Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!



Attitude is everything. As the new year looms...no longer on the calendar...but now on the more immediate face of the clock...I start to think about all that has come to pass over the last 365. And I can either go "whew!...I'm glad that's over!" or I can say "wow!...I grew so much last year!" (and I'm not speaking of dress sizes...though that growth is plenty ample as well!!) But no matter how you slice it...2008 was tough. For a whole lot of us I'm sure, but personally, I can say it was either pretty much a year-long anxiety attack or more optimistically speaking: an extremely hectic accumulation of necessary realities, trials, and tribulations run amok.
For me and Aaron, I guess the year's fulcrum was our move to a new apartment. It was a very big deal. We lived in our previous apartment for about a dozen years and kinda thought we'd never get outta there. But the stars aligned and we dropped that place like a bad habit...or more like a truckload of bad habits. We were getting stale...mentally, socially, creatively...and we needed a brand new start...new streets to stroll, some new windows to open up, a new studio to work in, new walls to paint, etc...we just needed everything to change and moving to a new town/new home is a guaranteed life changer. And change is good...but it's also very HARD! Since our move the whirlwind has not stopped spinning. Or I guess a better analogy would be an earthquake. July, when we moved, is the epicenter of the quake and since then the aftershocks have been sending tremors through every facet of our lives. Me and Aar work seven days a week and when you toss in a big big move things are gonna go a bit crazy with your business and your pile of invoices and orders. I mean...it's 5 months later and we're still in catch-up mode!! Those five months have been a true test to the vitality of my nervous system.
But like I said above...Attitude is everything. It's too easy to focus on all the bad stuff. I feel like there are some people out there who thrive on negative energy...they make mental lists of all that's wrong in their lives, put on a poor-me-pout, and mope through life. Well that doesn't work and nobody likes a whiner. So here I am at the end of 2008...with 2009 looming large and bloated with promise and possibility. 2008 was good. For me it was a huge year for making new friends and refining existing friendships. I found a new home and this blog found a new home as well. I left AOL and came over to Blogger and the move has been fabulous. The blog has a brand new life and about a thousand new doors have opened wide. My old apartment and AOL have a lot in common. It was convenient for me in the beginning, served it's purpose when I was just starting out, but soon I totally outgrew the place.
Jeez, here I am writing this blog and I've got so much to do for tonight's New Years festivities. We're taking the long trip over to my sister Missy's apartment...sarcastically speaking of course...she lives 15 feet away! I'm baking Magnolia cupcakes and tiny little cookies called Melt-aways. Aaron's grandmother is famous for her Melt-aways and I found a similar recipe online. I have to get crackin'. The party is gonna be a blast. My parents and a couple of my little bro's are coming down and we've got the Wii all set up for a long night of Wii bowling and Rockband!! We've been playing Rockband since Missy got it on Christmas and it's just about the funniest thing I've experienced in a loooooong time. My sis Missy is the designated singer most of the time and she's powerful and passionate on the microphone!! It is a RIOT!!!
Anyway, I feel like I'm ending this post so abruptly but I really gotta get going. I'm gonna post real soon with pics of the party...Christmas pics...my tree and gifts. Wow, there's way too much to get into. I just wanted to post on this last day of 2008 to let you guys know that you're always on my mind. Your comments on the past couple of posts have been so fabulously heartfelt and I'd love to address a few subjects in my next entry. Thanks so much to all of you for sticking around through thick and thin. I just know that 2009 will be awesome. I know the art that me and Aaron create will be leaps and bounds past anything we've ever done before. I plan on furthering friendships and seeking out bigger and better creative outlets. Me and Aaron wish all of you the very best.
xoxo Jenny

30 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Jenny!!! i hope 2009 is a wonderful and prosperous year for both of you...have fun tonight!!!

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  2. Happy New Year! Glad you have the postive side going for 2009!
    Cheers,
    Julie
    pieceful bits

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  3. Happy New Year to you all!

    Have fun playing the Wii!

    Victoria xx

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  4. Happy New Year Jenny and Aaron!! I hope it is your best yet. I am so excited to see what you put out next, as I am such a fan!! I love your positive attitude, I learn from you when I read your beautiful writing!

    My boys have a Wii and we LOVE it! SO fun!

    Have fun tonigh :)
    Love ya,
    Amy

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  5. Happy New Year to the both of you. May 2009 make all your dreams come true!

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  6. Best Wishes and Happy New Year! xo, suzy

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  7. Happy New Year, Jenny!! May 2009 bring you all you are dreaming of!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  8. jenny and Aaron Happy New Year to one the THE most creative couples! great blessing to you both a a wonderful and even more successful New year! Wish me luck to land a good job...so I can FINALLY get some of those great cake items!!! Love ya both! Lori

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  9. Happy New Year! Here is to continued success and happiness for you and Aaron. :)

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  10. Happy New Year. I love your point of view. Change is always hard, but it totally does force you to become stronger and more adaptable. You're doing an awesome job at being a person. ;)

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  11. Happy New Year, Jenny!! Wishing you all the best in 2009!!!
    Michelle xoxoxo

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  12. Love you Jenny! I hope you have a great 2009 :) and boy do I understand where you are coming from.... I moved across the country this year! It has finally begun to settle :)

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  13. Happy New Year! Wishing you the best for 2009.

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  14. Happy New Year Jenny and Aaron!
    Looking forward to more cupcakey gorgeousness in 2009!

    Mercedes
    Liberty Biberty

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  15. I wish you and Aaron a Fabulous 2009 filled with lots of ATTITUDE! Hugs Grace

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  16. Happy New Year to the both of you! I read your post & smiled. You have such a wonderful vibe about you.
    We just got a Wii for Christmas & everyone is addicted. It all began when we played Rock Star at a friend's house!
    Take care
    Nerissa

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  17. Happy New Year Jenny! I hope the new year brings you time to breathe. :-)

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  18. Happy New Year & Best Wishes for a very prosperous 2009!

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  19. Hap, Hap, Happy New Year from The ParTea Planner! Best of love, memories and good health for 2009!

    Risa
    TheParTeaPlannerBlog.com

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  20. You have so many cute things :)

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  21. Happy New Year to the two of you! Change is good, but boy can it create a lot of work... you'll catch up soon.

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  22. Happy New Year to you too! Glad to see you came over to blogger!!

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  23. Happy New Years Jenny! Wishing 2009 will be a year of much happiness and success!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO,Jenn

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  24. Happy New Year to you and Aaron! Here's hoping 2009 is better!
    karla

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  25. Wishing you and your husband a very happy, peaceful, and relaxing New Year!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  26. Wishing you both a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

    Your new niece is just the most adorable little one! If she doesn't inspire a whole new line of sweetie pie items, I don't know who would!!!

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