Vigor and Vim in 2010

I'm finally resurfacing from this gnarly cold enough to put two thoughts together. Much like my cold, 2009 hit my family with some challenges that kind of knocked us over a bit. Since the 2010 ball dropped I've been trying to figure out how I want to approach the new year, and if one word will suffice to describe it. In the end, I decided the best word for me for 2010 was "vigor." says vigor means healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality; a force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism. That sounds cool, right? What sounds even more cool are some of the synonyms for vigor (according to ability, bang, capability, juice, kick, moxie, punch, vim, zing, and zip. Aren't those great words for a new decade? I even found a great quote.

To resist the frigidity of old age [boy I need that!], one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
                              ~ Alan Bleasdale

2009 wasn't without some great moments: my Caitlin's graduation from UNT, a wonderful trip to Wyoming, visits with brothers and sisters in Oklahoma and Indiana, fun adventures with Pillow Pup, and precious encouragement and inspiration from co-workers and dear crafting friends. Here's a review of some 2009 projects. If you click on any of the pictures, it will take you to the original post for all the deets.

January – Rusty Rooster (a fun technique)


February – Sweet Stems and Lovely Letters Stationery Box


March – You Crack Me Up.


April – A Quilt of Scraps


May – Mom's Paper Garden


June – Scene From a Garden


July – Bountiful Butterflies


August – Lots of Bots


September – Bucket Booty


October – Round 'em Up Texana Designs

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November – Mo Snow

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December – Let It Snow

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Thank you precious readers for all your support this past year . . . and here's looking forward to a vigorous 2010.


Sweet Comments

  1. A wonderful review of your projects, Linda!!!  I especially love November.  :-)  I hope all the best for you in 2010 – vigor is a GREAT word!!

  2. Fantastic Favorites!

    • One of your best posts yet.  Looks like you are in for a wonderful vigtorious (yeah I just made that up) year!