Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Byebye 2008, Hello 2009.

Only one more day until I can wave goodbye to 2008. So many good things to look back on.... performing in our local Variety Show in April, a trip to England in June, and a vacation in Florida in October.

For me, the highlight of 2008 was the birth of my gorgeous grandson, Callum, in February.

But 2008 hasn't been good to everyone. Lost jobs, shrinking savings, stock market fraud, failed mortgages, reposessed homes. War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan. Lets hope 2009 is more hopeful.

I'm welcoming the New Year with open arms. Why? Lots of reasons.
  • The annual Robbie Burns Supper in January. I'm on the potato peeling team again.
  • Watching Callum learn and grow. He'll have his first birthday in February. Should it be chocolate cake or vanilla?
  • Our 49th Music Mania Variety Show at the end of April. I'm Co-Producer this year.
  • Learning to enjoy living on my own. The Space Cadet is no more. In orbit somewhere.
  • More travel... I haven't decided where yet.
  • 2009 is the year of decluttering the house. More on this ambitious enterprise later in the year.
  • And the best of all..... another grandchild is on the way! YoungerSon and The Bride are expecting a brand new family member in May. Whoopee! Just call me Nana x 2.
May 2009 provide good health, happiness and fulfillment to all of you out there in Blogland!


Your EG Tour Guide said...

It sounds like a very busy year ahead. I look forward to hearing all about it.

All the best in 2009!

Joanne said...

'09 must be a big year for de-cluttering! I've read a few resolutions on blogs declaring a clean-up. Hm, maybe we need a big, blog tag sale. Happy New Year wishes sent your way!

Wendy said...

Hello 2009! Congrats on the new baby to be! It's fun being a grandma, isn't it??

Beverly said...

Hooray for babies! I know Callum has brought you so much joy, and a new one. That's wonderful.

Changes in the wind said...

Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true:)

tut-tut said...

happy New Year! Best in 2009 for you and your family.

Peter said...

I'm trying emphasize on the positive part of this message and I notice that you try your best to do the same, despite the Space Cadet loss! That's what wee all have to do - stay as positive as ever possible! ... and grandkids are of a great help!

All the best!

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy New Year.

And congratulations on being Nana-to-be x2.

sheoflittlebrain said...

That's a lot to look forward to! Congratulations on both your Grandbabies:) They do make the world go round..
I resolved to clear clutter last year..oh well, I'll re-resolve tomorrow:)
May you and yours have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And to you too, my dear....! How exciting...Another Granchild....It is incredible that it is almost a year since Baby Callum was born....Where did it go??

Suldog said...

Potato peeling team? Is it a race for most in a certain time period, or quickest to do a certain amount?

Or am I just being my usual dopey self, and you mean you're part of a group effort to get the job done?

Seriously, if it's a race, I find that fascinating.

Dogbait said...

And all the best to you too. Hope 2009 is everything you want it to be.

Leena said...

Dear Fenella,
I wish all the best to you at first here and I will write to you email after Melli has gone her home!
She and her parents have been here this week and will leave us in the end of the week. I will get on Friday two bigger grandchildren more here over a weekend, but then I have time enough, time and silence !

I want to thank you for your visits and kind comments on my blog !
Next year will be a better year in many ways!

Craver Vii said...

Yup. Looking forward to the new year. Warmest wishes for you, and a reverent tip of the hat to the memory of your "Space Cadet."

I know you are eager to hold that new little baby and stand unashamed of the badge of drool from the precious infant.

Blessings to you!

Neva said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby to be!!! how fun....your year has been exciting and I have appreciated all your visits and comments! I hope to start to declutter this house as well..I will let you know how that goes! Happy New Year!!!

CanadianSwiss said...

Happy New Year, Ex-Sham! A new baby in the family is something to look forward to. Wishing you all the best for 2009!

Haddock said...

A very happy New Year to You!

Ash said...

Happy New Year! Have a wonderful 2009 :-)

Martin Stickland said...

Happy New year rooky babe!

I hope you have a gret 2009! My head huts still from drinking too much in the combe martin pubs!

All the best my fiend!

Love Martin

photowannabe said...

It seems like you are boldly forging ahead to 2009. Grandchildren can sure help.
I hope this new year will be full of happiness, family and close friends.
Keep blogging. I love to read and see whats happening to you and yours.
May the Rest of your life be the Best of your life.

rosemary said...

whoodeewho....another baby.....2009 will be wonderful for sure.

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Brian said...

Happy new year to you, I’m sure it will be a good one.

You asked about those caribou, the guy is in Hopedale Labrador, about 70 bucks each, he can ship out.
Let me know further.

Ginnie said...

Wait. What do you mean the Space Cadet is no more? Did I miss something along the way???? I think I need to talk to you.....seriously!

Hilary said...

Happy New Year, Shammie. I hope it's a great one for you.