WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

December 29, 2012

~Another Year~

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends..I think this time of year we all have reflections on what our life is all about and the many things we would love to be able to change about it..
I know I have had many struggles with heart issues now since last year and each day I wake up I feel God has once again Blessed me..
The one thing I can truly say is that this past almost 5 years I have been blogging I have so enjoyed getting to know so many kind people and will take these many fond memories in my heart with me..

Last year at this time I had nothing to share with all my non-projects I didn't get done and here we are at yet another years end and I still have nothing to share ha ha!!

Kenny Rogers song the "Gambler" said you got to know when to fold them..Well I'm now at this stage in my life that it is time for me to put this blog to rest..I feel I have nothing left in me to share..

I will miss so many people that I came to call "My Dear friends" so many of you have inspired me to want to be a better person..

I truly loved you all opening up your homes and your heart to me..My new word for 2013 is KINDNESS this I wish for each and everyone of you..Be healthy and don't ever take for granted your health!! One day you can be fit as fiddle and the next just trying to breath each day...Always love your family and show them each day how much you do love them..

Before I call this a wrap I want to wish my dear blogging friend BJ at Sweet Nothings a very Happy 75th birthday..I'm so glad I met you on Rate my space and was able to reconnect with you in Blogland..

Many Blessings to each and every one of you that took the time to just come by and say Hi Gloria..

Much love to all of you and THANK YOU for all the fond memories..

With KINDNESS from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and Love Gloria

Who knows maybe I'll back for Bubba and Patty Ann's Christmas letter 2013


Sue said...

Gloria, I think that we all have to do what we deem is best for each for us- so your decision must have been made with a lot of thought. It was always a delight to see your home and your beautiful belongings and I got a kick out of your jokes and cartoons! And seeing how you adored your grandchildren was so sweet. Should you change your mind, I'm sure your friends wouldn't mind if you posted whenever you could. I hope the new year brings happiness and peace for you and your loved ones. XO due

Sue said...

Omg I cannot even type my own name on this crazy iPhone! Sue

Picket said...

Sis I have loved you from day one on Rate My Space..you have touched my life in a way no words could describe...you are one of the dearest and most giving souls I have ever known and my life is richer because of you...I will forever carry the memories of all the great times we shared in RMS and blogland..this is not the end just the beginning of a new chapter and I pray you will love what you find in the next coming pages of your life...I pray you get stronger with each passing day and that you feel loved all the days of your life...lordy knows I love you so sis...you are one in a million for sure and I thank God for letting our paths cross...you keep looking up girl..the best is yet to come...love Picket

NanaDiana said...

Gloria- I am praying that you will find peace in the upcoming year and that your heart issues will resolve so that you are not afraid. Heart issues are so scary. My hubby is on call tonight and is down in Advanced Care with a heart patient as I type. God bless you. I have followed you for the past year or so and always loved your posts. Take good care- xo Diana

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Gloria: This post is really sad, in the fact that I didn't know about your heart issues. I'm so sorry but hope that the new year will bring you peace and healing and please don't completely give up your blog, just let it rest with you for awhile and stop to chat from time to time, my good friend..Judy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
I am sad but I understand. I still hope to see you on fb sometimes.
I am so sorry you haven't felt well lately. I will be thinking and praying for you my dear friend.
You and your blog have brought me so much joy! I think of all your posts that had me chuckling away. Your beautiful home, filled with amazing antiques. Your lovely family. And all the fun we've had through these years. Plus the cards and gifts you sent are cherished and have made me feel so blessed that your my friend.
I will miss this beautiful blog and I just hope you can keep sharing on fb. I love seeing your grandbabies and hearing from you dear friend.
Biggest hugs to you dear Gloria,

bj said...

BWAAAAAAAAAA......I don't want you to quit. If you only posted one time a month, just hearing from you on top of your mountain up there, would be awesome. I know this has been a hard year for you...and I know there's times when you are too tired to even THINK of writing a post.

PLEASE don't delete your blog, sister friend. Even if you don't post for awhile....leave the blog in place so that you CAN post a line or two every now and then, if you should want to.
I pray for your complete recovery...I pray for you to feel good again and maybe it's just going to take a little more time.

Thank you so much for the great birthday wishes....I wish we lived close enuf that we could meet somewhere for a great dinner, a glass of wine and a LOT of laughs to celebrate not only my 75th but our friendship. I always hang the little teapot tassel you sent me on my Christmas tree and this year when I hung it, I whispered a prayer for you. I ask for health, joy and contentment for you, my friend.

I know you are tired....and think you "have nothing to share" with your blogging friends. I promise you that we love just a few words from you...you don't even have to post a picture ever again if you don't feel like messing with it.
Blogging is a way to stay in touch with friends...get a new recipe...try a new craft...have a prayer spoken for you and gives you the chance to say a prayer for someone in need.

Keep your beautiful blog...don't delete all these many years of wonderful posts, photos, feelings...even if it's another 6 months, or a year, before you post again, it will be there for you to use.
I love you, Gloria....
xoxo bj

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Gloria....I will so miss you. I know your health struggles have been difficult this past year...I know all too well what that is like. Please keep in touch. Happy New Year!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, sweet Gloria...how I will miss you! I understand, though. Enjoy your wonderful family! I will miss the updates on little mister Landen and all of your sweet babies. Please, as everyone said, keep your blog and pop in if you ever feel the need. You will continue to be in my prayers. I have to tell you how much I admire you and what an amazing lady you are...so many accomplishments! Hoping you might pop in on FB...so much easier! Have a wonderful New Year! Hoping to hear from you soon!...hugs...Debbie

9405018--Pat said...

Gloria, you be miss!!! Please don't delete your blog!!! I too have loved your home from the old (and you) days from "RMS". Take one day at a time we will be here for you...Thanks for sharing....Pat H

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gloria, You, and your wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed! I wish you joy and good health in 2013. Take care dear friend. Hugs, Sherry

lvroftiques said...

Oh noooooo Gloria!! Geeezeee the world would be a little darker with your blog posts gone! I'm with BJ. Don't delete your blog, so just in case once a year or so, you do find you have something to share..... we'll all be waiting to hear about it. I do know how hard you have been struggling with major health issues. I'm praying for you daily dear friend. I hope we can get together soon...Maybe early in 2013? I'm game to jump a plane anytime OK? And I know just how you might be feeling aboout blogging...It's taken a major back seat in my life also *sighs* I love you! Vanna

The Tablescaper said...

Love your new word!

- The Tablescaper

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am so sad to hear this but I do understand.
I will never forget that you were one of the first bloggers that reached out to me when I started blogging. We shared a love for a similar style and era and i always marveled at your beautiful home which I truly will miss seeing.
Reading about everything you have done in life and have gone through has amazed me and made me want to be like you.... a strong woman.
My life truly has been blessed by "meeting" you and I will never forget my friend that lived up on her mountain!
Please stop by and visit with me from time to time.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers and will continue to pray for your health.
Will miss you,
Hugs and love,

Dreamgoddess said...

Gloria, I so hope the new year brings better health your way. Although I selfishly hope you don't give up blogging because I so enjoy your posts, I do understand that you have to do what is best for YOU. As a lover of antiques, I've learned so much from reading your posts and have done some major drooling over your gorgeous home and furnishings. You will so very greatly be missed in the blogging world! Take care and hopefully we'll see you here again soon.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I know we all have to make decisions in our lives that is best for us. I'll miss visiting your beautiful blog, I hope you leave it open for comments, I do however have your email and promise to do better this next year in keeping closer contact with you. You've touched my life like no other, I'm so fortunate to call you friend. Happy New Year darling. hugs ~lynne ~

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

"Kindness" is such a perfect word for you to be leaving with us! You have always been so kind in your comments to me! I wish you well this new year. All the best for you in 2013!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I agree with BJ....I never checked in with you to see a project...I just loved seeing pictures of your beautiful collections and hearing their interesting stories...even if you only post once a month I could read them...take care of yourself...I always enjoy your visits on my blog...come back again sweetie....phyllis

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Now that's just plain sad...
Darn it all... I wish you wouldn't go, but I do understand that there is surely a "time to fold 'em"... Wishing you the most wonderful New Year... filled with tons of blessings and joy.

You will be MISSED...

Huggies and lovies,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet friend, you will always be in my life! I KNOW where you live! :)
You have my phone number...my address..my home is open to you.
Love and hugs always,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, my life has been so hectic with our new grandbaby that I'm just now getting over here to read this. I'm sad to read this, but glad that I can go back and revisit your home by coming to your blog, because I always loved seeing all of your petty treasures, and I especially loved seeing your blue and white kitchen. You've provided inspiration for me since our RMS days, and whether you blog or not, you'll still be inspiring me. Please keep in touch, sweet friend. You know I love ya, Laurie

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria I am so going to miss you. I want you to know my prayers are with you everynight. I am so glad I got to met you here in blogland. Take care dear friend. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Gloria, you have been such an inspiration in the power of positive thinking and your blog a source of great laughter for me. You will be missed and thought of often. Please take care and maybe do a post now and then to let us know how you are doing!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweet friend, I do remember the carpet balls. Hard to believe it's been that long, alot has changed for the years. Some for the good others not so much. I hope this finds you feeling better. Girl you've got to take care of you. I just put Mr. P back into bed today is not going to be a good day around here. Miss you tons.. love you loads. hugs ~lynne ~

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet Gloria! I'm going to miss you so much. I will miss you so much and I pray you continue to feel well. I'm going to miss your projects, seeing your home filled with all your antiques and your sweet spirit, not to mention your funny side. I love you and count myself blessed to have had you in my life way back to RMS!
Love you,
Shelia :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, wanted to pop in and say a big HI!!! Thinking about you hope things are ok your way. Still struggling our way but moving along.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Gloria I have been so amiss about coming over- and then I find your post. I too wrote a post the beginning of the year sharing that things are changing and I am not sure what that means for my blog but that I will just follow the Father's leading. Have posted 2 times since then but am not going to succome to the pressure of having to in order to keep readers.

You have been a precious part of my blogging years and even Rate My space .

Pray that you are feeling His comfort and that these days are filled with knowing Jesus more deeply- it really is all that really matters in this world when the chips are down!

Please know I would love to pray with/for you so keep in touch if/when you can!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! I hope you're doing well. I was thinking about you as I'm watching the news and wondering if you're near the Big Bear Mountain where that police officer is hold up? That's such a scary thing!
Love you!
Shelia :)

bj said...

Hi, Sister friend, I just wanted to stop by and say HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.

I do hope you are feeling better...and stronger.
Hang in there, girlfriend.
Love, bj

Bohemian said...

Gloria Thank YOu for coming by for a Blog Visit and to leave such sweet words... Admiration, that was an uplifting word that I'm not sure I'm worthy of, but it was so heartfelt that it was received with humility and grace, Thank You! Often the Blogging Community has filled the void that has been left when others have moved away and are no longer here to be the sounding board and offer all of the Blessings Friendships give to each of us in our Lifetime.

Hugs back at ya... Dawn... The Bohemian

Beth said...

Gloria, You are missed! Take care and hope you feel better soon.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Hi sweet sis, just wanted to stop by and invite you to stop over tohttp://aroundrhouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/bird-on-loose.html and see the pictures I posted of the harrowing experience with the hummingbird, thought it would bring some cheer to you and yours...it actually reminded me of your sense of humor when I was writing it...would love for you to see it...take care I sure miss hearing from you and seeing pictures of your side of the mountain...love phyllis

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! You were on my mind tonight and I wanted to drop in and say 'hi'. I miss you!
Hope you're doing well.
Love ya,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Hi, Gloria...just saw you over at Mona's. My heart hurts for her sooo much..I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child...looks like you'd just stop breathing yourself.
Hope you are feeling good...and getting stronger.
love to you, sister friend,

bj said...

Hi, my sweet sister friend, I hope your Easter was good.
And, I so hope your health is returning. I miss you so much.
Stay in touch,..:)
xoxo bj

Coloradolady said...

Thinking of you Gloria and hope your side of the mountain is looking up for you.

I have thought about you often, and hope you are doing better and feeling better.

Every time I think of you, I pray for your health. Hang in there sweet friend!!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dear Gloria,
Just popped in to let you know that we think of you often and miss your witty posts and seeing your gorgeous treasures. Hoping that all is well with you. Big hugs.

The Charm of Home said...

Hope you are well Gloria! Happy Mother's Day. I saw you over at Ivy and Elephants reading that sweet Mother's Day post!

Anonymous said...

HI Gloria- Saw your sweet note you left Shelia and wanted to come over and say Hi~ It was a blessing to see you are still out and about in blogland- I have pretty much dropped out except to visit those who I have grown close too over these years in blogland. I don't know what I will do when Google reader ends as that is how I follow everyone.

Hope all is well your way and that you are blessed beyond measure! Do you hear from Chari - miss her too!

bee blessed

bj said...

{{{{ GLORIA }}}}
how are you doing, girlfriend? gosh, i sure miss your cute posts...and the ones showing all your treasures..i am still posting about every morsel of food going into my mouth....hahhhaaa.
hope you are feeling stronger and better....love you dearly.
xoxo bj

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, honey, it's so good to hear from you! I miss you and hope you're feeling good and still loving on that great grandbaby. He's grown now I'm sure! ;) Know I think of your often and pray all is well with you and your family. I'm so glad you liked my little dolls.
Shelia ;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh Gloria how are you sweetie, when I was doing this skeleton post, I was wishing you were around to comment, I was saying to myself, oh gloria would love this, she would be cracking up and I can just hear her laughin and laughin, I was thinkin, Gloria will get this for sure...miss you sweetie, stop over if you can,..think of you often...Phyllis

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Dear Gloria, I love when I open my email and see that I have a comment from you on a blog post. I miss you, sweet friend, and I love it when you stop by for a visit. I hope you are feeling well. I often think of you, and I often say a prayer for you. Love ya, laurie

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for stopping by Gloria!! I was missing your wit and humor. I hope you and our family are doing well! Have a beautiful fall.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just dropping by to say hello and give you a big hug! Hope all is well with you. Your visits and words of encouragement are always a blessing.
Missing you,

bj said...

Hi, sweet friend...
Are you EVER going to start blogging again? I miss you so much.
Is it that you just don't feel strong enuf to blog?....or just lost interest in it?
I do hope you are feeling better...and stronger...
I love you, dear one.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gloria! I'm hoping you still pop in to your blog. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your sweetness about my little grandson! I'm sure your little one is half grown now! Hope you're taking care of yourself and know someone on the gulf coast of Texas loves you! ;)
You are the sweetie,
Shelia :)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh what a happy surprise to she you stopped in for a visit...I love it that you are around and might stop any time, it keeps us on our toes...lol...take care my friend, I am sending love to your side of the mountain, phyllis

bj said...

Hey, Gloria, my sister friend...
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
O, I miss you, too.
I think of you so often and pray for your health.
I hope you have a really great Thanksgiving...with lots of family and lots of food. :)
Love you, girlfriend.
xo bj

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Gloria, couldn't let the holiday pass without a visit to you! Hope you are well and staying feisty!
When I give thanks for my blogging friends you are tops on my list :)
Big hugs,

NanaDiana said...

Gloria- That is so funny! I love bj, too- she is one of my favorite people in blogland- xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi dear Gloria,
Just popping in to wish you a merry Christmas. Hope all is well with you,I think of you often, and visit your posts from time to time to see your gorgeous treasures. Blessing to you dear friend.
Big hugs,