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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year! (Almost...)

Well, it's New Year's Eve. Good-bye 2007, hello 2008.

I can't say I will miss you '07. It's been a hell of a ride, one of the strangest, interesting and frustrating years of my life. For a lot of '07, I felt that I treaded water. At least I wasn't drowning but there were times when I thought I was going down for the 3rd time. There was a lot of good in '07 too, the Cadet found a sweetheart, I am still gainfully employed and I still love my job despite it's trials and hard knocks. I love my house (even in the state that it's in), I LOVE my husband and son and my critters. I have my health and even though we aren't rolling in the dough, we have enough, and that's plenty.

I also want to thank all of you who've put up with my whining, crying, gurgling and insufferable attempts at being funny when I write here. I don't always hit the mark.

Mainly, I just want to thank you for hanging in there with me. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Thanks for the connection made by needle and thread. Stitchers and crafters have great hearts, unbounded generosity and kindness. I am so blessed by each and every one of you. In '07, this blog has saved my sanity more than once and I want you to know that I treasure each and every one of you, dear friends.

So as we shut the door on '07 and open up wide to the possibilities and opportunities of 2008, my deepest desire for each of us is to be abundantly blessed, surrounded by family and friends, to never be without the passions (be it books, needlework, paint, horses, dogs, kitties...) that make us feel alive and to always remember that we are loved. May God Bless each and every one of you and may He give you the desires of your heart.

Happy 2008!!!

10 comments:

Vonna said...

Happy New Year Joanie, I hope 2008 is the best it can be for you!

Casa Pearl said...

Right back at ya girl! Happy New Year.

Karoline said...

Happy new year Joanie

Carol said...

Happy New Year Joanie!!!

Alexounette78 said...

I wish you the best for this new year.

Itching To Stitch said...

Well put. Happy 2008 ;)

Jackie in UK said...

Happy New Year Joanie! I love your Moira Blackburn seasons chart - the colours look lovely. Good luck on Ebay.... :-)

Jackie in UK x

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Joanie~Wishing you and yours a wonderful year filled with good things! Will we see you at Celebrations this year?

Nancy

Wawanna said...

May God bless and keep you as well, my dear. Hope that 2008 will be awesome and the He will throw open the windows and doors of heaven and bless you mightily, in every way and with all you desire( in that is good for you). Have a year filled with accomplishments and may it outshine 2007 by leaps and bounds.

karin said...

Happy New Year Joanie!!!
I know how you feel about work done in the home. We did new windows a while back when we first moved into our house & made the mistake of using our neighbor! It was done shoddy & came out to the same price as the co. who first quoted a rate. And when we did the Aluminum siding we saw the crooked job that he did more clearly!
Karin :)
in NY