Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

December is always a crazy month with the holidays and 5 B-days within the month, but this year you add prolonged sickness and a dog recovering from emergency surgery and life just completely goes nuts! Stitching has been very scarce this month, but I have been trying to stitch on my train when I can the last week to finish it by year end, but, alas, it is not going to happen! By the end of January for sure! I've been trying not to get down on myself about it. It was my one big goal of the year, but when you have 2 1/2 weeks of sickness and a major holiday thrown in at the last minute, what do you do? I feel like I am trying to have a relapse on my cold and trying not to stress on things like finances. Needless to say the dog's surgery, especially at the holidays, really has put a major wrinkle in my budget. It will definitely take me a couple of months to recover from that.

Anyhow...enough of the sickness and stresses.

My beautiful son turns 14 today! Hard to believe it has been that many years! He is such a joy in my life and everytime I hear "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon I cry. Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Boy!

I did a personal Christmas ornament exchange with Hannah earlier in December. I received this beautiful ornament and all these other wonderful goodies from her! The button looking things are magnets that Hannah made. They are so cute! I forgot to take a picture of what I sent her and she hasn't posted it on her blog yet, but hopefully she will before long. She told me she is doing a woodland theme on her tree and I stitched the La-D-Da's Snow Bird from the 2004 Just Cross-Stitch Ornament Issue.

Year End Movie Thoughts:

Here are my top 10 movie choices of 2008 in no particular order:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
The Express
The Other Boleyn Girl
Kung Fu Panda
Get Smart!

Other Movies I enjoyed and that are worth noting:

Horton Hears a Who
Mamma Mia!
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Eagle Eye
Nim's Island
Night's in Rodanthe
Kitt Kittredge
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
The Longshots

Biggest disappointments of the year:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Speed Racer
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - I enjoyed this one, but was still ultimately disappointed

Absolute Worst Movie of the year!:

Don't Mess With the Zohan!

Special Movie Note:

I don't usually do this, but...I wanted to comment on "The Dark Knight". This was an excellent movie as far as plot, acting, directing, etc. I did not include it on my top 10 or other list due to the fact that the violence, though not gory, disturbed me. Heath Ledger's performance was phenomenal.

Happy New Year to all of you! Hope you have a wonderful year full of good friends, good memories, lots of laughter, tons of love and some stitching, too!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year and may it bring you lots of love, happiness and stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the exchange & stitching! Congrats on DS's BD. Hope you have a wonderful new year in 2009!

Wendy said...

I also want to wish you and your family a happy New Year, a good health and lots of creative fun!

mainely stitching said...

Whew, it has been crazy for you! Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Cindy F. said...

Happy Birthday to your ds!
I know you're glad 2008 is over and I hope 2009 gives you much happiness, good health and prosperity. Hang in there girl!
Better days are ahead:)
Great exchange from Hannah! She sent you some great stash and a beautiful ornie and magnets:)

Chiloe said...

Happy new year full of wonderful stitching !!! :)

Cindy said...

Happy New Year!! Love the exchange, its beautiful. Happy b-days to all!!

Sharon said...

Hey Jinger, I hope all the stresses and illness will go away soon. Happy belated Birthday to your beautiful boy! Wishing you all the best in 2009.

PS: Great exchange to Hannah!

Janice said...

Happy New Year to you also!! Good luck with your stitching goals. I saw your lastest pic. you had posted of the train. It is Awesome!!!!

Sonda in OR said...

Hope this year has fewer stresses and sicknesses for you! That's a lovely exchange. Happy New Year!

Hannah said...

Happy New Year, Jinger! I have not forgotten your awesome exchange. I will post a picture this weekend. I am sorry for the delay. I hope to be back on top of things by then!

Hope you are feeling better now!

Meari said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2009 brings special times for you and your family! :D