Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year, 4 days in

Can I say "Happy New Year" after January 1?
I'm doing Acornbud's suggested New Year's meme here:

Things you learned this year
What island fever feels like.
That in your mid-forties, your body starts to store fat differently.
Cabling without a needle.

People you met
Technically, I met everyone I know here in 2005. No. I met the Akamai Knitter. I "met" Reya of Grace's Poppies, in blogland. See both in my links section. I met a whole slew of teachers, kids and parents. I met Cricket, with whom I've fallen irretrievably in love.

Things you don't want to take with you into 2007
Depression and paralysis.
That sable colored Lamb's Pride yarn I just gifted to my sister.

Things you want to hold close as you pass into 2007
Family and friends.
The habits and little things that make me inexplicably happy; the burning of incense, the cup of tea, the feel of my hands in the earth.

Things you're looking forward to in 2007
Reducing my yarn stash.
Leah's visit in Spring.
More spinning and fibery pursuits.

Things that were life changing in 2006
Acquiring a 2nd dog.
The joy of Thursdays with the Aloha Knitters.
Re-entry into the employed world.

Things you hope to accomplish by the end of 2007
Uh, world peace?
More peace for me.
A job I actually enjoy again.
Agility title for Ms Ella.
Completed UFO's.

In other news, my sister's visiting, which has provoked a whole lot of hanging out, talking, hilarity and running around enjoying the island. "Tasting the rainbow" as she puts it.


LA said...

Of course you can! Happy New Year to you!

Acornbud said...

Happy New Year! I don't think there is a statute of limitations;) I've enjoyed knitting with you, meeting Cricket and Ella and will hope also we will be closer to world peace.

Opal said...

Happy New Year! I agree with Acornbud. Ain't no staute of limitations on it. I really have enjoyed meeting you and I hope 2007 brings a continuation of our great friendship!

Chelsea said...

Happy New Year to you, too! And you know, if you ever need any help de-stashing...:D

Reya Mellicker said...

It's been wonderful getting acquainted with you, too! I love it that a part of knitters mind has to do with the stash - that's something I would never have thought about. I love blogging knitters! All of you have opened worlds for me.

Happiest 2007!

Stephanie said...

"Tasting the rainbow." I just love that!