Sunday, January 13, 2008

Holy hyperlink Batman, she's actually blogging!

Okay, so it has been a while since my last post. Alright, the Red Socks were in the playoffs during my last post. Moving to a new city and starting a new job has taken a lot out of me - mostly my joy and enthusiasm. No, it hasn't been THAT bad, but I have just been too exhausted to blog.

So, without further ado, here is my 2007 year-end review (that I had planned on doing before the year ended.)


Just about everyone at work put their family Christmas cards up on a bulletin board. A few were just of their dogs. This got me thinking about making a Christmas card. I got as far as this picture. I love it. Even though it may need this caption (think The Far Side).

"Allena realized that her Christmas Card may not increase her chances of finding love in 2008, but she knew she would be happy knitting, spinning and sewing anyway!"

This picture contains most of my highlights from 2007.

First, I need to pay tribute to the ornaments on my first fake tree. My grandmother Elizabeth did incredible needlepoint and embroidery. Every year she made Christmas ornaments. Now I have 25 beautiful handmade ornaments.

Except for the one on the top. "The Ballerina Pig", is a bit of a family joke. I don't know why, but my mother HATES pigs. Not actual pigs, just stuffed animal pigs, pigs on mugs, the pig on a tractor figurine I got for her at a truck stop in Texas, etc. So, of course this means that people are often giving her obnoxious pigs. I don't know who, but someone gave her a set of pig Christmas ornaments.
I cannot remember all of them, but "The Ballerina Pig" was always my favorite, probably because my mother hated it most of all. I was honored to receive the most hated pig - so thought it deserved the top spot.

My mother may HATE pigs, but she loves camels. She bought herself this little tree just for her camel ornaments.

The rest of 2007 ...... coming soon!


Mz Kwooz said...

Hey, Allena! We've been missing you at Sit 'n Knit. Hope all is well in CT!

Annie said...

So glad to see you back in the blogosphere! Happy New Year!

Tawana said...

Yeah ! Ditto on what Annie said. We definitely have been missing you at Sit n' Knit....But I hope you are doing well at your job and in CT.

Dame Wendy said...

Hey doll! I was thinking about you the other day,wondering "I wonder what Allena is up to?" and then you posted. Yay! :)

nicolina said...

YEAH! you're back! and i love the baseball rememberance. you coming down to NYC anytime soon? find a fun knitting group near you? us sit-n-knitters might JUST have to crash it!

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Judes said...

I miss you!!!
I love your card...the far side of Allena!!
Hope to see you soon.

annmarie said...

good to see you back blogging, allena! :)