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January 1, 2009 @ 9:23 am | Filed under: ,


I contemplated fresh starts.

I experimented with a a new departure in flavorings. (My famous chicken tortilla chai soup recipe. Mm mm bleck.)

Then it was time to Journey North again!



I finished crocheting a sweater, almost. (Never did put the buttons on. Rilla won’t wear it, anyway. No ladybugs on it.)

Wonderboy got glasses.

We had bad days and good ones.



I sang out loud in the grocery store.

John Stilgoe knocked my socks off and got me contemplating how Way Leads on to Way and how Every Face I Look at Seems Beautiful.



In a word: Barcelona! Barcelona! Barcelona!



I contemplated my Mother’s Days and celebrated 14 years with That Cute Boy.

I got very wordy about houseplants. Twice.



Scott battled a fearsome beast in our laundry room. I read about the epic fight on IM.

I explained my Doctor Roster.



My big girls went to Colorado for a week.

We were happy to get them back again.

Then we ditched them for the San Diego Comic-Con. (Scott had to: it’s his job. Me? I tagged along for the photo ops.)



We started the 100 Species Challenge. (And though we’ve not kept up the blogging-it part, we’ve done really well with the species ID part! I think we’re in the 60s now.)

I had a little hospital adventure.



I made curtains! (I didn’t say I made them well.)

We kept on learning new stuff about our sweet Wonderboy.



I celebrated the San Diego autumn and small happinesses. And more autumn, and more happinesses. (About that sourdough starter, though? Epic fail.)



My parents came to visit, and we enjoyed a fabulous week of exploring SoCal with the big girls.



‘Twas a month of Twittered moments, and birthdays, and sewing, and books, and Advent moments both magical and mucky.

And now it’s 2009, and we’re about to make another fresh start.

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

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  1. Penny in VT says:

    and thank you for sharing them all here…

    We, your faithful, love you.

    Good luck – I’m voting for a boy born on January 5, if there’s a pool…


  2. Mary says:

    I’ll take a boy on January 8th…to be named “Elvis” or “Chip”

  3. Anna says:

    I was just thinking about your hospital trip this week. Something about daily minerals for pregnant women.
    I can’t wait to meet this new little one of yours! May the arrival be safe and peaceful.

  4. mamacrow says:

    golly, hasn’t 9mnths flown?!

    masses and masses of luck, love and prayers; hope all goes well – before, during and after, and that the after pains are bareable xxxx

  5. fiddler says:

    Wishing you the best, and patiently waiting for news of a babe in arms. Thanks for sharing your favorite parts of 2008 with us!

    Warm thoughts sent your way,
    Christina in MA