Dear 2011: A Parting Message

'My Message To 2011'
& my new answer for everything

Dear 2011

You have pushed me to my limit Sir .. Once again I find myself putting pen to paper to question your motives and point out that your behaviour can no longer be tolerated. I am saying goodbye to you dear sir!! There is no more room in my life for your fickle antics and unconscionable tactics. 

I know I spoke similar harsh words to your cousin 2009... You are cut from the same cloth... 'Brothers from another Mother'... You give with one hand and take with the other.. Ok.. I will give credit where it is due.. You did bestow some wonderful gifts... There's no overlooking a trip to Europe nor gifts of a more personal nature which will remain unspoken in such a public forum.. But really you also created much havoc to all and sundry and I think it's time to move on.. 

Don't try and stop me with flattering words or false promises that quite frankly I doubt you can deliver in less than 12 hours..  Any such attempts to sway my decision will demand the forthcoming response..

... As a wise woman once said ... 
'I Four Fourths Don't Care!!'

Have A Wonderful New Year's Eve Everyone
I'm old school and will wait till we ring in the New Year to pass on those wishes

It's been a blast once again
Blogging has brought about some of my most treasured moments of 2011
And AS ALWAYS .. Each of you have brightened my year and lifted my spirits on a daily basis

You're The Best!!!

ALL Text, Original Photography & Artwork [copyright beingRuby©]
Location: Normandy France 2011 [I couldn't stay away]
Quote:  Gilmorisms [more of those to come in 2012]


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Julie as a tradition in Sicily we would put dried lentils in our wallet or coin purse or pocket. For prosperity! I am going to give another try. Ciao Rita

helen tilston said...

Dear Julie

I shall respect your custom and wish you a very Happy New Year's Eve and may you have lots of wonderful times ahead

Helen xx

Shellbelle said...

As I sit here, drinking my morning coffee and contemplating what tomorrow will bring, the announcement came on the news that Australia rang in the New Year just minutes ago. Naturally, I had to rush right over and share this quote with you:

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." -Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year Julie, may your book be filled in this upcoming year with expressions of great joy and happiness.

Much love and hugs to you dear friend, I'll be joining in celebration with you from my side of the sea.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are the blast of CREATIVITY and SWEETNESS!

Your clock is ticking much closer than mine is so I will tell you,


Princesa Nadie said...

I wish you a very Happy New Year

Francine Gardner said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Francine

La Petite Gallery said...

If I were there I'd give you a huge hug. Happy 2012.
We will survive...
My biggest memory for 2011 is losing my beautiful Thor. GOD, how I miss him. Also on a happier note you sent me the lovely photo's.
You are so talented Julie. I am happy I have shared this year with you and your adventures,, Love yvonne

Beach House Living said...

Happy New Year Julie!
I look forward to more travels via your lens...

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

You are definitely one of my besties in the blogging world!. I look forward to 2012 and what it brings to us all here in blogland.
Have a Happy New Year's eve and day!

Renée Finberg said...


why oh why do we live oceans apart?
i wish you the happiest and healthiest NY possible.
let's hope it's an easier year for all of us that have had our struggles.

love xxx

Ann said...

Here's to a very fulfilling 2012 that also holds your gorgeous artworks for us to enjoy!

Visiting Being Ruby is always good for my soul.

debra @ 5th and state said...

dear friend

sending you love and hugs from half-way around the world. your blog makes my heart sing!
cheers for 2012

Roberta said...

Happy New Year Julie!! May your heart be filled with happiness and your travels to Italy be frequent! Lots of Love ~ Roberta

Carole said...

Happy New Year Julie,
Oh how I love those geraniums cascading along that mailbox.


count it all joy said...

Happy New Year Julie! You & your blog light up Blogland. Can one of your resolutions please, please be to publish a book! Looking forward to seeing how 2012 unfolds through your beautiful words & photos. We really MUST meet up this year!!! Meredy xo

Blue Muse said...

Happy New Year, my friend! I am sending you love across the many miles and wishing all the best to be within grasp in 2012 and always.
xo isa

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

By now it is new years there so - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! may 2012 bring you health, happiness and good fortune! xoxo