Saturday, January 05, 2013

New Year - Let's stir it up a bit.

Happy New Year!

I had a friend from Pennsylvania staying with me for a few days over the New Year holidays.  She was itching to warm her feet from the snowy PA weather and thankfully, after a few days, Jacksonville did warm up a bit.

We went to Jacksonville Beach one afternoon, the tide was moving out making the sand hard packed and easy for strolling and shell collecting.

The seagulls were enjoying the weather by just hanging out by the waters edge.  Along came this young boy determined to walk right into the flock.   It was quite a hoot when they all (except this fella in front) started squawking and taking flight!  The boy was startled for a moment, but quickly enjoyed the happenings all around him.

*Please click to enlarge the photos

I'm a lot like that boy this year.  I'm determined to stir it up a bit this year.  I have a list a mile long of all the things I'd like to do, the things I'd like to start back up again (photography and blogging being two of those things) and new projects I want to tackle.  I want to expand my antique business, paint more furniture and get my name out there.

My goal for The Goat this year, 2013, is to blog at least once a week.  I think I can probably dip my feet into the water that much in the beginning and hopefully by the middle of the year, I'll be able to add in a couple more days a week.

One of my very favorite messages that I've received from The Universe ( is how I'm going to end this post.

In all things, always and forever, simply wish the best for all involved, without stating what you think that is.
And then, whatever does happen, no matter what happens, know that it was. 

All the best,     
The Universe


Keetha Broyles said...

I'm always VERY excited when I see "The Goat" in my blog reading list!!!

Here's hoping the New Year brings you renewed bloggy energy.

qandlequeen said...

I agree with Keetha - love seeing your blog pop up. I also like following you on Pinterest, but yeah, you need to get back to posting pictures on your blog.

Mrs4444 said...

Welcome back, friend! So happy to see you, as always.

I adore that photo of the little boy surrounded by seagulls. Too bad you couldn't email it to his mom, as it's a treasure.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your my second surprise post today.
Another friend who had a baby almost a year ago posted today too!
I was just looking at all your pictures from Etsy and I do miss you along with your perfect eye! Hooray for photography and blogging. Once a week would be awsome. Can't wait to see more of you. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

bill lisleman said...

2013 will be a better year with posts from you in it. I still remember one about a pickup truck with stuff stuck to the bottom.
Thanks for link - interesting.

Nita Davis said...

A Very Happy New Year to you!
Great post, I am with you on steering things up in 2013.

Rebecca said...

So happy to see you are around once again. I've missed you.

Lisa said...


I do hope you have a year full of exciting projects and adventures, but more importantly, a year full of things and people you love.

Welcome back!