Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Everybody!

A light to shine through the darkness.
A light to guide us home.

May this new year bring much happiness, joy and love to all.


Carin Fuchs said...

I am nearly there, LOL LOL LOL

HAPPY NEW YEAR WENDY, hopefully 2009 is full of love, laughter and joy for you.

Lots of hugs for you and OH

Wendy said...

Hi Carin,
Well you certainly are in the New Year, as it's still hours away from me here.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll sip a glass of bubbly to toast in the new year for us all.

Ruth said...

Happy New Year! It is a good thing we do not know what it will bring;- happiness, sadness, joy, or sorrow. It will likely be a combination of all, to be faced with faith, hope and the love of those dear to us.
Wishing you only the best!

Bear Naked said...

Happy New Year.

Bear((( )))

Rose said...

Beautifully said, Wendy. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

Abbasgirl said...

Happy New Year to you Wendy! I pray your year is filled with peace, love, hope, faith, and joy.


Jean said...

Happy New Year to you ! The amaryllis is gorgeous! Thanks! Jean

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Happy New Year Wendy ~

May you be blesed with Joy, Peace and Health this year.


Shammickite said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.

JeanMac said...

That's so beautiful, Wendy. Thanks! Hope 2009 is all you wish for.

Kathy from NJ said...

I found your site on the BlogHer home page and yesterday & today read all the archives. My husband had his third stroke in Sept 2001 and came home on Dec. 24, 2001, I have been a full time caregiver since then. The stroke hit smack on speech so he cannot speak, does not understand anyone talking to him (maybe understands some hand signals) and has difficulty swallowing so he has a feeding tube. He had broken a hip one month prior to the stroke and had not fully recovered from that so he is in a wheelchair which he cannot operate himself.

My husband has not had a shower or bath since he came home. I use a wonderful product, Comfort Bath by Sage, to clean him. There are 8 disposable washcloths in a package which gets warmed in the microwave - the directions say to use one cloth for each body part but my husband is not working in the coal mines so one pack usually lasts 3 days. I buy them from - recently found them at WalMart in the pharmacy dept near the disposable underwear. I will be happy to send you a couple of packs to try if you would like. And I throw the used cloths in the washing machine and use them for other things - face washing with plain water, cleaning rags, they are quite useful.

I also use Caregivers Marketplace, a wonderful organization that gives rebates on some caregiving supplies. Their website is:

Kathy Smith
RBottonister at yahoo dot com

Grammy said...

Such a beautiful light you are shining Wendy. Big hug. Have a wonderful and blessed new year my friend. Amy was told any time now for the baby and if not born by Wed Jan 7 it will be induces. So I reset my widget. Yours are counting down fast too. We both will be rich in Grandkids this year. May all our lights shin so bright this year that we light up the nights with laughter and smiles.

Mary said...


Thank you.

I wish you the best 2009 can offer.

Happy New Year,

Beverly said...

Hi, Wendy,
I hope that this new year will be good to you. Thank you for always stopping by and visiting.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Happy New Year, dear Wendy. My thoughts are with you at the beginning of this new year, and I hope that you and your hubby are doing well. Looks like you will have more babies in the family very soon! I hope all do well and are healthy and happy. BTW, your flowers on your header are amazing!

naturewitch said...

Hi Wendy
Happy New Year to you to. Love the candle and the words! xx

Mimi said...

WOW! You are popular... love the new layout and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Hope you had a great holiday.

Wendy said...

Thanks everybody. You are all so kind.

Kathy, you certainly have a difficult situation to live with. Thanks for the offer. Will check things out.

Hi Grammy - oh yeah, bring on the babies! Can't wait!

Abba's Girl said...


When I changed blog backgrounds 01/01/09, I checked your blog to see if you and I had chosen the same background again...I mean we do have the same curtains...

Have a great day tomorrow and stay warm.


marmee said...

happiest of new years to you wendy. hope all is well with you.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Looking forward to 2009 and our friendship.
It is the year of joy and I am looking for joy each day. Coming here is a joyful experience.
Love the flowers and the candle,
love and light.