01 January 2008

Happy New Year

The family sleeps and here I sit in the study, watching the new year snow itself in. Lovely, isn't it?

We attended a multi-generational house party last night at which were many people we've known since The Daughter was in Kindergarten. I'm always struck by the fact that simply because I pushed out a kid fourteen years ago and then lucked into a great Grade school, I am connected to this community of warm, witty, loving people. Good food and great conversation. The best part of the evening? The parents dancing to Madonna songs in the living room with horrified teens and pre-teens looking on. Hah!

So, what will 2008 bring? Change for sure. How drastic the level has yet to be determined. I've spent two years gathering my strength and evening my keel. Now it's time to marshall the forces of positive energy around me and become.

Here is a belated Blog Christmas card. I've entitled it "Alice Surveys the Gifts". In fact, she's really warming her behind on the heat vent - a favourite pastime. The tree and gifts just happen to be there.


Susan said...

What a gorgeous photo!

Happy New Year Yvette. I wish all the best, and of course lots of knitting, in 2008.

Enjoy the holiday ;)

koko puff said...

Happy new year! It was great seeing you today; a nice way to bring in the new year!

Baa Bonny Belle said...

Happy New Year, Yvette!

The view is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

alt.ayu said...


I absolutely love the first picture; sure wish it snows here too :P

Sandi Purl said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you all of the very best -- you deserve it! xo

Oh Baby! said...

come have a guess!

Miss Scarlett said...

Sounds like a lot of great things are to come this year!

Ha! Horrified teens. That's hilarious. You show them.