Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ringing in 2013

Went to a beautiful neighborhood party where I played with my friend Mike on seven songs....
Had some delish food, met some wonderful new neighbors and then Mr. B and I headed home at 11:30 for our own private bringing in of  the New Year....

It has been quite a year...with many challenges and also many triumphs...I had highs and lows with
the Etsy shop but all in all it has turned out very well and I am very happy with it...

My work has been published twice now in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine...a fantastic, impossible dream come true.

My music has moved forward with a lot more groups and gatherings and chances to play in public.
I realize that this year much more practice is in order for me to memorize things and have a good song
list at my fingertips...We were invited to a beautiful daytime party in SilverLake over looking the city...we ate black- eyed peas, greens and dirty rice to ring in the new year...supposedly to bring us good luck.   I played the uke with a mandolin player and stand up bass player...what fun to see people suddenly stand up out of their chairs and share in a sing a long...you would never expect it in a group of sophisticated Hollywood types, but there you have it.  I love it...and people really remember me as the uke player now..”did you bring your uke” is the first thing I hear now when I walk into a gathering...
a real dream come true for me.

This year also had the passing away of my beloved mom, my glorious cat Princess, Ginger’s illness have all taken their toll on me and I feel more tired and drained than I use to be.

So this year ...I really just want more of the same...We are beginning to downsize our processions in
hopes of moving out of Southern California in two years time...we are thinking of going back to England...who knows...it’s all up in the air but I am ready for a new start somewhere else and a different country would be just about right...perhaps live in a gypsy caravan...tra la la.

Much peace, love and happiness to you all.   You have been so wonderful to me...like sisters and
certainly best friends.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your stories and yourselves.
I raise my glass to your honor and the delight of our friendship and your companionship.

cynthia, Ginger and Giuseppe.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Wishing you the very best in 2013, I hope all of your dreams come true. I love reading your blog, you have such a wonderful way with words. Sounds like your ukeness is going well! You'll have to give us a little dvd concert or make one available for us to purchase.
Love ya Cynthia, be well, be at peace and be happy!
...Jackie

Juliette Williams said...

You are a fantastic designer, and I love your art as well as your blog. Wherever you go, I hope to hear of your adventures. And yes, I agree with Jackie, I'd like to hear your music! xoxo Juliette Happy New Year

OldLady Of The Hills said...

With great Hopes that 2013 will be a wonderful year for you and your beloved husband...I hate thinking that you will not be here in Los Angeles, at some point in the near future, my dear....And, you must visit "The Tile House" before you move away....! Wishing you Good Health, Much Happiness, and Lots Of Creativity in 2013, my dear dears...!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Cynthia,
What a lovely summary of your year ..... and a pretty exciting one for you too.......apart from the sad loss of your mum and Princess and Ginger's illness.
Here's to a fabulous 2013 filled with love and kindness and thank you for your blogging friendship throughout 2012 and to more of the same in 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !! XXXX

Kath said...

Oh I would love it if you came to England!
"black- eyed peas, greens and dirty rice " don't know what these are exactly, but I be I'd like them!

You have certainly had a roller-coaster year and I wish you peace and contentment for 2013,whever your adventurous spirit takes you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

People love a singalong, I don't care WHO they are! And soul food on New Year's Day does bring good luck, I hear -- so may your 2013 reflect that all year long, dear Cynthia!

13 said...

Are you going to come back to the Midlands, let me and I can annoy you!
I saw this and thought of you
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0825637546/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0571533280&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=01REN088TD730JDQXQ63
Let's hope 2013 brings good times for us all

artistic rejuvenations said...

i agree, what a lovely summary. here's to 2013! cheers!

Lela said...

Wouldn't it be fun if we could all get together somewhere and sing along to your uke?!

What a nice recap post.
Happy New Year, Cynthia!

Hey! Published TWICE. How cool is that?! I didn't know about the second one. Please point me to it. :) Big Congrats!

oldgreymare said...

and cheers and pip pip to you my dear :D

Anvil Artifacts said...

Lovely post. Best to you and yours.

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