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Happy New Year!


My dear lovelies,

It’s midnight in New York, and I want to once again say thank you for a great blogging year.

2021 started with hope. Hope of vaccines, which did eventually materialize and which have done wonders for the mortality rate of Covid, hope that we could once again safely leave our houses, hope for a year of getting reacquainted with those we’d been missing. And while some of that worked out more or less the way we’d hoped, we find ourselves in the midst of yet another wave of Covid infection. (I, myself, tested positive a few days ago, and am currently a phlegmmy mess. Thanks to the vaccine and booster, though, I’m only moderately miserable, not dying). On the up side, we felt less disconnected from the world thanks in part to the roughly 3,000,000 calls we received regarding our car’s extended warranty… We also successfully landed an unmanned craft on Mars, Tom Brady won some more shit, Britney got free, and The Great British Baking Show continued to offer comfort and carbs.

Yes, maybe 2021 wasn’t everything we’d hoped, but it was still way better than 2020. I imagine the new year will let us down in some ways as well, but I always think the start of a new year is a good cause for celebration. And for me, the year brought a new, fun career in real estate, some remarkable blog subjects, and a passel of lovely new followers. 

So I raise my glass to you all and wish for us a happy, healthy, successful, peaceful new year. May 2022 bring us many beautiful things like art and dance and music and fascinating places and cute animals and interesting people and fashion and bling and laughs and Etsy fails (and Etsy successes) and good surprises!

Now, it’s time for my annual New Year’s song. Sing along if you know the words!

My dear acquaintance, it’s so good to know you
For strength of your hand
That is loving and giving
And a happy new year
With love overflowing
With joy in our hearts
For the blessed new year

Raise your glass and we’ll have a cheer
For us all who are gathered here
And a happy new year to all that is living
To all that is gentle, kind, and forgiving
Raise your glass and we’ll have a cheer
My dear acquaintance, a happy new year

All of those who are hither and yonder
With love in our hearts
We grow fonder and fonder
Hail to those who we hold so dear
And hail to those who are gathered here

And a happy new year to all that is living
To all that is gentle, young, and forgiving
Raise your glass and we’ll have a cheer
My dear acquaintance, a happy new year
Happy new year!

Written by Peggy Lee and Paul William Roger Horner

Happy New Year, my friends.

Much love,


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend.

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  2. Happy New Year to you and beloved!!

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  3. Happy New Year to all 7000 plus members of this group. — Hal

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  4. Happy New Year, thanks for posting every day of the year, and take care of yourself, as I’m sure you are.

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  5. Sorry to hear to got it, but thank goodness you’re protected from the worst of it. They say Omicron may bestow more long lasting immunity than any of the previous ones, or the vaccines. Hope you’re feeling better soon. -hugs-

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  6. Haha, yes so many calls about my car’s extended warranty as well. I never thought of them as a “connection” but of course now I will.

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