Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lost In Transition . . .

Yesterday I had the biggest laugh at myself, and truly, it probably was not a laughing matter at all.  I read our daughter's blog (click here) where she beautifully told about her 'word-of-the-year' for 2012 and how it had impacted her thinking throughout the whole year.  My heart was touched with her words.

I, on the other hand, had to go back to January of 2012 to see what word I had talked about wanting to incorporate into my life and when I read my post I burst out laughing...and I have been shaking my head since.

My word for 2012 was 'patience'.  Oh my, I do believe 2012 was a very impatient year for me and that must be why I have been slow to pick a new word for this new year.

Hence the feeling of transition.  I am not sorry to see the end of 2012, truly, for a number of reasons, but I need to be more careful about my new choice . . . maybe it should be 'patience' again until I learn my lessons!!!

" . . . The year is going,
let him go . . ."
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"For last year's words belong 
to last year's language, 
and next year's words await another voice."
-T S Eliot


  1. I was trying to guess the photo at the top of your blog--I thought is was something frozen but for the life of me could not figure it out--then I read the comments and once I knew it was fruit cake I could totally see it--is it your recipe?--I love fruit cake!!!
    And I also love the quotes at the end of your New Years day blog--great words to live by.

    1. Yes, that is my recipe...I used to make this cake years ago but tossed the recipe because our kids don't care for fruit cake. Then we had supper with some friends back in Westbank in November and Carole served this cake...it was so good to see it again.

      Got the recipe from her and Sherwin and I are enjoying this a lot. It has very little batter...mostly dried fruit and nuts but so tasty!!

      I will post the recipe. Thanks for dropping by! Happy New Year to you, dear cousin.

  2. That TS Eliot quote is truly one of my favorites! And your picture in the header DOES almost look good enough to eat... one day you may actually find me willing to take a bite. One day...

    1. Thanks about the photo. TS Eliot does have some wise words.

      When you see the cake in real life you will see that it has potential!