31 December 2006

Endings

Blogger would not let me log in, no matter what I tried yesterday, so the first part of this post is a day late ...

Yesterday was my youngest niece Maggie's 4th birthday. She is the youngest daughter of Tim's oldest brother, and a real cutie. (I would post a picture, but Blogger won't let me do that today ... grrrr ... but I'm not going to press my luck!) We don't see her very often, but when we do, she is always very busy telling us about her two best friends, Ryan and Irma (!), and how they always want to come over to her house. I have no idea if that's true, but she is pretty darn convincing when she is telling you ... :-)

Maggie is also the proud owner of approximately six versions of My Little Pony, and if she likes you, she will let you brush their hair. However, she does NOT like it if you try to make one Little Pony sleep in the bed belonging to one of the other Little Ponies ... so don't even try it!

And so, with Maggie's birthday, we reach the end of this year's Birthday Marathon. But I hope she will always know that even if she is the last, she will always be just as loved as the first.

Happy [belated] Birthday, Maggie!


New Year's Eve

So here we are, on the very last day of 2006. Which was not a bad year, in retrospect. Unlike a lot of other people, I like New Year's Eve. Maybe it's because we have always usually just stayed put, and had shrimp, Holiday Cheeseball, and champagne to celebrate, while sitting in our pjs watching the ball drop in Times Square. (Of course, then we're usually in bed by 12:30 ...) The other day, I heard a couple of people talking about how they really hate New Year's Eve. One of them said, "New Year's Eve is the Sunday night of holidays," which I find highly amusing. But I always think that making it to tonight means you have survived everything in the past year that was thrown at you, and I'm sorry if this sounds corny, but that's really an accomplishment when you come to think of it.

Thanks to my tens (OK, fours) of readers, I feel like I've made some great new friends with my knitting blog this year. I hope everyone reading this has a good New Year's Eve, a Happy New Year, and wonderful things in 2007.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a healthy and the Happiest of New Years!!

the wicked witch of the east said...

i'm finally over my cold in time enough to get wasred and i'm half way there...BTW...the socks...are the most comfortable things i've ever had on my feet...gracias...see you next year...oh and "dreamgirls" best movie of the year...i know, i know...even she was good in it...:)

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! And a Happy New Year to the R'dS House! We do the same, always ring in he new year at home. Hope this too is a great year for you!

teabird17 said...

Maggie is absolutely right: each Pony needs her own bed...

My husband and I stay home, too - last night we had almond biscotti and tea to bring in the new year.

Happy and healthy to you -

Jasmine said...

Just wanted to say "Have a great 2007!" I have been having computer issues and am a little behind in just about everything.