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Friday, December 31, 2010

Last day of 2010

Wow, another year is nearly over! I still remember asking my Facebook friends earlier this year whether they were saying "twenty ten" or "two thousand ten."  (What did you end up saying?  I think I got used to "twenty ten" finally!)  And here we are almost at 1-1-11 in a matter of hours.  (About 8.25 for me.)

I wanted to share two photos.  (click photo to enlarge)

Since I often discuss books on my blog, I thought this picture was fitting enough.  I saw it back in November when we were at Martha Washington Inn (formerly college) in Abingdon, Virginia.  It caught my eye because the one lady stopped her friend to show her an interesting section of a book.  I feel I often stop my friends (that'd be you) in order to share parts of books that I find worthy of discussing.  And I'm thankful you take time to listen ... even if you find the book of little interest.  You're the best!

"See this?  Fascinating, isn't it?"

Samer went to Paris over Christmas weekend.  He told me he thought of me many times especially when he was in the Louvre and saw this:

Photo by Samer, December 27, 2010

Thanks for being part of my life in 2010! I am very thankful for the number of interesting people I have met through blogs.  I have learned so much from you and wanted to thank you for being my teachers and friends.  I hope 2011 is a bright and blessed year for you and your loved ones.

For the record, I read 81 books and watched 3 movies, two movies just this week if you can believe it. They were Up, The Blind Side and Toy Story 3.  Tomorrow I am looking forward to reading one of my new books!   

Questions for you:  (answer all, some or none) What are your goals/resolutions for 2011? Do you have big plans for ringing in the new year?  For visiting family or friends on the first day of the year?  Do you eat any special foods or have any first-of-the-year traditions unique to your family or culture?

~*~*~HAPPY NEW YEAR!~*~*~



Lat said...

Awesome pics there! The 2nd one had your name on it!:) haha!

Happy New Year,Sus! I'm so happy,thankful and appreciate your friendship!I don't put any 'hard' resolutions every year.I handle whatever comes my way and decide on the spot.

Thanks again for sharing the pics!

Nocturnal Queen said...

I still say two thousand ten for the year. Two thousand eleven has more syllables, so I'll probably say twenty eleven. We'll see.

I read a lot less than 81 books and saw a lot more than 3 movies. I wrote about that at my blog.

I also wrote about my hopes (not resolutions) for 2011.

Suroor said...

Happy new year, my dear friend! I love you!

Wafa' said...

Happy new year my dearest and sweetest friend :)
May it brings more joys and happiness and lots of books to share with us :)

As for your questions:-
What are your goals/resolutions for 2011?
right now, i am a big mess up and i don't know what do i want. basically, i want to survive in many ways, good ways of course :)

( Do you have big plans for ringing in the new year? For visiting family or friends on the first day of the year? Do you eat any special foods or have any first-of-the-year traditions unique to your family or culture?)
And as we don't celebrate it here and it's just a normal day, then the answer will be "No" to all of the above

Amber said...

Happy New Years Susanne!

I love that first painting. I totally get that feeling when you tell us about what you've been reading.

Heh. I didn't get why that painting reminded Samer of you until I clicked on it and saw the title. :)

Um. I have *clearly* read way more books and seen more movies than you. By a lot.

How was The Blind Side? I didn't see that one.

Susanne said...

Lat, I like your approach to life: handling whatever comes your way as it happens. That sounds like you and I love it!

yes, I'm famous! :D

Susanne said...

Niki, I enjoyed your post about your hopes for this year! I'm praying that it's one full of joy!

Susanne said...

Suroor, happy new year to you also. I love you too! :)

Susanne said...

Wafa', yes joy and happiness and BOOKS in 2011! Ha, ha! you're cute! Thanks for your answers to my questions. I enjoyed reading those! :)

Susanne said...

Amber, glad you could relate to why I liked that painting of the girl showing part of the book to her friend! :) Glad you clicked on the pic so you could see why it reminded Samer of me...surely otherwise IT WOULD NOT! :D

Yes, you read an IMPRESSIVE number of books!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooow!

I really liked The Blind Side. Sandra Bullock is such a cute character in this movie. It's one of those sweet, feel-good types of movies. :)