Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ringing in the New Year!



Welcome 2016!
Happy New Year! 

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to the unknown possibilities of 2016.

Even with all of the activity surrounding the last two weeks, I was able to reflect on last year and challenge myself for what I would like to see in my life for the new year.

Waterford Crystal Bell

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."  
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Reflections

As I relax and drink Peet's "Winter Solistice," from my new vintage Irish mug, I think about some of the changes I would like to see happen in 2016. Some involve this blog.

Starting this blog was one of my highlights of 2015. I have "virtually" met so many wonderful women that are such strong examples of friendship and faith. I look forward to continuing to post and learning and drawing inspiration from all of you.

My work demands have really increased since September. Clearly I've noticed that I'm not reading, entertaining and doing crafts as much due to this increased workload. Since these are dear to my heart, I need to make a change and I've decided to post biweekly on Teacup Tales. Hopefully the offline benefits in my life will be noticeable. Thank you for understanding. 
 All the best,
Nora

"The new year stands with us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals."


I'll be attending these parties:











13 comments:

  1. I love your little tea mug. I'm making some adjustments to my life and projects this year too - it is fun to anticipate.

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  2. I admire people who can blog more than once a week, I don't see able to. Each of us has to do what is best for us, I very seldom post more than once a week, especially during the winter months. I enjoy when you post so look forward to your offerings in the new year.

    Diana

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  3. Pretty teacup,Nora! Post when you can, I'll be waiting. I have had to adjust myself, I do believe everyone understands.

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  4. Hi Nora...life does happen, doesn't it, and life seems to go in seasons. Post when you can, but do it as a joy, not a stressor! May your New Year be filled with peace, joy and tea! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  5. I think that's a great plan, Nora, to post biweekly! Life does get on the way for sure.
    I remember trying the Winter Solstice tea last year. It's such fun to try new teas. Your vintage mug is beautiful and is making this Irish girl swoon! Happy 2016 to you!

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  6. Happy New Year, Nora! Blogging should be fun and not a chore that needs to be crossed off your to-do list. Your bi-weekly posting schedule is totally understandable. We gotta work to support our tea habits, right? Hee!

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  7. Dear Nora:
    I think bi-weekly will be wonderful for a working person. When I had my shop, the hardest thing was responding to comments. I found it was so hard. I wish you a happy New Year! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. If I was working full time I would have trouble doing even by-weekly I imagine. Don't blame you a bit for cutting back a little. Happy New Year to you Nora

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  9. Happy New Year, Nora! Your vintage mug is lovely and the tea sounds wonderful. I often wonder how you ladies who work outside the home can find the time to blog too. Your bi-weekly plan should work well for you. All the best in 2016 and thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Hi Nora and Happy New Year! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog, I totally get the blog getting to be a bit much...I definitely have that problem myself. Unfortunately, I ended up cutting back on the posts and on visiting others, so you plan sounds like a much better way to deal with it!

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  11. Hi Nora,
    I do understand how busy you are and you must try to find some time to do the things that help you relax and that you enjoy. Lately I have been having difficulty finding time to respond to comments and visit other's blogs. Your lucky shamrock tea mug is perfect to bring in the new year especially with some ferraro roche chocolates. Mmm. Happy Tea Day and do take care of yourself. Blessings! Karen

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  12. Hi Nora,
    I do understand how busy you are and you must try to find some time to do the things that help you relax and that you enjoy. Lately I have been having difficulty finding time to respond to comments and visit other's blogs. Your lucky shamrock tea mug is perfect to bring in the new year especially with some ferraro roche chocolates. Mmm. Happy Tea Day and do take care of yourself. Blessings! Karen

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  13. Good evening, sweet Nora! Oh, how I have missed you and your blog! I am sorry to hear your schedule has become more busy. I truly hope you're able to find time to do the things you love, dear friend.

    I smiled when I saw the sweet treats in your first photo. My dad always got those for Christmas in his stocking and when I was a young girl he would always let me enjoy one with him. When I see those I think of Christmas :)

    Hugs and blessings to you!

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora