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Happy New Year Friends !!


As I sit here and wash down a double chocolate brownie and drink my last Starbucks Gingerbread Latte of 2009.....oh ya, looking out my window at the skyscrapers and Lake Ontario, I cannot help myself but reflect on all of the brilliant inspiration and contemplation that has occured this past year!!

The support and inspiration that I receive from all of you has been a godsend!! Whether you realize it or not, you have contributed to me being a happy happy girl today. I am in a wonderful place now and I want to continue on this path as it seems to have been the right choice.

I guess I have had my head in the sand for many years and have not appreciated the world (large or small) that surrounds me. With my decision to enter the blogging world, (actually, just so that I could participate in a swap) I have undergone a transformation that I was unaware was necessary at the time (the whole Ostrich thing), or that it would have such impact.

So as not to bore you, I will be brief. I had chosen to leave my employer this past Spring after a year as I was truly unhappy and just could not continue to be an emotional wreak and cry every darn day. I am considered to be a strong person and am always smiling and in a great mood (to the point of aggravation to others apparently). This rocked my world and I needed to get the heck away, for my own sanity as well as those around me. Anyhow, I digress.

That being said, I really am opening myself up to notice the simple pleasures that have always surrounded me that I guess I just chose to ignore.

Well……not anymore!!

My eyes are wide open and the possibilities are endless!!

All of you have shown me a different and much more interesting/creative world that was lost in the back of my mind somewhere. I am going to explore this side of myself and see where it takes me.

I have big plans for 2010…look out world!!!

Have a fabulous evening ringing in the New Year

2010....it's gonna be great!!!!

Big New Years Hugs and a Giant Kiss

xOxO Nerina



  1. Happy New Year, Nerina!! I also believe this coming year is going to be FANTASTIC!! I'll be watching your journey unfold ... I know it's going to be outstanding, just like you!


  2. Happy New Year Sweetie...
    It has been a wonderful year in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to each of us.

    Nerina you have been such a wonderful friend. You have wiped my tears, laughed with me and not at me, and helped me through some pretty rough times, yes all through your posts and comments. You have so touched my heart and life and for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you my sweet friend.

    Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

    Country hugs and so much love sweetie...Sherry

  3. Oh Yes many feel as you do . My sister started blogging last spring She is very pirvate it has made such a change in her life!! She thought that blogging would NEVER be for her turns out is a perfect fit!!!The visual of you having your coffe and brownie is lovely too

  4. Hi Nerina... I was locked into a career similar to yours, where none of the women liked me, simply because I am a happy person and love to talk about happy, good things while they would dwell on everything negative... fortunatley I was able to retire... when I started blogging this past June I had NO idea what it would mean to me... I have had my faith restored, there ARE still nice ladies out there, and YOU are one of them! It has been so much fun visiting you at your blog this year and getting to know you... Wishing you and your family a beautiful New Year... Bisous... Julie Marie

  5. I think blogging has saved many of us and am happy to learn that you are now a HAPPY girl!

    Stay warm and safe this New Year's Eve!

    Love and hugs,

  6. Hello again Nerina... thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post tonight... I am so sorry to hear you have been (and still are) sick too... here's hoping that you start feeling better real soon too! I have missed many posts while I have been sick, so I just caught up on some of your previous ones... such a beautiful, loving family you have... looks like such happy times together... get well soon... Happy New Year to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

  7. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with happiness!!! Great post!

  8. Way to go...
    Happy New Year, wishing you much happiness in 2010.

  9. Dear Nerina!
    A very Happy New Year to you & yours!
    It’s been a wonderful year knowing you! Only sorry I’m not able because of work to get out & visit yr great site more often!

    XoXo Lola & Nora:)

  10. Hi Nerina!
    I think that we can follow along with each other in 2010 as we step out into other directions...I look forward to sharing more with you! Happy Blogging! Happy New Year!
    :) Laura

  11. Good luck to you sweet Nerina in the New Year!! (and now I'm all depressed because your post also reminded me that my Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is gone until next Christmas)
    :( But seriously, being Happy is what it's all about...so YOU GO GIRL!!!
    Hugs ♥ Teresa

  12. Right back at you, Nerina! Much love and all the joy your heart can hold in 2010!

    Happy New Year and eat some of that delicious chocolate for me. I'm on a diet!


    Sheila :-)

  13. Hey BFF! I had my last Gingerbread latte too, my Starbucks is all out of gingerbread syrup now- and that was my favorite! How sad! Well, You know how much I adore you, I wish you tons of happiness in 2010!!! ( Oh, next time you stop by the Paris site, your avatar isn't showing up- so get your pretty face on there!)
    love ya, deb xOxO

  14. Happy New Year! I always say life is too short so go out there and get what you want!
    Happy Pink Saturday!


  15. Wow I can just feel your excitement and passion right now. I am so so happy you are heading into this New Year with such a sparkle. May this be your best year ever my friend. Hugs to you! xoxo

  16. Happy New Year, Nerina, and happy new adventures!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps I have that Starbucks mug...I love it! And that cake...oooh...YUM! I wish I had that!!!


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