As 2009 comes to a close, all I can say is good riddance, you nasty bitch! It has been one peckerhead of a year - it basically sucked turds beginning to end.
The year started with a huge upheaval at my hubby's place of work that is still is the process of heaving. Although Chrysler Canada did not declare bankruptcy like its US counterpart, this year has still been one filled with long work hours, too little man power and mucho stress for him. But, hey, on the bright side, he got a huge promotion. Without the accompanying pay raise. Woo frickin' hoo.
Then my mother in law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and it has progressed rapidly to the point that she is incapable of doing much of anything for herself. So, more stress for hubby and his family.
Shortly after that, Simon started with his medical problems - the extraction of two broken teeth, wart removal, a stomach ulcer, a cancer scare (which was false alarm - whew!), a back injury and now potentially, liver disease or Cushing's disease*. I literally lay awake some nights filled with anxiety.
So, to say that 2009 will not be missed is an understatement.
One of the casualties of all this trauma and drama has been my sewing mojo. It went AWOL in September and I haven't heard from it since. Prior to my unplanned sewing hiatus, things were clipping along nicely though, so my stats for the year aren't too pathetic:
* I completed 73 garments this year, from simple T-shirts to intricate dresses.
* I used up 114.10 m (125 yards) of fabric from my stash this year.
* I only bought 108.30 m (118 yd), so I actually reduced my stash a smidge this year. This is unprecedented!
* My favourite garment of the year is the dress you see to the left (you can relive the moment here).
So, that's it. I wish I had more to tell. Hopefully, my mojo will come limping back home in the near future, as I'm starting to feel a bit stabby.**
* I don't have his test results yet - I'll update when I do.
** See definition #1 and only definition #1. You're gonna look at them all aren't you? Well, don't say I didn't warn you.