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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year

May you always be blessed
with walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain, and
a warm cup of tea by the fire.
With laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all that your heart might desire.
an Irish blessing

Wishing you all the best in the year ahead,
no matter where the road may take you in 2012!
Love and prayers to all for a wonderful new year!

113 comments:

  1. I hope your new year is blessed as well. Lovely Irish blessing. Gorgeous pic.

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  2. thanks, happygirl ~ happy new year to you!

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  3. Wishing you much happiness in the new year, Betsy!

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  4. You, too, Yuji!~ Hope your year is full of miracles! :)

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  5. Dear Betsy ... hoping 2012 is the best year EVER!

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  6. Oh, me too, Helen! And I wish the same for you, dear!~

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  7. I know this Blessing is beauty:)

    Betsy "may you always be blessed with walls of the wind, a roof for the rain and a warm cup of COFFE by the fire"

    Happy New Year betsy, to you, and all your family and pets (lol)
    a big hug dear:)

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  8. haha...oh Gloria...I like your editing there. Yum to coffee. But I do drink a cup of tea sometimes in the evening. Happy New Year to you, too, dear. I hope it is a wonderful one for you!

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  9. I've never seen that blessing before. It's simple and beautiful! Happy new year Betsy! You are one of the "good" things that happened to me this past year!

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  10. I take tea in the afternoon dear betsy, Happy New Year!

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  11. Rebecca ~ that is so sweet and I feel the same way about you! :)

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  12. I was reading your menu ah dear Im so tired and sure you too hope the nest will be the best to you:)

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  13. Gloria ~ so we were thinking alike today. Love salmon...it's one of my favorites...grilled with lots of garlic and dill. Yum. :)

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  14. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will be doing in the coming year. You have brought me laughs, tears and some really good reading.
    Happy New Year - Cheers!

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  15. Only mine is will with little potatoes, and for dessert what you have?

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  16. Thanks Christine...you are such a special personl ...love you!

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  17. Gloria ~ Dessert? I haven't had any yet!~ a still have a few kinds of Christmas cookies in the freezer. Did you have dessert?

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  18. Yes I have a mango Ice cream (with splenda you know) we almost dont have treats for Christmas(lol)

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  19. Mango icecream? Oh yum...I've never had it. Sounds wonderful! But here, it's cold..I'd really need some hot tea to warm up after eating that! :)

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  20. Are you staying up to see the new year in Betsy?

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  21. Visiting By Way Of "Brickstreet Bungalow". Just Had To Tell You How Wonderful I Thought The Irish Blessing Was. Peach & Joy Be With You Throughout The coming New Year! P.S. I Enjoyed My Visit So Much Till I've Decided To Join You As A Follower! :))

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  22. Oh Rebecca I love to talk with a friend like Betsy in a hard day:)
    Happy new year to you

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  23. By girls I have to work still:)
    Blessings

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  24. Gloria~happy new year to you too! She IS pretty great isn't she?

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  25. Rebecca ~ oh, sure...we watch the ball drop in NYC. We usually stay home...hermits that we are. ha. It's the most dangerous night of the year to be out on the roads, too...not our thing, really. Do you guys stay up?

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  26. absolutely Rebecca why you believe dear I come all days (lol)

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  27. Terri ~ well, any friend of Tanna is a friend of mine! thanks for commenting so I know you were here!

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  28. A lovely Irish blessing, thank you. I hope 2012 is a good year for you too Betsy, full of contentment. I look forward to another year of friendship through our blogs. xx

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  29. Happy New Year Betsy, to you and your beautriful family, thats a lovely blessing,

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  30. Im worry Betsy for first time the kids go to a party after the New year, is near, but you know:)

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  31. Bye, Gloria.....have a nice night!

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  32. No, hubby and I are homebodies too. We don't even stay up most years. :)

    This year I definately won't--the baby rarely sleeps past 6:30am. :(

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  33. By Betsy and rebecca have a good night dears:)

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  34. jenny ~ you sweet thing...I'm so glad to know you. yes, let's hope 2012 is good for all of us!

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  35. I gotta go put jammies on the munchkins. Bye Gloria, and Betsy!

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  36. You, too, laurie!~ looking forward to another year of your beautiful art!

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  37. Gloria ~ oh, hope they have fun!!! Happy New Year! We'll talk tomorrow...

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  38. thank you and same to you and your family:)

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  39. Rebecca ~ no, I wouldn't if I had to get up that early. We didn't stay up when our boys were tiny either...

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  40. Have a wonderful happy and healthy New Year, Betsy, and the same to your lovely family!

    XO,
    Jane

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  41. Thank you, Jane! Hope you're feeling better, too! No fun being sick on the holidays!

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  42. i will take that blessing and send it right back...smiles...in cleveland! will be waving to you! smiles...

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  43. Brian ~ great...would love to share that blessing with you. I'll wave back! :)

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  44. Happy New Year, Martha! I hope 2012 is better than 2011 was! :)

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  45. Wow a tad late to your show today
    But I will still have my say
    Happy New Year to you as well
    Hopefully things will never go to...the time axis HA!
    A little bit of rhyme was detected there too
    Hopefully 2012 is a great year for you
    And you can keep the tea
    None for me haha

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  46. Just adore that snow scene, as it looks just like the path that takes us to the cabin at Lake Tahoe in the winter!!

    Wishing you and your 5 men a wonderful New Year. Your Irish Blessing says it all...

    Happy New Year.

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  47. Pat ~
    happy 2012 to you, too!
    You get to celebrate an hour earlier than we do!
    yes, you can change that line to apple juice
    and give the tea to a moose.
    ha.

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  48. happy new year, wanda! ...and much love.

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  49. Isn't the time zones grand
    I'll be in bed when yours is at hand..haha

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  50. Happy New Year, Bug! I seemed to have lost you in recent weeks! I need to put you on my sidebar so that doesn't happen again! :)

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  51. Thanks Mary...and happy new year to you! :)

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  52. Happy New Year to you and everyone in your household, Betsy! I hope 2012 will be a great year for you.

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  53. Happy happy New Year to you and your adorable family and clutch of kitties and rabbits and all creatures who find a lovely home with you! Yay! take care
    x

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  54. Lovely quote from such a lovely person. Happy New Year to you, Betsy!

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  55. Stevie and Sprinkles ~ happy new year to you two, too! :)

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  56. Hi Betsy,

    I just want to wish you and your five men Happy New Year.

    Thank you so much for the Irish blessing, it is wonderful.

    And may this year be better than the last, may you rest a little more, and may you find oh so many treasures.

    God bless.

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  57. thanks, Bragondorn...and thanks for visiting!

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  58. Old Kitty and Janelle ~ happy new year! Hope you two have a wonderful 2012!

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  59. Thanks, Mrs.U...I wish a weonderful year to you, too! :) And maybe a few clouds in the sky for a beautiful sunset! :)

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  60. Lana ~ happy new year to you and your family, too! :)

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  61. We woke to a snow storm on this beautiful New Years Day...no church for us, but blessed by friends I've made through blogging. Happy New Year!

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  63. Morning, Gloria ~ I woke up happy and rested. How about you? Kids still asleep? ha.

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  64. Anita ~ oh, beautiful snow! I want some! Enjoy a quiet morning at home!

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  65. Yes Betsy they arrive at 8:AM and they sleep now of course, and I m so tired really I would come back to bed:)
    But I have to make lunch:)

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  66. I have some salmon still and can add something and salads, (I see your dinner: nice) and still we a have a bit of Mango Ice cream

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  67. Gloria ~ well, at least the house is quiet while they sleep. Your salad sounds yummy. :) I got a panini maker for Christmas, so I think I'll try some brunch type sandwiches.

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  68. nice Betsy, I would like make sandwichs and by ha,ha, Im so lazy today, but is true the house is quiet but my Mom get up early (lol) but is OK, almost I sleep here in the computer, ha,ha:)

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  69. Happy New Year dear friend
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  70. Happy New Year, Betsy.

    So pleased to have 'met' you in BlogLand ~ Eddie

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  71. Hello, I'm Irish and saw the blessing on your page. Here's one in my native Gaeilge

    Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
    Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
    Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
    Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nógo luath,
    Nach raibh ach áthas agat
    Ón lá seo amach.

    May God go with you on this New Years day.

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  72. A very happy new year to you and your whole wonderful family.

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  73. love the photo! and the Irish proverb... May you and your family experience the same blessings in 2012 and always!

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  74. Thank you, Anne! Happy New Year to you!

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  75. Same to you Betsy. All the hoo har is over now and the new year upon us. Hoping it's a healthy and happy one for you and yours.

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  76. Happy New Year, Baino! I hope your year is super! :)

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  77. wonderful picture I could look at it all the time ... especially with the rainy windy weather we have got here ... a very happy New Year Betsy!!!

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  78. Happy New Year, Birdie! You know, I love this photo, too! I think it will have to become a header photo soon. :) We're having windy rainy weather today, too!

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  79. Happy New Year, Tracey Jo! xo

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  80. Getting some snow down there Betsy?

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  81. aah Rebecca I would like some snow here!! but we had a hot day, 34°:(
    I love the cold of winter:)

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  82. yes sorry is celsius I forget you use the other, is really hot dear

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  83. Oh my that is hard to imagine.

    It's 30 degrees Farenheit here,
    and snowing these huge flakes and very windy. :)

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  84. Enjoy rebecca:) Is a crazy world didn't?
    Well we will be in winter you will be in summer!!

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  85. here is really cold in winter and sometimes we have snow in some parts, love rain, sometimes we have rain too, we have mountains with aloy of snow inwinter!

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  86. Hey, are you guys having a party without me? :)

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  87. As long as I don't have to drive the car in it I don't mind the snow. I would miss it.

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  88. Rebecca ~ no snow, but a little bit of everything else!

    Gloria...wow...hot there! You need icecream! We need hot coffee! ha.

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  89. Yeah Betsy, your blog is a meeting place for all these nice people. :)

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  90. I love snow, too! And if you live in Ohio or Michigan, you are used to it!

    ok...I've posted new...come up and join me! :)

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  91. Ah Betsy, sorry, we missed you dear, here is hot, I was swim in the pool so late and the water was warm:(

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  92. What a gorgeous photo and lovely verse. Happy 2012!

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  93. That's a lovely blessing. I wish you and yours health, peace and happiness this 2012. Claire x

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  94. Happy New Year to one and all!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  95. Truly wonderful photo and verse, Betsy ... awe-inspiring.

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  96. Beautiful! This poem has been a favorite and on my refrigerator for years.

    A very Happy & Healthy 2012 to you and your five men!

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