Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hello 2009...


A new year.

It is like opening a new notebook, and smoothing the page down, and starting anew, isn't it. I love notebooks. New ones especially. The smell, the clean pages, the possibilities....


This is the first day of a new year, and, as I glanced at the blogger dashboard before starting to write this, I noticed that I have written 800 posts. 800. I never check the number, and it is not by design that I reached a round number on the last day of the year. It was chance. And in a way, it is like finishing an old notebook and starting a new one. See what I mean? 2008, and 800 posts. It just seems finished. Rounded.

I can't believe I have written so many posts. Totally unbelievable. Amazing.

And now I start on 2009 and this is the 801st post. I am rambling already. Nothing new then! I have been busy quilting. I cut out the quilt for the Moses basket for the Bump on Tuesday, and stitched the top together yesterday and started quilting in the evening. It is small, because the Moses basket is small, and I have so many ideas that I wanted to have lots of opportunity to make different things for her. Anyway, the fingers are numb so I am stopping for the day.

I really should write something profound for the first day of the new year, but profundity seems to escape me at the moment. The words sleep, coffee, bed and pillow seem to be looming large in the mind, and as it is only minutes till tomorrow, I will just post this and then retire.

Retire. I sound like a doddery old duchess. And I am not. I mean I am giving up on meaningful posting for today. If this is the state of this blog on the first day of the year, heaven help us for the rest of it. Mind you, the only way left is up. And now I am rambling uncontrollably.

Good night.


Crystal said...

Creating something new for a new little one in your family is a perfect way to spend the first day of this year. She's going to be a huge part of your life now - one of the best parts too!!

I've been waiting all day to post too but profound-ness (is that a word?) escapes me. Perhaps it's because little things and living in gratitude are what make one's life meaningful and so blog posts should reflect that.

Have a good sleep, Duchess!!

Dawn said...

You used so much profoundness (not a word, probably) - maybe profundity?? yesterday - you deserve an uncontrolled ramble. 800 - amazing! I am almost at 400 and that amazes me.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhh 800...yes, that does have a nice full, round sound to it.

Hope you'll have slept well. I am on my way to bed at 9:31 having stayed up so late last night. Have been sleeping on the couch for nearly an hour. I expect to be up with the chickens.

The Moses basket sounds like such a lovely idea. I'm not sure we do such things here in the states.

Needled Mom said...

800???? That is incredible. It is nice to see that someone like you would feel your post was not profound. You write so beautifully.

Can't wait to see what you have created.

Happy new year, Linds. What a year it will be for you!

Mary said...

Duchess? I knew it! I just knew it!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Congratulatuions with your 800+ posts Linds. I look forward to follow you in 2009.

Jan said...

Ramble away my friend! It's not always easy...or come up with words of wisdom for a post. Just a simple Hello are often enough! Sleep well!

At A Hen's Pace said...

Happiest of New Years, Linds...

I pray that the pages that are written in this new book are full of joy, love and laughter. And you have a knack for focusing on those things even in the most difficult of times, which inspires me and keeps me coming back here!



Diana Langdon said...

Guess what! I opened blogger to write my first post of 2009 and i've written 200 posts. So this will be my 201st. How weird is that :) Love you x

Laurie in Ca. said...

It's called Grandma's Brain, you will ramble from here on out:) You will get used to it as soon as you hold that little peanut in your arms and realize a new generation has begun. It is so awesome to be a grandma Linds and I am excited for you. Then we can both mindlessly ramble on and on about our kiddos on our posts:) You'll see!! Love you girl and I think you are just coming down off the "high" of a lifetime trip!!

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Joyful Days said...

Duchess, yes--doddery? No way!

Looking forward to 800 more, Linds!

Much peace for heart, mind and body in 2009.