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Me Too


I am joining the blog chorus of Happy New Year (and Maggie, too). I was going to share my goals and aspirations for 2009, but I am a little late and a little tired for that. Maybe tomorrow.

I am so excited for 2009 and especially, January 20th. I cannot complain about 2008. It has really been a pretty good year for me. I turned 70, in style. I have been healthy. I have gotten into some pretty good quilt shows. I have enjoyed finding a new direction in my work. I asked for and got my own show. I got to finally meet Judy in the Dyes and had a wonderful time at Coupeville with her. It has been a good year. Here is what I said last year about 2008.

  • We will elect a new president and things will get better in the political arena.
  • I will not have to start a diet — already been there and done that, but I will continue to lose.
  • I will turn 70 in October and that seems almost impossible to me. Mia told me the other day that I don’t look old because I have no wrinkles!
  • Mr C and I are taking a trip to the Holy Land in May which is bound to be an incredible journey for us.
  • I am excited about creating some new art cloth that will become quilted art.

It made me happy to look back and see the positive attitude I had and how it came to fruition. Oh, I didn’t lose that much more weight, but I didn’t gain it back either so I will keep on keeping on.

We just got home from the annual Cathedral New Year’s eve concert which is very eclectic and involves our Jewish neighbors from Temple Beth Israel. I always get so teary-eyed at the end when the bagpiper comes down the aisle and then plays Auld Lang Syne.

The only damper on my day is that my postcards did not get delivered. UPS says they were missed at the depot. I paid for 2nd day air and now I have to wait until Friday. I am very p_ _ _ ed off and have asked for a refund. Otherwise, I had a great day with some things I will share later. Yikes, it is only 7 days until I hang my show and 11 days until the opening reception.

6 Responses to “Me Too”

  1. Brenda says:

    Your exhibition postcards look wonderful. How I wish I could come over to meet you (and Terry) and see your show! Best wishes for 2009

  2. Jeannie says:

    Wishing you another year of creativity, fun filled days, joy, and good health. Thank you again for being so inspirational and show me how to live life with enthusiasm. Cheers.

  3. Judy says:

    Happy New Year Dear Heart! You were among my blessings this year! What memories we share of our week at Coupeville! I may have to check the flights and drop in for a visit to your show…wouldn’t that be a kick!


  4. jenclair says:

    It is time to count our blessings, and you have had many this year. I’m so inspired by your creativity…and productivity! Your 2008 has been full, creative, and productive. May 2009 be the same. (What a great way to break in the new year — with your own show!)

  5. Kristin L says:

    Woo hoo! A productive and creative year! Cheers to another one in 2009!

  6. Reva says:

    Happy new year, Gerrie. We’re home from a party in Laurelhurst, had champagne in the hot tub, brushed our teeth, and are just waiting for the clock hands to point straight up so we can say we made it to midnight this year. Woo hoo! Hope to see you and Steve tomorrow.