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English: Brad Paisley at the 45th Annual Acade...

English: Brad Paisley at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This great quote is from Brad Paisley, country song-writer and singer. AND I should have posted this yesterday and the title should probably read “Today” instead of tomorrow.  Well, hopefully the rest of the year won’t be filled with overlooked tasks and posts!

Since this is A NEW BOOK, no point in rehashing the 2012 version.  I’m looking forward to a better year;  A year marked by several changes…As per some sage advice given on ABC NEWS this evening, I’m not posting or announcing my resolutions.  I’m keeping them to myself and that way although I won’t be able to boast or brag or take undue pride in some accomplishment, I also won’t have to weep with shame at some predictable failures

That being said, of course I would love to hear from some readers as to what their New Year’s Resolutions are.

Out with old, in with new! How many times did you hear that today?  So out with all the old bills-I empty out the folders, staple those monthly invoices/bills and put them aside for IRS preparation.  Cleaning up the top of the desk too, clutter, clutter, clutter.  Re-arranged the hundreds (only kidding) of wires and plugs in the two power strips under the desk because I have to have an outlet to re-charge my phone.

I got an addition to my Alice in Wonderland  book collection which necessitated a major shelf switch.  AND that was a good thing because  now we have some books we need to relocate (out of the apartment I hope).

Not going to listen or watch any more ASPCA ads because they are too heart-breaking and disturbing.  I wonder how much money the ASPCA raises with this ad?  Everyone I know tunes it out.

Not hung over and only a little tired, but I think this post should end right here.  

Wishing all my readers from all over the world a wondrous, healthy, happy New Year.  I think the number 13 is going to be a lucky number after all!

There is an updated 2014 version of this post at:“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” 2014

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Today the New York Times published several photos  published during 2012.  The spread included several photos depicting events and newsworthy subjects specific to each month of the year. Many of them were distressing;  There were photos of riots, death, war, and the aftermath of storms.  By the time I finished looking at all of them and reading the captions, I felt that 2012 was largely filled with strife, grief, mayhem and despair.  It made me think about how I felt about 2012.  It wasn’t a great year for me and oh how I would love to greet the New Year with a thanks for a wonderful year instead of thank God, that’s over as has been a montra these past few years!

However, if you follow this blog you know I don’t bring too much of my real personal life to it.  If I have an argument with my husband,who amongst you really cares!  If I gain 5 or lose 10 lb. how interesting could that be for you?  I do like to rant in the blog, I do like to vent about politics, events, movies etc in the blog but I’m not going to list all the issues that may have made this year not quite as good as some others. Because, as my dear friend, Susan, and I like to say; “It is what it is”.  And that’s a fact Jack!!  And to further commit myself to that idea, I gave Susan and myself bracelets that proclaim in shiny silver, ” It Is What It Is” – Amen!

But back to the photos…I thought I could capture a few online but I was wrong.  The NY Times has done whatever websites do to prevent you from downloading their photos.  BUT, I did find several sites with lots of photos of the highlights of this year.  Here are  few that tell the tales of 2012.

Children being led out of Newtown school

Children being led out of Newtown school

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Nik Wallenda walks across Niagra Falls

Nik Wallenda walks across Niagra Falls

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested in Zuccotti Park

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested in Zuccotti Park

Hurricane Sandy slammed Mantoloking NJ

Hurricane Sandy slammed Mantoloking NJ

Explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City

Explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City

Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier jumping from  more than 24 miles up

Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier jumping from more than 24 miles up

Burned out and flooded, Breezy Point in Queens, NY

Burned out and flooded, Breezy Point in Queens, NY

US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Gold Medal winner

US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Gold Medal winner

Solar storm increased aural activity in Iceland

Solar storm increased aural activity in Iceland

It was the best1 of times, it was the worst of times…..in other words it was life, plain and simple.

Happy New Year

 

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I remember the Valentine’s Day cards of the 50’s – the ones we exchanged in grammar school (that’s what we called elementary school).  They were mostly funny, sweet, and complete with  sugary clichés.  The Valentine cards shown here are older and speak to a slightly different take on expressing affection.  Can you imagine the phone calls you’d get if you sent your child to school with these today?

Not your average Vegan Valentine!

"Ouch"

Ain't Love Swell?

"Muddy Waters"

Vintage Violent Valentine

Chesterfields no less!

Fuzzy Worms?

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