Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

Happy New Year 2009 ….

Christmas 2008 has come and gone – we spend weeks and weeks (if not months) in preparation for this wonderful holiday. Although I think the real meaning of Christmas is lost in retail commercialism, this year I swore I would not get wrapped up in that and give everything handmade, which I did. And after spending all of that time preparing for this holiday and hours in wrapping the gifts, I was watching as the gifts were passed out, and ripped to shreds in minutes, lol. But that is the nature of this holiday.

Now another year races to an end, and the new year is getting ready to embark on us all. With all the economic turbulence 2008 had, hopefully 2009 will be a better year economically. I try not get too political on my blog, but with everything that has happened in 2008, it makes me wonder where things will go and how far. Hopefully this new administration will make some changes for the good. It’s good to be optimistic.

With 2008 coming to an end and 2009 a blink away, there are a few things I am thankful for….
1 First and foremost, I am thankful for my health. I have some health issues, but nothing I can’t handle or deal with (It isn’t easy being 39, hehehe).
2. I am thankful for my daughter. She is my inspiration and my life. She is a beautiful young woman, inside and out, with a heart of gold. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for her.
3. I am thankful for my family. We are close and will always remain close. We are there to help each other in a pinch, no questions asked. Isn’t that what families are for?
4. I joined Ravelry…. What an incredible place. So many talented people and a great resource for information. I met a lot of creative and talented people here. If you have not checked out Ravelry yet, please do so, and sign up to join. If you are a Raveler, you know what I mean. You will not regret it, trust me. But be warned – you will spend A LOT of time there, lol.
5. Some sad moments with the loss of my two kitties so close together, but that is the cycle of life. As responsible pet owners, we have to do what is best for our pets, regardless of how hard it is. I console myself with the fact they gave me many years of unconditional love (Midnite 16 years and Baby 14 years), which only a loving pet can give.

I can probably go on and on… So, with that said, 2009 will be a stellar craft year – let’s keep our creative juices flowing and grab 2009 by the horns and make it a successful and creative year.

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous and “Crafty” New Year!

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