Sunday, December 31, 2006


Those who were with me on the old blog know that this is the day that I remember those that I've lost this year and rejoice in what I've gained. Feel free to list your own if you'd like.

What I've Lost

Mackenzie (May 1999 - April 2006)

Devlin (April 6, 2005 - April 11, 2006)

Mom (November 15, 1928 - October 14, 2006)

My Uncle Richard (July 7, 1924 - December 5, 2006)

And please dear Lord, I just received a phone call that my beloved Uncle Bill is in the hospital with pneumonia. This man is like a father to me. I blogged about his 60th Wedding anniversary just a couple of weeks ago. Let me not have to add his name for a few more years.

What I gained. If you don't see your name here, it's because we "met" before January 1, 2006. In alphabetical order:

Anne; Bernita; Carol; Cece; Christine; Cryna; Daisy; Deana; Devon; Dru; Fannie; Jason; Jeanne; Kelley; Kelly; Kelly (um, think I have enough Kelly's?); Lis; Loreth; Marty; Meretta; Michele; Raine; Saskia; Sue.

But most of all today, I want to say Happy Birthday Olga!!!!! You deserve so much that is wonderful and good in this world. I hope 2007 brings you happiness, security, satisfaction, respect, joy, contentment, prosperity ...

I don't always make New Year's resolutions, but this year I am resolving to finish a book in 2007.

Happy New Year's everyone.


Marty said...

Thankfully, no losses this year. I've gained a lot of new online friends, including YOU! Wishing ((you)) all the best in 2007 :)

Lis said...

No losses I can think of this year, gained some wonderful new online friends *hugs*
Wishing you a fabulous 2007!!

Michele said...

Whoa - heartbreaking list. HOpe 2007 is free and clear and really, lets hope Uncle Bill doesn't get added.
Heres' hopin!

Happy Bday Olga! Good time for a birthday!

Hey, we had snow flakes today. They fell from the one knows what happened after, but I saw them LOL

Happy New year!

Brandy said...

I too have lost 3 fur babies this year. I miss them so very much.
I too have "met" alot of warm, loving, caring people.

I will pray for your Uncle Bill.

Happy Birthday Olga!

And I am betting that you keep to your resolution!! Happy New Years Eve, "Bailey" and everyone.

raine said...

Best wishes for your uncle's health, Bailey.
I'm glad I gained you too. :-)

Loreth Anne White said...

(((Bailey))) Just because.

My loss - my oom Hans.
My gains -- I have had many this year, including yours truly :). Thank you.

And I'll be here with my 'sjambok' through 2007 ... just to do my bit to help with that resolution of yours!! Hey ... someone's gotta be the bad cop.

Kate Hardy said...

Happy new year, Bailey. And may this year be a much happier one for you. Hope your Uncle Bill gets better very soon.

And I'm going to join Loreth in nagging you. Hey - we can be the Book-Finishing Police ;o)

Big hugs.

Sue aka MsCreativity :-) said...

(((Bailey))) what a year you've had.

Wishing you a brilliant 2007. We have a resolution in common - I too want to finish a book. We also share a gain - new friendships. :-)

Happy Birthday to Olga and adding my prayers to those for your Uncle Bill.
Sue :-)

Bernita said...

You are one of the good things from this year past, Bailey.
God keep.

Shirley said...

Sending hugs, Eve. Hope your Uncle Bill is soon feeling much, much better.

May 2007 be a much better year for you. In fact, I hope it's your best yet!

Saskia Walker said...

Aw, sweetie. I've gained you too. I'm really touched to see myself listed there. I'm sorry it's been such a hard year for you and hope that 2007 and is much kinder.

Jill said...

Yay you're going to finish a book! Well, what are you waiting for? Get cracking.

Devon Ellington said...

And you've got a lot of support to help you finish that book!
Love you!

Carol said...

I lost my kitty, Pennie, this year. She was nineteen.

I've gained many new, on line friends! I've enjoyed visiting with you, Bailey, and everyone here.

Uncle Bill will be in my thoughts. I hope he will be feeling better soon.

Happy Birthday, Olga!

Good luck on your book, Bailey! I know you can do it!


Dru said...

Awww Bailey, that's nice of you to include me on your list and I count you as a new friend gained.

I wish you a great and wonderful 2007 and you will finish your book. We will be here if you need an extra push.

Happy Birthday Olga

Rene said...

It sure has been a tumultuous year for you. I hope you get some peace this year and maybe a Superbowl victory.

Get the book finished. Pleas.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Sending prayers out for Uncle Bill! What a great resolution to finish a book in 2007. That was mine for 2006 -- to finish. Happy New Year, Bailey!

Susan said...

I'm so happy you are going back to writing! You've made my new year brighter already. My wish for you is that the New Year bring you all you desire and then some. Happy New Year!

I will be praying for your Uncle Bill.

Happy Birthday, Olga!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

May you enjoy a bright and happy New Year, Bailey, filled with great joy; the comforting warmth of love; good health and wellbeing; the delight of true friendship; and enough of whatever you want and need to fulfill your deepest dreams and desires.

Thank you for being a part of my life this past year and making it so much richer!

Toni Anderson said...

Happy New Year for tonight!

You take care.

Bailey Stewart said...

Happy New Years everyone!

Yes, I'm starting on the book soon. I promise (although not this week - I'll tell you more about that later).

Olga said...

Bailey, hugs on all your losses! And thank you so much for remembering my birthday - it means the world to me, and for all the good words! And thank you to everybody for their good wishes!