It is. 2009. All gone now. All I have to remember it by is a Punk who is a whole lot taller, thousands of photos (I am not even exaggerating, and I don't know if that's good or bad...), yellow hair and... oh, a new house!
And there I was yesterday thinking it had been a rather uneventful year! When I look back over my blog, which I might add, hasn't even been going strong for a year yet, I see some things I am proud of, things I was excited about, lots and lots of happy things & time spent with my little family.
Again I have to say how happy I am that I came back to blogging with a new enthusiasm, I have loved it ever since & I thank all of you for being there for me to talk to, for commenting, for sharing, for inspiring. I appreciate it, and you, very much. I look forward to another year of blogging, laughing, creating & sharing with you!
I was super lucky this year - I won a bunch of fabulous blog giveaways, and a couple of crafty competitions, one of the most exciting being the Living Creatively Opshop Ship Shape challenge in which my buffet took home the blue ribbon.
Speaking of opshops, I squirreled away many a great find & glorious bargain in 2009, one of the best being my $5 chair... I do go on about my love for this chair... but it is so comfortable, and cool looking, and $5!
We went camping for the first time, went to the beach lots, baked a little & generally had a quite lovely time. Not a bad year then, was 2009.
2010 has lots of excitement in store though, I think it may very well be a lot less sedate than the year that was - I WILL get my licence (..in 12 days perhaps...? It pays to be positive. If not then, then sometime after, but definitely this year! If I can't pass my test in a whole year, well, I doubt I should be on the road anyway...!), we WILL be moving into 'The Cottage'. We WILL be painting & demolishing & sanding & sawing & polishing & hammering & ripping & shining... I WILL create more. I WILL be more.
These aren't resolutions. Oh no. I suck at resolutions & resolved years ago to have no more resolutions... (Hey... that means I DID actually stick to one!) but plain & simple facts.
A new chapter. A new year. A new decade.
Bring. It. On!