Happy Nude Year!


I realize this will probably be like the 500th New Year’s blog post you’ve already read this week, so I won’t bore you with how I plan on setting a resolution pack with myself for a better 2012, because first of all I can never KEEP resolutions, and second of all I don’t believe in them for myself.

If I resolve or change something about my life, I certainly don’t need a New Year to do it.

Besides, change will happen to me whenever it’s supposed to happen, whether I want it to or not.

Change is inevitable. I can either embrace it or resist it, but it’s still going to change.

I never think of New Years as the beginning of starting something that I want to have happen. I tend to think of New Years with anticipation as to what life is going to give me to happen.

I follow my life. I don’t navigate my life to follow my wants, because my wants are constantly vacillating.

And quite frankly, I don’t always know what’s best for me.

Too many times I’ve actively planned and organized my life as to what direction I wanted it to go, only to be sideswiped by a detour. A detour that required me to take a different path. A path that was much better for me than the one I had planned.

Sometimes the most powerful thing I can do to change the direction of my life…is to stay attentive, wait for my life to give me a cue, and then muster the courage to follow it.

That being said, I can sense a lot of change and growth happening for me in 2012.

And yet, I’m not quite sure as to WHAT that change and growth will actually entail, but I look forward to it with excitement.

For some reason, I feel myself stretching my creative muscles in 2012 – possible changes and expansions in my blog, and changes at work.

I also feel myself opening more to intimacy.

And I know that some of these changes will be challenging because they will cause me to look deep within myself and address my fears. But that’s a good thing. I’ve learned something about my fears; they are my greatest teachers because they allow me to feel both vulnerable and powerful.

My fears are like doorways that when finally opened, I see that I had nothing to fear but my own sense of fearing fear.

Therefore, I embrace the changes and growth that this New Year will have happen to me.

Knowing, I will have all the means at hand to move with these changes.

So bring it on, 2012!



Happy Nude Year Everyone!


And thank you SO MUCH for sharing this past year with me. I look forward to continuing our journey’s with one another in the upcoming year; discovering things as we grow.


X

55 comments

  1. dear ron, happy happy happiest of new years or nude years as you say ;) to you! ♥ you are so funny! i hope for you all wonderful things you wish for and surprises galore....you deserve it all, my kind & wonderful friend. may we both have many surprises of the best kind in the coming year...i am still trying to get used to the fact we are now into 2012!!!!! xoxoxox

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  2. I totally look forward to sharing the year's events with you Ron! You are so freakin' hilarious! Happy NUDE Year! bwahahahahahah!!
    xo I totally agree with you on the whole resolution thing!!
    Happy New Year 2012!

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  3. I never make resolutions. They only get broken. Like you say, life will go as circumstances change and there's not a lot we can do about it except to go with the flow and try to make our paths as smooth as possible. I've reached that fearless age when whatever happens I know I will cope practically and sensibly. That's not to say I don't crave a little excitement now and again but I am a patient soul. Let it come, bring it on, but don't overtake me.

    I have to see here and now that I have enjoyed your posts TREMENDOUSLY and for that I thank you. You have such wisdom, did you know that? Happy New Year to you and may all your worries disappear when you smile at them. x

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  4. Remember, dear Ron, the opposite of fear is love. So, stay attentive and walk into 2012 with love. Hoping 2012 will be a wonderful year for you.

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  5. Good morning Linda~

    Thanks dear friend for your sweet words and wishes for the New Year.

    Ditto back to YOU!

    " may we both have many surprises of the best kind in the coming year..."

    LOVE how you said that! And it's so ironic that you used the word surprises because that's EXACTLY how I look forward to the New Year....with SURPRISE!

    "i am still trying to get used to the fact we are now into 2012!!!!!"

    Meeeeee too! Can you believe it's going to 2012????????

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Linda! I look forward to sharing the NEW YEAR with you!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!!!!!!

    (((((( Linda ))))))

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  6. You have a fantastic outlook on life Ron! I just want to take this opportunity to say thankyou for being a great blog friend and I wish you a Very Happy and Healthy 2012. xx

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  7. Greetings Jeanne~

    Thank you so much for stopping by this year and introducing yourself, it's been an absolute JOY getting to know you and your sweet canine friends.

    They are soooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!

    Looking forward to sharing 2012 with ya!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    Have a grrrrreat weekend!

    Cheers!

    X

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  8. Hiya SuziCate~

    "Remember, dear Ron, the opposite of fear is love. So, stay attentive and walk into 2012 with love."

    You're absolutely right! And thank you for reminding me of that!

    LOVE.

    It's been so freakin' wonderful getting to know through our blogs these past few years. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, insight, talent, and love!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!!!!!!

    Cheers!

    X

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  9. Goooood morning Valerie~

    "..... life will go as circumstances change and there's not a lot we can do about it except to go with the flow and try to make our paths as smooth as possible."

    BRA-VA! And I couldn't have said that any better!!!!

    "I've reached that fearless age when whatever happens I know I will cope practically and sensibly."

    Yahoooo! You GO, girl! And isn't it something how 'age' brings us that wisdom and understand? I wish I knew back then, what I know now.

    My life is going as it should.

    And I too enjoy excitement now and then. I enjoy the unexpected 'surprises' that my life gives to me, whether they be easy or challenging.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet, kind, and encouraging words, dear lady.

    Ditto back to YOU!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR, Valerie! And I look forward to sharing 2012 with ya!

    Cheers!
    X

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  10. Ron,

    Happy New Year, my friend. I wish you health and happiness. The newness of the season that ushers in hope and resolutions is a good feeling. I have to say that just being here having a human experience is the real trip.
    I have made a resolution to loose weight again. This time I am determined. I purchased a twelve year supply of Ex-Lax and will ingest them all on 12-31-11. This way I will be able to give a good shit and loose the pounds. I have also made a resolution to look more attractive. So I will drink wine each night until I can see how wonderful I look in the mirror. I have also purchased pants with tiny zippers so that my lower appendage can look enormous to me.
    Now for the best part is that I wrote all this crap down on a piece of paper and threw them away. I like being me and being friends with all of you.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  11. Good morning Akelamalu~

    Aw...thank you. I think my outlook on life comes from years and years of trial and error; seeing what works for me and what doesn't.

    I've come to the conclusion that when I allow 'life' to give me what I NEED, rather then navigating life to what I WANT, it knows better.

    This may not be how most people lives their lives, but it seems to work for me.

    "I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you for being a great blog friend and I wish you a Very Happy and Healthy 2012."

    Ditto to YOU, m'dear!

    Thank you for being with me these past 5 years (on my other blog and this one). You're loyal friendship is greatly appreciated and cherished!

    I look forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    Cheers and X!

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  12. Howdy Dave~

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG....I'm sitting here sipping my morning coffee and SPEWING it all over my new computer monitor!!!!!

    Your comment was FREAKIN' HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!!!

    " have also purchased pants with tiny zippers so that my lower appendage can look enormous to me."

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahahahha!

    Dave, you have the most WONDERFUL sense of humor!

    Thank you. And not only for your brilliant wit, but also for your wisdom, insight, and message of LOVE.

    Thanks for being (along with Akelamalu) my longest blogging buddies. Can you believe we've been blogging with one another for 6 years!?!?

    And look forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR, my fellow Libra buddy!

    Wishing you health and happiness!

    Cheers and X!

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  13. Life sure does have a way of throwing us curves and detours, doesn't it? We just have to learn how to take the detours without going completely off course. I have so enjoyed sharing these last couple of years with you and I treasure your friendship. Bring on 2012!!! {{{Ron}}} Love ya bud!

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  14. Hey there Peg~

    "Life sure does have a way of throwing us curves and detours, doesn't it? "

    It sure does! And often times those curves and detours hold valuable lessons along the journey.

    " We just have to learn how to take the detours without going completely off course."

    AMEN!

    "I have so enjoyed sharing these last couple of years with you and I treasure your friendship."

    Ditto back to you, dear friend! And look forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    Bring on 2012!

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    X ya!

    (((( Peg ))))

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  15. Happy New Year to you as well, Ron! I'm not into resolutions either. If I feel like making a change, I will. I would always get SO annoyed in January when I'd go to work out and barely find a machine to use, because of so many people with their damn resolutions. By February, it was back to normal! LOL!

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  16. Happy Nude Year to you too, Ron!

    I feel the same way as you regarding resolutions, the New Year, and change. If you want or need to change something in your life the time to do it is when you decide a change is needed.

    I have a few changes coming for this New Year as well, but they have nothing to do with the drop of a ball at midnight. Some of these changes will be challenging, but I know that I can get through those.

    I can say that I am happy that 2011 brought me down a path of meeting a wonderful person through a blog called "Vent". I look forward to getting to know you better in 2012. Maybe I will even make it up your way before the year is out!

    To a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year, Ron!

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    Cheers!

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  17. Ah, what a great philosophy! I'm afraid I still automatically resist change and fight it tooth and claw, which I know is not good for me and causes a lot of stress, because - as you say - you can't stop it, prevent it or circumvent it. It's going to happen.

    So.. how about for my (non-existent) NY resolution I decide to try to embrace it? I think I will. And if it works - great!! And if not, I'll just blame you.

    JK. LOL!

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  18. Hey there Bijoux~

    "I'm not into resolutions either. If I feel like making a change, I will.'

    My sentiments exactly. Change has a way of happening whether I consciously make the choice to change or not.

    My life has always lead me to change, therefore I wait for a "cue" and then follow it.

    "I will. I would always get SO annoyed in January when I'd go to work out and barely find a machine to use, because of so many people with their damn resolutions. By February, it was back to normal!"

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAA! See! That's exactly what I mean!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend.

    And thank you for sharing your life with me this past year - it's been BLAST getting to know you. I look forward to spending 2012 with you!

    Cheers and X!

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  19. Hiya MYFWBS~

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!!!!!

    "If you want or need to change something in your life the time to do it is when you decide a change is needed."

    Right on! And it's funny because I can always 'sense' when a change is about to happen. My life seems to give me little 'cues', but then it's up to me to follow them.

    "I have a few changes coming for this New Year as well, but they have nothing to do with the drop of a ball at midnight. Some of these changes will be challenging, but I know that I can get through those."

    Yup...you sure will, girl! And I feel the same way about some of my changes being challenges. But I also know from past experiences, that I will have the means at hand to move with the changes - as I know YOU will too!

    Thank you so much for sweet words. And I feel the same way. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freakin' happy and blessed that our paths have crossed this year. And I look forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    And YES!!!!! Let me know if you decide to make a trip to Philly this year because I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to meet both you and hubby!

    Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year too!

    Cheers and much X!

    P.S. LOVE the little martini glasses you made. BRILLIANT!!!!!

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  20. Heeeeeey there Jay~

    "I'm afraid I still automatically resist change and fight it tooth and claw, which I know is not good for me and causes a lot of stress, because - as you say - you can't stop it, prevent it or circumvent it. It's going to happen."

    Hey listen, I resist and fear change too, trust me. Just because I believe this, doesn't mean I accept it easily. But as I've gotten older, I can see (when looking back) that I ALWAYS had the 'means' to move with these changes, therefore change has gotten a 'bit' less scary.

    'So.. how about for my (non-existent) NY resolution I decide to try to embrace it? I think I will. And if it works - great!! And if not, I'll just blame you."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhaha! Hilarious! Okay, you blame ME!!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my Libra friend. It's been a wonderful experience meeting and getting to know you this past year. Thank you for all that you share!

    ((((( Jay )))))

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    Cheers and much X!

    P.S. hope you're feeling better :)

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  21. I'm like you. I never plan for New Year changes, but wait and see what the new year will bring. All the planning in the world won't make something happen just because we plan for it. Some things are just not meant for us and, as you say, the alternative is usually better.

    I hope that whatever comes your way, you have a wonderful, fruitful 1012. xx

    As my ex-husband used to say Have a Hairy Nude Ear!

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  22. Hiya Babs~

    "I never plan for New Year changes, but wait and see what the new year will bring. All the planning in the world won't make something happen just because we plan for it. Some things are just not meant for us ."

    Couldn't have said that any better! It's EXACTLY the way I feel too.

    And I like to live with an element of 'surprise' to what life gives me, because quite often the surprises end up end up being better than what I ever could have imagined for myself.

    "I hope that whatever comes your way, you have a wonderful, fruitful 1012"

    You too, my friend! And thank you for sharing your brilliant wit and insight on your blog - I LOVE IT!!!!

    Looking forward to reading more of you in 2012!

    Cheers and X to both you and Mo!

    "As my ex-husband used to say Have a Hairy Nude Ear!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

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  23. Katherine KrigeDecember 30, 2011

    Happy New Year Ron. May those changes rattle your life only so much as you can handle my friend. But I am pretty sure you are at a point where you are ready for whatever is coming at you. Blessings to you my friend

    Katherine

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  24. Hi there Katherine~

    It's funny because I'm at a point in my life where I actually welcome changes. They frighten me at times, however it's a fear that's good for me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    And thank you for sharing your many talents and gifts throughout the year. It's an honor to know you.

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    Looking forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    Cheers and much X!

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  25. Hey, Ron--Fabulous post!! You had all sorts of great insights in this one, brother-- and the naked GI Joe really brought the message home! Just watch out for that kung fu grip! I wish you all the very best for the coming new (nude) year, with tons of positive change and growth! Happy 2012, buddy!!

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  26. Cindy SutherlandDecember 30, 2011

    Happy new Year Ron Just whated to stop by and say hi

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  27. Hey there Rob~

    OMG, you're not going to believe this but not TWO seconds ago, you POPPED into my head, so when I saw your comment in moderation....I FREAKED! How funny! We were in sync today!

    Thank, bud. Glad you enjoyed. I had so much fun putting this post together.

    "....and the naked GI Joe really brought the message home! Just watch out for that kung fu grip!...."

    Bwhahhahahahahahaha! CRACKED. ME. UP.!!!!!!

    "I wish you all the very best for the coming new (nude) year, with tons of positive change and growth! Happy 2012, buddy!!"

    And ditto back to YOU, Rob!

    So blessed to have met you through our blogs. You're an AMAZING writer. And very unique. It's always a joy to read your posts.

    Thank you.

    See ya next year, bud!

    X

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  28. *waving and jumping and down*

    Hi CINDY!!!!!!!!!

    OMG....What a wonderful SURPRISE!!! It's soooooooooooooo fab to see ya!

    I have MISSED you and Jimmy SO MUCH!

    I hope all is well and that you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Thanks sooooooooooo much for stopping by to say Hi. That really made my YEAR!

    ((((( Cindy + Jimmy )))))

    X

    P.S. please tell Jimmy I said Hi!

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  29. Pamela D HartDecember 31, 2011

    Ron, what an inspirational post! I found myself thinking “Yes”, “Yes”, as I was reading it!

    “Change is inevitable. I can either embrace it or resist it, but it’s still going to change.”

    I couldn’t agree more! Change isn't necessarily bad, it’s just different. And if you are sensing "a lot of change and growth happening in 2012" I’ll bet it’s going to be WONDERFUL, because you DESERVE it! Good Karma is following you, I can SENSE THAT!

    Happy New Year!

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  30. Good morning Ronnie,

    Nice to see you and your dolly buddies ;) Happy nude year to ya, too!

    New years are of course very symbolic. They remind us of the passing of time and how we are evolving in the scheme of things. You are right; we have to change. Each of us has to find the path.
    I believe that things happen for a reason and if something happens in a certain way or dosen't pan out, then we have to accept it. Maybe, that was the plan!

    Happy New Year to ya, dearie! Enjoy your well-deserved month of January and any time off. We will be in touch!
    xox

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  31. Good morning Barb~

    "Nice to see you and your dolly buddies ;)"

    Tee, hee....aren't I silly? I just couldn't resist!

    "New years are of course very symbolic. They remind us of the passing of time and how we are evolving in the scheme of things."

    I LOVE THAT!

    They remind us of the passing time and how we are evolving in the scheme of things.

    You're right. We can look at them as though reading Chapters in a book; showing us how far we've grown.

    "I believe that things happen for a reason and if something happens in a certain way or dosen't pan out, then we have to accept it. Maybe, that was the plan!"

    Couldn't agree more! That's why (for me, anyway) I know that my life already has a plan. I just have to follow it.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Barb.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YA!

    Wishing you all the BEST in 2012! I look forward to sharing it with you!

    Thanks for being here!

    XOXO to you and D!

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  32. Hellooooooooo Pamela~

    It's funny because as I was composing this post, I had a feeling you would have similar feelings about this topic. Just from reading your blog these past six months, I can tell we think alike about life.

    "Change isn't necessarily bad, it’s just different."

    You are so spot on about that! We often anticipate change with something difficult, but that's not necessarily so. It's just different.

    Thank you for stopping by and for your positive well-wishes, my friend.

    I ditto them back to you!

    I look forward to sharing 2012 with you. It's been a freakin' JOY getting to know you through our blogs.

    Rock on, Pamela!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

    X

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  33. Pamela D HartDecember 31, 2011

    Ron, I'm stopping by again to let you know that I nominated you for Versatile Blogger!

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  34. Nude year... the best ever! That is what I wish for both of us!

    You are a really, really precious friend. You lift me up. You inspire me. You are you - and that is the best.

    Let's keep on going... blogging and learning life as we go!

    Love ya Ron!

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  35. Bonjour Susu~

    "Nude year... the best ever! That is what I wish for both of us!"

    HA! Me too! But we better wear a 50 SPF lotion to protect our skin!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, beautiful lady.

    And thank you for your sweet words. I feel the same way about you!

    You're a GEM!

    "Let's keep on going... blogging and learning life as we go!"

    Blog on!

    I look forward to sharing 2012 with ya!

    Cheers and X!

    Shiraz!

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  36. Hello again Pamela~

    Aw....thank you, dear lady!

    I'll be sure to stop by your blog in just a bit.

    X

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  37. I sort of like your double entendre of nude year. maybe stripping away those unneeded layers of fear and concern is the best way to fully acknowledge the opportunities presented in the future. the best way I can imagine to accept the gifts of the new year is to live each day exactly as it is without my vision blurred and senses dulled by false expectations, past experiences, suspicion or reckless optimism.

    Thank you Ron for such a thought provoking essay on this new year's eve. Wishing you peace and happiness as the new year dawns. xoxo C & D

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  38. Hey there Diane~

    "I sort of like your double entendre of nude year. maybe stripping away those unneeded layers of fear and concern is the best way to fully acknowledge the opportunities presented in the future."

    It's soooooooooooo ironic you said that because about 2-3 years ago (before you and I met), I wrote a New Years post using NUDE YEAR as a double entendre in suggesting that it was the start of fresh (nude) year!

    You are SO intuitive, Diane!

    "the best way I can imagine to accept the gifts of the new year is to live each day exactly as it is without my vision blurred and senses dulled by false expectations, past experiences, suspicion or reckless optimism."

    OMG.....I LOVE HOW YOU SAID THAT!!!!!!

    You filled in all the blanks in what I was trying to say with this post.

    THANK YOU!

    Wishing you and Cristybella a HAPPY, HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

    And I look forward to sharing 2012 with you!

    Thank you for being in my life.

    Cheers and much X!

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  39. AGAIN with the Barbie?
    Uh huh. Acceptance and embracing change/what IS? And you toss in the GI Joe Elvis?

    I think she referred to it as reckless optimism. ;-)

    *laughing*

    It's already an awesome day and it's a mere six hours into 2012.
    Mostly that's cuz I get to come here and read this.
    A tad has to do with the 2 year old (who's held me captive for 60 hours straight....LOL) being asleep which presents me with the opportunity TO read this with a cuppa coffee IN PEACE.

    :-D

    No worries--she'll be up soon enough, batting her eyes and asking if I wanna play Uno Mooooo, singing "There were ten in the bed and the little one said ROLL OVER, ROLL OVER......so they all rolled over and one fell out, there were nine in the bed and the little one said.....ROLL OVER, ROLL OVER...."
    Leastwise I think that'll be the song of choice--it was at 2am this morning.....

    *yawning and sipping coffee*

    Life is good!!

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  40. Hiya Mel~

    "AGAIN with the Barbie?
    Uh huh. Acceptance and embracing change/what IS? And you toss in the GI Joe Elvis?

    I think she referred to it as reckless optimism. ;-)"

    HAHAHHAAHHAHHAHAHAHA! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

    And you 'got' that he is an ELVIS doll!!!!! Thank you!

    "It's already an awesome day and it's a mere six hours into 2012."

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

    I just got woke up myself, sitting here with a cup of coffee and reading your wonderful comment. Yes! It IS an awesome day!

    ((((( Mel ))))))

    " There were ten in the bed and the little one said ROLL OVER, ROLL OVER......so they all rolled over and one fell out, there were nine in the bed and the little one said.....ROLL OVER, ROLL OVER...."

    And now I'm be singing that song all day!

    *laughing*

    Uh huh. Life if GOOD!

    Thanks so much for stopping by this morning, dear lady!

    Have a FANTABULOUS first day of 2012!

    Cheers and much X!

    P.S. please give the Bug a hug for me!

    ((( Bug ))))

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  41. ...Happy "Nude" Year! *giggle*snort* You kill me. In a good way, of course. ;o)

    ...Yeah, I don't do much in the resolution department either. I kinda feel that each day is an opportunity to change oneself to be better and to live better. I don't believe that we need a whole new year to change ourselves - just do it! ;o)

    ...Ooo, more intimacy ahead, huh? That'll make for some interesting and steamy blog fodder, yes? *giggle*wink*nudge*

    "My fears are like doorways that when finally opened, I see that I had nothing to fear but my own sense of fearing fear."
    -Ron Carnavil
    Love that. :o)

    ...Happy New Year my friend! My hope is the new year will be filled with love, happiness, prosperity and good health! :o)

    ...And as always, thank you for being YOU! (((hug)))

    ...Love to you & blessings too. :o)

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  42. Good evening TJ~

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!!!!!!!

    Tee, hee....aren't I silly?

    " I kinda feel that each day is an opportunity to change oneself to be better and to live better. I don't believe that we need a whole new year to change ourselves - just do it!"

    Alleluia and amen! Couldn't agree with you more!

    And for me, staying attentive to each moment keeps me in tuned to the changes as they are happening; giving me the knowledge to move with them.

    "Ooo, more intimacy ahead, huh? That'll make for some interesting and steamy blog fodder, yes? *giggle*wink*nudge*"

    Yeah, so I may have to change this blog from an "R" to an "X" rating - bwhahahahahahhaha!

    ""My fears are like doorways that when finally opened, I see that I had nothing to fear but my own sense of fearing fear."

    The only reason why I know this is because I am a fearful person, so I've had to walk through A LOT of doorways.

    Thanks sooooo much for stopping by and for your New Year well-wishes, dear lady.

    You've been such a sweet blessing in my life. And I really mean that.

    So, thank you!

    Wishing you an AWESOME 2012!

    Cheers and X!

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  43. Happy New Year, Ron! I am really looking forward to meeting you in Real Life in 2012!

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  44. ah, i don't bother with resolutions either, gonna do something. just do it. i do have things i want and need to change though...some with fears, but i'll be okay.

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  45. HAPPY NEW YEAR MELEAH!!!!!!!

    ((((( You ))))))

    " I am really looking forward to meeting you in Real Life in 2012!"

    Ditto, girl! Valerie contacted me last week and suggested we all (you, Kathy, she, and me) get together. I told her I would let her know if you and I make plans to meet up this month.

    Just email or call me if you would like to talk about it. I'm home most nights and mornings with having the month off.

    Just let me know.

    X

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  46. Hey ladyV~

    "ah, i don't bother with resolutions either, gonna do something. just do it."

    AMEN!

    "i do have things i want and need to change though...some with fears, but i'll be okay."

    Me too! And you're right....it'll be okay!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my previous posts. I really appreciate it.

    You're such a sweetheart!

    (((( Val )))))

    X

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  47. HELL YES.

    HELL YES!!

    HELL YES.

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  48. whenpigsflyJanuary 03, 2012

    Exactly! You and I are on the same wavelength. Make the changes when they are supposed to happen instead of going by an arbitrary date.

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  49. Hey there Jen~

    "Make the changes when they are supposed to happen instead of going by an arbitrary date."

    EXACTLY!

    Happy New Year, my friend!

    Thanks for being here and I look forward to blogging with ya this year!

    Cheers!

    X

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  50. And....HELL YES!!!!!

    HA!

    X

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  51. Jesus! Is that an Elvis Barbie!

    Happy New Year, bro! You're gonna be amazing in '12!

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  52. Hey Lady Nitebyrd~

    "Jesus! Is that an Elvis Barbie!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! Yes, can you believe it?!?!? I died laughing when I saw that photo online!

    "Happy New Year, bro! You're gonna be amazing in '12!"

    You too, Sis!

    And THANK YOU for being in my life!

    Wishing you a ROCKIN' 2012!

    Cheers and much X!

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  53. I don't usually make resolutions either. We had some company on the Eve and when asked if I had any I did say that I would like to do better with the carb issue. So far, I'm still having issues. Damn, I'm such a bread whore. :( It is something that I need to work on, but it won't magically happen because I said it on January 1st.
    So unless a person has tons of will power and really responds to the whole resolution thing, I agree with you, that life gives you assorted things and you have to be open to different paths and just enjoying the journey.
    I'm glad nothing has changed with your humor! LOVE the photos.

    Happy NEW/NUDE Year, my friend. It will be a pleasure to continue blogging and chatting with you in 2012! xoxo

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  54. Hiya Mary~

    "We had some company on the Eve and when asked if I had any I did say that I would like to do better with the carb issue. So far, I'm still having issues. Damn, I'm such a bread whore."

    HA! OMG....me too! I adore carbs - especially pasta and BREAD!

    "life gives you assorted things and you have to be open to different paths and just enjoying the journey."

    You said it, girl! Just enjoying the journey!

    "Happy NEW/NUDE Year, my friend. It will be a pleasure to continue blogging and chatting with you in 2012!"

    Ditto back at ya! I feel VERY blessed in having met you. I look forward to blogging with ya in upcoming year!

    ((((( You )))))

    Cheers and X!

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