Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012

Well, here it is - December 31st, the last day of 2011.  Time to reflect over this past year and to think about what needs to be accomplished next year.  It's really sort of hard to believe that it is going to be 2012.  When I was a kid, 2012 seemed to be so far into the future.  I certainly can't begin to list all the things that have changed since the 1950s and 60s, but a lot of things have - some good and some not so good.
I think the biggest accomplishment in 2011 was finishing going through and cleaning out our mother's house.  After 3 years, we are done going through the stuff.  Stuff has either been thrown away, sold in garage sales, packed for online selling , sent to auction houses or split between us 3 kids.  Oh, there are a few things that we have packed to go through later - letters, papers and pictures - but the house is empty.  We are ready to close the estate, physically and mentally.

My garage is full of boxes of stuff to sell online       
And, it is all really cool stuff!
Lots of memories and pretties that I can touch and play with!  But, boy, the garage is full - no room for cars here. 
2012 is going to be a busy year.  I am satisfied with both my eCrater stores and my Auctiva Commerce store, so I won't be adding or getting rid of anymore stores.  I have a great group of friends and mentors at ESN - don't think I could live without.  And, I love blogging - just need to do more of it.  But, all in all, I think I have built a good foundation this past year and look forward to 2012.



  1. That's an amazing number of boxes! I can hardly wait to see all the pretties. Hope you share pics of some of the ones you're keeping, too :D Have a wonderful, blessed new year!

  2. Happy New Year CBL! Looks like you've got your work cut out for you for 2012. Maybe I just need to come down there and help you for a while. We'll send Hubster to keep us fed!

  3. Thanks Gale and Wolfie. Do you all think we would get anything done if we were together in person? We'd be talking and laughing so much, we would need Hubster to keep us fed and served with drinky-poos. We would have a blast!

  4. Wow CBL, can you come organize my garage? I'm very impressed! I can't imagine the amount of time you spent doing that. Happy New Year!

  5. How did you organize everything? I really enjoyed reading the background on many of your mom's and granmother's collections.
    Happy New Year!