Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A year of Crafts

Hope your New Years went with a bang? Mine did, as you can see by this photo. Us and our friends celebrating the coming of the New Year with fireworks and sparklers (and a bit of the old mulled wine too).
It's been a good year for crafting. These are some of the things I created over 2007.

What SUCKED in 2007:
The death of my eldest cat.
Losing my Aunt to MS.
A close friend moving to Australia.
M being laid off when his work went bust.
Being bullied at work.
Health issues (always ongoing, but now I have to take medication...)
Money worries.
Having our window broken by someone throwing a brick through it.
Putting on weight.
The end of the Harry Potter Series.
What ROCKED in 2007:
M and I both finding new jobs (mine starts next week!)
Getting a new cheaper mortgage.
Knitting my first socks.
Learning how to make soap.
Successfully making jam.
Joining a Tribal belly dancing class and performing on stage.
Make glass beads on a hot head torch.
Learning how to silversmith.
Making a Christmas wreath from scratch for the first time.
Getting a dress form.
The new Harry Potter book.
Getting back our bank charges.
Getting a new double-glazed bedroom window.
Learning how to use resin.
Learning how to spin with a drop spindle.
Getting a DS Lite for Christmas!
My initial impression about 2007 was that it sucked, but in compiling my lists, I realise that it hasn't all been bad. I suppose that it's a good thing that I can see that. As every year, my main New Years Resolution is to have more fun. I have my '101 goals in 1001 days' project that I'm working on and that gives me lots of ongoing challenges, because what's life without something to work towards? My journey through life is one that moves onwards and upwards, I have no wish to live as if in a hamster wheel. When I finally depart this mortal coil, I plan to be rich with memories and experiences, not with material goods.


Laural said...

Yes your rocking list has many more things on it than the sucky list. Unfortunately the first two things on your sucky list are really sucky. Hopefully this year will be much better for all of us!



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