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H.A.P.P.Y. New Year!

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I wish every one of you a healthy and prosperous 2016, and may all your own wishes for the next twelve months come true.

How have the first eight days of this New Year slipped by already? Was I not paying attention? I suppose my problem is I’m still on Vancouver time (three hours behind Ontario). I’ve been home two days and haven’t quite clicked back to my time.

December 29th, our second day in Vancouver proved more than memorable. Mary and I finally fell into bed around 11:30 p.m. We shot up, almost standing, from tantalizing slumber at 11:39 when a crack like an exploding bookcase dumping books on the floor in fury. It wasn’t till the next morning we heard there’d been an earthquake. She and I experienced only the terrifying c-r-a-c-k at our end of the house. Our hosts at the other end felt the ground shake. Check this out:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bc-struck-by-moderate-earthquake/article27956563/

New Year’s Eve was also eventful. This is the birthday girl. Whew. Glad we ran out of candles and cake or else we’d have had to book the fire department for standby. She’s well preserved, yes?

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It’s good to be back—or will be—once I’m in the swing of things again.Will post again next Friday.

Happy, happy New Year to us all!

 

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

31 thoughts on “H.A.P.P.Y. New Year!

  1. Ah yes!
    Happy New Year to you too! You make so many people happy.
    Thank you for your enthusiasm for life! It is a breath of fresh air.
    Happy writings.

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  2. Happy New Year, Tess!
    Earthquakes are OK when you’re at the right end of them!
    Good to see you back! 🙂

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  3. Happy new year, Tess. We had an earthquake here in 2014. I heard it and saw my lamp shades and light fixtures tremble for a few seconds. You certainly have been a traveling woman any plans to stay home?

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  4. Hope 2016 is a peaceful one for you, Tess.Jx

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  5. Happy New Year Tess!! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming year.

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  6. Happy New Year Tess! Nothing like an earthquake to bring in 2016.

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  7. Happy new year, sounds like you’ve had an eventful time! I experienced an earthquake in my little corner of England several months back, very unusual for us! Look forward to your 2016 posts, hope you have a great year 🙂

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  8. Time to knuckle down and entertain me again Beth. No more gallivanting for a week or two.
    I wish you a New Year of Dreams come true and Wishes granted xxx

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  9. It’s great to have you where I feel I can reach you without a long delay in your answer. Why I think of you as my compass of common sense is a mystery to me because we actually have never met. Yet, that’s my mental picture of you and having you back where I can feel that I’m interrupting something important to you is solacing in some way.

    I hope you write a post before long about the writing you had mentioned early last fall.

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    • Dear, dear Glynis and wonderful friend though we’ve never met. What a boost you’ve given my heart today. Thank you and happy, happy 2016. Strange, isn’t it, how we make a connection that is as real as if we knew each other. Wish we could sit down for a coffee and spend an afternoon chatting. ❤ ❤

      My apologies for the crazy half of last year. I had to sort myself out to begin this new anew with projects actually in progress. This has created a change in schedule if I am to go forward as I visualize positive outcome–I can only hope, and work towards that goal. Your support since we 'met' has been valuable to a degree beyond measure. We must get back on track again. Yes?

      Will I discuss my process this late fall? Maybe by email. 😀

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  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR !! I have missed you!!

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  11. Welcome back. And Happy New Year to you too.

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  12. Yay! You’re back! Earthquakes will do that to you – put you back on track in all the best ways. Yes, when I lived in SF bay area we’d have some ‘shakers’ every once in awhile that made us ‘STOP’ and think, “Hmmm, what should I really be doing right now, just in case, life stops for good?” Nice way to put things in perspective, huh?

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  13. Welcome back and Happy New Year to you as well. I heard all about the earthquake from my daughter and friends on the west coast.

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  14. Missed you good friend.

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  15. Holy Moly Tess! Glad you guys weren’t hurt. Welcome back my travelling friend and Happy New Year! 🙂

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  16. Happy New Year Tess! Trust you to find an earthquake 🙂 and yes your sister? is beautiful.

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  17. Happy Happy Happiest of New Year Tess. It is fabulous to see you here in the blogosphere.

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  18. Happy New Year, Tess. Glad that Earthquake did not cause too much damage (well, I hope it didn’t).
    Wishing you a successful, peaceful and healthy new year.

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  19. Happy new year to you, too! I’ve missed you (and me too, lol). Glad to see you back and loving the cover photos on your blog! Such awesome aerial views. Wishing you all the very best: peace, health, joy and anything else that would make 2016 your best year yet. Be well and see you on the blogosphere, dear! :-*

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  20. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Lovely to have Tess Karlinski back and safely from this trip with earthquakes and over candled birthday cakes.. I am sure someone miscounted. Happy New Year Tess. lovely to see you.

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  21. Oh Tess, sounds like an earth-moving experience…Hope everyone had a lovely time when the earth wasn’t shaking.
    Glad you’re back and hope this new year is wonderful to you!!! 🙂

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  22. That is certainly starting the New Year with a bang! Candles, cake, and quake – good grief!

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  23. So yep it’s 2016 and I still write 2015. I can’t blame age as I’ve done that for every year as long as I can remember, though that’s not going back that far in truth. Hope the weather is kind. Been miserably wet here for a few weeks but promised frost and maybe snow this week. Let’s see, huh!?

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  24. Happy New Year. I live in earthquake country and haven’t felt one yet. I must be a deep sleeper or naturally jumpy 🙂 The birthday picture is lovely.

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  25. I’m so pleased to see you back. Happy New Year. Good to know you are OK, earthquake and all. Happy New Year. I must organize a trip to your part of the world soonish… I’ll definitely ask for tips. 🙂

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  26. Happy New Year Tess. Can you believe it’s almost February? Dang.

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