December 31, 2007

New Year Wishes

I have been debating whether to write this post or not, but decided tonight I would.

I don’t have a good feeling about 2008. It started about three weeks ago… this sick feeling that something was not going to be right this year. It is one of the reasons I was so driven to make Christmas ‘just right’. It just seemed important. Don’t get me wrong, every Christmas I try to make special, but this Christmas had a different feeling for me and I felt even more compelled to make it ‘just right’. It had to be one that we remembered for all the right reasons…

And so I greet this year with not quite open arms, but more trepidation. I am nervous about its being here and never have I felt that way at the beginning of a year.


I told someone a couple weeks ago when I told them of this anxious feeling I have of this year, “I feel like if I tell more and more people, that I will for sure be wrong.”

And I really really want to be wrong.

I can’t pinpoint it… if it is immediate to me, familial or national… but I know its not something like hurricane. That’s not it. Its something different.


Here is to hoping that in 365 days each and every one of you will be able to comment here and say, “Bou, you ignorant slut… see… you were wrong!”


Let us hope. It is what I would like.

On a lighter note, thank you to each and every one of you who have stopped through this year and read what has gone on in my crazy head, with my crazy family, on my little patch of craziness, in this crazy world. Your comments make me laugh harder than anything I could ever come up with, your kind words warm my heart, and your good thoughts thrown my way during tough times have meant more than I could ever convey.

May this year be a Happy and Blessed New Year for all of us. I greet it with trepidation… but greet it nevertheless.

Happy New Year!

Phhht... and on an even lighter note, as I posted this, my husband just pointed out to me that while my younger kids are watching the ball in NY, my eldest boy has gone off to watch the Hooters Calendar girls on TV.

I guess he has kind of noticed girls... Heh. When did THAT happen?!!!

Oh and I notice my husband is watching it through a mirror, thinking I'm not noticing he's not really watching that ball... Good Grief. I have to laugh...

Posted by Boudicca at December 31, 2007 11:58 PM | TrackBack

Happy New Year to you and your Family. Your blog is a highlight when I get a chance to read it.

Posted by: Alek at January 1, 2008 12:40 AM

Bou, you ignorant slut, I won't even dignify that with a comment.

My warmest wishes to you and your family for a healthy, happy, worry-free, awesome New Year, full of friends, and happiness, and All Good Stuff.

::going to bed now::

*mwah* *mwah* *mwah*

Posted by: Erica at January 1, 2008 01:22 AM

You're not alone in the feeling that some Bad Things might happen in the next year. I hope both of us are very very wrong.

Posted by: Nancy at January 1, 2008 03:16 AM

Well, Hillary is running for office ... THAT would be pretty horrid if she made it! However, I believe you may be concerned about another terror attack. It has weighed on my mind since it has been 6+ years now. That thought huddles in the back of my mind and surfaces at times I don't expect it to.

Posted by: Peggy U at January 1, 2008 05:23 AM

Happy 2008, Bou. I really hope you're instincts are wrong, but I know what you mean.

Posted by: pam at January 1, 2008 09:21 AM

Happy New Year Bou and Family!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at January 1, 2008 09:23 AM

Happy New Year Bou. I too hope you are wrong about 2008. I will pray that you are.

Posted by: oddybobo at January 1, 2008 09:30 AM

Did I really say that? Geeeez. It sounded funny in my head at the time.

It's a very good thing that I went to bed immediately after leaving that, or else who knows what caliber of Natural Disaster I was capable of last night. Oofah.

Happy New Year, bubele.

Posted by: Erica at January 1, 2008 10:29 AM

perhaps that ominous feeling is knowing I'm planning a trip your way to see you?
happy new year, my dear

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 1, 2008 10:31 AM

Hi Bou, I'm one of those lurkers that doesn't comment very often, but I've always loved to read your posts. Your stories almost always make me laugh, as this one did with the comment about the Hooters girls on TV.

Just keep writing the way you do, Bou. You're a very gifted writer. The most important things in life are right in front of you. :)

Posted by: Laura at January 1, 2008 10:37 AM

Happy New Year, Miss Boadicea!

I refuse to worry about what each new year may bring. I figure that as long as I'm around to greet it, I can't complain. May your fears prove unfounded, and may your 2008 bring you and those you love all good things.

Posted by: Elisson at January 1, 2008 11:52 AM

Elisson took the words right out of my mouth.

Happy New Year to you and your family - may it be an excellent year all the way around.

Posted by: Teresa at January 1, 2008 03:28 PM

Bad thoughts attract bad things. You've got to change those thoughts.

Happy New Year! 2008 will be great!

Posted by: Sissy at January 1, 2008 03:55 PM

.... I hope you're wrong, ma'am.... but I wish you and yours a wonderful and Happy New Year..

Posted by: Eric at January 1, 2008 03:59 PM

Bou- I understand your feeling. Here's hoping it's wrong.

A blessed year to you & yours.

Posted by: Jody at January 1, 2008 07:23 PM

I'd post what I really feel but I don't want to screw up the "Kumbaya" Karma thing you have going on in the comments...

Suffice to say, I have the same feeling...


Posted by: P'cola Titan at January 1, 2008 09:33 PM

Yep Bou...I have had that feeling for a couple of years. But, you being a military brat you know how we do things..always have those contingency plans..those just in case this or that happens..but then I am also a lot like Elisson..every day that I wake up and sweetthing is in it is a good day for me..

But here's wishing you and yours all the best and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted by: GUYK at January 1, 2008 09:44 PM

Aww Hell, Happy New Year to you and yours!

If you're still suckin' air, where's the beef?

Take it a day at a time, there's for sure been some bad days in the past, and probably will be in the future, but I ain't never seen an entire 365 suck hind tit in a row... and I'm damned glad to see 007 get behind me.

Keep swingin' and... embrace the Hooter's girls while you can. They won't let me do that anymore.

Posted by: RedNeck at January 1, 2008 11:19 PM

Me neither.

Posted by: Angus of Dundee at January 1, 2008 11:47 PM

I hope that all of 2008 goes well - your intuition is a bit scary. But hey - these are the times we live in. Best be prepared. Right?

Happy New Year to you and yours, Bou. I do so hope that all will be well...

Posted by: Richmond at January 2, 2008 01:25 PM

Hillary will probably get elected, but look at all the good blogging fodder and she'll probably get us a Republican Congress in 2010.

Happy New Year Bou!

Posted by: Denny at January 2, 2008 04:45 PM

A Republican Congress? A reformed and humble Republican Congress? Now THERE'S something to smile about!

Posted by: Peggy U at January 2, 2008 06:50 PM