Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Embrace.... that's my new Word of the Year.  I'm not sure where I got this idea originally, but it seemed a good alternative, for me, to traditional New Year's Resolutions, which I normally keep for about 5 minutes!.  Last year my Word was ADAPT, and boy did that turn out to be a good one.  I had to constantly remind myself to adapt, as many changes took place here on the farm with a lot of turnover in help and some other challenges.  I remembered to adapt as we tightened our pocketbook.  And we adapted as our kids grew further into their teen years!  It became a positive little mantra in the back of my mind that helped me through a variety of challenging situations.

I've been thinking for a while now what my new word would be, and this one was spoken from a voice deep within.  What does it mean?  I've interepreted it, so far, to mean that I need to...

Embrace new opportunities that come our way, such as our llama treks and new property in Millville.
Embrace the things that make me happy... I've realized that using my hands, creating and crafting, are things   that I need regularly in my life, almost daily, and I'm going to make time for that.
Embrace new skills, always keep learning.  (I plan to take some classes at the Living Arts and Science Center this spring).
Embrace chances to volunteer, help and do some good... at home, in church, in the community.
Embrace the people that matter to me, which is everyone in our circles... family, friends, and acquaintances that I don't see often but whom I care about.  I'm going to choose not to be a handshaker, but a hugger... EMBRACE!

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Merry Unicorns said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! GORGEOUS!
Embrace the Unicorn! If you dare.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Lovely thoughts and a lofty goal....one we should all strive to achieve.

Deb W said...

I'm catching up on your last 2 or 3 blog posts. LOVE the brightly dyed alpaca and scarf. You have also tantalized with a mention of a new property in Millville (??? where is Millville), and a cafe ???? Is this a new venture you are undertaking personally, or a proprietor who is renting space from you in this mysterious Millville?


p.s. Will you be participating in the Fiber Festival in Lexington in May?

Loco Lindy said...

Thanks, everyone! Deb, we purchased commercial property in the TINY town of Millville here close to us, mainly to try to support the community and stimulate some activity. It's only 2 miles from Woodford Reserve Distillery which is a HUGE tourist destination, and people are always looking for a place to eat. We are renting out the cute place on the Glenn's Creek side to some folks who will soon open "Addie's Creekside Cafe." More details will be forthcoming. And YES, we will be participating in the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival- I'm really excited about it!