that doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who has known me very long. the few of you who have been friends with me longer than 10 years, wow you should get some kind of major award. the first 2/3 of my life inhaled, so the fact that some of you knew me then and still talk to me now is pretty impressive. the hubby and i have been doing a lot of talking the past few months about getting older, what has changed for the better, and how glad we are that we aren't 20 anymore. i was going to do a new year's post about what i learned last year and what i hope for in the coming year, but it just seems a bit cliche. instead i am going to say thank you individually to a few of my bloggy friends that have made this past year a great one.
shellybabes you my friend rock. i met my red headed alter ego when i was a child of 13. somehow she has managed to stick with me as a friend. she is one of those friends that no matter how rarely we talk, it doesn't seem like any of the friendship has been lost. she has been a great source of christian advice this past year and i am way greatful that God put her in my path.
vanillafrog you were always such an inspiration to me. she was the first nonconformist that i really ever knew. i met her the same time i met shellybabes. i was always so jealous that she didn't try to be anyone other than who she was. did i mention how cool she was too? so awesome. i have really enjoyed your blog and the humor involved. i still don't know how you manage to teach middle school without killing the students.
mzzterry is vanillafrog's mom. so i was so jealous that she encouraged her girls to be who they were. i love her blog. she is so honest and open, and a wonderful christian who always has a sweet comment to leave when i need it most. she raised her daughters to be wonderful christian women who aren't afraid to think for themselves. i hope i can be that kind of mom. thanks for the inspiration.
bex i knew from the same time period as the above group. i am thankful that we have reconnected and that life is treating you so beautifully.
rosemund i also know from the world of gladewater. i actually got to see her this year when her beautiful family was in amarillo. i remember how kind she always was in middle and high school. it is wonderful to see that some people only become more beautiful inside and out as they get older. your blog always brings a smile to my face. thanks
pattylicious my sister. i know that 2008 inhaled profusely for you, but it gave me the chance to be a true friend. thank you for so many things. defending me adamantly on your blog and anywhere else the idiocy seems to feel the need to rant. i hope that 2009 brings you peace and joy. you deserve them.
leah my inlaw that has become a friend. i'm glad that we have gotten to know each other. thank you for being a sounding board when i thought my head would explode. i hope 2009 brings a hunting accident that would make your life easier.
sweetflutterby what a great bloggy friend you have been. i love the recipes that you post and the kind words that you leave.
hotcup what a year 2008 was for you. thank you for the kind words that you have left when i needed them. i hope 2009 brings you all that you hope for.
this past year had its ups and downs, but i'm sure that can be said about any year. i would like to share a few things that i am thrilled about that will happen this year. the first is we will be debt free other than the vehicles and house this year. we will also welcome a new finch into the world. i have to say so far 30 has been the best year yet. i know that i didn't mention all the wonderful bloggy friends that i have, but i'm tired and the wee one is actually napping. remember there will always be haters in the world, so don't let them get to you. thanks to all of you who still take the time to read my blog.