Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, Minna-san! (Happy New Year, everyone!) Thank you for all the beautiful Hanukkah wishes, and for all the amazing things you've done for me this year.
*raises a glass in toast* To the amazingly strong, vibrantly beautiful Amber; to the insightful, unbelievably witty Leigh; the clever and pithy Bea; the astonishingly kind badly_knitted; the adroit Captanne; and my compassionate cyber-wifey Nebula. To the very sweet dannisupernova; the resourceful and warm Abyssinia; the articulate dark_branwen; the wise and compassionate dougs; and the expressive Raven. To the brave and giving Ra; the gentle ivylore; the endlessly encouraging and inspiring Leia_N; and the empathetic Lady Aeryn. To my long-time WAFFer friends; the talented Antigone, the dedicated Ropa, the creative dqbunny, the charming Lazz, and utterly lovely Suzume. To newer friends, like the hilarious and smart hjbender, warm-hearted hab318princess, delightful Lischel and awesome Yorda. To my Swamp-Rats of old, the unbelievably versatile Jimaine, clever Flick, and always eloquent Kellyn.
To everyone who has been kind enough to take the time to send me feedback, or a supportive word. To absent friends. To family: those we love because they were chosen for us, and those we love because we chose them. To anyone who, in my thoughtlessness, I forgot to thank individually.
2012 will be the Year of the Dragon, a water year. The Rabbit was a bit of a bitch, all told, though she did bring some good fortune. We'll thank her for that, and send her on her way. Here's hoping we can grab the Dragon by the horns, and sail on smooth waters. I think we all need a break from the white water rafting. ^_~
Love you guys,
ETA: And to the darling kittenmommy, whom I for some reason had not friended until just now. ^_^;;;