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21 Things I Learned In 2012


—–I Learned …



1.   life goes forward
with or without you


2.   how to make Lava Cake
in a crock pot


3.   true friends are
forever (even when you’re absolutely impossible to love)

Tia & Kim <3


4.   mourning doesn’t
end—you merely incorporate the missing & loneliness into your existence


5.   limo rides w/
lots of wine and fun friends is fabuuuulous


6.   we could have a
cookie exchange at mom’s  house without
Kay and still have a giggle



7.   I’m not as
interesting as I thought I was

notice the boys on the smart phones & Mr. L with his head set.  WTH?  Am I boring you?


8.  sometimes the most
precious gifts are people you’ve never met

Mercy (Kenya)

9.   Mr. Liverpool
doesn’t dig my lipstick blotches on his toilet paper rolls ( I could sell this
shit at a good price)


10.  2 gigantic bricks
at the bottom of a garbage can doesn’t keep Little Bastard from excavating
chicken scraps


11.  two glasses of
wine is better than one

12.  if you covet a
red toaster long enough, you get one for Christmas

Thanx, Mama

13.   how to make my
own peanut butter


14.   I can walk thru
darkness and still trust my God


15.   evil exists


16.   love endures

17.   pleasure can
fuse with pain ( I find that utterly astonishing)


18.   my weakest hours
have been my strongest hours


19.   together we can
offer awareness & transformation

Kay’s Walk to END Domestic Violence sponsored by DAIP

20.  I can watch  FAMILY STONE 25 times and NEVER ever get sick of it


21.   life goes
forward with or without you

——-Dear, Reader,  what is one thing you learned in 2012 to pass on…?   Love!  Love!  Love!

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  • Reply
    Terri Sonoda
    December 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Gosh, lovely Kim, I’d say you learned a shitload in 2012! Some of it was hard, obviously…but some wonderful, too. So proud of you. And? You look amazingly HOT in that second picture on number 6. WOW. Just sayin…
    Number 10 cracked me up. Number 11 is one of the truest statements ever made. Numbers 1 and 21 are real. So very real.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE you, sweet lady!
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    KrazY kEllY
    December 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    My Beautiful Kim!!!

    So many things I learned in 2012! I learned a valuable lesson on judging without knowing the whole story!!! (I am STILL working on that!!!) I learned the head is a lonely place to be alone!!!! But I have enough friends that will grab their KraZy helmet and join in my conversation! The most valuable lesson I learned is that time doesn’t stand still; no matter how hard you try! The baby’s you couldn’t wait to “Grow up” and “See the Real World” do and then you are left trying to figure out what happened to time, where did it all go? I find I am making deals with “God” to keep the ones I love more than my life safe!!! I find that no amount of love can change some people! I learned that I have you as a friend, someone who has TOTALLY accepted me as me!! THAT I will be forever grateful for!!!!!

    Oh… you wanted ONE thing…. :o)

    LOVE love LoVe

    KrAzY KeLly
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    That I must make crockpot molten chocolate lava cake before the end of 2012.

    Do not to give your time to people who give nothing in return; rather, they steal precious and valuable time from you, being toxic and valueless. Save your time spent for those who impart goodness into your life.

    Eating healthy has many rewards!

    That you are going to post how to make our own peanut butter.

    That I need lipstick printed toilet paper rolls. Alpha Hubby would love them!

    Life is too short and too precious to lay it down to grief.

    That e-friends are valuable and precious – especially those as wondermous as YOU!
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    Joe Peterson
    December 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    So much has been brought to light in 2012, but:
    Happiness is a choice, and guilt has no place amongst its truest form.

    <3 U Kim!

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    December 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What a wonderful list. I love your red toaster! As for things I learned this year… Choose well the thoughts I put out into the Universe. Instant karma’s a bitch.

    Happy New Year, Kim.

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    December 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I learned that Family doesn’t change. The way it looks changes – the members change due to death, marriage, divorce. But at its core, Family remains.
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    December 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I learned you can no longer be responsible for the stupid shit your kids do when they are over 40.

    I learned online friends can be just as wonderful as friends right next door.

    I agree with you about 2 glasses of wine… and I’m raising my glass to you Kim!
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    December 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Kim, love the list and I loved #18- my weakest hours
    have been my strongest hours. Isn’t that the truth.
    what have I learned this year- that talent can be hidden inside you for a long time. You just have to chisel at it a bit and it comes right back to you. So thrilled to have my art back. xoxoxo
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    Barbara Bakes
    December 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I learned that just because your kids are grown you don’t stop worrying about them, their problems are just bigger too. I hope the new year brings you more peace and joy than you can imagine.
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    LuAnn Bayless Skorich
    December 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I had a stroke in 2012, and I’m (we’re) too young for that! Life can and does change
    in a heartbeat, but we adapt as best we can and go on. LuAnn and LoraLee, Kim
    and Kay. We grew up together, went to school and church together. Thought we’d
    all grow old together. There are no words… Thanks for the chat in Walgreens,
    Kim! Wonderful to see you. And, I finally got up the courage to post here after
    reading your question about what I learned in 2012. Living and loving are more
    precious than anything. Love you!!!! <3

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      My Inner Chick
      December 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Ooo, LuAnn,
      how beautiful that you came to visit me ….

      I loved seeing your face at Walgreens & your smile.

      thank you for your lovely words.

      I love you 2 !! Xxxx Kissses
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    December 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I learned that “what you put up with is what you end up with,” I learned that when you lose someone you will always miss them. It may not be that gut wrenching feeling you have in the beginning but no matter how much time passes you always miss them. I learned that where you are in this moment of time is exactly where you are meant to be.

    Have a wonderful New Year Kim. You are in inspiration to me. What you write always touches me……it’s never just words but emotion that comes through…….

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    Annette Molitor
    December 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Dear Kim,

    Some things I’ve learned in 2012 are…

    I still don’t what’s better. White chocolate or milk chocolate,

    The more time that passes, I realize my abuser is an asshole not worthy to be with me. But I miss his dog,

    That I make awesome potato salad,

    Vanilla almond bark rocks,

    A good cry is healing. (The last novel I posted on your site helped me cry).

    I still love to kiss my cat on top of her head,

    I prefer fudge with almond flavoring over peppermint flavoring,

    I like singing with you tube,

    My favorite Christmas song is (Mary Did You Know)

    Visiting different spiritual campgrounds is cool.

    Laughter kills pain,

    God is the only man I can really trust,

    I have a devilish side that is wickedly cool and fabulously hysterical.

    Men really don’t have me figured out even if they think they do.

    I can be a spit fire.

    I have absolute dignity.

    I’m a good cook.

    I love and appreciate people more now than I did before,

    I have more compassion toward others than I did before,

    I appreciate what I have.

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      My Inner Chick
      December 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      —I still love to kiss my cat on top of her head–

      Ooo, I love that one, Annette.

      I enjoyed reading your comment & insights so much! Xxx FABUlous.
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    December 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I learned that in my darkest hours, my weakest moments, when I was hanging on by a frayed thread and feeling totally alone and thinking I couldn’t survive another day; I can. Nothing is as scary as waking up with the devil.

    I hope 2013 brings joy to your home, peace to your world.

    Hugs to you Kim from Vancouver Canada
    God bless you
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    December 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Lovely Kim, you’ve learned a lot in 2012 and you’ve always taught us a lot and for that, I am so thankful! Happy 2013 darling!! xxx
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    Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever
    December 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I love the contradictions in this piece. I think that is what we all need to accept! We are both at once. Everything all at once. Here and there and alone and connected, weak and strong, in dark and light. This is what I learned this year! For sure. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. You are truly special!
    Love you!
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      My Inner Chick
      December 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      ~~~ Everything all at once. Here and there and alone and connected, weak and strong, in dark and light~~~

      Jodi, I love that. Xxxx Love uuuu.
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    December 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Kim, you are truly the most incredible and inspirational woman! I am honoured to know you!
    2012 re-taught me to look at the glass as half full.
    Love across the ocean to you in Minesota.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    Valentine Logar
    December 29, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Wonderful lessons Kim, thank you for your heart and for sharing it with all of us.

    What did I learn? Many things, some I thought I already knew and some I thought I didn’t need to know.

    I learned there are some hurts that define us, even when we thought they were old and done.
    I learned there are some passions that define us, creating heart and soul moments.
    I learned we are never to old to learn new things.
    I learned we can rise above anger and fear.
    I learned secrets can cost us and releasing them creates new opportunities.
    I learned saying no sometimes to other peoples expectations and demands is perfectly okay.
    I learned imperfection wouldn’t kill me.
    I learned my memories wouldn’t destroy me and deserved respect.

    I learned a great deal more, but those were the highlights. I learned friendship is invaluable even with those we have never met.

    Love you Kim

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    December 29, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Great list… I learned a lot this year too… I learned I am stronger than I thought and that we can’t waste our time and energy worrying and stressing over small stuff….

    happy new year kim!
    Love ya!
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    December 29, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Love your lipstick marks on the paper roll – genius!

    I learned that I can do more than I think I can. I just need to remind myself.

    Have a fantastic 2013!
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    December 29, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I love your list! I never tire of The Family Stone, either, and two glasses of wine are infinitely better than one.

    Fabulous snapshots and fabulous thoughts from a fabulous woman.

    One thing I (re)learned in 2012: Life is what I make of it, and I’m the only one who can make something of it.

    Suffice to say, I have (finally) taken it (well and truly) to heart and am making a ruckus.

    Happy New Year, sweet Kim. xoxo
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    Lady Jennie
    December 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Ooh! the recipe for lava cake please? 🙂

    Hmmm … this year I learned that God does not willingly bring affliction or grief on the children of men. (Lamentations 3:33)
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    El Farris
    December 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Oh gosh, hun, how I loved reading this! I laughed aloud at the pic of “Little Bastard” digging through the trash, and I smiled, a lot, to see your surrounded with friends and family in these pics. xoxo
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    Bonnie Sisto-Higbee
    December 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Kim

    I find it so amazing that the older I get the more I learn.

    I have learned it is easier and is less stressful not to argue when it can be avoided.

    I have learned to smile instead of snarl.

    I have learned to look at a glass half full instead of half empty.

    I have learned that family is the most imoportant part of my life. At the end of the year I look back and I am so grateful when everyone is still together.

    I have learned that no matter what I have endured during my life, the worst thing that could happened is to lose someone in a senseless manner. I know this because when you can remember exactly everthing about that day, the weather, what you were doing, where you were, just everything, and you cannot remember any other day quite as well, you know it was the worst day of your life.

    I have learned how much pain I can feel for those I love.

    I have learned that there has to be something greater than we are so we can endure and smile again.

    I have learned how much I love chickens,

    Auntie Bonnie

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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Love your insight & how you KEEP on learning….

      it really never ends, does it?

      I looooooooove that you love chickens.

      Do you love the eggs too?

      & I love you.

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    Jann Huizenga
    December 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    A WONDERFUL year-end list, Kim! Full of humor, happiness, and sorrow. That red toaster is so YOU–it matches your lovely lipsticked toilet paper… I also love the pix of you in your black & white cap. So sweet. I learned (re-learned) recently how seemingly small acts of kindness from a stranger can have a huge & lasting impact. Wishing you all the very very best for 2013 and blowing many kisses your way.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:05 am

      “Small acts of Kindness” can go a looooong way…

      I really love that!

      How the simple things can be powerful…

      I am sending you love and kisses this very moment from Duluth, MN. Xxx LOVE
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    December 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I learn so much much every day, one thing is so important to me is to tell my family how much that i
    love them every day. That includes my kids, grandkids, brother, sisters, nieces, and my wife.
    I love your list Kim. Your peanut butter is awsome.
    It was nice to hear from Bonnie, Love you.
    Love You Too KIm

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    December 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Such a beautiful post, Kim. You’ve learned so much this year. My favorite is simply put: love endures. Indeed it does. Happy New Year, Kim!
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    Vidya Sury
    December 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

    You are amazingly gorgeous Kim! I love your list.
    I have learned that love almost always conquers all.
    I’ve learned it is okay to wallow in memories. I’ve learned to ignore my inner critic..
    I’ve learned I am much stronger than I think I am.
    I’ve learned it is okay to indulge myself – I am just so sad this knowledge had to come after my Ma passed away.
    I’ve learned that distance is immaterial when it comes to fabulous friends and that means you, Kim.

    I love you. And I love that it has been more than two years since we met.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic 2013 – And I look forward to your book, Kim.
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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Vidya, my dear buddah,

      You inspire many. You are like a prayer blown into the universe.

      How can one love without touching, seeing?

      I do!

      Cuz, I love you. Xxxxxx
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    tori nelson
    December 30, 2012 at 6:26 am

    That’s a whole lot of life in one year, lady. Just as it should be. Wishing you a brilliant 2013!
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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    December 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

    The part where you said you learn to incorporate the loneliness and sadness into your life but carry on and “live” makes me smile. Such a big smile! Happy 2013, my friend!

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    December 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Happy New Year, Kim! I loved the hope in these lessons.
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    December 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love the things you’ve learned in 2012, even if some of them are not easy to absorb. I loved your additions to Mr Liverpool’s rolls
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    December 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I love the list too. I have not thought about what I’ve learned in 2012. You make a good point that it would be a valuable thing to do. Still…

    For YOU I hope 2013 is filled with more joyous lessons than those filled with heartache…and that it brings you a bit more healing as well.

    Hugs to you and your family, and thank you for the work you do to bring awareness to the world about abusive relationships and that no one has to stay in one.

    Happy New Year to you!

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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

      and for YOU…I wish you Love, Health, & more Love for 2013.

      one can never have enough love. Xxx Kisses from MN.
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    December 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    You always make me laugh and cry, often in quick succession.

    I love this one: 3. true friends are
    forever (even when you’re absolutely impossible to love)
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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

      oh, you get number 3! I like that.

      for me, the most important people were the people who mourning w/ me after Kay…

      Tia NEVER stops being there… Some did.

      Love. Xx
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    Elephant's Child
    December 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    You are at least as interesting as you thought you were.

    I learned (relearned) that it is love which keeps my feet in the here and now.

    Hugs to you, and a happy New Year. You are wiser than you know (and funnier too).

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      My Inner Chick
      December 31, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Dear S,
      you have been a small blessing in my life.

      Thank you for your kindness, cards, encouragement, & love xxx

      what will you do on New Years? how was your Christmas? How are your panthers? YOU?
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    December 31, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Had to pop by again to wish you and Mr Liverpool a very happy and fruitful 2013. I’ve really enjoyed connecting with you in 2012
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    December 31, 2012 at 6:08 am

    This definitely made me think about what I got out of this year.

    Yes, evil exists. I can vouch for that.

    And the biggest thing I learned is that our Judiciary system is very flawed.

    Happy New Year Kim! ((((HUGS))))) Here’s to a better 2013!

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    Beverly Diehl
    December 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’ve learned I’m not superwoman, and not just because I can’t fit my fat ass into the spandex tights. Asking for help, for love, for support is a GOOD thing.

    I’ve learned the best planning doesn’t mean my plans will be fulfilled the way I imagine – and that’s okay. Sometimes they are even better.

    I’ve learned to not try to be all sunshine and furry kittens, but to let myself experience pain, rage, grief, and darkness, too, and I’m a healthier person for it.

    So grateful for friends like you, Kim, and what I learn for you and with you. *kisses*
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    December 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This brings tears to my eyes!

    What have I learnt – that we are our own jailers and forgiveness is the key that gets us out.
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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2013 at 8:07 am

      I agree, Lady Fi…

      ….but can forgiveness be the same as wishing somebody doesn’t burn in hell?

      Love to you and family and Oscar!
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    Hotly Spiced
    December 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What a great re-cap, Kim. That cat of yours seems to be into everything – he even wants your new toaster. It’s good to see you’re moving forward, as painful as that is. Happy New Year to you xx
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    Red Dwyer
    December 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Powerful lessons, Kimmy. Love the pic of LB with the cans of cat food, the double bowl with kibble in both wells and the two bags. Priceless. That is a MasterCard commercial in the making.

    I learned I still can do anything I set my mind to doing.

    I learned it is fine to tell the entire world to step off.

    I learned being alone may suck, but I do not have to pick my housekeeper’s dirty socks off the floor.

    I learned there are far more souls who have brains in the virtual world than in the FAB world.

    I learned if I am still just long enough, the song is tender and sweet.

    May 2013 bring you a healthy, prosperous and joyful new year, Kimmy.

    I love you,
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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

      ~~~I learned if I am still just long enough, the song is tender and sweet~~

      Red, I love that sentence…& I love your heart <3 Xxxxxx
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    December 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Great learning experience in 2012 to come up with that list! I have a red toaster so I know how awesome that is. I also have a cat who will risk life and limb for chicken bones. I live in wine country so 2 glasses of wine are most certainly better than one. I learned to speak up for myself more than I have in the past. And I learned that you can’t bring anyone to an awareness they don’t care to see. And I learned to accept people with all their frailties. In 2013 maybe I’ll learn a bit more compassion. Can’t ever have too much of that. Glad I met you this year and I hope to get to know you better in 2013. Happy New Year!
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    January 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Happy New Year Kim!

    I think this is a brilliant idea for a post… reflecting on lessons learned and let me just say that Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, in my experience, is well worth mastering! ;-). Little Bastard – LOL – he’s too funny, that little scavenger. If he’s not on the treadmill busting moves he’s in the dumpster! I think I’m going to start coveting a red toaster too – how fab! The shot of the ‘men’ is too classic… HI.LA.Ri.OUS!

    Sunshine to you Beauty!! xox. Love does indeed endure…
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    January 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh, Kim, what a precious post. I imagine the cookie exchange was bitter-sweet, but, damn, I LOVE the red toaster!

    I’ve been away from the blogosphere over the holidays but hope to get back on track this week. Happy New Year, my friend. LOVE your blog!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2013 at 5:20 am

      happy 2013.

      Hugs. Kisses. Keep Writing, girl! Xx

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    The Bipolar Diva
    January 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Limos, wine and friends? I’m so down with that! xo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 2, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Believe me, girl,
      you would have DEF been invited! <3 Xxxx

      hope your 2013 is fabulous just like you.

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    January 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Wishing you a wonderful 2013!!
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Fabulous things you learned Kim – as always I find strength reading you.

    Two things I learnt in 2012 is “You can’t change people” and “Silence has the power to destroy you”……….I have been away for some time and I missed your lines but I am back and I wish you and your loved ones all the best for 2013.

    Much love. xx

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      My Inner Chick
      January 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I LOVE the two things you learned.

      Especially: “Silence has the power to destroy you”……….

      This is TRUE.

      Also, we thought we could change Kay’s husband, but we never could.

      MUCH LOoooVE & Peace.

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    Girl with a New Life
    January 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

    What has 2012 taught me?

    That patience and courage are powerful.

    That success requires an unwavering belief in myself.

    That my life path is always evolving/changing/transforming.
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    Blond Duck
    January 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I hope you have a great New Year!
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Can’t wait to read 2013’s list. From your faithful fan
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    January 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I have learned that I am extremely blessed and that I am alright just as I am.
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    January 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    First time here, and I like you already! I love what you’ve taken away, and can’t wait to go back and read more about your story!
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    Unknown Mami
    January 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I learned that I know more than I give myself credit for.

    Happy New Year, my beautiful friend!
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    January 5, 2013 at 4:48 am

    You’ve learned some amazingly important things…chocolate cake in a crock pot? Amazing.

    Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 has great things in store for you!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

      You must try it!

      Love to you for 2013 and More. Xx

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    January 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

    You could sell your peanut butter and paper towels, Kim. Mr Liverpool better recognize a gold mine when he sees one. 🙂

    Happy New Year.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

      I shall tell Mr. L immediately! Then I can quit my day job 🙂 Xxx Kissss

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    Sisters from Another Mister
    January 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

    This whole post makes me smile – have a wonderful 2013 … with all you bring from 2012, you will rock this thing!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

      YOU ROCK! Xx Happy 2013..

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    January 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Kim, Happy New Year! I love the things that 2012 taught you! Like you, I came to understand that some lessons are bittersweet. They intermingle light and dark, night and day. I’m still in awe of how pain at times serves to be the best teacher and not necessarily in a bad way, but instead, in a way that allows us to tap into our inner strength and resolve. I learned that children grow up and in doing so, they appear to need less from their mothers (though this isn’t always the case!). And guess what? This growth allows us to put on different hats which in turn, allows us to explore other sides to our personality that we had forgotten existed. I hope this New Year will bless you with love, good health, and laughter. May it continue to provide you with fortitude, grace, and the generosity of spirit we have come to love and expect from you, lady! Hugs from Roxy and me! 🙂

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      My Inner Chick
      January 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Happy 2013 to you and Rox and family! Xxxx

      CS Lewis said ” Thru pain, we find out who we really are.”

      I believe this is true. & sometimes I don’t like who I am….

      Luv you. Xx
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    January 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I have learned so many things that I don’t know where to begin. I enjoyed reading your list.

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