See ya, 2013…mind the door doesn’t hit you on the ass on the way out!

Au revoir, 2013.

Can’t say I’m sorry to see the back of you.  You’ve been a bit of a “meh” kind of year and I’m really throwing down the gauntlet to 2014 to be less of a pain in the butt.

December just passed me by in a blur.  After needing to replace both our cars with some urgency, the dishwasher, microwave and house all decided to blow their top too.  The white goods have been replaced…the house needs a full rewire.  We’re not talking about that at the moment!

I made it to Christmas day with sanity almost intact but feeling decidedly under the weather.  We had a quiet but delightful day (although I’ve sworn I’m never cooking a full Christmas turkey dinner ever again), and I awoke on Boxing Day to find myself completely floored by the bug that I’d been fighting since the last lot of antibiotics finished.  It was a completely different kind of bug (thankfully no coughing this time) but still pretty awful.

I knew I should have asked Santa for a stronger immune system! 😉


So, at the moment I have nothing to share with you except my heartfelt wishes that you had a wonderful Christmas, that you and your loved ones are hale and hearty, and that you have fun things planned for 2014.

I’m going to take a breath, get the kids back to school next week and see if inspiration strikes.  I haven’t sewn or knitted a stitch since Christmas Eve when I finished The Husband’s red socks just in the nick of time.  


However, I can’t let this post pass without a shout out to Ma, who celebrated her 70th birthday with us on New Year’s Eve.


Happy Birthday, Ma! We love you.

29 Responses to See ya, 2013…mind the door doesn’t hit you on the ass on the way out!

  1. Happy birthday to your mom! My dad turned 70 on the 2nd 😉 best wishes to you and yours. May 2014 kill all those bugs!

  2. Sounds like you had a beastly end to the year. I hope 2014 is much kinder to you 🙂
    (And Happy Birthday to your Mum!)

  3. Jane G says:

    Some if these bugs have certainly taken their time to move on. Hope things improve quickly and you get fully fit soon xxx

  4. dottiedoodle says:

    Happy New Year! Here’s to 2014 being a good one. My Mum was 70 last year too!

  5. K-Line says:

    I was starting to worry that I hadn’t seen a post of yours for a while – was about to email. Then I checked and I realize my reader unceremoniously removed you?!?! Now I’ve got a bit of reading to do.

  6. Andrea says:

    I’m with K-Line – was starting to get worried about you! While I’m sad to read that 2013 was not the best to you (and that you got sick… again!) I’m glad that you had a nice low key Christmas and were able to celebrate your mom’s birthday. It sounds like you need a vacation. Take as long as you need to do what you need to do to get better. And then look forward to a lovely 2014. Hugs to you!

    • Thank you…you guys are so sweet. I’ve sworn off doing very much of anything during January except focusing on getting myself back on form. I stocked up at the health food store on Saturday and am planning some half sessions at CrossFit…just to get me moving again. Hopefully this will help. And knitting. Sitting and knitting is always therapeutic.

  7. Shar says:

    Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 treats you much better than 2013. It sounds like you should plan to take it easy for a while so you can finally kick all of the bad stuff. Happy 70th to your mom!

  8. I share your sentiments – it’s not been a great year but at least we haven’t had all the lurgies you’ve suffered from. Wishing you well and congrats to your beautiful Ma!

  9. Laurie says:

    Happy New Year… May 2014 bring you happiness and lots of great moments!

  10. Gail says:

    I was thinking the same as K-Line and Andrea! So glad to see your post – especially as it mirrors my own feelings about 2013! Good riddance!

    Happy birthday to your ma! I was actually thinking of her today as I was doing some hand-quilting: wishing I could get my stitches as tiny and perfect as hers!

  11. T says:

    I am totally with you on 2013 …. Lets hope this New Year offers us all health, happiness and lots of lovely crafting opportunities. X

  12. Sue Taylor says:

    Yep, I was beginning to wonder where you had got to. Glad your bugs seem to be in retreat, they do linger, don’t they? Tell your Ma she doesn’t look a day over 60 and we’ll be in touch soon xx

  13. My bugs are very tenacious for sure. I’m very bored of them!
    Ma reads the comments so she’ll be thrilled with this one 😉

  14. sylkotwist says:

    Wishing you Happy and Healthy New Year! Hope you feel better soon.

  15. Melizza says:

    Wishing you lots of health and wonderful sewing and knitting in the new year!

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