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[Obligatory New Years Post]

Hey - I have an icon for it, imma use it, cool? *g*

(Side note for knitters/crocheters on my flist: I picked up some fabulous Color Concept Schaefer yarn this past weekend, the Dian Fossey, and it's flipping GORGEOUS. That link (when you click on her name)? That's actual size. I have a fabulous fat and soft scarf now. I really REALLY need to learn how to knit - I want to make sweaters out of that stuff. Mmmm. Here's the yarnery where you can order great stuff.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I think I am the sole person on my flist that quite liked 2007 - there were some very bad moments, as all years have, but it had some of the best moments of my life.



Rough:
The Boy's official diagnosis (I'm not ready to talk about it yet)
Health scares with the in-laws (which is now a good, as Things Have Been Taken Care Of)
losing our cat Scrappy (aww. He looked like Bridgett Marquardt's cat.)
The Boy starting Junior High
the depression I didn't know I had
the WEIRDNESS of my former friend going off the deep end (wow. Um, did I fail to tell y'all she got married? Without her kids knowing? YEAH. Not even 6 months after her divorce was final. Good riddance, 2007!)

The AWESOME!!!
MAKING A FREAKING MOVIE (I have seen the festival cut - it's off to SXSW and AFI's - and this movie is SO DAMN FUNNY. No, really. Like, it might be one of the funniest movies of all time, and I'm not just saying that, ha ha ha.)
My (soon to be) brother-in-law WRITING A FREAKING MOVIE (that I got to be in, hee! BUT! He's writing another movie and has backing already! He's quite talented.)
My sister and her fiance getting engaged, and me getting to know him even better (final say: he's awesome and worthy of her)
All the time I've got to spend with her and with friends I love (ILULEEMARENJESSANNE <-- for STARTERS.)
Being encouraged by all of you to write a book
writing said book! (It's in heavy editing, but at least there's something to edit!)
winning NaNoWriMo my first time at it
FUDGE <-- as long as there is fudge in the world, we have something to celebrate, people
remembering that I like writing and acting and being funny and being around like-minded people
Wellbutrin *g*
my kids getting older and smarter and more mature (and doing the dishes, hallelujah!)
my sweet husband for supporting me always (and being handsome while doing so, heh)

I love it when the awesome outweighs the crap. I am not a "resolution maker" because I am bad with the follow through. Basically, I vow to make myself MORE AWESOME and HAPPIER THAN EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE or I will set myself on fire. (Please to be reading the "I suck on follow through." Ha.)

Now to make black eyed peas to solidify that "prosperous New Year..." *g*

MAY YOU ALL HAVE BETTER YEARS THIS TIME 'ROUND!

Comments

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jennem
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Those are some *awesome* colors.

Thanks for the link!
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
You bet! (And... you're in Texas, right? *can't remember most things* The shop is in Plano, but they'll ship anywhere, if I remember correctly. It's absolutely the finest yarn shop I've ever been to, and the yarnery in Switzerland I drooled over was pretty awesome.)
jennem
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Yeah. I'm in Austin, but I'll be in Dallas all summer for work.

Woot!
southernbangel
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
2007 was a great year, it really was, and I think 2008 will be even better!! Sure, there were some difficult moments but what year doesn't have those? The difficult times make the good stuff so much better. <---HI CLICHE. ILU.

Those various yarns are gorgeous! I especially love the colors of Indira Ghandi. Due to time constraints, I haven't been able to start a new scarf yet but I'm going to bring my needle with me so maybe I can start something if we pick up some new yarn.

I love you, stoney321, I'm so grateful to have you in my life. <---starting 2008 just as sappy as 2007
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
I WILL TAKE YOU THERE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! (Oooh, and we'll get you a big, fat needle - I have a P that's massive - and fat yarn. We'll pick some up for you to take back to Maren, too. It's much easier to work with.)

I LOVE YOU LEE. And the feeling's the same. *hugs you to bits and pieces, bakes you into a delicious pie!*
femmenerd
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned that I find the prospect of watching you in a MOVIE v. exciting?

(Happy New Year!)
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
*clappy hands* Oh, man, it is a PERFECT representation of how cracked out I am, trufax. :D (It makes me so happy to hear you want to SEE it, you kidding?!)

Happy New Year to YOU!! (Oh, and did my eyes deceive me, or did you leave off your Ron/Hermione doonit in the closet fic on your Year In Fic post?)
poshcat
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
-- Happy New Year, cutie!

-- Sorry about your son. You know we'll smother you with love if not good advice if you ever want to talk about it.

-- 6 MONTHS?!?! Your "friend" is indeed insane. Well...maybe it'll be character building for her kids? -->bright side

-- I'm not sure how you could possibly be depressed when you're lucky enough to have me for a friend. Just saying.

-- You've always been a movie star. Now the world knows it, too. :0D

-- Soon to be famous author.

-- Have you ever seen the movie Parenthood? When all is said and done, I'd still rather ride the roller coaster than the merry-go-round. (Yeah, if she's so brilliant why is she sitting in our NEIGHBOR'S CAR???)

-- My NY resolution is to give you more raspberries. ::tips you back and lays one on your neck::
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
- Same to you, and more of it!! *squishes you*
- which is why I love you guys. I'm just trying to work out in my head what my feelings are, then I want to dump it all on you, hahaha.
- isn't that INSANE?! Oh, yes. What a TERRIFIC idea, jump right into another commitment. o_0
- I DON'T KNOW EITHER! (Does it help to know that I'm no longer depressed? Clearly you are the key factor.)
- Hahahaha. Oh my god, I'm such a skank in this movie. YAY!!
- *crosses fingers* From your lips to the god-I-don't-believe-in's ears. Heeee!
- That's my... electric ear cleaner. Cool? You named him Cool?
- *doesn't stop you at all, rawr*
marenfic
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, dearest fellow black-hearted whore.

(Call me if/when you're ready to talk, sista)

stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
YOU KNOW IT. OMG, I was MISSING YOU TWO. Three, sorry Mr. Maren! :D

Can't you hop into Lee's luggage next week? *mourns* (I know, I know. You're all responsible and employed and stuff. Just know that anytime you can swing it, my house is your house)

<3 <3 <3
ILUMAREN.
violethamster
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I send you squishes for the rough stuff. I hope your 2008 ends up as close to entirely and relentlessly awesome as possible.

And that's it, my New Year's Resolution is to finally learn how to knit. I've never been able to get the hang of it.
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
We will share that resolution!! I mean, jeez. It shouldn't be that hard, right? We've just not had proper teachers. *g*

*hugs you to bits* I was cleaning out my office yesterday (so I could start off with a clean desk \o/) and found a birthday crown (Birthday Slut) from you and got all misty-eyed. you know me so well... *G*

Happy New Year, T!!!! *squishes you some more, just because*
entrenous88
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Awww, lots of good stuff there (I love that "Fudge" is on your good list *g*).

I wish you so much love and joy in 2008, my Stoney! I'm looking forward to another year with the awesomeness that is you! <3 <3 <3
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
JESS!!!!!!!!

*loves you so much, you don't even KNOW, zomg!*

Fudge is TEWTALLY on the awesome list!! As is molasses-wheat bread that MR. STONEY is making! (This is a huge step. I do not have the awesome baker that is Mr. Nous. But maybe I will NOW!)

Oh, my sweet sweet friend - you make me so happy. <3 <3 <3 <3 I look forward to (hopefully!!) seeing you in person very soon. We had a 6 - 9 month streak there for a while, and I must keep that up!! *hugs*
entrenous88
Jan. 1st, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
OH! Mr. Stoney BAKES BREAD? He is all kinds of awesome! I love molasses bread, om nom nom, and today (when it is snowing like the dickens) it would taste so delicious!

You make me so happy too! I'm so thrilled that you're a part of my life. And I would LOVE to see you in person! It's probably too snowy to lure you down here, I imagine, so maybe I can impose on you sometime.

*hugs you muchly*

*loves you wildly*
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
He only is learning to bake bread. (Mostly, I think he wanted to play with the new Kitchenaid mixer. I cannot blame him...) He likes the "punch down" process, but finds the "waiting for the bread to double in size" portion very boring. I don't see this as a habit, but it's fun to put an apron on him. *g*

It's snowing?! How pretty! It's all dead and brown and blowy and chilly here, not the picturesque scene you must have there. *joins Frankie Prime at his HDTV window of awesome*

HEART HEART HEART HEART!!!
dovil
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
When the awesomeness outweighs the crap then it's definitely time for the awesomeness dance of joy. I'm doing it as I type. 2007: Year of Movies and Books, 2008: Year of Movie and Book Awards. Throw away all the family photos cluttering up the fireplace because you're going to need room.

This year I intend to work on my drinking problem and turn it into a drinking solution. Power of positive thinking, man.
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
*breaks glass on family pictures with GLEE* I mean, come on. It's not like I can't just SEE them. Who needs their portraits?

It's only a drinking problem when you can't hit your mouth! (Ahahaha, are you done with all of that fabulous case of wine you got? I have learned that I quite like burgundy wine. Read: I'm a lush. YAY.)
midnightsjane
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the good and the bad with us...you made me LOL more times than I can count this past year, which I think is a good thing!
I don't make resolutions, but I'm thinking of planning to take knitting lessons this year..
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy I made you laugh! It's what I live for. :D

I like the "thinking of planning" concept - screw resolutions, think of planning! hahahaha! (And me, too! I want to learn!)
a2zmom
Jan. 1st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
What a year! Plus fudge!

(So did your "friend" sneak off in the middle of the day, come back and sort of announce, "Guess what kids! You've got a new dad!")
stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
I think it's the fudge that tipped it to the Awesome side of the scale. That and the pecan tart cooling on my stove top. Mmmm, food!

(Um, YEAH. Pretty much! O_O What the hell, R? I am VERY HAPPY to be drama-free, you know?)
a2zmom
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
And here I thought Desperate Housewives was a satire.
brunettepet
Jan. 1st, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
That yarn is beautiful. Knitting seems like it would be loads of relaxing fun, but if I resolve to learn to knit I will never learn to knit. It's a double edged sword.

I had a great 2007, but a better 2008 would rock! Happy New Year!

stoney321
Jan. 1st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Isn't it lovely? All of their products are equally fabulous. (Ooooh, there was some Tibetan wool in some wonderful colors at this shop that I wished I could turn into something fabulous.)

Knitting seems great - you have so many more options than with crochet, imo. But yeah - I need to keep it as an oddity that I am curious about so I don't "resolve" to do something then fail at it. :D
lynnenne
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
And this year will be even better for you! I CAN FEEL IT.

*loves my Stoney*
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adnault
Jan. 2nd, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
You know, I liked 2007 generally. Things have gotten better and I'm totally down for your new year's resolution. I may copy you.

Have an awesome happy new year sista! Keep on truckin.
xochitl42
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
YAY for 2007!

Note to you--I have not forgotten The Book. I've merely been away from all matter of computer for the past 10 or so days.
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