Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!, originally uploaded by msbellee.

Happy 2008 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve and celebrated in your own special ways. We had a nice dinner of steak and baked potato, but the best part came when we had strawberries dipped in chocolate for dessert! Then at midnight we toasted with sparkling grape juice so Kevin could join in. (He likes to toast!)

Kevin really had fun with some sparklers on the last night of 2007. I got some pictures while he was playing with them. He and his daddy went out in the driveway and lit quite a few of them, swirling them around in the air. Then after midnight we called Granny to wish her a happy new year and then it was off to bed for Kevin. What a late night for him, but boy he had fun!

Look at that face!

More sparkler handywork.


One more day of vacation for Kevin and then it's back to school for him. For me it's back to creating some new pieces of jewelry. Valentine's Day is coming soon (it's never too soon to think about the next gift-giving holiday!) so I want to be all stocked up for it. I hope to be creative in the new year, learning new things including perhaps soldering and new wire techniques. I would like to anyway. I would also like to take some classes and acquire some new tools including new pliers and a new flush cutter, a vibratory tumbler, some different hammers, stamps, disk cutter, dapping block, and a saw and bench pin. (I like to dream.) We shall see....

I certainly hope 2008 will be a better year for Kevin as well as me regarding our health. He goes back to the ENT soon to learn if his sinus infection has cleared up or not via a second CT scan of his sinuses. I'll probably get better when he gets better as the stress of him being sick the majority of the time has kept me down too. I've gotten just about everything he has had, and we've both been immune compromised. I've been drained by it all which has lead me to become ill yet again over Christmas with another sinus-upper-respiratory-something-or-other that won't go away. But it's Kevin that's had it the worst. I hope he finally gets better soon.

A new year means another year older for Kevin too. He will turn 6 in less than two weeks! It's amazing how time flies. He can no longer show his age on just one hand. That's a milestone! He now has to hold up two hands to do it and he's just tickled about that! (I remember when I could do that too, do you?) We don't know yet what we'll do for his birthday, but I'm sure we'll think of something. He already has his cake picked out!

Well, I had better hit the sack, so I'll go for now. Until next time, I hope you all have a very prosperous new year in everything you do!

Happy New Year!


abowlofbeads said...

These are some cool pics! I'm sorry to hear about the sinus over Christmas and I hope you're both recovering well. Here's to the best of health for the new year and let's hope the plumbing fairy will keep watch over us all.

Candace said...

Happy New Year to you Ginger!

I hope you'll get a chance to make some of those things your dreaming of happen. I wish you lots of creativity in the new year.

The pics look great...I love that second one...he's so adorable.

LStone said...

I'm so happy you are blogging! Your pictures are great fun! I hope you are feeling better. My little guy has a virus too. It gets better as they get older. I promise. Mine used to always have the sinus thing and now they never do. The only switch off is that one is leaving for college. I'm so sad. :(

RE: the jewelry tools...I have the same wishes!

LStone said...

I meant to wish your son a speedy recovery too!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Ginger! :o)

Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Gemheaven said...

Happy New Year

May 2008 bring you all health and happiness.

LStone said...

I've tagged you! :)
See the details on my blog

Beadiful Things said...

Great photos, Ginger! :-)

Happy new year!