Monday, October 19, 2009

On This Day

46 years ago I made my debut. 46. Ouch! I feel sixteen inside, ok 21 since I really don't want to have to sneak around to drink.

Questions I'm pondering today:

If I finish a cross stitch project on this, the first day of my new year, does it mean I'll have many finished projects over the next 365 days? And yes I plan on finishing Simply Live before midnight today. I am going to do it.

If I start a new project on this, the first day of my new year, does it mean I'll be starting many new projects over the course of the next 365 days? I plan on starting Near Halloween by Primitive Needle as soon as the last stitch is in Simply Live.

And lastly, that whole Simply Live philosophy, it in no way relates to stash right? I mean stash is well security for those rainy days, hard times, comfort food for the soul right?

I've been fall cleaning for the last week. We have some painting to do and then other than the disaster that is our carpet I'll be ready for the Wheel of the Year to turn on Halloween. I love that back in days of yore--olden times if I didn't use "yore" correctly--Samhain represented the new year. The hard work of harvesting, food preservation, repairing roofs for the coming snows, all done. Time to settle in for long winter nights. Life slowing down just a little bit.

Autumn arrived on the Gulf Coast this past weekend and it's been glorious, days just warm enough and the night air with a bit of a bite in it(and not of the mosquito kind)--makes a cup of Tazo's Calm very welcome late in the evening. The days are getting just a bit shorter and it's nice to see darkness fall a little earlier.

So here's a toast to my new year(feel free to use this as an excuse to pop a cork in your world and celebrate on Monday night--we all need a reason to just randomly celebrate don't we?) and please can I just finish this one project today? Is that too much to ask?

17 comments:

Meadows08 said...

Happy Birthday!

I totally agree about stash being comfort food for the soul! I buy lovely overdyed threads and then dont' want to use them, but manage to persuade myself!

Have a great day!!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Have a wonderful day!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! I think you should finish your finish but hold off on the start. It will be a wonderful year of getting things done. (I wish I had thought of that. Now I have to wait 360 days...)

Missy Ann said...

A very happy birthday to you! The world is a better place because you're in it.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Looking forward to your finish and seeing your new start! :)

Sadie said...

Happy Birthday!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! I hope you get your finish and start the new one. What better way to start your year!

Darla said...

Happy bithday!!

Margaret said...

Hope you're having a great birthday, Melissa. With absolutely no cooking!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday!!

Nancy M said...

Happy Birthday....and I popped lots of corks over the weekend so I'll pass tonight.

Katrina said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a perfect day and get Simply Live finished :-).

Daffycat said...

Happy birthday, Melissa! Many happy returns!

Boyz Mom said...

It's 11:30 and the bell is getting ready to toll. I'm dying to know if you finished or if cake crumbs got in the way. LOL Personally, I love all your starts, finishes, and enjoyment of the current project. Thank you much for opening the door of appreciating the process/journey/WIP/etc.

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope there will be 365 (364 now)days filled with starts, finishes, and any other thing your heart Simply desires!!

Meari said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Melissa!