The paucity of blogging has been due not to Christmas/New Year frivolity but to illness. Early in December Pisces brought home - and generously shared - a flu-like bug which he got over in about a week while I'm still collapsing into bed around lunchtime although my ability to concentrate has returned.
So, a little late, here is my review of 2008. It was a very mixed year in many areas, full of change. There have been worries and failures, joys and achievements. Here are a few of the highlights and low lights.
My novel is ready to send out. And do I hear "about time"?
We have finally been able to move along with the renovations. Lots more to do but we are actually getting somewhere after endless delays.
I have been a panelist at two conventions - and enjoyed it.
Virgo moved out. I miss her heaps but this is the natural order of things and as long as she is happy so am I.
I have taught a few writing workshops - which reminded me how much I enjoy teaching and I'm looking forward to doing more this year.
We have taken active steps towards greening our household - signing up for solar PV panels, a solar hot water system and a rainwater tank with more in the pipeline. This is something I've wanted to do for years but couldn't afford until now.
I was co-convener of the KSP Mini con. Time consuming but worth it.
There have been health issues ranging from my mother breaking a femur, Virgo having appendicitis and both Pisces and I having our own problems. Not all resolved yet but nothing life threatening.
Cadillac, my cat of many years, passed away. I miss him so much.
I will be a Writer in Residence at Tom Collins House in 2009. Yay!
Angus, the deeply traumatised rescued kitten who came to live with us five months ago, has slowly become a happy, loving little cat - and that's something I'm truly pleased to have achieved.
Finally, but not least, I have kept up this blog - and I am delighted to see how many of you visit. Thank you for dropping by.