Monday, January 3, 2011

More of the same



2011?  Okay.  Bring it on.  I'll take more of the same from 2010 please.




And like our New Year's Day family tradition of homemade soup in a bread bowl, I'll take more of the same in this new year as last year provided.





Except with new stuff too . . . just like this year we made this soup instead of our regular minestrone.




More of the same.  With a little something new.  I like it.

Addendum:  I'd just like to live it well.  You know?  I just want to be present in each fleeting, wispy, diaphanous moment of this life.  Of this year.  Of this lightening speed of a freight train called motherhood.  Of my everyday moments with my husband.  As a steward of this Earth.  I just really want to feel it all.  And be there.

Happy New Year.

-dana

16 comments:

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Give me a bowl of that soup and some coffee with kahlua and I'd be happy too! I'll even do the dishes!
Hope you have a wondeful year Dana!

Lara said...

Me too Dana. These babies sure are growing quickly. My baby starts school next year... that's very wierd being able to say that! I am resolved this year to enjoy the moment more. Relax with life a little more. And work to live not live to work... so I am trying to find a balance that will enable me. Hope you don't stand on any Lego. Got to love playing with it but jeepers those little bits hurt! Love that soup in a bread bowl idea. What sized buns do you use?

DeeRoo said...

You got it right kiddo...don't blink!!

What a wonderful way to start the new year...I want some next time we visit!;)

Em said...

Wonderful! You used the word diaphanous! What a cool word! I need your bread recipe, it looks wonderful!

Jane said...

So well said! Me too!

Terriaw said...

More of the same is a very good thing! I love it. My motto is to live in this moment, so I cheered after reading your addendum. It's really a great way to live, allowing you to stop and smell the roses more often. Happy new year, Dana!

Happy Quilter said...

Enjoy - particularly your children while they are young because all too soon they are grown up - enjoy the now xxx

Quiltnbee said...

I think you definitely "get" it. Your enjoyment of your kids, family, life is so evident and so beautiful. I love seeing the kids cooking; their faces are great! And Legos...wow, I remember the Lego years...and so do my feet...haha. Happy New Year!;

Tine said...

That sounds great! Happy New Year!

sarah, rsm said...

happy new year, dana, and thank you for another year of warm, fun, helpful, and funny reading!!!!

sarah xoxo

Libby said...

Happy New Year Dana! That soup and the bread bowls looks wonderful! and as a Mom, I love your living room floor! It means your kids are home enjoying themselves with you! My sweet girl goes back to college next week and I sure will miss her yarns and knitting needles laying all over the living room!

VeeV said...

i still want that recipe....
it still looks delicious!!!

xo
eva

traceyjay said...

mmmm.... zuppa toscana... one of our faves. :)

I think I know what to do for dinner tonight.

Happy (belated) New Year! I'd like more of the same with a little new too! :)

Elissa said...

amen, sister.

Corinnea said...

Live it well.... Yes, me too. Good or bad just live it well. Taking time to look at a face, give that hug, do something kind. Happy New Year Dana, it's been fun!

angela said...

Your food looks scrumptious! Have you ever considered sharing some of your recipes? Yum.