Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year ! 2009


Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Fun, Happy and Healthy 2009!



My darling daughter is feeding the wild Chickadees at a local nature trail.
They really liked her fuzzy new Christmas hat, LOL.

They enjoyed the wild bird seed too. They must be hungry little things. I would think they need a lot of food to keep those tiny little hearts beating all winter long.

So . . . my New Years resolution: I bought one of those step counters ~ pedometers ~ you clip to your hip to count your steps each day. It says 10,000 steps a day is ideal for a healthy heart and 12,000 steps a day for weight loss. I will monitor my steps in January to see how I do. I will aim for 11K a day, Monday to Friday. Walking my energetic dog must be worth a few thousand steps. It is the cold weather that slows me down, LOL. Any resolutions gals? Love to hear them.

15 comments:

Omah's Helping Hands said...

So cool! I've always wanted to try and get the birds to sit in my hand and eat. Maybe it will work if I sit real still close by. I know they are looking for food.

Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing the photo's. I miss being in the counrty. :(

The Victorian Parlor said...

My resolution is two-fold; continue reading the classics (I resolved to only read classic literature last year but there are still so many more to read:) and to be more productive/organized with my time (I tend to have so many creative ideas that I get nothing accomplished).

Happy New Year!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Great photo of your daughter feeding the birdies, Karen. It looks so cold but yet very beautiful.

I have a pedometer and it was surprising with how many kilometres you would clock up with just day to day activities.

My resolution is to try and get more fit! I did a workout on Wednesday and need to do that at least twice a week.

Good luck with your new years resolutions.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jenn said...

Happy New Year! I say it every year.... get organized! I've been working on it... hopefully I can keep it up!

Chrissie said...

Happy New year Karen.

Lovely photo of your beautiful daughter. How wonderful the birds will sit on your hand like that. Our poor birds here are in the other extreme as it is so hot and they must be sweltering. I have had some more baby birds in my garden.

Chrissie

Cami said...

I'm w/ you! And wonderful pics. I love all the birdies. We go on a nature walk/drive every single day (usually w/ a low cal latte in hand!). My best to you!!!

TattingChic said...

Very sweet! I just love little birdies! Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Great picture, Karen. Boy how they grow in a year. I was looking at last year's pics of the kids when we were feeding them last year. Quite a young lady now!

Brendie

Kathy said...

Karen, Your little girl is adorable. I especially like the bird in her hand picture. Have a wonderful New Year.
Kathy

Nancy said...

Happy New Year to you Karen! Love the pic of your daughter feeding the birdies...I love watching the chickadees...they really are quite tame.

No resolutions...I'll just keep my wishes quiet for now...hopefully they will work out!

Hugs,
Nancy

Pinkie Denise said...

Wow, I can't believe the wild birds come right up to you! Have a wonderful New Year Pinkie

Susie said...

Happy New year, we have birds but not brave enough to come too close. How lovely! I intend to check the old pedometer again too, defintely need to revisit a more active lifestyle!
Sue

Shabbyfufu said...

Happy New Year to you too Karen! You will probably burn tons more calories just trying to stay warm when you are out for those long walks....XO~Janet

lorhen82 said...

What a sweet little bird! You have a beautiful blog!

Lori

cinner said...

love the chicadees, it is so awesome to see your daughter feeding them.i love your blog and check it daily just so you know. especially loved the bear you made and the sentimental story. it was beautiful. you strike me as someone with a very kind heart. keep up the great job. all the best in the new yar.