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Monday, December 29, 2008

A NEW YEAR
Tomorrow is New Year's Eve so I've started thinking about the past and the future. Where did 2008 go? I blinked and here comes 2009! Do you remember how everyone feared life as we know it would be over in 2000 with the Y2K debacle? Another year and a DECADE will have passed from that point. I'll be 57 in three weeks but I'm still only 19 in my head. My body is quick to inform me that I'm delusional about that though. LOL

Here are the top things I've learned this year.

FIRST THE BAD:
I can't crawl on the floor anymore. I get a shooting nerve pain in my left knee.
"The girls" need more support and that support isn't very comfortable.
Age spots are hard to get rid of. Any ideas?
The mind is a terrible thing to lose. If you spot mine hiding under the sofa, let me know!
DHEA can make hair grow on the face.

AND THE GOOD:
Being a grammy is the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's worth the age spots!
Migraines ARE curable with bioidentical hormones. Check out my story here.
Marriage gets better and better the longer you're married to the one you love. Especially now that he's learned I love jewelry!
There's no joy like seeing your kids happy.
A new hairstyle can take off ten years.
A MacBook can take out all the aggravation of dealing with computers.
You CAN have cyberfriends like you who bless our lives!

How about you? Want to share something you've learned this past year?
Colleen Coble  
posted at 6:16 PM  
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At 8:59 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Recap of 2008? Once again I've been faced with this truth: I am BLESSED to teach the third culture kids (from 10+ different countries!) that I do! They're hilariously funny, beloved, supportive, intelligent, talented, and infuriating. (They ARE teenagers, after all!) Every year they become dearer to me. Serving them and pouring my life into theirs has been one of the greatest pleasures. At the same time, working with them is a sobering experience: To be an example and guide when I am so fallen and have so many foibles is both a challenge and humbling. (They demand honesty and do not tolerate hypocrisy, for example.) :)

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I learned that even in a bad economy people will still pack out the Olive Garden. They'll also pay lots of $$ for stuff on eBay that I paid very little for at thrift stores. I learned that if you overnight something to Alaska on a Friday from PA it doesn't get there overnight, it won't be there until Monday.

I learned that God still answers prayer.

I learned that a song can be a balm.

And I was reminded once again that the Grace of God really is amazing.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

So encouraging to hear about your past year, Pam and Suzanne!

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I've learned that there is more to life than writing books. As much as I love my job, I love living more.

I've learned I'm too spoiled and spend too much money.

And that parenting by letting your kids fail, is really, really hard. I have new appreciation for my mom.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Barbara J. Robinson said...

I learned to slow down and have patience with my writing. I learned the difference between proofing, editing, and revising. I learned about writing in scenes, and I graduated from Long Ridge, completed the Apprentice Course with the Christian Writers Guild, and learned so much from my American Christian Fiction (ACFW) critique group members. I'm tackling the Journeyman Level of the Christian Writers Guild Course this year. I've learned that drawing closer to God is essential for life, living, and writing. I've drawn closer to God through my writing. I feel blessed that God put ACFW in my life. I've learned to appreciate every single day I have to enjoy. Thank God for everything and all the blessings in my life.
Blessings,
Barb
(http://barbarajrobinson.blogspot.com/)

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger abbie said...

I've learned a lot of things this past year, but the main thing I've learned is that God is the only One I truly need in my life. If I can't be happy with just God and me, then I will never be truly happy.

BTW, Colleen, I'm halfway through Midnight Sea and I love it! I've always wondered what it would be like to be suddenly blind. Now I feel like I'm experiencing it right along with Lani. Thanks for a great book!

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

I CAN be happy.

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Oh, I love the picture of you grand-baby! Too Cute!

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

So glad you like the book, Abbie! Isn't Alexa darling, Anna Marie? She was so cute last night. She lights up when she sees her Poppy and starts cooing and smiling. I think I'm jealous. LOL

You all have some great things you've learned! Isn't it great that we can learn something every year?

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I like your lists, and if you learn about a fix for age spots, let me in on it! Total bummer. I tried the Bare Essentials make up and that was working great for coverage and look, but my lips cracked off while wearing it(and the skin became blotchy around them) and I had to quit! Another total bummer.

I'll have to think about the good for a bit.

Also, I know now why older people from Indiana like to go to Florida and Arizona in the winter. For the first time I feel intolerant of the cold and lack of light. Must be this magical age.

(But fat chance I will be traveling anywhere sunny...)

 
At 2:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PFF I have had ups and downs I thank GOD for each of them they help me learn and remind me to thank the one source of everything.
Best ever this fass was finding Colleen's books; have read at least five in the last three months and am addicted. They are warm, friendly, deep and engrossing. Just what I love in a book. and they talk to GOD. Thanks so much.
Nice to hear from all of you.
I don't understand about the identity thing I guess I have lots to learn.

 
At 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pff that ahould be this past fall and NOT fass oops

 

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