... for auld lang syne.
Here's to a far better 2009 --- I'm wishing for world peace and a better job. What about you?
As for resolutions I just don't know. There are so many excellent plans available, but seriously am I going to carry them through? I think I'm going to endeavor to buy much less stash this year. I have too much now. Let's try finishing some things, shall we?
At this very moment I think I'd like to finish the following in 2009 (Ya'll know I'm a mood stitcher so I reserve the right to be fickle):
1. 6 needlepoints (including my powwow shawl dancer, my second clock piece, Ladies Day, that farm piece I can't remember what threads I changed to what on, and my standing sheep)
2. Beatrix Potter's Quaker sampler (thank goodness for the BAP stitchalong blog!-- I'm counting on all of you to drag me through!!!!)
3. my Vierlanden sampler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Black Swan's Dragon's Lair
5. BBD flower basket
6. Quaker a la 6 mains
7. that frelling Dragon Dreams castle ornie
8. 2 belted housewarming's
9. a belated thank you
10. the Dimensions' kit "Soul Music" of howling wolf cubs
11. at least one piece for the Washington house fundraiser (I'll get back to that another day)
That's enough for now --- we'll see next December how pathetic I am at this.
On other fronts I really want to take my "book" a week pledge from last year more seriously. I did ok on and off, but certainly not for months.
You know I used to really like New Years. When I was little, but not so very little -- probably junior high and high school -- New Years was my one late night of the year. My mom, dad, and I would spend the evening with my great uncle Leo playing Tripoli (a combo of Hearts and poker). I used to looooooove that. The "rule" was that once someone was wiped out of chips the game was over. Poor mom; she'd work so hard to get rid of her chips as fast as she could after midnight, but every time her head was turned Leo would augment her pile of chips. I loved ti -- mom just wanted to get some sleep. Once we played ***gasp*** until 2am! I was in hog heaven. lol
Anyway, I don't get such glee out of New Years anymore. It means I'm closer to getting back to the office; it means I've had to NOT get another year older (holding at 32, in case you were wondering); it means the world really hasn't gotten any better/more peaceful/more considerate etc; it means I've had to say good-bye to more people who mattered.
Along that line, let me close with sad farewells to too many people gone too soon--
Arthur C. Clarke
Forrest J Ackerman
Ok, I've been depressing long enough. I'm going to go pour myself into bed. I wish you all a great first day of 2009 followed by an even more wonderful year!