Over the past month or so I've been thinking about this year, 2008. It's been a good one. A year I'm making a strong mental note of. A year that when we open bottles of wine in the future and they say "2008", we can say, "that was a good year!"
Today, as I've been planning my final post of this year, I've been thinking about the most important parts of 2008. The first thing that comes to mind is how much better I'm feeling this year than last. I'm so thankful for that. And, that goes along with how thankful I am that my family is healthy too.
The next thing that comes to mind is friends. I lost a couple of friends to that evil thing, cancer, this year. That's not good news, but I'm so grateful to have had those people in my life. Last night I heard that a friend of mine just found out she has brain tumors and that the odds are high that it's cancer. What a horrible thing for her to find out just before Christmas, but at least she found out and will have surgery on Monday to remove the tumors. Hopefully, 2009 will be an awesome year for her as she beats it. We'll definitely be praying for that. She's an awesome lady!
This year has been a year of making new friends too. I made a goal a year ago to get out and be brave to try knit groups and meet new people. The results are far beyond what I'd even hoped or imagined. I've met so many great ladies, made so many new friends, and I'm having so much fun! I see many of them once a week or more and we're always so excited about getting together again. I can't wait to see what the new year brings!
And, of course, there's all the fun projects I completed. I went through my picture files this morning to try and get a count of my FO's. I came up with at least 49! Twenty of those are washcloths but that counts. In addition to that I made about six scarves, four hats, four pairs of socks, two pairs of fingerless mitts, two bags, one coffee cozy, one cat bed, seven felted balls, and two (almost three...I'm still searching for the right size beads for eyes) needle felted animals. I also did some jewelry making and spun up quite a bit of yarn.
This year has been filled with so many great moments, great people, great adventures...it's just been grrrreat!!! For that, I'm sooooo thankful!