Thursday, January 1, 2009

1 January 2009

Wishing all of you who still visit my blog and any new visitors a Safe, Happy and Prosperous 2009. My resolution (and I am going to try to keep to it the best I can), is to look forward and stop looking back at what could have been or was. No regrets, what ifs and bad feelings. My life is not going to mend until I let go of all the negative, painful and dissappointment that are holding me hostage and making me miserable.

With my Father's passing in September I got in contact with a member of my extended family (my step-sister Di), reconciled with my daughter (it is baby steps but we are getting there), resumed my relationship with my brother in SA and regained contact with my one friend who has always been there for me, somehow over the years Cyndy and I have gone our seperate ways due to various paths that our lives have taken but we have always ended up meeting up again and taking up from where we left off like nothing had changed. She is still in SA.

I haven't shot much recently and what I have shot I haven't done much editing on but will soon. I have been working on my second crochet poncho project which has left me with a calm feeling, the best I have felt in a long time. That is the picture that I posted today. I wanted to try to use an African theme, the Ndebele people (A tribe in Africa) decorate their homes and do beadwork etc. with their own unique style and I wanted to try and capture some of that. I think I succeeded and can't wait to start on my next project. I have done crochet as long a I remember and have made double bed blankets, toilet roll holders, the wooden hangar covers, baby blankets, you name it and am glad that I have found it again because it relaxes me.
Well that's it for now, I have a picture of Deb wearing the poncho that I made for her in my last post which I will edit for tomorrow's post hopefully. (((((Hugs))))))


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Lori. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It sounds as if you have a busy life there but still miss being here in Africa.

It seems to me you are doing a lot to get your life in order, but it is not always easy and small baby steps are always the best way to go about it.

A Happy and Prosperous 2009 to you and your family.

Fugazi said...

Loads of hugs from me to you and all the best wishes in the world for you in the year 2009. It can only get better. Love from Ellen

Mike said...

Hello my friend. Lovely poncho. Boy are they fancy!

Sounds like to me you have made some real progress since your father's passing. I am sure he would be glad to see what has happened.

We all react in different ways to the passing of a parent. I know I have struggled with it for years. I am not sure why, it does get easier over time. Then again I am glad that some of the pain never goes away.

Thanks for your comments on my sites. I think you are the only person that looks at Ozark Faces! I guess I should put a counter on it to see how many hits it gets.

I was sad to hear about Taxes and the rough time he is going through.

Keep strong.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Wishing you a calm and peaceful Happy New Year.

Rising Rainbow said...

Sounds like you are on the right track, Lori. I am glad to hear it. You deserve to be happy.

I love the new picture at the top of your blog. I need to spend sometime getting creative on mine. I haven't changed a thing since I started.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Mojo said...

I lost my dad in 2000 and still miss him. You never get "over" that loss, but you can make peace with it.

My wish for you in the new year is simply that: Peace.

And stop by any time. I'm always open.

Wingnut said...

Hi Lori, bug smiles, GORGEOUS poncho! Great insight and resolutions, I need to follow in those thoughts myself!


CG said...

Maybe we can help each other with this during 2009 Lori!! For some reason I feel pretty close to you even though we never met!
I am jealous of your crochet. I am trying to learn but finding it hard LOL.

Donna said...

I spend way too much time mired in regret and thinking about the past, I also need to start looking forward. I need help to keep this up so maybe we can help each other.

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