Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

WARNING: You might want to skip this post it's long and full of self centred reflection, lol!

I can hardly believe that the last day of 2008 has arrived, where did it go? The last few years have been a roller coaster for me and this one has been no different. I think my own health problems earlier in the year left me in a state of lethargy and I never really recovered. The year has passed me by without me really having the time, energy or inclination to really take part in it.

But here we are on the cusp of the new year and I can feel myself waking up again inside, opening up to the potential of new beginnings. I'm always optimistic and full of excitement for the things that the new year might bring, although I have to admit that my excitement these days is tinged with caution as for the last few years life has put some big pot holes in the road for me to contend with. I guess we can only plunge head long into it and see what life will bring over the next 12 months.

For the last year I have been keeping a list of some of the things that I've done in my sidebar.
As I will need to wipe the slate clean and start afresh tomorrow I thought I'd transfer all the details into a post so as not to lose the information entirely.

Projects I've completed in 2008

  • Four Bags
  • Two Art Dolls
  • One Hundred and Twenty Nine Postcards
  • One Fabric Page
  • One Padfolio
  • One ATC
  • Four Cross stitch kits
  • One mini wall hanging
  • Two Cushions
  • Three CD samplers
  • Seventeen 12 inch quilt blocks
  • Twelve 8 inch quilt blocks
  • One Long Stitch kit
  • One embroidery kit
  • One double bed quilt top

Movies I've watched at the cinema in 2008

  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • The Kite Runner
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • In the Valley of Elah
  • Alien Vs Predator: Requiem
  • Cloverfield
  • Juno
  • Vantage Point
  • 10,000BC
  • The Cottage
  • Nosferatu
  • Indiana Jones
  • In Bruges
  • Wanted
  • Incredible Hulk
  • Hancock
  • Wall-e
  • Journey to the centre of the earth 3D
  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • The Mummy 3
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Hellboy 2
  • Saw V
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Body of Lies
  • The day the Earth stood still
  • Twilight

Books I've read in 2008

  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Jester by James Paterson & Andrew Gross
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly
  • The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by G.W. Dahlquist
  • Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
  • The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy by Terry Books
  • Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

I guess that list is not bad considering I feel like I've been asleep for a lot of the year, now it's time to wake up ............................


Vicki said...

It's all about perspective. It's so easy to get bogged down in the negative muck when you are not feeling well or when life throws you those curves. But in reality our lives are not all negative. It's always a mixture, there are good days and bad and a whole bunch of in between. What we all need to do is to focus on our accomplishments and celebrate them. Your list for 2008 has some pretty impressive achievements, like 129 post cards, I have yet to make my first one.

So as New Years comes celebrate your accomplishments for these are the things that truly make you a unique and wonderful person. May 2009 bring you new creative energies to spark the diva within you.

Sue Wild said...

Wow that is a lot in one year, how did you have time to read books and see movies? ;o)) I suppose it is so easy to see that the time has gone and where did it go to that it is good that you made time to log everything that you've done.

Best wishes for a happy (and productive) New Year


Paula Hewitt said...

seems like you accomplished a lot to me! looking forward to seeing what you do in 2009

KimP said...

Happy New Year, Miss
Angelcat! Of course, where you are, it is already 2009. It is still 2008 here in the States, I am fixing to go out to a New Year's Eve party. I wish you the best of health, and all the love and peace in the world in 2009. Let's all pray for a happy and prosperous New Year!

I think you accomplished quite a lot, given your heath issues. Do tell: what was your favorite movie and favorite book of 2008?

Melinda Cornish said...

Happy New Year Angela...Looks like you have accomplished a lot in 2008! I also have a tag for you on my blog....Melinda