Sunday, December 24, 2006


"OK. This business of "being good" for Santa Claws? Look, I've been trying my best. But, what can you expect? I'm only a kid, and I'm so freakin' excited I make myself all dizzy and stuff. And that whole "issue" with the missing DPN's? Yeah, not me. I know it complicates the whole Christmas knitting thing for Mom, but it WASN'T me! See, my big brother Atticus likes to blame me for stuff, but this time - Santa, he's to blame for the missing DPN's! One more sleep! Wheeeee! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone from my brother Atticus (sleeping), my sister Mae (also sleeping) and me, Cutie McKittenpants - Gandalf!"


This year has zipped by! Or is it that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by? Well, regardless. I have a lot to be happy and proud about this year:




...and others more pre-blog. I made socks for the first time in over 25 years of knitting!

And I have a lot to be thankful for as well - my family (hi!), my friends, the Little Dudes, and the good fortune to live in a country that allows me all the freedoms and opportunities I enjoy. I have a good job, and even though it drives me to distraction at times, I'm thankful that I can work, and earn an honest living.

I'm also thankful for all the wonderful new friends I've made this year as well - Lorraine and Anne here in the Toronto area, Angie in Austria, and Chris, Carrie, Sharon, Marina, Jewel, Marji, Cynthia and a ton more. I am lucky to have met you all, as shmarmy as it may sound - you really to bring a lot of laughs and smiles to my days. I can only hope in return that I do the same for you and my silent readers (hello lurkers! yes, YOU!).

Well, the Christmas knitting is done! Thanks to one of the Little Dudes (my money's on Atticus actually...), it was cut a bit short, but nothing that can't be made up quickly at a later date. And - lookie!

One arm of Dalarna done, and one to go!

I also wanted to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and words about my diabetes. It made me feel good to read them, and to know that I have so much support. I see the Dietitan on January 3rd, so once I get a hang of this new eating business, I should be soooo much better.

Thanks everyone for tuning in! And here's hoping that wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, you do so in peace and harmony with those you love. I'll be off to see my sister and sister-in-law in St. Catharines for a few days. Next post - all about my plans for 2007!


Jewel said...

Merry Christmas to you and the little kitties. Thanks for having a great blog for me to read. Here's to 2007!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas to you and Atticus and Gandalf and Mae! (I think Gandalf and Mae are perfect for each other!) I'm glad to have "met" you, too. :) And y'know, if you ever need someone to bitch and moan to about celiac and the host of other autoimmune diseases that come along with it - I'm your gal. ;)

Take good care.

sillyewe said...

Merry Christmas to you guys, too!!!! I miss you as well. I promise to update soon and be good about my entries. All is well and I hope the same with you. :0)

Lorraine said...

Hey Bridge- Have a great Christmas and holidays with the Dudes and your family.
Wishing you all the best in the new year, and the mosting exciting knitting projects ever.

Dipsy D. said...

Happy Holidays, and all the very best to you and your family, my friend!

Carrie K said...

Awww! Right back at you.

Gandalf looks way excited! I hope his mommy got the Dale kit she wanted!

Dalarna is looking v. good! The sleeve does look really nice patterned.

barbp said...

All the very best to you my new friend. This is totally cool, what an exciting year it's been for so many of us. You just made me remember that it's a new year right around the corner.

Dalarna is just stunning!! Great job. Have fun in St Catharines.