Friday, January 8, 2010

Travel, New Ventures, and a Kind Introduction


Cold day. Even the light feels cold. My eyes ache for something green on days like this one. I get home and fuss around the house, moving vases holding scavenged green things. It warms me up somehow.

I've had a wonderfully busy new year. After waking up January first in Kansas City, I've since zoomed back to Texas and then over to Arkansas, where I'm working on a new project during the week. Late this afternoon I made it back to Texas, dropped my bags by the door and headed to the kitchen. Time to cook.

Speaking of, looks as though we may have to make room for a few more folks around here. AOL has asked me to write a weekly online column, gabbing about food and my life and "waxing poetic", as the editor suggested I tend to do. Suits me fine. I'm eager to make new things, take new pictures, and putter around the kitchen a bit more. Sounds great, doesn't it? Especially on a day as cold as this.

Hope you and the new year had a kind introduction. I have a good feeling about this one, about 2010. I really do...

32 comments:

Patricia said...

Yeah for you! Can't wait to read your weekly column. I've enjoyed your blog for quite some time. Blessings to you in the new year!

Sarah Ann said...

Green things always cheer me up as well. Now if only I could keep them alive!

Sue said...

Your new venture with AOL sounds fun! Looking forward to wonderful things for you this year-and hearing all about them!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What wonderful news! So glad to know that you are seeing hope and promise in this new year. Can't wait to see what your new venture brings! Blessings, Becky

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I am excited for you and the new column. Please post the link when you start.

Brambleberry said...

Sounds like a lovely beginning to a new year. Exciting things to come!

Shelley in SC said...

Oh, wow! How exciting. Where will we be able to find the column??

Rebecca said...

Very cool! Sounds like lots of new adventures for Miss Brin. Can't wait to see your new online column. Happy New Year!

Raining Pearls said...

Found your beautiful blog last week and I'm still trying to read all the posts.

I think 2010 is going to be a great year!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Oh Brin, I'm excited for you, it's so good to hear the thrill in your words again! Please let us know how we can follow you on AOL, I'm excited to read you weekly again! This new decade is all yours! Hugs!!

Tara said...

Sounds like a great intro to 2010. They chose a great writer for that job. Looks like things are starting off right for you in this new year of great expectations.
Hugs,
Tara

LLJ said...

Yes, 2010 has great promise :)
Leanne

Fearless Nester said...

How wonderful. . . the column sounds perfect for you. Looking forward to your debut!

Vee said...

AOL's offer sounds wonderful and I think that the editor pegged you well. You write beautifully, you are an excellent photographer, and you love to cook and putter. Looking forward to it!

Some green...that's what my house needs, too. Hmmm...

TWT said...

Congratulations Brin!! I cannot think of anyone more deserving of good news. I do believe 2010 will be your year. I look forward to reading your online column. Lisa

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What splendid news!!! You will be great--can't wait to read! If you're in Arkansas- drop an email if you're ever interested in meeting two babyboomer stickhorsecowgirls when you're working in Arkansas! We recently met Sandra from Add Humor and Faith and what a great time we had! Our community is smaller than we think!

Lisa said...

That is so awesome! Can't wait!

patientmom said...

so happy for you! and anxiously awaiting the new column...

What a delightful thought...I am still looking for that "kind introduction" to my new year...

Joy said...

CONGRATS!!!

BecMama said...

Congratulations my friend. What a special way to start off the year. You are great and will be greater as you walk with our Lord. Can't wait for your kitchen talk.

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

Brin

How exciting a new adventure with a new job. I'd like to follow you on AOL...keep us posted!

Elenka said...

Congratulations, Brin!!! Can't wait to read it.

fairmaiden said...

Did you happen to be at the One Thing Conf. in KC?

Anita said...

Hi Brin, this is my first visit to your blog......and WOW! I have found someone as mad as myself about knitting. Yahoo! I can't put those needles down for a second. I will enjoy myself now going through your older posts. Have a great day. Kind regards, Anita.

Anita said...

Hi Brin, this is my first visit to your blog and WOW!....I have found someone else that's crazy over knitting. I don't like to put my needles down for a second! I'm off now to catch up on your older posts. Have the best day. Kind regards, Anita.

sandy said...

I'm happy for you!

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so happy that things are looking up for you Brin. You've had a pretty tough year and it makes my heart glad that you have a new job, a new home and now a cool gig writing for AOL. Who knows where it all will lead? Oh yeah, God knows:>) Will your column be here or the AOL home page or what? Can't wait to see it:>)
Much love
Kathy

Gayle said...

glad things are looking up for you Brin...

Lula's Gift said...

Such good news about your writing gig. I knew it was only a matter of time someone would have you write for them. Yes, I agree 2010 is certainly looking better than the last decade. What a hard one. Your quilt is great - just wish I had your ability to pick material. Happy New to you!!!!
Amy

a woman who is said...

Sounds like things are off to a great start for you in this new year. Misty Edwards has hit a note in my spirit for a long time now. I know a wonderful young person in IHOP this year, and I get all kinds of updates on the good things God is doing.

Have you by chance caught any of Kim Walkers stuff? In case your haven't check this out...How He Loves Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoC1ec-lYps

Dream. Imagine. Happen. said...

WooHoo! What awesome news all around!! Congratulations!

FoundProdigalDaughter said...

I think 2010 is going to be a year of good things too! Wishing lots of blessings come your way.