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01 January 2012 @ 12:07 am
Out Goes the Rabbit, In Comes The Dragon...  
Well, ladies and gents, it looks like we're back at that time again-- the hands winding up 'til midnight, and the end of another year. I'd say there's a temporal anomaly causing them to progress more quickly, but I think it just means I'm getting old(er). ^_~

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. ^_^;;;
Emotional Temperature: optimisticoptimistic
The Band Plays:: "New York, New York"-- by the King
kittenmommykittenmommy on January 1st, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)

Happy New Year! :D
kittenmommykittenmommy on January 1st, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)

ETA: And to the darling kittenmommy, whom I for some reason had not friended until just now. ^_^;;;

Awww, thanks! I woke up to the notification in my inbox. It's going to be a great year! :D
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: carolgarnettrees on January 3rd, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
*grins* No, thank you, for all your kindness. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to friend you sooner. ^_^

*toasts* Here's to a great new year!

Edited at 2012-01-03 02:32 am (UTC)
kittenmommykittenmommy on January 3rd, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)

Yay! *toasts*
Lazuli: doclazzchan on January 1st, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, m'dear! It's been one crazy ride this last year and let's have fun with the year coming.

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: darla_dru3garnettrees on January 3rd, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
It really *has* been a crazy ride-- I'm glad we all made it out on the other side.
badly_knitted: Film Star Smilebadly_knitted on January 1st, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Happy New Year!

I like dragons, dragons are good, so I have hope that this year will be good for one and all!
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love2garnettrees on January 3rd, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Dragons are great, and Jack's grin is even better! ^__^ *hugs back* Happy New Year, my dear!
hab318princess on January 1st, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
how come I'd not friended you??
anyway - Happy New Year to you
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: rosegarnettrees on January 3rd, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
I don't know! *friends back* Better late than never! ^___^
Amberminttown1 on January 2nd, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think we all need a break from the white water rafting. ^_~
Oh yeah.

Love you, Meredith. Happy new year. Here's to the future.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: alicekatie2garnettrees on January 3rd, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
I love you too, sweetie. If anyone deserves a peaceful year, its you. You're such a kind, talented person-- I'm so glad I met you.
gamesiplaygamesiplay on February 17th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
I could've sworn I'd commented to this entry, but apparently not! Anyway, just stopping by to say I hope you're having a good new year too, and that I miss you. *hugs*
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: hugsgarnettrees on February 18th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
*hugs back tightly* I miss you too, darling!

I've been lurking a little on your LJ, but not as much as I'd like to. 2012 has gotten off to a bit of an odd start for me, but I'm hoping I've started to turn this big-ass barge around a bit. ^_~