3 January 2008

and so it begins [again]

lighthouse

I'm not sure I can say I'm refreshed and relaxed, but I'm back from the brink beach anyway.

It always amazes me how productive I can be when on holiday. I finished up several outstanding knitting projects from the year, embarked upon and finished new ones, read two whole books (an abominable book on Troy, plus Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris) and embarrassed my children by ripping the surfboard from their arms and making enthusiastic but ultimately unsuccessful attempts at standing up while riding in to shore. Great fun, and I don't ever need to do it again thank you very much. Knitting on the beach is more my style. God I'm turning into such an old fart.

And so we begin another year of blogging knitting sewing studying working mothering being. Thank you to everyone who stops by here to read, lurk, comment, look, converse and engage. I feel very very lucky to be a little part of this online community. I love all the observations, the conversations, the participation, the support.

Love it.

Thank you.

24 comments:

Kathleen said...

Looking forward to another year of Pea Soup, you have a unique way of looking at things and I enjoy reading your blog. Happy New Year.

shula said...

me too.

signed,

Other Boring Old Fart.

Stomper Girl said...

Happy New Year, Surfer Girl. Way to embarrass the boys.

telfair said...

I have a draft post saved ready to say almost the exact same thing. I am so much more productive while on vacation.

Which abominable Troy book did you read? I just finished an abominable Troy book, too. I almost didn't finish it at all. Was it Peter Akroyd's?

tut-tut said...

Glad to start another year too! And yes, I just got the Ackroyd book out of the library; if it is abominable, as Telfair says and you intimate, I won't bother.

But I did get a police procedural, set in Australia, by Garry Disher, that is very well written. First time I've read anything by him.

blackbird said...

Welcome back!

and

happy new year!

Poppy & Mei said...

So glad to have you back, happy you had good time...Xxx

Dawn said...

Glad you had a nice holiday. Happy New Year and I look forward to reading your blog more this year.

Martina said...

Must be nice to be able to beach at Christmas! Way to go showing the boys!! I look forward to another year reading your entries! I call myself an Old Fuddy Duddy...
We were young before these load of youngsters!!

Janet said...

I find boogie boards the way and intende to booggie my way in to very boring old age, no matter what my (to be) horrified child says.

Welcome back and Happy New Year, it is great what we have going on here....

elena jane said...

holidays away in the sun always leave me rejuvenated. or maybe it's just being "away" that does it.
and i'm a BOF too, tho i read on the beach and watch my kids boogie board their way along :)

Ariel said...

Happy new year!

I love surfing, though I am terrible at it. Just terrible.

Were you at Aireys?

I love David Sedaris, too.

Miss Eagle said...

Dear Suse, you give a great deal of pleasure and inspiration to a world of people who visit you. May your new year be enriched with many blessings and much bliss for you and yours. I hope you do all you have said you will do in '08 and that you will do it in peace, enjoyment,stresslessness and productivity.

Blessings

Joke said...

You may count on my support. Not sure for what, but you've earned a blank check from me in that regard.

-J.

bluemountainsmary said...

what shula said!

Welcome back.

Valerie said...

I love the new/interesting/odd (to me, anyway) ways of expressing/creating/being that I am exposed to in this blogger world. LOVE IT. I hope you have a great 2008.

daintee said...

gorgeous photo, suse!

Fairlie said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Lovely pic of the lighthouse.

Chuckling at the image of you knitting on the beach after surfing!

Elizabeth said...

Wishing you another great year.
I will live vicariously through your seasonal photos, opposite of mine, as usual.
Would have really liked a shot of Surfin' Suse but imagination will have to do. (It is your JOB to embarass your children, after all)

Laura Jane said...

Happy New Year Suse

Looking forward to another year of soupy goodness and wisdom, and knitting, and blogging, and light, and observations and the lightness of being.

Many blessings and Thanks for the Lighthouse!

meggie said...

You probably have no idea, how much you enrich our days, with your wonderful, insightful little observations, & joyous posts!!
Blogging is a Freedom Song!

fifi said...

I am continuously delighted by your gorgeous blog and honoured to be your blog-friend.

may 2008 be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

HI I am looking forward to reading your blog now that I have found it. I was wondering if you could tell me the brand, colour name etc for the Lincraft green/blue/purple wool you used for your son's socks. I phoned Lincraft from NZ and they told me they only stock Sullivan's and Lincraft brand sock yarn and they swear there is no green/purple combo in Lincraft. DId you save the colour name for that wool by any chance?? Is it definately LIncraft brand? What do you think of the quality now that they have been washed/worn etc.? I really like the wool as you can probably tell. I've started knitting socks for my 3 year old son and now I am on a roll and all inspired. I've had the same experience with Holeproof and with several incredibly expensive pairs of women's socks for me hence the foray into sock knitting. Have you seen the interweave press book "Favourite Socks" very inspirational. All the best, Zoe.

Suse said...

Hi Zoe, the sock yarn was Lincraft sock yarn and it was in various shades of greens and white, no purple. I have no idea what the name was as I've knitted the socks and thrown away the ballband. The quality is fine -the socks are getting softer with each wash, just like most sock yarns.

Good luck with your knitting.