Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful start to 2009. I have high hopes for the coming year.

Today was a busy day and it felt really good. DH is getting ready to go hunting again and so he's been preoccupied with gathering his stuff up so he can leave tomorrow.

I managed to get the tree down and the living room back in order. I still need to muscle the boxes down to the basement, but overall I got a lot done.

We took the kids swing set down and moved it over to my sisters so now my yard can recover and I'll have a new spot for the porch swing this summer.

I got the Christmas quilt top finished this afternoon. It took about 15 minutes. Don't laugh. I may try quilting it tomorrow if I can find my backing fabric. I'll be ready next Christmas. My poor sewing machine didn't remember me and wouldn't cooperate for a bit. We're friends again and ready to sew.

Mom came over for dinner and I filled her up on black-eyed peas, fried okra, cornbread, onions, and tomatoes. For desert we had spiced peached cobbler from the peaches I canned this summer. Good stuff.

Since today is also Thankful Thursday I'd better put it out there. I'm thankful that I get to see 2009. I'm thankful that I have a husband who loves me and puts up with my nonsense. I'm thankful for my mom who also loves me and puts up with me. Overall I'm a very blessed person and for that I'm so very thankful.


Living on the Spit said...

So glad you had a wonderful day and a great beginning to 2009!

Looking forward to see what your stitching.

I too had to make friends with my new boy and I think we are getting along just fine.

I am progressing on my Christmas quilt and might be finished with the top by tomorrow night.

Love ya,


ReRe said...

yummm! i should have been eating dinner with you guys!

Danetta said...

Thanks! I will stop today and get a different kind. I just started putting this quilt together and realized what was happening and stopped. I would be so upset if I put all of that work into it and came apart.

SchnauzerMom said...

Oooops I forgot about eating blackeyed peas on New Year's Day. DH hates them, I love them.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Sounds like you had a nice New Years, let's hope 2009 is good to us all!

Annie said...

We're doing an experiment for 2009. We had black eyed peas on January 2. We'll see how our luck goes in the Year of Economic Crisis (cough, cough).