Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year !!

This time last year I was sitting down to write on my blog for the first time ever. I was cross and frustrated and not very happy. Tonight I can sit down to write in a far happier frame of mind. Yes my Man is working in the casino tonight, but we had our New Year's Eve last night and, in our hearts we are always together. And tonight I have my boys with me. We are going to snuggle down together to watch tv and see the New Year in together - and to be honest- that is a pretty good way to spend New Year.

A lot of things have happened this year. I have loved my blogging and, although I haven't written on here for a little while, I know that my friends are still out there. You have been with me through thick and thin and I love you for that. I thought, before this year, that people who spent time on the internet were probably nuts. I have learned that we are just people - all sorts of people - but we all have lives that go up and down, and we just want to love and be loved. You have spent time reading about my life and you have genuinely helped me.

Trixie, you were my first friend, with your gorgeous knitting and sense of humour - and now I know your sister too. Farm Wife, you have stayed my friend when I have been impatient and mean and I have learned about your wonderful family and been here to read of your new baby. Josh, you make me laugh and I love reading about your run ins with shop assistants, your studies and most of all your lovely Patrick. Emily, you are one mean M8'#584 F#**$?. Actually, you are gorgeous and you make me laugh. When my eldest was hurt you were there to help. Margot, I have adored your photos - what a talented lady. And I have worried when any of you didn't write for a while. Like Mommy to 4 little people - I worry about you and how you are. And you, GB1, always there, my good friend who I love, who makes me laugh and is always there for me.

This year has been a good year. I have started running to train for the London Marathon and feel calmer and calmer as the time goes on. I don't scream at my boys as often as I did at the start of the year. I have seen Cirque de Soleil and Madame Butterfly and have visited my brother in France. I have tried to be good and kind and have stood up for people whom I thought were being bullied.

I think of my friends that I have lost and love them still. I am glad that this year my friends and family are safe and well. Who knows what 2008 will bring ? None of us. Which is why I am going to try and live every day to the fullest. I will love and support my friends and try to be true. I will try to be the best I can be and help those around me too.

Happy New Year to everyone. Through the ether I send my love and hugs and wishes for happiness and safety. Here's to a good 2008 !!

My boys walking ...Me plodding, but happy after 10k...
My garden looking good...
Happy New Year !!!!


Margot said...

And a very happy New Year to you too, my friend.
I have loved reading your stories and been scared and worried about you through your wonderful words for almost a year now!
Thank you.

emily said...

Gosh you're pretty. That's a lovely photo of you. Like movie star pretty. Wow.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you too. GB2. You're a wonderful friend and I love you dearly. Who knows what 2008 has in store but let's hope it's good, eh?! See you on Friday for a Bebos!! GB1 x

lara said...

I am wishing you all the running mojo I can send for your training and running of the marathon.

Know that you are a true friend, in every sense of the word. And since I am very particular about who I choose, consider yourself LUCKY! Just kidding. I am the lucky one for stumbling on to your blog and having a whole new person open up to me. Thank you.

Gosh, you make me blush about being your first. . .

Blessing to you and yours in 2008!