Pack Up Your Troubles it's a New Year

I've been side-tracked, delayed, detoured and down for the count from my birthday gift of the flu last week. I am slowly emerging from my Christmas stupor having missed all that is exciting about ringing in a New Year.

I wish each and every one of you who have faitfully followed dumbwit tellher, to those that stop-bye from time to time, a truly remarkable new beginning to this next chapter of our lives.

A happy New Year.
 Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
 Edgar A. Guest

This I have declared  will be my theme song for 2011 ~ Hit it boys..................

 I hope to get caught up with you all soon!

{go forth and live responsibly}
pack up your troubles


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well now, that's a raw deal! Sick with the flu at New Years! How perfectly dreadful. I hope you feel better and that each day gets sweeter and sweeter until you have an entire year full of wonderfulness!!!

Jules said...

...in your old kit bag! There I had to finish the line.
Hope you are now rested refreshed and just rearing to get stuck into 2011 and all that it promises. xo J

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

My dear friend Deb,
It's not much fun when you have the 'flu over Christmas AND your birthday. Here's hoping that you are feeling lots better now and are on the road to recovery. I hope that you managed to enjoy both celebrations a little and that, when you are better, will make up for all the food and drink that you missed.
Wishing you, Graham, your children and dad and all of your family and friends, a wonderful 2011, filled with wonderful times and special moments and that everything will fall into place re house moving etc. So sorry that I missed your birthday.... I didn't know when it was, so belated many happy returns.
With much love. XXXX

Raina Cox said...

I'm glad you're on the healing end of it - Happy New Year!

flwrjane said...

Welcome back to the land of the living....and into the new year.

xo Jane

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

sounds great! happy new year dahling!
love and kisses and hugs!

hello gorgeous said...

Happy New Year, Deb! Sorry to hear you're under the weather.

This is a weird thing to tell you but that Beatles quote, The End, is what I had engraved on the back of my first husband's headstone. Big, like grave art.

He would have wanted it that way...

Francine Gardner said...

happy New Year dear friend. So sorry to hear you were so sick. As for my New Year celebration, I was so exhausted from the work week that i fell asleep on my guest and they celebrated without me...
I hope this year brings you and your family all the joy and happiness you deserve.
Looking forward to a good 2011

Splendid Sass said...

Glad to hear that you are better. At least it is behind you now. I understand that it is everywhere.\
Have a happy new year!

24 Corners said...

That's the best song for the new year!!! I think I'd like to (need to) adopt it also! We should find a pair of those cute pink shoes, wear them with abandon and be continually reminded to "pack up"!
I had no idea you were ill...and that it was your birthday...Happy Happy Happy Belated birthday!!! You weren't alone in being sick over Christmas...I know so many that were, myself included, actually still am, but not with the flu...some kind of yucky lung infection.
Hope you're feeling better now and that 2011 will be THEEE year! I'm so looking forward to more of you and your brilliant mind & heart on DT.
Much love Deb...and big hugs,

SpryOnTheWall said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, of course you know that I feel your pain on the sickness front - Audrey and I are still on antibiotics (sheesh). I'm glad you are on the mend!!! Also I'm so loving the new header and blog layout - lots of new goodies!!! xoxo

LiveLikeYou said...

Love this song - will need to let it set the tone for the New Year!! My son and I had the stomach flu on Christmas vacation in Sweden. Hoping to kick off with only good things in the New Year!!!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Ease out of your cocoon! We'll all be here :) What a darling song. I know you're packing up any troubles in the most stylish of suitcases XO

Hill House Ramblings said...

Ahhh great lyrics for a New Year! So sorry to hear you were ill on your birthday and New Year's Eve! You need a do-over, so I hope you have some fun planned for yourself Deb.:) A very happy and healthy 2011 to you! Love your new banner and blog layout too...:)


Carla said...

She is adorable... Hope you have a great 2011. Carla

Renae Moore said...

Glad you are on the mend! Feel better, we need some good chats!

Renae Moore said...

Love your new header BTW!!!

DolceDreams said...

So sorry to hear you've been under the weather! I love this song, it is a great way to enter 2011 ~
All packed up and ready to go,

A Perfect Gray said...

Deb, thanks so much for your kind comment. I really appreciate your thinking of me, especially as you reach the one year mark of your loss.

I hope you are recovered fully from that flu and can enjoy all the New Year brings.

You're the best! thanks and love, donna

abby jenkins said...

THAT IS AWESOME! What a great mantra for the new year. Thanks for that

Renée Finberg said...

how cute is that????
they are adorable and so are you my dearest.

feel better soon.

Barbara said...

It's wretched being sick for New Years AND your birthday! Nerts to that, my dear.

Anyway, love the music and wishing you good health soon and a happy year ahead!

dovecote Decor said...

I'm hoping to be at the tail end of this boring illness! If laughter is the best medicine, I found a terrific blog while shivering under the covers--Thank You for Asking is hysterical, and the first time I have ever read every single post in a blog, other than my own. Go see her, you'll be hooked!

Unknown said...

Sorry I have been MIA... Need all of the details... when are you moving over? I LOVE LOVE LOVE SCOTLAND! - keep me posted on your HHI episode!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I wanted to let you know that I have given you The Stylish Blog Award!

Splenderosa said...

We MUST get together soon, Deb! I am really looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog....Such a wicked sense of humor....Happily following...:)

Francine Gardner said...

forgot to mention: love your new header! very hip.
To answer your question, I did ski Montana in Big Sky and loved it!

French Basketeer.com said...

Aw no, sick at New Year?! Champagne is always correct, even after the 1st. Wishing you a healthy & prosperous New Year, Deb; I hope many wonderful things are in store for you in 2011!