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Monday, December 31, 2007

Don't look back....

...always look forward. I think that might be my motto for the coming year, what do you think?
But before I take it on board, I may just take a peek at what 2007 has brought to my door:
  1. My most amazing accomplishment is, of course, my little pickle. She started the year crawling, being spoon fed and kicking up the most amazing fuss at bedtime. Now she walks, runs, feeds herself, speaks many words (my favourite being 'Tuddles' when she wants a cuddle), goes to bed like a big girl and is generally just a joy to be around, even in the midst of a tantrum. I love her so much more than I thought possible.
  2. My love for my darling Jomp's has changed as pickle has grown. We are closer than ever with a growing understanding and patience of each others faults. He is my world.
  3. I worked hard at further developing my relationships with my step children as they grow towards adulthood, accepting that they are not perfect and nor would they be, even if they were mine!
  4. I went back to work part-time. I was always a career girl but no more. I don't get on with my new boss but needs must so I'll stick with it and keep my mouth shut.
  5. I have taken on and conquered my fear of socks, even trying short row heels and toe up socks.
  6. I have made new knitting friends through Ravelry, many blogs and SP11. Long may these friendships continue.
  7. I have moved far far away from the acrylic that I was perfectly happy with. Now I prefer cashmere, dishcloth cotton and merino.

So, what about 2008?

I will endeavour to keep my family happy, healthy and with toasty warm feet!
  • I promise to keep adoring my Jomp's, despite his size 11 feet that have become accustomed to 100% cashmere socks!
  • I will try to accept that my superiors at work know what they are doing even though it does seem like they couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery!
  • I want to try colour knitting, either stranded or fair-isle.
  • I'm going to try to be a better blogger, blogging at least once a week.
  • I will try to be a better friend. I do read every single new blog post but often when pickle is around so I don't get chance to comment. So I'm only going to check my bloglines once she is in bed.

    I'm sure there are many things I should try to change about myself but as I approach 35 (OMG! in 3 days time!!) I'm starting to be comfortable with who I am and accept that I cannot change what's inside me.

    I wish you all a very Happy New Year, thank you for your friendships during my first year of blogging and I hope 2008 brings you that you wish for.

    See you next year!

    Queen of the froggers said...

    Have a great new year and take life easy, best wishes x

    Cheryl in VA said...

    Happiest of New Year's to you Janey!! I am so very glad we were paired for SP11. I could not have asked for a better gal to spoil, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Now if I were really on the ball I would have realized your B-day was soon, and gotten something that I already have for you off in the post. But alas it was on my list of things to do, to go back and look at your questionaire to see when your B-day was. In my Beloved's family, birthdays are always celebrated and wished belatedly.

    Pickle is quite the accomplishment, but so too is a strong, loving, and respectful relationship with her Daddy. It is especially important that, that same relationship be what his children also witness. It lets them know that there are good matches in the world, and that they all have a chance to have that one day. Keep on showing them the good stuff!!

    Here's to the coming year!! :)

    Sarah said...

    Wishing you a happy 2008; hope you're enjoying your throw and that the PY sale was a success.

    Fiona said...

    Hope you have a happy birthday. This is a lovely review of your year's achievements.

    Auntie Noo said...

    Happy New Year!

    What a lovely post, and it sounds very much like a year you should remember with huge fondness!