Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to you all........

So here we are in 2011, wonder what sort of year it will be for us all.

I know for someone in Canada it will be a marvellous start to the year as someone has won 50 million dollars in the Loto Max............will add it wasn't us, which sucks.........mind you what you have never had you never miss, right?

It's a funny old start to 2011 for us as it's pouring down and very mild?  Will say the good thing about that is it should wash away all or most of the snow, so we will have a fresh clean start before the next snowfall.

We had a rip roaring exciting New Years Eve, nothing was on TV, so we were in bed by 9pm.  Molly had me up by 6am, so all in all just like any regular day.  As I pointed out to someone, what difference does it really make to seeing the New Year in at midnight, as seeing it in when you wake up at 6am?  Must be getting old I think.

I know 2011 will be a busy year for us, as dd plans on getting married in the Fall..........should have the exact date in a few days, as she is in the process of choosing a venue.  Then of course back at renovation central we have a few jobs that need completing.  We are hoping by the end of Spring that the attic will be finally completed.  We have the mud room to totally strip down and start afresh, plus a hundred and one other jobs to do.

I want to tackle the outside again and "baby" the raspberries, so they grow enough to make around 100 250ml (1/2 pint, 1 cup) pots of jam.  Last year was a poor crop, but am hoping for more this year.

Then of course I have to lose some weight.  I still can't exercise mind you as my back is still sore, but I am hoping within the week I should be able to start again with the Wii.

I am going to review more books, got 4 to do for the month of January when they come.  Great way of me getting to read new books for free and then donating them to my local library. 

Back to doing my Daily Savings challenge,  read about it here, and if you want me to explain further just let me know.  I am continuing with Swagbucks and am saving up for something specific, can't say what at the moment, as it's a gift for someone.  Will be trying to save as much money as possible for this wedding, as like many of you out there we are not rolling in money, so all these little things I am doing help.

All in all 2011 is going to be both an exciting  and a challenging year I can see.

Oh, almost forgot, one of my hopes for 2011 is that I don't spend half of my life at the Dentist's office!!!  I don't want to have another year like last year (touching head!!)

I saw this over at Jake's blog and thought it was appropriate:

"May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
come through your door."

-Irish Blessing


Jane and Chris said...

This mild weather is the best start to 2011 wouldn't you say?
Jane x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A Happy New Year to you too Gill!! Sorry you didn't win the Loto...I didn't win it here either, so I'll have to remain humble in 2011!

I do hope your back continues to feel better--You've got a lot of plans for the year and I have a feeling you will accomplish all your goals!

Cath said...

Happy New Year Gill .
Hope it brings all good things . Good luck with the wedding . X

The Witch said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. A Fall wedding will be so nice, lots of beautiful colours at that time of the year.
I'm doing the daily savings challenge but I'm hoping to start out at .50cent to a dollar. It's raising the bar kind of high but I'll need more in the Spring for gardening.

LizBeth said...

It was 6.8F when I got up this morning. We're headed for a high of 31 today. Ouch. Go slow on the exercise. Thirty minutes of walking through your house counts. Steps are steps. My surgeon thinks it's great. Be good to yourself. ~Liz

Stephanie V said...

Yeah, I thought that $50 million had my name on it. But, gee whiz, I never bought my ticket in Ontario. That must be what I'm doing wrong LOL

Happy New Year - all the best for 2011.

Star said...

I'll agree with a lot of that - no more dentist's visits in 2011. I reckon I spent enough in 2010 to last through 2011 as well. Also, lose some weight.
You sound as if you're going to be busy.

Karine said...

Happy New Year Gill, there are certainly some wonderful things in store for you and your family :o)

Jake said...

Haven't checked my lottery ticket yet...
Thanks, Gill for the link!!

Loving the weather here in Toronto.
Rain is fine.

Anonymous said...

A very Happy New Year to you Gill :o)

Scrappy quilter said...

Mild weather....I'll be sending some cold your way in the next few days. It's bitterly cold here.

Sounds like an exciting 2011 for you. Don't forget to get some quilting in there too. Hugs and love

Lib said...

Happy New Yr. Dear Gill! Looks forward to another yr. of friendship!

Jake said...

Gill, I'm trying to sign up for Swagbucks but it keeps asking me to answer the mathematical question but there isn't one on the screen. I've even turned off the pop up blocker and still nothing!

Lori said...

avoid the dentist and have a great year! I think everyone has exercise more on their list.

Canadian Saver said...

Have a great year, Gill, it seems like it'll be a busy but exciting one :-)

Leiani said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, I'm sure 2011 will be a fabulous year for you all. xx