Yeah, the dogs and I watched The Sound of Music again last night, just because ABC was nice enough to broadcast it. Y’all know I’m ready to wave at 2007 in the rear-view mirror, although it is managing to end on a high note. Amanda did a year in review some time ago, and I told her then that on a better day, I’d do the same. Well, I’ve run out of time, and actually, the last couple of weeks have indeed been filled with better days, so grab a cuppa’ (my recommendations: for the tea bag crowd – Stash’s Christmas Morn – tastes just like the tea my neighbor served, which caused me to love tea so, for the loose tea crowd – any solid, English Breakfast tea with a sugar cube and real cream, and for the coffee lovers, Michelle sent me the most delicious Maple something coffee…) and settle in. Maybe you’d better see if Devon’s made some yummy breakfast treats too.
2007 at a Glance
January – found me knitting scarves with every yarn I could get my hands on. I also started my first garter stitch blanket for the Knight.
February – I learned that I hate big, slog-along projects, but the Knight got his afghan for Valentine’s Day, and I started the first of several baby blankets.
March – With tremendous cajoling from Anne, I started my own blog at the end of the month, and barely met the requirements for my first swap, and the rest is history.
April – Anne created another monster in my knitting closet when she talked me into doing socks together. (Did you EVER finish that first pair?)
May – the sock bug hit hard, and I discovered SWS. Fred had what turned out to be his last birthday.
June – Anne brought her dear, wonderful mom to visit us. I knitted my first non-sock garment, and I discovered Tofutsies and Wick.
July – My birthday, a trip to Chicago with some of the best friends a gal can have, the disappointing Deathly Hallows marked the end of the Harry Potter book series, and at the end of the month, Myrtle Beach.
August – Baby Grace came at the end of the month, but was clearly the highlight. She remains the most well-adjusted baby I’ve ever known. The tea swap Mary, Devon and I hosted was underway. Pop also had a birthday, and at his age, every year is a milestone. This is also the month I joined Pay it Forward, so my gifts are due by February, 2008! Sadly, Miss Mollie left us for the Rainbow Bridge.
September – NH Knitting Mama Yarns came into my life, and I did my first lace-ish shrug, which remains a staple in my wardrobe.
October – This is the month I’d like to erase. October 5th was Mugsy’s 12th birthday, and the day we had to part with our beloved Hooey Hound, Fred. The fact that our 10th wedding anniversary and Anne’s birthday came at the end of the month were of little consequence.
November – the trip to the beach soothed us all a bit, but we remained heartbroken. The Knight built a beautiful memorial for Fred. Thanksgiving brought us Anne, and the holiday visit with my favorite aunt, uncle and cousin found me in possession of a very special remembrance.
December – the Knight had his 40th birthday. For my sister’s not significant year birthday, I gifted her my first “real” lace project, Paws of Remembrance, in memory of her Mollie. I wrecked, my vehicle was totaled, and my back is still out of whack. HOWEVER, our fortunes turned with my vehicle, as we found a replacement vehicle we adore, followed by the arrival of Sissy the Imp. Christmas was pleasant, and we look forward to a nice dinner with friends tonight, and we’ll end the year at home with our four-legged kids.
Wishing each of you a safe, happy New Year’s Eve, and a very special 2008!