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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Meanwhile, I Keep Dancing

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
Daniel Hillel

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to Susan (My Mother's Apron Strings) who is the lucky winner of Marta McDowell's wonderful new book Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life. Susan dear, I don't think I have your new address. Please send it along. 

Sending love across the miles,


Remember to keep getting up. Dance your way into 2014!


Terra said...

Congratulations to the winner of the book, it looks wonderful.
Happy New Year filled with blessings to you Sharon.

Lorrie said...

Happy New Year, Sharon! Thanks for sharing snippets of your life with us on your blog.

Vee said...

Oh perfect that Susan wins! She is such a giver. A Happy New Year to you wherein you do a whole lotta dancing!

Julie Marie said...

Congratulations to Susan!... and Happy New Year to you and Jeff dear cousin Sharon... I am in the midst of doing my new years post... and my "word" for the new year is "Dance"!... love the quote you posted... and yes... I am dancing all the way into the new year ahead... sending much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Bonnie K said...

Congratulations to Susan! Here is wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

La Table De Nana said...

What other choice is there?:)
I agree keep getting up while we can..

I once asked a woman who had great trouble walking if she needed any help.. she said no thank you and looked a little sad..I said does it hurt what you have? She said no..I had polio as a one leg is off..etc..but she said I cannot say it is painful anymore.. I said you are so good to get out and about etc..
She said what other choice is there? We learn to live with things with the years..
We had such a nice deep chat in such few short minutes..

Your verse reminded me of her..right away..
She left a mark ..

All the very best to you and yours in 2014~Starting now:)

kj said...

Excuse me, Sharon, may I have this dance?

:-) & xoxo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is exactly what I intend to do! Dance like no one is watching!

Happy New Year, Sharon, and Congrats to the winner!



Carol said...

Dear Sharon, Wishing you the Happiest of New Years! I love the last post with DH Lawrence's quote of why must we grow up. I will be an official 'senior citizen' this year and keep asking myself 'how can that be? since I do not feel like I have grown up yet!' Best of health and much joy to you and yours throughout 2014! Love, Carol

Nellie said...

Congratulations to Susan!

I send along wishes for peace and joy in 2014 for you and yours, Sharon.

I love the illustration with the verse. Sweet little thing appears to be in need of a new umbrella.:-)

Blessings to you,]

Lori ann said...

oh! i'm so happy to see susan won, she's going to be so excited!

happy new year sharon and jeff, wishing you ALL THE BEST in 2014!!

Casa Mariposa said...

Booty shaking, hip swaying dance music has cleared my head many a time. :o) Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is wonderful. :o)

Unknown said...

Happy New Year dear Sharon and Jeff! I hope all is well with you both...
Can;t wait to check out this new book written by Marta McDowell... I spent some time across the pond over the holidays immersed in Susan Branch's A Fine Romance! Loved it so much I'm going to read it again...
Sending love and dandelion wishes for a fabulous, and healthy new year!
Deb and Boz

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy New Year and what a lucky winner.
Wishing you a great 2014 and
no more ice and snow.

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy New Year and what a lucky winner.
Wishing you a great 2014 and
no more ice and snow.

Denise said...

Hi Sharon.I came across Your blog a couple of Years ago and wondered then but only asking now.....Are You the same Sharon Lovejoy that dog sits or has in the past dog sat in the Cambria area of Central CA? A few years ago in Dec. My husband and I had a Sharn Lovejoy sit Our puppies while We went to the Castle.I never forgot the name -so pretty.So when I came across Your blog -I wondered.Drop By and visit any time-Denise