Monday, January 14, 2008

Looking Back; Looking Forward

Looking back at 2007, it's hard to remember the high points. We found out that my husband is ill and that kind of overshadows everything else.

The high points that really stand out though are all the instances where my friends picked up the load for me. The PBJs took over the promotion of my book for me when I just didn't have any time or energy to spare for it, my online groups have sent good vibes, prayers, and wishes, and friends and family have taken me to lunch, sent cheery care packages, or listened to me freak out for hours on end.

Looking forward at 2008, my focus is going to be on time-management, working on projects that bring me joy, and paying some friends back for being there for me. :-)

13 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Janee - I do hope this year is better for you in many ways, and for your husband's health.
Love the illustration. - Kate

janee said...

Thank you for your good wishes, Kate. :-)

paula said...

Me too, Jannie. Wishing this year is better for you and your husband. I'm glad to hear you were surrounded by people who love you and helped bear your burden. : )

janee said...

Aww thanks, Paula.

princesstomato said...

janee,,,sending prayers to you and your sweet hubby.
xoxo
teri

janee said...

Thank you, Teri.

Sherry Rogers said...

Oh Janee I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You will both be in my prayers!

Hugs

janee said...

Thank you, Sherry. Very much appreciated.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Friends are so important doing hard times, aren' they? I'm glad you have lots of them that have made you company and helped along the way. I hope your husband is doing better Janee and I'm sure the 2008 will be a wonderful year for you :o)

janee said...

Thank you, Alicia. Yup, friends are a blessing!

Katia said...

Janee, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's illness, even though i'm glad that you're surrounded by good friend and can obviously count on a strong support system. I'm sending you both good vibes and hope that 2008 will be better.

patricia said...

Lovely illustration, Janee, and yes, please include me in wishing you and your husband the best for 2008.

janee said...

Thank you, Katia, and thank you, P.