Well. It was a heck of a year, here at House o Samurai. We knew going into it that it was going to suck. (I recall mentioning it, sometime during last year's holiday season.) I'm trying to view the year in the "what I survived" context, rather than the "holy cow that sucked".
First off, last year, I went on vactation to Florida with the in-laws. It really wasn't much of a vacation for me, more like boot camp, because I was in charge of the Goob.
I cleaned a silk oriental rug without killing it. Which was good because it had needed cleaned for years.
I set forth determined to finish a lot of projects I've got floating around here. Never finished any that I can think of off hand, but I threw out quite a few in the Great Carpet Beetle Purge of 2009.
We did Sock Roulette. Brace yourselves, because we're doing it again this year, in February.
The husbeast rebuilt an engine for his toy truck, and the Goober helped.
I ordered three pounds (or more? I try not to remember) from Bendigo Woolen Mills. Now to knit it up... It was way too easy. I'm considering more for another sweater.
I got into spinning in a big way.
The Goob was cute. But we knew that.
We moved from South Carolina to Ohio.
And again from Ohio to Pennsylvania.
I spun an entire pound of Purple Trainwreck fiber. It was quite a marathon, but educational.
I spent a couple months living in my home town, and it was less painful than I expected.
Took a spinning class.
My dad died.
Bill Cosby does a whole routine about "Never Challenge Worse" - how you should never say it can't get worse, because inevitably, it WILL - but I'm gonna do it. I can't see how the coming year can be worse than the last. Even if we do have one last move to go. (We're looking for a house. That's when I get all my stuff back from storage in South Carolina.)
Well. This was certainly gloomy enough.
Here's to a better year in 2010. For all of us.