So, here we are at the end of 2009, and looking forward to whatever 2010 will bring us. It's been one heck of a year. I resolved a long time ago to stop making New Years Resolutions, and that, at least, has been one resolution that I have been able to stick to.
Anyway, this was the year that I turned 50 (!!!!!). Half a century, who'd a thunk it? And I don't feel a day over 49! (Just kidding!) I'm actually feeling pretty good these days, and yesterday received a clean bill of health from my six-month-is-my-cancer-still-gone checkup. Very good news! I am truly grateful, and I know I am very blessed. I was a lucky, lucky girl.
I usually don't like to spend too much time looking back ( regrets pile up too easily that way ), but the year just passed has had its share of good times, and I feel I should acknowledge them here before moving on to 2010.
For one thing, I started this blog! Six months ago, I didn't even know what a blog is, and now I am writing one, myself! I love having this little soapbox to stand on - Hear ye, hear ye!
I made lots of new friends at the Gemorama store, where I am still teaching chain maille, and enjoying every minute of it. Thanks so much to all of you - if you're reading this, you know who you are!
Also, I joined a great group of Etsy sellers in Etsy Project Embrace! Such a worthy cause, and such very nice people - Hey Ginny, hope all is well with you!
And, last but certainly not least, I got to meet my new cousins from Canada, and reconnect with my family in a way I haven't done since I was a wee Sue-tot. One way or another, I'll be seeing you next summer, Doris and Anise. I can hardly wait to get back to Ste. Antoine, and catch up with everyone!
There's probably lots of stuff that I have forgotten to mention, but the most important thing that I would like to say here at the close of 2009 is that I wish one and all a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year. If you're going out tonight, please take it easy and be careful - I'm counting on having you all around to enjoy 2010 with!