Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What a year!

It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of 2008, and yet, in ways, it’s not a moment too soon.

I should have known 2008 would be an interesting year, when it started with something like the accidental death of Heath Ledger. If I look back on it all, we’ve been through a lot starting with our problems with our kitchen cabinets; my needing a root canal, and a spinal tap which didn’t give much needed information.

We were also lucky enough to see some good shows, among which Robin Williams who we loved. Naturally, no year would be complete without the loss of a loved one or two and lest not forget Mr. Newman. This Christmas was more emotional. Hubby’s uncle gave me a little box that held a picture of his deceased wife and four ornaments that she loved. I was really touched by the gesture and I’m now happy to have a part of her on our Christmas tree. I will think of her, at least once a year, when I’ll decorate our tree. It was also my mother’s first time ever to be alone at Christmas. We brought her here to celebrate with us. We visited some relatives and overall had a good time. We had a quiet Christmas day, just the three of us, and enjoyed our peace and quiet.

Santa was generous once again and brought me among many things, seven books. If I don’t blog as much in 2009 you’ll know why. Hee.

We can not look back on 2008 without mentioning that moment in History we all witnessed, near or far: Obama’s Election. What a proud moment that was, to see that despite all the hate and fear present in today’s world, our American friends decided to welcome a much needed change. We can only hope for the best.

Looking back on it, 2008 wasn’t that bad, but still, it felt like a rough one to go through at times. Of course, there were some good moments; like our vacation to Beautiful Hawai’I. We’ve met new people, made new friends, got to know some a little more thanks to the Blogosphere and Kaceboof. A few babies were born as well, which is always a good thing, for those who want them, of course. We’ve also had our proud moments; when we raised money for cancer research for which we managed to collect $6,585 thanks to our generous friends and relatives. I also felt a smidgen of pride, last week, when I received the documentations for “Relay for Life – 2009” and saw a picture of our team on the cover of the package being sent to all team captains. Yay, Vigilant! We’ve also had some sweet exchanges, some recipes and lots of ideas were swaps here and there, and this despite the economy and price of fuel.

To all of you who regularly or occasionally stop by here, I can only wish for you that peace breaks into your house, that thieves come to steal your debts, that the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills, love sticks to your face like Vaseline, that laughter assaults your lips, that your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and that happiness slaps you across the face, that your tears be that of joy and finally that the problems you had forget your home address!


Nicotine Jones said...

I hope you and your family have a great 2009, too!

noble pig said...

Yes it's been an amazing year...even with the bumps...Happy New Year!

lizgwiz said...

I'm hoping 2009 will be a much better year--don't let me down, '09! ;)

Traceytreasure said...

I agree with what you wrote about how it started. I saw The Dark Night last week, finally, and I think it was his best work yet but I'm still sad that it was his last...

I'm jealous of your new books. I didn't get any for Christmas! :(

Best wishes to you for 2009!

Love that picture!!

Big hugs and love,

flurrious said...

Yes, let's get on with the new year. Hope you have a very good one!

Attila The Mom said...

Hope you have a wonderful new year, Dear Friend.


Seeker said...

A happy new year to you and all your family, Stinkypaw. May it be full of love and kindness.

Periwinkle Studio said...

Happy New year to you and yours! I pray that you and your family be blessed and surrounded by a blanket of LOVE!
I am so glad we met! :)

PS. Love your wish and now I am looking for the jeans with the MOST pockets and actually wishing for a 'slap!' lol
Luv ya!

J said...

Obama's election was definitely the highlight of 2008 for me. Happy New Year and good luck in 2009!