Did someone wave their magic wand? Suddenly the year is 2014 — can you believe it?! My Mama always told me that the older you get, the faster time goes, and yet again….Mama was right!
There went 2013, right out the door! And to 2013 all together we say….buh-bye!
Hip-Hip-Hooooray! Yippeeeee!! Yeee-haw! Can I get an Amen?
Have to admit, I’m happy to see it go.
Happy as a little lark. This is me, being happy.
Happy as a fork-full of turtle cheesecake drizzled in caramel sauce.
Happy as a teenage girl with a steaming bowl full of Ramen Noodles just after getting her braces tightened. (Flash back from 1986, sorry!)
Happy as the Geico Camel on a Wednesday. Yes, that was original, I know. Will that ever go away? That is brilliant advertising!
Fact of the matter is, the new year always brings with it not only a satisfying sense of fresh energy but also a perfectly clean slate with which to begin what we expect will be our very best year yet. There’s something very special about that fresh start we call ‘January’. February doesn’t hold a candle to it. Nope, not even close. Why?
They envelop us all precisely at the stroke of midnight on January 1 and bring out new feelings of hope for our future!
We’re all making resolutions to be better human beings by making ourselves fit, trim, and healthy. Good things! Some of us vow to eat right and exercise, and others vow to work less and play more. Personally, this year I am striving for a balance of those, and an overall sense of getting the most out of each and every day.
Like you and many others, I am looking forward to what this year will bring!
First, it is bringing this new Blog! Happy New Year! Happy New Blog!
Recipes for Life. A play on words, which is nothing new for me. Our amazing English language is full of ways to express a play on words, and I always love discovering new ones. Sometimes a play on words will stick in my head until I do something with it, so here I am…doing something with it! Yep, I am creating a blog out of my play on words. I hope you like it. No, I hope you love it. And I hope you tell your friends. No, tell everyone you know. Tell strangers. Tell people at the grocery store. Ahem…sorry…got carried away there for a moment. I’m okay now. I am just a little excited (that New Year thing again). Can you tell?
Recipes for Life. The ones you keep forever, and make repeatedly. And pass along to friends to keep forever and make repeatedly. And take to church socials, and monthly birthday celebrations at the office, and so on, and on, and on.
Recipes for Life. It allows me to expand my horizons (wait for it…) beyond the kitchen!
It allows me to share my ‘recipes’ for living every day to the fullest! From providing a comfy and cozy ‘guest nest’ in your home, to crafting your own decor, to planning the perfect picnic in the spring.
Of course, the primary focus of all things “Kitchen Kimberley” will be food related, but Recipes for Life will also feature decorating, crafting, and living your best…You!
There you have it, friends. In a nutshell, I, Kitchen Kimberley, vow to share with you only my very best…Recipes for Life. That’s right, only the best for you!
So with this first official post of 2014, I am pleased to share with you a fabulous recipe for the New Year! Unfortunately, the author is unknown, but wherever he or she may be, I am grateful for these words of wisdom, and happy to share them with you, dear reader.
Recipe for a Happy New Year
To leave the old with a burst of song
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
To forget the thing that binds you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that’s past;
To have the strength to let go your hold
Of the not worthwhile of the days grown old,
To dare to go forth with a purpose true,
To the unknown task of the year that’s new;
To help your brother along the road
To do his work and lift his load;
To add your gift to the world’s good cheer,
Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.
Happy New Year, friends!
Until we eat again…happy cooking! Oh, and please enjoy my Recipes for Life!