Goodbye and Good Riddance 2021: Let’s Hope Next Year’s Variant is Better
Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.
Oooh, that's an idea! I think they sell origami page a day calendars. Maybe I'll look into getting something like that for her this year. Thessaly has shown her a couple basic origami things, and ltc loves making things with her hands.
Our cards are being mailed out today.
I can't remember whether I have told this story here before.
I was, I think, a fairly stereotypically avaricious little kid. If I saw a toy, I wanted it. I would beg my Dad for this toy and that toy, and the answer was always "No." But I learned that when I asked for some 3x5 cards, or a few sheets of typing paper, the answer was always "Yes." So I learned to make toys with them. Simple stuff, that didn't need special origami paper.
I never did graduate to the really complicated stuff. I leave that to the experts, but I enjoy the results. Like this guy, who was a Kickstarter perq: [link]
We had similar parents, dcp. Being the 3rd daughter new clothes weren't an option, but my mother would let me buy patterns and fabric anytime so I learned to sew quite well. Also, loved the snowflake origami, thank you!
ltc has been impossible with asking for things lately. And I’ve been sticking to no because it’s almost Christmas and she will be spoiled rotten.
Yes, thank you, dcp (butterfly), and smonster, and ND and Pix. They are totally a day brightener! I love having cards on the mantle representing this place. Makes me smile.
Mine are half done and going out tomorrow... pretty sure I missed the postal carrier today.
Recap of 2021 not quite ready yet. Also, technically, I'm on a call.
Here. And grateful to be so, and for you guys. Not doing a retro--leaving it in the dust. It's best that way.
dcp, I love my dragon fly! I had a brilliant mailday on Saturday: I received your card & a lovely surprise from hec.
My year: Cancer is definitely the surprise that nobody wants but I did realize that I have a community I can turn to for help & support - both my blinvisible internet friends & friends & family who are less remote.
I’m so glad that we have a sane president & I am trying not to listen too much to the “horse race” politics stuff this early on.
Went through a big pile of mail last night (as I'm starting to feel better, I'm trying to catch up on stuff I've been neglecting), and got lovely cards from Pix & ND, and dcp (I love the butterfly, dcp, so pretty!)
Doubt I will have a wrap-up this year. As stated above by the Lovely Bev, I'm just glad to still be here, and super-glad you guys are still here. (((You guys)))
I don't have much of a wrap-up, I don't think. For me, personally, 2021 was way better health wise than the previous two years, so I am grateful for that. We also moved to a new place that we love, and I'm gainfully employed again, part-time, rolling into full-time at some point next year, most likely. I'm seeing my friends and family again. It's good.