Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: Best year ever!

It's true, 2013 brought me more happiness than I ever had anticipated.  Two big reasons:
Peter and Jessica!
I remember listening to an interview of Cokie Roberts years ago.  She was asked if all her professional accomplishments had helped her gain more confidence and poise.  She said it wasn't that at all, but had more to do with her children growing up.  As a mother, we never stop worrying about our children, she said, but there comes a point when you know that they are not only grown-up but are solid in their values.  Then, she said, we can relax and feel confident.

I completely concur with Cokie.  Peter and Jessica respect each other, are kind and active in their community and make wise financial decisions.  I think their marriage will continue to be a happy one.  This realization has brought me more joy and peace than I ever expected.  I couldn't ask for a better daughter than Jessica and I'm proud to have her in our family.  And Peter?  Well he's relaxed and happy and calls me all the time for ADVICE (can you believe it?).  It's wonderful!

Another thing that helped this year be the best ever:   Most productive sewing year in almost a decade!  Sandra and I had a UFO challenge going and it REALLY really helped keep me focused on finishing.  I completed 22 UFOs in additional to my regular sewing and am now also doing a UFO challenge for my guild.  

I'm already prepared for 2014 and I think it will be another good year for sewing.  I'll talk about my goals tomorrow.


Sandra :) said...

I'm so happy at how well you did at our challenge - you got so much completed and gone - I crown you Queen of UFO Completion! I believe I got 5 out 15 done, so I'll try to do better this year :) Now my goal should only be 10, which is pretty good! I'll have to pull everything out and make sure the calculations are correct :D

Happy New Year from our house to yours!

Allie said...

Happy New Year Mickie - wow you had such a great year, I hope this one is even better for you!!! Love your projects you did, and we have a twin - the little cottage wallhanging!