Saturday, 10 January 2009

Happy...

New Year!

Happy Apple

I have been enjoying an unplanned break from blogging. It has been surprisingly relaxing being away from the computer more than usual, but I couldn't resist a bit of light blog reading & email checking, here & there.

The sewing machine has been silent too & I haven't even been stitching, but that has made some time for a bit of spring cleaning, organising & general preparations for the start of the school year. I let a lot of things slide last year & I really want & need to make some changes this year for the good of the whole household. There are lots of lists being crossed off & added too & it is really nice to feel like I am achieving some things that are long overdue.

In the midst of all this this has been lots of time with spent with family, reading, beach jaunts, fishing adventures & the routine of no routine, be it good or bad.

Looking back on 2008, a year that I thought wasn't too flash, some pretty great things have happened. For the first time in many years there were no new babes, no renovations & no big moves. Just when I write it off as a rather dull year I realise that it was actually full of great things. Wonderful trips with & without the kids, a huge milestone (or two) for Ryder & one for me too. Celebrations big & small & exciting new opportunities, some of which are yet to be mentioned in this space.

One of the biggest thing that I have taken out of 2008 is some amazing friendships. Some have stood the test of time & distance & others are new but very special & I look forward to their evolution.

I guess this ramble is my way of welcoming the new year, shiny with promise & excitement. A clean slate & I can't wait to write on it...

11 comments:

Brittany Noel said...

This is such a great new year post! It's nice to be able to look at the new year as full as promise, instead of another year to swim through. I hope it treats you kindly :)

Donna said...

I'm not big on NY resolutions but I like the idea of a fresh start. It sounds like you had a fun, creative year last year. I hope this year is another great one for you and your family

Kirsty said...

I've missed you! I'm very much looking forward to sharing a full & exciting year with pigeon pair.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back (to blogging)!

Kerry

Corrie said...

I know exactly what you mean abbout letting things slide...in order to make things I leave jobs that need to be done like big decluttering, tax and paperwork! sounds like you're ready to start 2009 fresh!

what an exciting year for you
Corrie;)

potty mouth mama said...

Welcome back! What a big year ahead for Pigeon Pair.. I can't wait to read all about it. Glad you had a nice blogging break, it's good, huh?

Leni and Rose said...

Yay to 2009! And yay to your interview over at MixTape zine!!

Sarah S. said...

Happy New year!!!!! Glad to see you are enjoying your time off :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Christie! Hope it's wonderfully exciting and may all you wishes come true. Hope to see you sometime soon at Brown Owls xx Hannah

h&b said...

Happy Happy Christie !

here's to a fabulous 2009 :)

Soo said...

a break is always good...welcome back and Happy New Year!