it takes SO long to get everything to wind down because we all just don't want it to end. And THAT is the way it should be. So much love is shared that we don't want to say good-bye.
That is a sign of good parenting and that shows in us kids and your grandkids and great grandkids. We all love you !!
Happy New Year Mom !!!!!

gayle said...

I just read your daughter's comment. She sounds like such a sweet girl and loves you so much.
I feel the same as you after everyone leaves. Always asking myself those same questions!

Barbara Blundell said...

Hi Ms Sparrow,
Hope this year is a good one !
I always enjoy other peoples get togethers better than my own. i worry that something wont go be right at mine
Lovely comment from your daughter!

Linda Starr said...

I always say I can only go forward not back, so I try to keep that in mind if the thoughts of negativity come to mind, happy 2011 to you.

Lia said...

Hello Ms Sparrow,
I know I have been away for sometime, but life is what happens when you would rather be blogging and mine out a little out of hand.

So it was lovely to find you still here and still blogging away.

I agree upon your insistence that 2011 has to be a better year. I refuse to have 3 bad ones in a row.

Here's hoping we all have a good one.

Much love

Ante Babaja said...

i think that 2011 will be happy year :)

Barbara Blundell said...

Hello Ms Sparrow, Hope all goes well with you !!

Barbara Blundell said...

Hello Ms Sparrow, Hope all goes well with you !!

I Wonder Wye said...

Kids are so funny - you never know what will delight them. I am the opposite - after a 'big' holiday like Christmas I sigh with relief that it's now quiet again and Jan. is my time to contemplate possibilities...2010 was the worst year I can remember -- and living with a chronic cancer that has required many surgeries I've endured a lot of them -- but last year it was Excy's turn to endure surgery and being a caretaker - esp when disabled - is stressful...2011 has GOT to be better. cheers to it being so for all of us!

Cheryl Kohan said...

You can never under estimate the importance of good batteries! I'd take a gift of batteries, any day!

I hope your 2011 is off to a good start and I'll keep checking back for more posts!

This Minnesota winter has gone on long enough...I'm SO ready for spring!

Carmella said...

Happy first day of SPRING!!! I hope your 2011 is wonderful so far.

I haven't forgotten your postcards. This is the week (spring break!) that I will catch up on everything. Ha!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 2011 has been horrible or so terrific you can't pause to write about it. 8-)

Hope you are doing well.

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, Ms Sparrow, It's been awhile, but I thought I'd drop by and say Hi. I hope all's going well with you. I'm going to self-publish one of my stories this summer, and I want to thank you for the encouragement you gave me along the way. Hugs, Kittie

Teresa Evangeline said...

Ms. Sparrow, Spring is finally here and I just wanted to say hello. I trust all is well, but Life is keeping you busy.

Best Thoughts,