Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ready....or not.

I got my new calendar today.
2011 ready to replace 2010.
Ready or not, here it comes.

I'm always filled with:
trepidation
anxiety
excitement
worry
wonder

...when I put up a new calendar.
Dramatic?

Maybe.

I want my family and loved ones to be safe and snuggly.

I don't want trials.
Or sadness.
Or ache.

Because of where I work.
Because of my age.
Because of experiences.

I know that things can change in a heartbeat.

As a New Year approaches........I always take a deep breath and wonder.

Am I ready?
Am I strong enough?
What will those pages on the calendar bring?

I pray for more joy than not.
Strength than weakness.
Peace than hurt.

Life is full and good.

Happy 2011!
Ready or not...I hope 2011 is ready for me!

26 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you have a happy and blessed New Year!! I'm not stressing about 2011....not after surviving 2010 - I can handle whatever comes!!!

Cherie said...

Amen to all you said Tauna!

Dang I still need to get a new calender - the one you have is the one I often get also...I did see a funny Maxine one the other day though - hee hee. Then there is also the Fireman calendar!!!! Hey it's good to spice things up (wink!).

Happy New Year!

MZ said...

One more day to go. I had so many things I was going to do. Think I can get them done tomorrow?

T said...

shoot - I don't have a new calendar yet...

when I do get it I need to turn 1/2 way through and write myself a reminder to breathe... assuming I've made it that far :)

wendy said...

Ditto
but it is kinda magical to look at the days on the calendar and wonder what they hold for us.

and Of course 2011 is NOT ready for YOU....are you kidding.
You got to much spunk spit and vinegar..........
We should be the ones to "scare" the calendars....like holy heck, what will "so and so" do to through the earth off it's axis today.

yup, be afraid, very afraid. OF ME and YOU .

oh and speaking of Fireman Calendars....Cherie
MY Mr. Gorgeous was on one once upon a time...boy would I like to get my hands on that one.

Valerie said...

Hope you have a fun time ringing in the new year!!!!

Julie Harward said...

We did the exact same thing today. I went trough and added the birthdays and other dates into my new calender and as I put it up, I had the same thoughts as you. I remembered my scary life flight and prayed all would be calm and bright with all of us too. Lets keep our fingers crossed and a prayer always in our hearts. :D

Lisa said...

I know exactly what you're saying. I wish I could be less anxious and more BRING IT ON...but that would mean He might...and I am a coward. You will have a wonderful year, I'm sure of it!

Saimi said...

Boy isn't that the truth! I guess there is no way around it but to dive in and grab hold!!

You just reminded me I need to hang my new calendar too!!

Happy New Year!!!

Barbaloot said...

Totally with you on all those feelings. Looking ahead and wondering what next year will bring? It's exciting and scary.

Mildred said...

New Year blessings to you and yours Tauna.

Life is good! said...

Happy New Year! Great post! i feel the same way.

Gina said...

Happy New Year to you! What calendar did you get this year?! I always love to see what people get!

Kristina P. said...

Here's to a stress free, Mario Lopez free 2011!

Mumsy said...

Tauna said "I pray for more joy than not. Strength than weakness.
Peace than hurt."

I pray that for you too sweet lady! Wishing the very best for you and your loved ones in all things in the coming year. Hugs

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I hope you get all that you want.

tammy said...

I used to hate changing my calendar for fear of what was to come. Especially if it had been a really good year. So I get your dramatic side!

Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one for all of us, and that whatever trials may come, we can overcome them!

Kazzy said...

You are right... There is ssometgi nerve-wracking about a blank new calendar. And I want the same things you do.

I am ready for an adventure!

gigi said...

I am so over 2010!!! I'm done! I too am looking forward to what the new year will bring. I hope it will bring me to you and us finally meeting for reals :))
Hope you and your's have a very blessed and happy new year! Love ya!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm never ready. I always love when I can thank God for the wonderful blessings/protection that he gave to my family during the year. Facing a new one always scares me. I think I better work on my calendar tomorrow so it's ready. Happy New Year!

Victoria said...

2011 is going to be GREAT!!! Happy New Year!

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Connie said...

We just need to grab 2011 by the horns and ride 'er out!
I can't even stop to think of all that can happen or I won't be able to wake up in the morning!

We ended 2010 with my Dad having a stint put in his artery today. All went well but we've had a couple of scary days. I hope that's the end of that kind of crap and it's just smooth sailing from here on out! (Yeah, right)

P.S. I need a calendar! Maybe if I don't hang a calendar on my wall, it won't happen.

Happy New Year to you, my friend!

Laura Lynn said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to another good year of reading your blog!

Hugs,
Laura

Mikki said...

New Years is always bittersweet to me. I too am filled with trepidation for the year ahead, and also anticipation.
Hope yours is beautiful and blessed!

Laura said...

Me too. Me too. I can't handle thinking about what an entire year might bring. I just try to focus on today!