Today's the beginning of 2009. I'm barely awake, but I'm taking notice of all my firsts for this year. I've already won my first games of Minesweeper and FreeCell. I know, the important things! I'm getting ready to have my first jog of the year with doggie. Everything can be looked at with fresh eyes today. I hope that it can continue throughout the year.
Yesterday was a work holiday for me, but three of us went to work and stayed the entire day. My brother, J and my niece, A, came up with B. and had lunch with me. They then went shopping at First Colony Mall where my niece apparently had a really good time. I met up with them at 4 p.m. where we finished A's shopping at "The Bath Junkie". She mixed up two special flavors, one for her Mom and one for her brother's fiance, J. It was a lot of fun. We came home and walked the dog and then left again and went to D&J's and had a delicious grilled chicken and vegetables dinner. They went to Discovery Green to ice skate and ring in the new year, but I was beat and needed to come home. I know B. would have liked to have gone with them, but I was my usual stick-in-the-mud!!! The MS is tiring and sometimes it's hard for me to hang in there. I will try to do better this year.
2009 is going to be a busy year for us as there are at least two nephews and one niece getting married this year. I just found out that my sister's son, J, is getting married May 30, my niece, E is June 6 and my nephew D is sometime in the fall. There's also my nephew, T, who may be getting married this fall. They are engaged, but no date is set. Yikes! My sister says "that's a lot of wedding quilts to make!!!". Yes, that is. I don't know if I'll get any of them done. I need to work on G&E's quilt so it'll be ready to enter into the IQF this year. Maybe if it gets accepted, I can get my family to come down during the festival and see it hanging!!! That would be awesome.
Well, doggie's been patiently waiting for me, so I guess it's time to get our new year started. May everyone's year be blessed.