31 December 2011

so long, farewell 2011

Greetings all,
I had all sorts of deep thoughts on 2011 to share, but honestly, not a fan, just bring on 2012 please.  Here is the weirdest, worst & wonderful of my year . . .
Weirdest: discovering in my search word statistics . . . ‘amateur anal probes’??
 Worst: my husband is away at war – we’ve seen him for a less than 30 days all year + after 5 years wrestling with Alzheimer’s, my Mummy doesn’t know who I am anymore = heart breaking. 

Wonderful: my children were class captains, academic prize winners & cross country/ athletics representatives from zone to nationals.  Their journey through school is a smooth one, amazing considering they have collectively attended 9 schools in 4 states & territories.  I love the high school we chose & thrilled all our girls will attend.
As for 2012 . . . let’s call it the Year of Empowerment . . . I’m stepping back & saying “no”, it’s all positive.  I’m an adult, I don’t need to justify myself or how I spend my time, energy & ideas.  When someone says “no” to me, I think, “wow, you must be really important, I respect you for not overcommitting” . . . SO I consider myself worthy of that same respect.  I don’t have time anymore to manage your P&C/ join your business group/ let you pick my brain on countless topics.  I'll say it with conviction & confidence.  Do I hear a hallelujah??!!  We’re selling our Darwin apartment (sigh, I love it, harbour views) & will buy our farm – my days will be filled with designing our homestead, planting & animal husbandry, yay!!  All positive things for the family, my true love & focus. 
Happy New Year everyone!!  Resolutions, i've had a few, just looking forward to a health focus.  Love Posie

44 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Happy New Year to you, in hope you get to see more of hubby! and share more great makes with us! Kxx

Sarah B said...

Happy new year Posie! It's funny how many of us have not been a fan of this year. Onward and upward! X

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

2011 was clearly not easy for you, so sorry to hear about your mum...

I hope 2012 will bring you lots of joy, happiness and love. Looking ahead is certainly better than looking back and making decisions that are good for you is the best thing you can do!

Happy New Year! Bisous xo

brismod said...

A big "YES" to no! Wishing you well in 2012. xx

Coal Valley View said...

Hallelujah!!! Aside from this month, 2011 has been our worst year yet, losing my dearest grandma who was like my mum, as well as other loved ones. I could easily have added some of your 2012 'no-saying' items to my own list. Why can I see that you have 4 kids and more reasons than some to say 'no' but find it so hard myself? You give me hope that all our flitting about will not be too detrimental to the kids. I'm sorry to hear about your dear mum. But your hubby will be back soon and new chapter starting so 2012 will be a great one for you in every other respect.It's been fun hanging out with you this year! Bring on 2012! Love Mel xx

jennie said...

Happy New Year Jennie!
You are going to have so much fun decorating your new homestead, its going to be brilliant! And the saying 'no' business is also brilliant!XXJ

Anne said...

You get an AMEN from me, learning to say no is a very good thing. It sounds like you'll have a great year in planning and execution of dreams!
Cheers
Anne

Catherine said...

Bring on 2012 I say. May the new year be a great one for you Jennie and your family. That there will be many positive things happen for you. Happy New Year. xx

Leonie said...

Happy New Year! wow, what a year of highs and lows for you. *hugs*
and yet your blog is always so positive and inspiring through it all.
i love you motto for 2012, good for you!!!

Taylor Made said...

Happy New Year to you and your family....great mantra for 2012. xx

Amy said...

Happy New Year Jennie.

Much love

x

supermac said...

Happy New Year. Wishing the best for you in 2012.

Freckled Sparrow said...

Happy New Year! Hope you get to see your hub more than 30 days next year. What an amazing couple you are. Truly an inspiration. Much love from me in Tassie. xx

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Happy New Year Jennie, I hope 2012 is a wonderful one for you and your family xx

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh Posie, what a great way to wrap up the year, lovely post. 2012 already sounds like a winner for you, hope it turns out to be all you're wishing for lovely lady.
You're amazing! Happy New Year Posie :o) xo

Stacey said...

Poise my heart is aching for you but also so proud and positive about your 2012! How wonderful that as children we get to repay our mothers by caring for them when they reach that time in life when they may need caring for....
How beautiful. Your family are gorgeous and you, I'm sure, will love farm life. Looking forward to seeing more of this journey unfold on the blog in the new year. Love xxx Stacey

tinajo said...

Happy New Year to you - I hope you´ll get a fab 2012 with your family! :-)

Jan-Maree said...

All the best to you and your lovely family from me and my family and all the Gumnuts as well. Here is hoping 2012 is an absolute winner for your whole family!

Tammi said...

It's definitely been a year of highs and lows for you Jennie...the way you power on is a true inspiration!

Here's to 2012 being an amazing year of dreams realised.

x

polkadotpeticoat said...

Posie those blocks are amazing....Your the sweetest thing out there Happy New Year Momma to you and your lovely brood!!!

Flying Blind... said...

Hope 2012 is going well so far - we will be there too in about 4 hours!
Happy New Year to you and your family xxx

Lizzie said...

Have a good one Jennie, sorry 'bout your Mum...mine too! She's now in a secure unit because she's become aggressive and yes, she too doesn't know me. I've cried buckets to see the year out so 2012 can only get better.
Definitely onward and upward...
Lizzie
xxx

yardage girl said...

Happy new year Jennie ~ best wishes to you and your family. Nic x

Sarah said...

Happy New Year!
Wishing you a wonderful, safe and healthy 2012.

Hazel said...

Hope 2012 is a vast improvement for you! I've loved finding your blog, and look forward to dropping in during the coming year.

Ellieboo said...

Happy New Year - and you go girl - tell them to talk to the hand in 2012 :) Amandaxxx

Tania McCartney said...

I'll give you a hallelujah and an AMEN. Time to streamline, simplify and sort the wheat from the chaff. Thank you for being a huge chunk of my wheat in a world rife with chaff. Happy new and beautiful 2012! xxx

Jen R said...

Fantastic Posie, empowerment is a wonderful feeling! Hoping you get to see your Hubby more this year. A farm how exciting you will be a new kind of busy with such rewards, YAY 2012 xx

Amanda said...

Here's to a better 2012.

Kerry said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Jennie, and all the best with your wonderful plans for 2012.

Christina said...

Hope you had a a lovely night and here's to a brighter 2012! :)

Kate said...

Phew, what a year you've had.
Wishing you a simpler and happier and more husband filled 2012. Hooray to your farm dreams coming true. x

Jane said...

Oh Sweetheart, I *get* this on so many levels. As you know. Adoring your blocks (and lamenting the fact that Seed didn't have an online sale!) and wishing you and yours only the best for 2012. Finding you has been such a sweet spot for me in 2011. J x

TexWisGirl said...

good luck, posie! may all your 2012 goals come true - along with a restoration to happy and healthy hands and a full heart. :)

Leah said...

Happy new year Posie, and I like your plans.

ally said...

Crossing my fingers that 2012 is happier and healthier for you.
Have really enjoyed finding you here this year Poise - looking forward to sharing some moments with you in 2012
xx

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Happy New Year Posie! Hope 2012 is a fab one for you and your family. Much love xo

Jodie said...

Jennie, it is going to be a great year to follow along your adventures, can't wait. Finn says hi.... Pics soon I promise.

Mum on the Run said...

Happy new healthy year to you.
I look forward to what 2012 holds for you (and me too!)
xx

Tiff said...

Bravo you! You have so much positive energy this is bound to be another great year for you! Cheers to 2012, brilliant plans and more time spent with loved ones! Big hugs! X

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Jennie - wishing you and your family more time together and happy days planning your next adventure.
I look forward to reading all about it - glad I found your blog in 2011!
love fee ♥

fee @ chipper nelly said...

ps please let us know how the 'no' business goes...I for one could do with some tips
fee x

Tas said...

All the best for 2012, Jen. How exciting to actually be getting on with the next stage of your lives. I look forward to seeing your plans become a reality.

xx

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Happy new year to you and your family. Hoping you get to see your husband soon xx