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Things I Learned In 2011


 

~~For My family. ~ I looooove youuuu…… Saint Shirley, Daddy, Mr. Liverpool, Andrew, Alex, ALL of Kay’s boys, Alan, Leta, Faith, Tia. …& A special thank you to Mercy, D., R.,  e.,  J., and A.     Love.      Love.      Love.      xxX  Always.  K.

 

~I learned… I definitely want to come back as “this cat” if
I believed in reincarnation.

 

~I learned… girls just wanna have fun.

~I learned… I have a room of my veeeeeeery own.

 

~I learned…walking thru the shadow of death is for the living.

 

~I learned… you don’t need to meet people face to face, skin to skin, or eye to eye to love them.

 

~I learned… grieving isn’t something that dies; it is simply
born.

~ I learned…when all else diminishes,  love is left.

 

~I learned … in spite of everything, God lives.

 

~I learned…Poetry saves.

 

~I learned…to write with my own blood.

 

~I learned…applying red  lipstick helps.

 

 

~I learned…a bit of red wine helps.

Cupcake Wine blog size

 

~I learned…listening to Adele helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX9CjSpF1Mc&feature=related

~I learned…eating too much Dove Chocolate makes your fat ass jiggle.

 

~I learned… accepting yourself as you are is sexy.

 

~I learned…life fucking flows forward.

 

~I learned…to never hang up the receiver without saying “I love you.”

 

~I learned…darkness has absolutely NO power over light.

 

~I learned…to inhale.
to exhale.  to give it all, give
it all, give it allto God.

 

~I learned…the truest friends are individuals who love you
regardless of your extreme irrationality &  insanity.

~ I learned…blogging is just another form of psychoanalysis.

~I learned…too much hilarity makes one piss in her jaggings.

 

~I learned…the best writing is hard-core honest writing.

 

~I learned…the clock keeps on ticking regardless of your
circumstance.

 

~I learned…when all else fails, words do not.

 

~I learned…if you do not believe in yourself, nobody else will.

 

~I learned…sometimes the people you least expect become your greatest advocates, counselors
& angels.

~I learned….that family is EVERYTHING.

~~~Dearest, pink lips Reader, What are some things you’ve learned in 2011?~~~

 


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  • Reply
    Annette Albrecht
    December 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I learned that if I don’t stand up for what I believe in, someone might take it from me! They can try, but we’re not done fighting yet!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:24 am

      -Annette,
      So true.
      Some things are worth fighting for. Xx

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    Hot Coco aka Ellen @ From Flab to Fab
    December 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve learned that the only power the past has over the present, is the power with which I choose to imbue it.
    I’ve learned that childhood homes are a lot smaller than how they are remembered.
    I’ve learned that being healthy is a lifestyle decision, and choice, not a short-term, fast-result event.
    I’ve learned there is no time like the present, which translates into, there is no time but the present.

    Bright blessings and best wishes for a kick-ass new year, Kim!
    ~Ellen xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:26 am

      ~~Hot Coco,
      that is so true about our childhood homes. They were quite large when we were little, weren’t they?! xx Happy 2012

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    Joan
    December 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I learned how delightful it has been to get to know you this year. Though the reason we got to know each other is tragic ( two sisters shot to death by estranged husbands), we have made new connections and new revelations that only people who have gone through the process can know. Happy New Year. 2012 will be better.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:26 am

      –Joan,
      I feel the same about you.
      I with it would have been under diff. circumstances.
      Xx See you soon. :))

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    Tara
    December 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    That’s an awesome list, Kim. I wish I could pick my favorite, but they’re all so profound. Sounds like 2011 was quite an experience for you. Here’s to another year of learning, growth, family, and friendship!

    Happy 2010, my dear!

    Love,
    Tara

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:27 am

      –Tara,
      One NEVER stops growing & evolving, do they?

      Love to you, my dear. I wish you Love. Xx

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    Terri Sonoda
    December 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Sweet Kim. I don’t know how you manage to write the way I think (as well as lots of others I would imagine) but you do. Consistently. That must mean we have a lot in common huh? You are just a joy to read, and I look forward to each new post. Your heart has a coming out party right here on your blog. It’s a beautiful thing. I’m so glad to be in attendance.

    Love you’s!
    T
    XOXOs
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:29 am

      Terri,
      Talk about sweet. You keep reading my same old stories!

      Love Love Love. btw, can’t believe i have not been getting your posts.. Xx

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    Sandy Webb
    December 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I have learned that regardless of what has happened in my past I am still alive and I MUST continue to LIVE. Live to the fullest and without regret.

    Happy New Year Kim xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:29 am

      –Sandy,
      So true. What else can we do … but live?

      What else?

      Happy 2012, sweets. x

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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve learned that too much happiness in ones life makes people uneasy and with that, I learned “SO WHAT”?? I’ve lived in and walked out of hell. I can be free and truly enJOY my life now. I choose joy.

    I’ve learned that choosing to walk in love, joy and peace really screws up peoples’ minds but my life is love-filled, joyous and full of peace. It is a choice and that choice is sometimes made hourly but it is always the right choice.

    I’ve learned that what we choose to speak can make our life better or make our life full of woe. We choose to speak life or we choose to speak death (to dreams, relationships and our future).

    I’ve learned that the most powerful of choiices, forgiveness, only sets one person free – me.

    I learned some of the srongest friendships can develop between people who’ve never met in real life. Fascinating.

    Most of all I’ve learned to make sure Alpha Hubby knows at all times that I love him truly, madly, deeply. I learned to stop every once in awhile and take his face in my hands and REALLY look at him. I need to realize who he is now, what his hopes and dreams are now, and how he’s grown, changed and improved like fine wine. I learned to always focus on how very, very precious he is to me.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:31 am

      Nan,
      Too much happiness? That’s why people love your blog, girl!

      I find too much sadness pisses people off, too.

      So glad I met you in 2011 :)) You Rock w/ your kindness & wisdom. X

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    Adriana Iris
    December 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    What a year so bittersweet…. so much I’ve learned including what do want to do with my time. Jealous of my time I am now choosy about who I spend time with.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Adriana,
      Yes. I have let many things go, too…

      You deserve to spend your time where you like! With your Children & Family!

      Love Love Love. Xx

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    Impulsive Addict
    December 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Ive learned that I love your blog!

    And that bloggyland drama exists. Who knew?

    And that blogging is therapeutic.

    Happy New Year Gorgeous!

    xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:33 am

      Impulsive,
      And I also learned that I can click to your blog and get a giggle. :)) Xx

      Happy 2012 !

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    The Girl Behind
    December 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This is a wonderful post – you’re such a strong person and I love how you share very personal things so beautifully.

    I’m still pondering on what my learning points for the year are, but I know that I’m so grateful for all that I’ve learned from bloggers all over the world.

    Happy New Year to you. x
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

      –Dear Girl,
      Happy NEw Year!

      I’ve learned much from all of you, too :)) xx

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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    December 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I learned that I still have so much more to learn…

    I continue to practice.

    every day.

    accepting yourself as you are is sexy –

    Bingo!

    xo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:35 am

      –Kelly,
      we will never learn it all, or know it all ….until we close our eyes for the last time.

      Love to you, Deeeear. xx

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    Pure Complex
    December 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Hey .. is jiggly ass is an ass that’s lived honey! LOL. And I completely co-sign on that statement lol. I loved this post.. and this year has been a wonderful one. I’m glad I found you and this blog :). I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:35 am

      –Hi Pure,
      & I’m glad I found you. Sooo Fun to read. Xx

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    Dad
    December 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I learned that I have a lot more to learn.
    I learned that family and God mean more to me than anything. (Also Friends)
    I also learned how much you mean to me Kim.
    I learned how much I love to read your blogs and how well you can write.
    Love You So Much
    Daddy

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

      –Daddy,
      And I learned that I love you moooore than the entire Universe & Panthers & Chocolate.
      Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      see you in a few hours.

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    Debbie
    December 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Kim, I look forward to every post you write. There is always something that you write that makes me feel something deeply. You have a wonderful blog. What I’ve learned this past year is this — we are really just like renters here on earth. When I look up at the moon and stars I realize that people that lived 100 years ago saw this same sky and they are now gone. We are all alloted a block of time here so I try to appreciate every minute I have and the beauty of it all around me. And yes, family is everything….
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:38 am

      ——Renters on Earth.
      I sooo like that, Debbie.
      To know this is not our home, comforts me abundantly.
      Love to you, Sweet girl. Xx

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    Michael Ann
    December 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Beautiful, Kim.

    This last year I learned that I do deserve to be happy and it’s ok to pursue happiness. And the only person who is responsible for my happiness is me.

    I learned that I have choices. Not everyone will like or approve of my choices, but that’s ok. I don’t need their approval.

    I learned that fear is just an emotion and sometimes you have to plug through it to get to the good stuff.

    I learned that life is NOT black and white. No one has the absolute on right and wrong.

    I learned that that LOVE is the most important thing and if you have that, the other stuff is small potatoes.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:40 am

      Michael Ann, I love your list

      –Especially This::::::I learned that I have choices. Not everyone will like or approve of my choices, but that’s ok. I don’t need their approval.

      HAPPY 2012 Xx

  • Reply
    Emily
    December 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Red lipstick can fix everything:)

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:40 am

      Emily,
      Yes. Almost! Xxx

  • Reply
    lafemmeroar
    December 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I had to do a double take on the Hef pic 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:41 am

      —Why?
      Hef invited me! How cool is that? Xxx Haaa kissssssssss

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    Irene
    December 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Ya know, I’m looking at that picture of the cemetery and all the cute ornaments that are hanging from the tree and in a way all the souls are also enjoying the trinkets! You hung them for Kay and she is now sharing them with the others. I think that’s nice.

    I thought about starting a “Lesson a Day” challenge, but I’m not one for having to commit myself to having to post what I learned that day everyday. Instead of “Post a Day” which is hard to do sometimes because you can’t always come up with a subject to blog about, it might be easier and more practical to blog about what you learned that day. After all, you learn something new everyday, don’t ya?

    Happy New Year my friend! ((HUGS AND KISSES))!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Hurricane Irene,
      And I learned that YOU are one of my FAVES :))

      looooove this: “the souls are also enjoying the trinkets!”

      Beautiful. xx Many kisses.

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    Kay Van Hoesen
    December 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Oh Kim, I love this! You touch my soul with every one of your posts. Thank you. I learned I have another person to admire and respect: Kim Sisto Robinson. xoxo ~Kay

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

      ohhh, Kay,
      That’s how I feel about you, dear. Xx Thanks for all you do for woman.

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    Ann
    December 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Kim, that was hauntingly beautiful! I just love it! You have learned a lot, but I’m probably mostly excited that you’ve learned that light has power and love conquers all….

    I’ve learned that I have MUCH to learn

    I’ve learned that I really, REALLY like blogging!

    I’ve learned that, while I’m not a fan of photography in general, I LOVE taking pictures of food!

    I’ve learned that visiting your blog is like having a cup of coffee and great conversation with a good friend!

    I’ve learned that I miss baking every day, but I really like making tasty healthy food

    I’ve learned that when the chips are down and I’m in my honey bunny’s arms, I can tolerate, live through, or DO anything!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:44 am

      Ann,
      And I learned that your blog is like comin’ home to mama. So warm. So sweet. Delicious. And you even play Christmas Music in the Summer. Xxx Luv Love.

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    adventures in alyssaland
    December 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Great lists.

    I learned a lot this year and became an adult in the process.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:45 am

      Dear Adventure,
      SO Great!

      I don’t think I’ve ever been a full adult 🙂 Xx

      Happy 2012

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    Monica
    December 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I learned that blogging and the blogosphere has opened my eyes, my heart, my imagination to a whole new world. I’ve met so many wonderful people who have made me laugh, have moved me, and have inspired me to be the best that I can be. You are one of them. Thank you, Kim, for all that you’ve given us. Happy New Year, my blogging friend! Peace.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

      –Same to you, Monica.
      thank you for the words words words.
      Happy 2012. Love. Love. XXx

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    Linda Medrano
    December 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I think I’ve learned to let go with grace. I think I’ve learned to do the right thing even when it hurts. I think I’ve learned to not take myself or life too seriously. I know I’ve learned to love a number of people I’ve never met in real like and they have lightened up my life on dark days!

    You look fantastic! I love your shiny hair and pretty face!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:47 am

      –Linda,
      Lightened up your life on dark days! I soooo Like that.

      And I like you, Dear. Xxx & all your pets.

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    Tia
    December 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love you!!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:48 am

      Not more than I love you. Xxxx

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    Laci
    December 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I teared up, I smiled, I said hell yeah. Great post!

    I’ve learned that I am not the only one who is dealing with horrible situations and that tomorrow always comes (thankfully) even if we aren’t sure we are ready and some way some how we manage to make it through it. Each new day is an opportunity for us to heal and make a positive out of horrible events in our pasts.

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I wish you the very best in 2012.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:49 am

      –Laci,
      and thank you for your stories.

      By telling our stories, we allow others to “not feel alone.”

      Words are power. Oh, My, So much power.

      You know this quite well. Xxx Many Kisses

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    Liberty
    December 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I have learned that I even though I don’t know you I would welcome you and your wisdom into my home. We would have a blast together! I agree, family is everything and you must believe in yourself.

    Cheers for 2012!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:50 am

      –Liberty,
      and I would come into your home. Do you have the coffee ready?

      Xxx Happy 2012.

      I will come to your site tomorrow……And visit.

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    paul
    December 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I learned that your type writer makes me Purrrrrr…and Nadia G is HOT!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iELyAABb_U4
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Who is Nadia G?
      haaa

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    mamawolfe
    December 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Kim,
    I’ve learned there are a lot of wonderful writers who are also bloggers :). I’ve also learned that if I put myself out ‘there’, in places that make me squirm with discomfort, amazing things will happen. That’s where I’ve learned the most this year.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

      Mamawolfe,
      The most amazing writing makes us squirm.

      What a great thing for you to learn 🙂 Xxx

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    Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 31, 2011 at 1:52 am

    What wonderful lessons, Kim.

    I’ve learned that writing heals me, it fills me up, it gives me joy.

    Happy new year!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Mama Alison,
      ~~~~~~Yes. It fills. It gives joy. It cures. It is almost better than wine. ::))
      happy 2012 Xxx

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    Vidya Sury, Freelance Writer & Blogger
    December 31, 2011 at 2:19 am

    What a gorgeous post (from a gorgeous you). I will cherish reading this again and again. Thank you Kim, for being such a beautiful straight-from-the-heart writer. You touch my soul. And oh yes, maybe we HAVE met. 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:55 am

      –Vidya,
      I feel your heart and love and compassion all the way from India.

      Wish you were closer so I could hug hug hug you, dear. Xxx

      Happy 2012

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    Liz
    December 31, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your list and asking about mine.

    I learned how good it feels to stand up for myself and honor my boundaries.
    I learned that dogs are a girl’s best friend and I learned to live without mine.
    I learned that exercise is great for the mind and the soul.

    And I remembered, often, how much I value you Kim.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:56 am

      –Liz,
      I also learned that YOU have inspired me to grow more than you know…

      Your proactivity & brilliance make me better.

      & You are loved. Xx

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    Jann Huizenga
    December 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

    That’s a LOT of profound life lessons learned in a single year, Kim! Lessons that many of us don’t learn in a lifetime. Great pictures of your lovely family, and I looooove your old typewriter and the well-worn books. Thank you Kim for your gorgeous, heartfelt blog and happy 2012!!! xxxxxxxxoooooooo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

      –Jann,
      And I met you all the way in Italy.

      Your photos make me smile and fill me up with pleasure… Xxoo
      thank you.

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    Helene Abbott
    December 31, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I’ve learned to live each day to the fullest and never take one moment for granted. Also, I have learned that no matter how tough a day can be, there is always someone out there who has one even tougher. Family and friends are our foundation in life, so keep the cement in good shape and “live, love, laugh” with all your heart. Bless you Kimmie and all my Sisto friends….the best to you in 2012. You keep goin with this blog….love it.
    Cheers,
    Sissy

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 8:15 am

      Helene,
      Happy 2012 to you and your family.

      I have MUCH more to learn…I know that much :))

      Xxx Kisssssssssssssssss

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    Jenn @therebelchick
    December 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I’ve learned much of the same! Here’s to a wonderful 2012!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      December 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

      –You Too, Jenn. X

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    Kim Pugliano
    December 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I learned that it really truly doesn’t matter what other people think because they don’t walk in my shoes, and saying that it’s none of my business what other people do, say or feel because it’s their choice and their life – not mine.

    Happy New Year Kim!!!
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    janice
    December 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    http://auroramorealist.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/award/

    Enjoy your award, Chickie, hoping Lady Gaga hears you one day soon xo

    PS
    I learned so much in the past 18 months, it will likely take me the balance of my life just to digest it, let alone process it… still working on it, lol
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      ~~~Janice,
      If you see Gaga, please tell her I am still waiting for her call :)) Xxx KIss

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    susan boswell
    December 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I learned that I am very, very blessed.
    I learned that happy spirits can live in the walls of houses and dance in gardens.
    I learned that I need to slo-o-o-o-w down.
    I learned that 3 dogs and 4 cats and a live- in “daughter” make a shit load of hair. LOL
    Happy New Year, dear Krobbi!!!!!!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      -Susan,
      You learned some Cool Stuff…

      I also learned that this chick named Susan B. ROCKS :)) X

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    Mrs4444
    December 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a really tough year. Clearly, though, you are a survivor. Sorry about your friend… Here’s to a happy, healthy, healing 2012!

    Thanks for visiting HPKT. You are welcome to link up any time for FF. I publish on Thursday nights at 9pm Central time. You can find more specifics here: http://www.halfpastkissintime.com/p/friday-fragments.html
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Mrs, 4444,
      thanks for visiting my crazzzy world.

      Happy 2012. Xx

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    Lady Fi
    January 1, 2012 at 1:59 am

    What a lot of lessons – some learnt the hard way…

    May this year be one full of good things: of comfort, healing and the moving forward.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      –Thanks, Lady Fi.
      2011 sucked BADly.

      Love 4 you & Oscar. 🙂

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    Hilary
    January 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

    You have learned a lot…..I hope 2012 brings you more lessons to learn… as well as only good things.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      –Same for you, Hilary 🙂 X

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    Kimberly
    January 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Life sure does flow fucking forward no matter how much we resist it.
    You are one of the most beautiful writers that I have the privledge of reading every day (you write). You are an amazing soul.
    I wish nothing but the best for you in 2012.
    You foxy momma with red lips
    xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      –Kimberly,
      And I wish the same for you in 2012.

      As I recall, your 2011 sucks rotten eggs 2.

      Love Kiss Love Hug Peace. Wine. Blessings. love. Xxx

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    Brenda
    January 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Like you, I learned that writing honestly and from all of our parts, broken, glued, whole, and all those in between parts of ourselves is the only way to write. What I learned is that I am sometimes a shadowy image of my real self, and then in the next inhale I am not, and it’s OK to be all of my selves. I’ve accepted me as I am. You continue to leave me breathless Mistress Kim. You’ve a different journey that the rest of us and each day, each post, each time you write your words you write a little bit of that pain away. God Bless you, woman, and may this year bring your more joy than the last, and may you always find comfort in your writing. Hugs and love, Brenda
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      –Brenda,
      God’s abundant Blessings. Love. Love. Love. Always. Forever.

      You are a gifted, unbelievable woman overflowing w/ great passion…Xxx

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    Kristy @PampersandPinot
    January 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Those are some hard core lessons in life. What a year for you it has been! I am curious about what 2012 will bring for me in my life.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Dear Kristy,
      Happy 2012.

      I look forward to reading more of your stories :)) Xx

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    Ameena
    January 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Dove Chocolate…Adele? I am totally on board with you. 🙂 Who cares about a jiggly ass? The Dove is worth it.

    Happy New Year my friend! Sorry if this posts twice…can’t seem to get my comment to go!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Ameena,
      I know. I damn well LIKE my jiggly ass!! 🙂

      Happy 2012 … Xx

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    Jessica
    January 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    You have learned a lot. Family is everything.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      E V E R Y T H I N G.

      Kissss. Xx

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    Emily
    January 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    It sounds like 2011 taught you some powerful lessons. Here’s to peace and happiness in the coming year!

    Happy New Year!
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    Cindy
    January 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I have learned that reading your blog is a wonderful way to end my day! It is always so profound and so funny!! I go to bed with sweet thoughts! You are an amazing writer,Kim!! You have such a gift with words!! Thankfully, through things like blogs and Facebook, you are able to share all your writing with us!! 🙂

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      –Thanks for reading, Cindy.
      I appreciate it… & I am happy that my words can give you sweet thoughts at the end of your busy day. Xx

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    Blond Duck
    January 2, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I hope you had a wonderful New Year!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

      You, too, B. D. x

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    Ivana
    January 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I’ve learned that I can. Even if I don’t believe in it, I still manage to do better than some, and not worse than others. Happy New Year!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

      –Ivana,
      I Can.
      I like that. Simple, yet powerful.
      Happy New Year, too 🙂

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    julie gardner
    January 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

    You (and all these readers) have listed so many beautiful lessons from 2011.

    So for 2012, I’ll tell you what I want to learn:

    To surrender.

    Yes. I need some surrender, here.
    And also, maybe to be a cat 😉

    XOXO
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Yes.

      ””Surrender””’

      This is the hardest thing to do, Julie…

      but this is my goal, too…

      cuz I can’t do it alone.

      Love Love Love. X

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    Bella
    January 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Kim, your ability to have learned these lessons demonstrates the kind of person you are. How many of us go through a lifetime, oblivious to half the things you mention in this post? My hat comes off to you, friend, for striving to be better every day, for sharing your knowledge, for being such a giving and caring person. I am proud to call you a friend. And the fact that we’ve never met, doesn’t matter one bit. I feel like we live next door to each other; that you’re the one I go to when I need a cup of sugar. This year I learned to let go. I learned to let go of expectations–because in doing so, I don’t have to feel disappointment. I let go of preconceived notions–because nothing is static; everything is everchanging. I let go of impatience–because life is too short to spend it huffing and puffing. I let go of trying to be the perfect mother, wife, sister and daughter–because I figure my loved ones have to love me just the way I am. And I let go of giving a shit about what others think–because at the end of the day, trivialities seem like such crap. Love you, girl! 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      –Bella,
      Letting Go. Surrendering. Releasing…

      Oh, that felt gooood.

      I love how you think.

      If we lived closer, I’d walk w/ you and Roxy.& we’d discuss the woes of the world & we’d have some wine together.

      I’d bring you over to Saint Shirley’s for an Italian Meal.

      You would sooo be my friend, you special Lady. xxx

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    Elizabeth
    January 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Happy New Year! I have enjoyed reading every post! Thanks for keeping it real!

    XOXO – Elizabeth

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      –Back at you, Elizabeth 🙂 X

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    Cindy
    January 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Such a nice text! The most important thing I learned that I will never have any resolutions for the next year. Only babysteps. A lot of babysteps:)
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

      –Happy 2012, Cindy X

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    Bridget
    January 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve learned…that you’re awesome.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

      Dear B,
      Right back to you, Dear. X

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    January 3, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I learnt that I always learn from your posts!
    Much love to your dear Kim for a awesome 2011!
    🙂 Mandy xo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

      –Mandy,
      Much love flowing to South Africa right now. Xx

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    Karen
    January 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I got behind in my blog reading over the holidays, but have got to agree belatedly with your lefe lesson that “too much hilarity DOES make one piss in one’s jeggings.” Wishing you lots of love in the New Year!

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