Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Year.......

I'm really bad about blogging about myself, but I'm going to give it a try.  I've finished very few quilty projects this year, I've gained and not lost weight, my housekeeping has go from bad to worse, and I've spent too much time whining about life instead of living it.

What I did do right was reach out to my friends, virtual and physical,  and I laughed and cried with them.  I'm learning to be a "little" better listerner (this is a family defect....grin), and I'm trying to keep my mouth shut when someone is getting too bossy, well at least SOME of the time.  I'm learning how not to argue when my Mom is trying to pick a fight with me.  These things seem so simple, but I've spent most of my 64 years reacting to others.  I try to forgive any injustices against me and just try not get offended in the first place.  I've even forgiven myself for my many shortcomings and there are many....now that's hard.

Right now I hear a redbird singing in the front birdbath.  He's reminding me that God loves me enough to share this beautiful bird with me.  For some reason in my life the redbird is a "reminder" of hope for me.

After having said all that, I'm being tested.  Someone is making way too much noise for me to concentrate on typing this blog..........LOL.......I guess I haven't made as much progress as I though, but laughing about it is also good. 

Thank you Jesus for I would have not make it to Heaven on my own.......your totally unruly out-of-control Billie Beth............smile

8 comments:

Mommarock said...

Gosh, were you blogging about you, or me? LOL.. I love your blog (maybe that says something?).. I find your blog helpful and cheerful, so that must say something GOOD!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Billie - I feel you have warmth, cheer and a smile thru your blog. Think of yourself as a rosebud. It opens each new petal to reveal its full beauty. Open a petal at a time. Love Ya BillieB - Sharon

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You gals are making me laugh! Now I'm a cheerful rosebud. It better hurry up and bloom before it wilts on the vine..........giggle.

Really thanks for the kind comments.....love you guys also.

Kathy said...

You never give yourself enough credit. You bring much joy to those who know you!!

Stray Stitches said...

We all have our shortcomings - me? way too many to list. You always sound like a very upbeat and positive person to me. I think we are probably too hard on ourselves. Keep up the great work on your blog - I really enjoy reading it.
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks Kathy and Linda......gee wiz...you gals are going to make me cry into the New Year. So glad you are enjoying my blog, but I'm still not cleaning the house.........LOL.

BJ said...

Happy New Year Billie! I think God is smiling at you. He loves you so much and is so proud of you for not just recognizing the things that get to you, but taking steps to not let that pattern continue. It doesn't all happen overnight, but a step at a time. How wonderful he gave you the redbird to remind you of HOPE. I've been blessed by you many times in 2010. Thank you for being one of my 'virtual' friends.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm must thank you B J. You have shown many of us, 'virtual' friends, such love and kindness this last year through QWU, and you have pulled us all together in prayer.

I do love my redbirds........HOPE.