Sunday, November 11, 2012


First of all I am.  Its always good to put a face with a voice, huh. This is my look for 2013.

I have been away from the blog, away from stitching, except a little crochet in waiting rooms, and        Super busy. I have been working toward voter registration, early and absentee vote AND getting my candidates elected.  I am happy to say Four More Years...Forward!

I've been thinking about how my views have changed in the last four years. Not really changed, just tweaked for the better. I've been thinking about what more I can do.

But for now, I am looking forward to taking Thanksgiving week off work. Putting my house back in order.  Relaxing.  Enjoying time with my family..and yes...I'll be cooking the bird.  The kids are out of school that week and already planning on coming over to help Terry clean out the back garage. Life is Good.


mairedodd said...

that had to have been some of the best balm life could have provided during the past two weeks here - i sat in my bed in a sleeping bag, listening to a transistor radio to the results coming in... people voted for good sense, intelligence, kindness, poise and grace under fire... it still brings me to tears...
your thanksgiving sounds wonderful! i forget it is near to mid nov we ended up missing halloween... but have much to be thankful for - including friends like you -

Barbara said...

Howdy Carol, love your 2013 look! Yay you, Forward indeed! I'm just getting back a bit as we help out with Sandy recovery. Wow, won't be over for months, perhaps years, to come. We were among the fortunate ones at our bay getaway place. Others, not so much. Onward with Thanksgiving and family!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Welcome back - we've missed you!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Carol!

How wonderful to SEE you! Love your look for 2013! I too was pleased to see the way the vote went. I really do believe it was the most intelligent choice. With the Congress he has i'm not sure how much he'll get done but i still feel he was the best choice.

I am growing my hair out for 2013! Can you believe it? I've had short hair FOREVER and it feels so odd brushing the back of my neck house...I'm so glad we decided to shake things up!

I hope posting more often is on your 'to do' list. :)HUGS! deb

ACreativeDreamer said...

I think you look just amazing Carol, and hope that 2013 is going to be the best year yet!

It's funny, I spent a bit of yesterday catching up on some blogs... doing my blog wandering as I often think of it, one blog leading to another and then another, and I am taken by how our country has become so very polarized when it comes to our political parties.

I often recall the time when, a few years ago, one of my co-workers told me that I was "wrong" to disagree with Bush, "He is our president, and you should support him whether you agree with his position or not."

Apparently that only holds true if the candidate of your choice is in the office though as I heard very disparaging remarks from her about this election.

Ah... isn't it interesting...?

Teresa said...

You look fantastic, Carol :) I love your 2013 look!

And it's great to read you again... though I can't say much about being away, haven't bloggedin the longest time :/ but I'm here and reading your posts :)


Cathy K said...

Hi Carol! First of all, let me say that you are gorgeous (I am sure Terry agrees) and I LOVE your hair!

Like you, I am so thrilled that Obama has four more years. It is hard being a Dem in this state (Utah) but we BLUES are leading the way to more acceptance of others of all types, not just rich white conservative men.

Enjoy your family and Thanksgiving. This year we will have everyone together, and I am so excited!!


Sweetpea said...

Lovely to *see* you!

Stacie said...

Love your 2013 look and that is a great photo of you!
And you talk about me being an optimist! I'm glad you are finally getting some time to relax and get Thanksgiving week off! Have a wonderful time with your family and give Terry a big hug :)

brenco1 said...

Well I love your look for 2013 and glad you are back posting. May you have a blessed holiday.

Timaree said...

You look great! I just don't have it in me to update but I am very happy about the election news. I was so hoping Arizona would swing over this time with the growing Hispanic vote but it didn't happen. They are still counting ballots so I don't know the exact numbers.

Crystal said...

You are one beautiful lady, Miss Carol! LOVE your new hairstyle - it's just gorgeous!
Enjoy your holiday week with Terry and the kids.
I am thankful for you :-) xo

Jeanne said...

You are beautiful inside and out.

Love you much,

Starr White said...

You look beautiful, Carol!

Donna said...

So glad to see you!! I often checked for a new post and was hoping you were doing ok.

Love your new photo and your pop of color. The earrings. Love them.

Have a great holiday.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

You are so lovely! You have kind eyes! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carol!

Darlene said...

Hi Carl,

Awesome look. I just wanted to say thank you for leaving a comment on my Social Media Reflections blog. That must have been a strange find when you were looking for beading, embroidery, etc. But I do off-loom beading and embroidery, I just haven't blogged about it. Mostly I write for myself for MBA classes to keep the lessons learned memorable.

Your blog is nice and I'll be making frequent trips back to see what's new. Thanks again.

Cindy Caraway said...

Hi Carol,
I love your look for 2013! Beautiful...

I'm considering working on my look, too. It's hard to get older.... I want to be one of those cute old ladies but somehow seem to be stuck still trying to be 25 - 2013 is a good year to change that!

GOBAMA! I was glued to the TV on election night and couldn't have been happier :)
Cheers to a(nother) good year!

Donna said...

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you, Terry and family.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carol, I would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. I love your new look. I look forward to seeing some of your lovely beading creations in the New year. Hugs Judy