Sunday, December 30, 2012

Love and Hate (2012)


Looking back, this year was full of mostly good things.  There was a lot to love about 2012.

But life gets thrown at you sometimes.  And sometimes you just hate it.  Not life, I guess.  But circumstances. 

I couldn't foreshadow the feelings I'd have upon losing my Grampy.  I miss him like crazy.  I think about him every single day.  I even catch myself thinking about emailing him some random thing.  That's what we did. 

I haven't figured out how to channel my sadness when it washes over me.  So I just cry.

That was the worst thing about 2012.

But with the bad comes the good.  And the year was filled with things to be thankful for.

Serious things like a having a good job and my health.

And some silly things too.  Like my new car......


Having had my previous car since 1998, buying this was pretty monumental.  

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I finally finished the special room......


I mean, how long did this take me?

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The booth continued to be a fun hobby.......


Can this please be my full time gig???

I could be an American Picker.

I could.

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And the blog grew by leaps and bounds........


EEEEEEEKKK!  How did this happen!?!?!

I don't even know, but I'm ever so thankful for my supportive blog buddies and the new friendships that have formed this year.

I pray that 2013 yields as many blessings as 2012 did.

Happy New Year!


 





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28 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Do American Pickers need a secretary?

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  2. Your grandpa must have been a very special man. He is lucky to have had a granddaughter who is keeping him very much alive in memories. As for your highlights, 2012 certainly was good to you. I hope that 2013 is even better.

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  3. Happy New Year girl!

    Thinking about you & your gramps make me sad...one day this will be me, and it will certainly be an incredibly difficult thing to deal with. However, what an incredible blessing that you had such a wonderful relationship; I frequently remind myself to be thankful for those relationships because very few granddaughters get that chance!

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  4. Your booth looks so fun!

    On a different note - I got teary-eyed reading about your Grampy. I still catch myself asking to talk to Papa when I call my Mimi, even three years later. Thinking of you - and praying that you have many more fun and exciting days in 2013 - some of which include enough snow for snowdays.

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  5. I think, considering everything, that you had a pretty blessed year. My little ones would think you were so lucky to have your g'pa so long. They, too, miss their's everyday. You have done so well with your blog & your place at Relics. Can't wait to see what you're able to accomplish in 2013. Happy New Year!

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  6. So sorry to hear about your grandpa. I think keeping his memory alive is the best way to deal with your grief.

    I think you'd be awesome on American Pickers! Happy New Year!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. My 2012 looked a lot like yours. A love/hate where I also lost a grandparent and happily bought a new car! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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  8. How exciting to purchse your new car! Happy New Year :)

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  9. sorry you're having to go through the loss of your grandpa. that can definitely change how you feel about your year. glad there were some good things in there toO!

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  10. I think crying is a very good way to channel your sadness. I always feel so much better after a good cry. // Glad you had some good this year too. A very sweet ride! A very fun booth! A lot of people who follow you! // Here's to more good for you in 2013! blessings, ab

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  11. Love that guest room! Every guest room needs a ruffle comforter!!!

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  12. Love that guest room! Every guest room needs a ruffle comforter!!!

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  13. Um, where is a recipe recap???? I was hoping it would be all in one post so I could just print it out!! ;) Kidding! I am so happy to have met you and become friends. You are a true soul!! Happy New Year!

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  14. It'll just take lots of time and tears before you feel better about Grampy. My brother died a year and 2 months ago, and it still gets me down. With time it feels better, even though I don't believe I will ever feel whole again.

    Congrats on the car! I upgraded from my old 99 chevy cav to a 2010 prius two years ago. Best decision I ever made!

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  15. I love the look of that room! It's so cute and everything matches and flows very well together!

    Carrie

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  16. Sorry you lost your Grampy. :( That car is beautiful though. Here's to a gorgeous 2013 for ya! Stopping by from Covered in Grace.

    Falen
    www.upwardnotinward.com

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  17. Happy New Year! So glad you had such an overall fantastic year. So glad I've discovered your blog and that we've become somewhat of "blog friends." :)

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  18. Happy New Year to you! I hope 2013 treats you fantastically. :)

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    1. DITTO!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!

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  19. It happened because you're so likable and fantastic!!!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Grampy..that's what I would have done too...cry a lot. So glad that 2012 has been mostly good for you, though!

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  20. New Follower!! Found you though the link up! Love your Year in Review!!Hope to get to know you better! Love your blog... and if you have time check me out at http://www.kjaggers.com Happy New Year! K Jaggers

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! I'll head your way!

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  21. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa, but I'm glad you had happy moments in 2012 too! You definitely deserved to get a new car after 14 years and congrats on the blog success! Here's to a fantastic 2013!
    Sapir
    thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks like 2012 was a pretty big year for you. Happy New Year, here's hoping for great things in 2013!
    I'm a new follower from the "I heart pears" blog hop! Love your blog, can't wait to read more!
    http://jennsnotsoglamorouslife.blogspot.com/

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grampy. But i'm glad there were so many bright spots in your year. I'm sure he is watching over you and enjoying that you are loving the little things in life ;-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

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