Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well, I hope you all had a fine time ringing in the new year whether it was spent celebrating with family and friends, or spent enjoying a warm bed.

We spent our evening playing Wii "Family Game Night." That was a good time. There was a bowling version of Yahtzee, a basketball Connect 4, shuffleboard Sorry and more. We also pulled out Pente and an old classroom game of 101 to 200 Bingo. That game ended when a cola was spilled across the table. We then turned to some Wii Frisbee Golf and 100 Pin Bowling.

 It is good to know that my school supplies can still be put to good use.

 (sparkling grape juice)
As the midnight hour was drawing near, we pulled out the vintage crystal compliments of my dad's trip to "West" Germany in the 70s. I just love that the stickers are still on these glasses. We poured some sparkling juice and yelled "Happy New Year!" It was a good time.

Now that 2012 is here, I have lots of plans. Most I can't share. I will let you know about them as they happen. (How's that for a cliffhanger?) I will say that one of them has to do with looking for a more permanent full time employment. In the meantime, I am still exploring my creativity through my artwork. (Today I am trying to complete my Sketchbook Project journal.) I am also working as assistant editor for FEATURING Magazine.

My word for the year is


I will live my life more boldly. I will no longer do things timidly or out of fear.

Are you choosing a word for the year? What are your goals? I'd love to hear about them.


NaehVision said...

Have a Happy New Year!

Marit said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Annemarie! May your year be beautiful and BOLD!!! (btw - my word is 'Core')

miruspeg said...

Excellent word for 2012 Annemarie....very striking!
May you go boldly into the unknown, do the impossible and enjoy the journey.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxxx

PS My word for the year is "Perseverence"

Roban said...

Wow! I love your word! How exciting for you to have new opportunities to look forward to and to be facing the new year with a BOLD attitude. Congratulations on the assistant editor position with FEATURING magazine. That sounds like such fun.

Best wishes for the new year and all that comes with it!

Oh, and my word is "renew."

MJ said...

Wow. Bold is a great word. Each step you take may inspire me to be bolder too!

Happy 2012!

Adriann said...

Happy New Year! I saw your comment on the January's Sketchbook Challenge prompt. I can't wait to see what you come up with. My word for the year is delve in 2012. Be blessed!

Rieni said...

Happy new year for you and your family Annemarie.
And the glasses are looking great and it is so funny to see a sticker with west germany. Now a days it is all just Germany.

GG said...

Happy New Year to you & family. May all you plans be bless. I don't have a word but if I did, it would probably be 'Rest'.

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