As the New Year fast approaches….

31 Dec

I thought I would do what a lot of bloggers all over the world are doing, and reflect on my past year. I find it really interesting to read about regrets, sorrows, joys, facinations, experiences, and discoveries of my fellow bloggers. I must admit, that I solely read knitting or crafting blogs, I have not yet had the time or inclination, to deviate from reading all about the escapades of my fellow knitters!!

This year, I probably did not complete as many projects as I would have liked, BUT I did learn some new techniques, that will hopefully allow me to complete more projects (of a larger scope) than in 2008. I have just finished my year end at the store, and this year ended up just 1% below last year, in sales. I am not sure how I feel about this really, haven’t quite thought about it. I suppose I have to give myself a pat on the back for keeping the store up and running, and putting every bit of creative thought that I have into how to make the day-t0-day operations more cost effective, as well as increasing profits.  As many of you may know, it was never my first choice in life to own a flooring store, but with family circumstances in 2005,  something, somewhere in me, just couldn’t let it go. I found the strength to learn about everything from payroll to stellar customer service, and it goes into 2009 just tickety-boo thank-you very much! I am looking forward to a productive and busy year in ’09!!

As for my family, I feel blessed everyday, to wake up to my loving husband, and son. They love me more than can ever be explained in words, as I am sure many of you also feel about your families. I could go on for hours on everything I love about them. I have to say that it scares me everyday I have to say “see you later” to them both as they go off to work/school. I have that hidden fear that they won’t be there at the end of the day, so I think I am a little overprotective of them…both! I put this down to loosing my mom and dad so terribly to cancer, and getting angry that it had to hit us twice. You start to think, “well, what’s next!”. As our son gets bigger, I find it harder to let go, but have to say, that although I am there to drop him off, and pick him up from school everyday, I would like to be sillier with him, and play with him more often, as well as find him some playmates locally. THAT is a novel in itself, I will NOT go there!!!

E and Mom at opening a present on Christmas Day 2008!

E and Mom at opening a present on Christmas Day 2008!

For my knitting,  I want to thank all the “sketchy knitters” in my life, you know who you are! You make a difference to my life, you give me a chance to learn, a chance to share, and give me a social aspect to my life! So thank-you girls, I look forward to many more knitting nights together!

I have no idea what new knitting projects I will work on this year. I am just about finished a sweater for E, working away on a Fleece Artist Knitting Bag kit that I got for Xmas 2 years ago, some socks, and a lace project, but don’t have any vibrant aspirations for 2009, I like to see what attracts my attention on Ravelry, and in the magazines, and go from there!

I wish you all the very best for 2009, have a safe and happy time with those around you.

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2 Responses to “As the New Year fast approaches….”

  1. Nachaele Olson January 5, 2009 at 5:52 PM #

    What a great post! You are very lucky to have a husband and so to love you every day! 🙂 Happy knitting in 2009!

    I will add your new blog to my “roll” on my side bar and my blog lines.

    ~N

  2. Wendi January 7, 2009 at 1:46 PM #

    I’m VERY glad to see that you are blogging again! I enjoy reading yours!
    You DO have a scheduled project for 2009. It is to knit 2 socks at once on 1 circular needle! I am here waiting to learn you good!
    Welcome back and Happy Knitting!

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