Thursday, January 1, 2009

looking back

Here it is new years day and in my house I am the only one up.
Last night we went down to the VFW and we had a nice time. I saw some friends that I had not seen in a while and that will always put a smile on my face.
For Christmas I told Rusty that I wanted a true old fashion ladies hat pin, and I even told him what antique store to go find them in. Rusty picked out the prettiest pin, so last night I had to wear a hat. An older lady that I have never seen before made a comment to me that you don't see very many women wearing hats any more. I wonder why that is? I love hats and my hat pin!
Last year was a very busy year for us. Lets see...
we moved twice
Amber lost her money while in Rome
Nikki went back to Nicaragua
Amber graduated high school
Nikki had a sweet sixteen
I had the biggest medical scare of my life
I organized a blanket drive for the veterans home
I started quilting for the wounded warrior's
I fostered three litters of kitten
I met a ton of new marines
We watched the marines leave for Iraq and we welcomed them home
Amber started dating an army guy
Today I am going to put on a pot of ham and beans. I hate ham and bean's but just about everyone else loves it. It is also a good way for me to use up that ham bone. I am also going to work on a quilt. That is about all I planned for today.


Melissa said...

dropping by to say Happy New Year!

Chrissie said...

Sounds like a nice way to start New Years calm and lazy. Enjoy your sewing.
Take care, Chrissie

Small Footprints said...

Wow ... you did so much this year. How cool to organize a blanket drive ... and those kittens were so lucky to have you in their corner. I hope the medical scare is over?

We're cooking collard greens and black eyed peas today ... no ham.

Take Care!

Small Footprints

just me said...

Happy new year. Now that i have some time I hope to get some quilting done too.

LYN said...

we can now call you the crazy cat hat lady...;-)

Happy new year my friend!

a corgi said...

bet you looked gorgeous in your hat!! so neat you and Rusty had a great time last night with friends!! you did do a lot last year! wishing you all an even better 2009!!!!


Gerry said...

Oh I wish I could see you in a photo in that hat. I got my little beanie hat that looks like it's got little snowballs decorating it. Happy New Year to you, my dear. I enjoyed your summing up. I always admire your spunk and spirit and generosity to others. Gerry

Paula said...

Love to see a picture of you in the hat with the hat pin. Did you dance last night?

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you?

Pamela said...

It sounds like a wonderful New Year for you! Post a pic of you with your hat on, ok? Would love to see it. I agree with you...I'd wear hats if they were in style.
Happy New Year!

Nelishia said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! Reading through your memoirs tells me that I've hung out with you for more than a year. I remember all this stuff! I'm glad for 2008 giving me a chance to make a real friendship with you.


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