Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Softly Fade Away...& Wish(es) for 2013!

Wow, it's Wednesday Jan. 2... two thousand and THIRTEEN (!!) already?!

Now while I am not at ALL "calendar challenged" (his term!) like my hubby, if you happened to ask me what year it FEELS like it SHOULD be to me, I might (would probably!) say something ridiculous like,oh I dunno...NINETEEN NINETY NINE maybe?! Yeah, quite possibly some Prince influence there...which makes me think that I COULD (but WILL MOST DEFINITELY NOT!) share an embarrassing/hilarious story about something incredibly humiliating & immature (& GROSS!) that I did (on a bands speakers) one New Years Eve at a local music/dance club (NO, not THAT!! Shame on you!), which occurred even longer ago than that (circa 1983-ish?), when much of ALL I recall about that particular celebration was (there IS a connection here, I promise!)... dancing my (unbelievably skinny back then!) a** off to...(wait for it...!) yep, you guessed it, Prince's ("Tonight we're gonna party like it's) NINETEEN NINETY NINE!"
SO...long story (not too) short: (I can hardly believe/comprehend it has arrived again ALREADY!, but) HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Now on to this business of blogging...!
Wednesday means time to share two online challenges/activities I (love to!) participate in!

For the first 52 Photos Project prompt of 2013, Bella asks us to share images of...
"Softly Fade Away"
I love the way the colors in the paintbox pallet fade with use, but are still so lovely and usable,
varying shades now, softer, watered-down versions of their original hue...

And for the first Wishcasting Wednesday of 2013, Jamie asks us...
I, of course, wish for all of my most grateful-for blessings to continue to shower & surround 
me & my loved ones, and all of this whole wide world:

(but may I also add that for 2013, I wish that this is the year my hubby & I could...
*get a new mattress!
*rebuild our beautiful deck!
*have lots of (out of state) family & friends come visit us-or us visit them!
*get our big screen tv!
*build a labyrinth!
*design & rebuild our fireplace!
*clear out & organize the garage (& BASEMENT!!!)
* AND deepen our relationships with one another, loved ones & ourselves!

What are YOUR wishes for 2013?
I hope they all (and more!) come true!

Happy Me-Laurie Z!


  1. Happy New Year!
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well!

  2. love your wishes, and as you wish for yourself, so I wish for you aswell.

  3. Great wishes, Laurie! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

  4. Happy New Year! Great wishes! As you wish, so I wish for you!

  5. Happy New Year to you...hope it's a good one xx

  6. Wonderful wish. Great list. As Lauriez wishes for herself, so also I wish for her.

  7. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also. Great wishes and Happy New Year.

  8. Oh yay Laurie! Let's party like it's 1999!!!

    I love your wish for building your own labyrinth - go for it!

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also xx

  9. Beautiful wishes. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

  10. Lovely and lyrical. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

  11. Happy New Year! I have a long list of home reno's too. The key for me is to enjoy the process and appreciate each accomplishment along the way instead of wasting my time+energy wishing it was all done weeks ago. Cheers!

  12. Such beautiful wishes, Laurie.
    Thank you for sharing this week :)