So very glad the year has come to an end. I'm not much of a holiday person (if you haven't noticed by now..) and since I am now at a job that doesn't seem to believe in giving holiday time off, like, at all, I am even less likely to enjoy it this year. Last year was the year of huge medical disaster but since I was unconscious for most of the bad stuff it really wasn't so bad for me. In fact, I think last year was a much more 'up' holiday season. Amazing how a recession is more depressing than an aneurysm isn't it? OK I probably can't say the same for the hubby, he had to survive it without the anesthesia which, granted, is probably not so fun. I think I shaved a few years off his life with that little unplanned fiasco, good thing he's tough.
With 2008 and all it's ups and downs, election year in the midst of Bush's war on...what is it we are over there for again? I am so not with politics. Electing our first black president is very cool and all, the defeat of Prop 8 sucked something awful, yet there was one shining silver lining to the polluted cloud that was politics this year, Margaret and Helen started a blog. Someday I want to grow old and be just like Helen, she's the one in Austin. Margaret is less...punchy and more conservative. I'm just never going to be narrow minded the way the conservative Republicans want us all to be, sorry about that. Oh wait, no I'm not. Suffice to say, election years bite and I am really really glad it's OVER. I don't think I've ever been so ready for a year to be over. And oh GAWD stop it with the Palin crap. That woman needs to take a long walk off a short pier. She's like the younger female version of Bush, terrifying in the best of lights.
OK moving on from the political crap...
This was the first full year I've had blogging. Of course I think I've written enough to make up for the previous 34 years (395 posts, I started on 9/9/07) but hey whose counting? I think most people mark their mile stone posts with something like a give away but I'm poor so all you guys get is more blathering, sorry. I have started changing my backgrounds more often, is that good enough? Tell me if it's annoying, I like being annoying. I started this blog for my scrapbooking, so when I wanted to show people on the scrapping forums something that I did they could look here at the details. So how long has it been since I've posted a scrapping thing? Did I even show you guys the cards I made for Christmas? No? My bad. I made them, and mailed them all off on time too(small seasonal miracles do happen...). So slowly this blog turned into my rambling space, again, sorry about that. But I like it so this is where it's going to continue going.
My readers (what, all 6 of you?) are all lovely people. Well at least I know the ones who comment are lovely, the lurkers are(and I know you're out there, my FEEDJIT tells me you are), at the very least, regular, and seem to like my abuse seeing as how ya'll keep coming back. I don't mind your lurking, really, my bloggy love is endless. The few of you who chose to stick your neck out there and email me directly have become great friends and I do totally and completely love the fact that I've been able to meet ya'll, even if only on the internets. I know I'll be seeing Train Wreck irl sometime in the relatively near future, she's looking into moving to these here parts. See? Me and the hubby aren't the only ones who think San Antonio is a nifty place to live! It's just a little hot in the summer is all. Trailboss probably doesn't get down to see her brother ever and I dunno about me going back to the east coast but hey, one never knows.
I like the thing that Bossy did where she drove across country and stayed with all of her blogging friends in different cities. Of course I don't know if I could convince a car brand to give me their cars to take across country but again, never say never. And then, I am a total homebody, that really lessens the chance of me taking off and going across the country. Oh and I hate traveling, I am like fine linen, I don't travel well. Love the idea. The reality? Not so much. Call me flexible. Oh who are we kidding, I can't even sit on the floor cross-legged. If I was though I'd go on an around the states visit. No really, I would. Totally. You know if I didn't have a kid and a husband that does shift work that makes it impossible to do anything at all 4 out of every 8 days oh and a mortgage, who knows, I might just flit off into the sunset.
Ultimately though I think the main point is that I really really like having my own little slice of the internet. Vanity you think? Maybe, it would make sense. Ever notice how many female bloggers there are compared to male? I mean they do have an organization called Blogher right? Is there a Bloghim? I don't think so but her I've been wrong before. Don't tell the hubby I said that. It's been a decent year, I don't wanna end it with the hubby thinking I'm admitting I'm wrong on occasion or anything...