Friday, December 28, 2007

Year in Review

2007 was an interesting year for me.

I started 2007 in Florida and I am happy to be ending 2007 as a resident of Pennsylvania.

I found the coolest shoes on the planet. I have since retired them. Due to the ridicule of family and friends as well as some other bloggers I have gone back to plain old boring shoes.

I spent six months living with my parents. God Bless them for putting up with us.

Wyatt turned one.

Poop and Boogies was spotlighted by Time Magazine/CNN on-line with some other cool blogs (even though the writer said I was "clearly not a writer").

We bought a house. And we have been working on it non-stop.

Lauren and the kids and I have been truly blessed with the opportunity to move back to PA especially since we got to spend time with Ray before he passed away.

The year was filled with ups and downs but for the most part it was ups. I have said it before and I will say it again, I am the Luckiest.

Over the past year I have enjoyed reading the following blogs for various reasons. I know there are a ton of blogs out there that I read, mostly I lurk, and I am going to miss a few on my list.

Vitamin Sea and I loved this post.

Cat and TechnoGeekery

Klog

Bossy

Cactus

Bogart

Scarlett

A year here a year there

Nilbo

Steve

Creative-Type Dad

Oh The Joys

Susie

Happy New Year everyone. I hope that your 2008 is filled with more Ups than Downs.

25 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Wishing the same for you and yours, William. Happy 2008.

Sheri & SuZan said...

I stumbled across your blog this year and LOVE IT! Your year sounds like it was a great year. Here's to an even better 08!

creative-type dad said...

Happy New year to you and your family!

I'm still laughing at the "clearly not a writer" TIME thing.
I guess you need a license.

Sudiegirl said...

Happy new year to you too...may 2008 be calmer and more exciting when appropriate.

I'm going to try and visit as much as I can in '08, so get used to it.

Smooches!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What does it say about me if I WANT to move to Florida? I HATE SNOW!!!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

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whatwasithinking said...

Wow, it has been quite a year. I didn't know about the Time/CNN thing. That's GREAT! (I mean, except for the "not a writer" thing, but what does he know?)

Thanks for the linkage. I knew you when...

(Oh, and as for the ups and downs, as I recently told a friend, we need both. Without ups and downs, there's no carousels, no music, no sex . . . life is ALL about the ups and downs. :)

whatwasithinking said...

Me again. I was thinking about that "clearly not a writer" crack. Clearly it didn't deter you, because you're still doing your thing. As a former editor, I would like to say, what makes a writer is that the person clearly communicates something that someone else is willing to read. Hundreds of people every day think at some point, "Wonder if William has written anything today..." and they feel a little happier if you have, and they read it. Clearly, that makes you a writer.

(I get a little mama lionish when someone disses one of my adopted blogfamily.)

Gina Coggio said...

Happy New Year to you, too! I have SO enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations of parenting and fixing up your house. You've provided a good many laughs for me in 2007 and I'm looking forward to the continuation!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I didn't realize how fancy you are...Time Magazine...Ooo-la-la! (Okay maybe I did realize it)

Happy New Year to you my friend. You have brought me a lot of much needed laughter since moving to the desert this year.

Oh, and you are so on my list too!!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

Thank you, my friend. Same to you.

Best,
OTJ

Melinda said...

Gee, Bill, why don't you read my blog?
(Oh yeah, I forgot... I am a too boring food blog.) Visit me someday!

Teri said...

Happy New Year to you and the whole family, William.

here's to more "poop & boogies" in 2008.

thanks for stopping by the blog.

ThreeAgainstOne said...

You have one of the coolest blogs out there. Plus, the name of it cracks me up.

Happy New Year!

Redneck Mommy said...

So, if you're not a writer, then what are you? Do you have some magical way of blogging that I don't know about? Do you sing it and then your computer transcribes it? LOL.

Have a happy new year, filled with much joy!

kalki said...

Dude, I had no idea about the Time/CNN thing. That is awesome! Your blog is one of a few at the very top of my bloglist - I always love coming here.

Happy New Year!

judypatooote said...

Happy New Years William, to you and your family.....judy

No_Newz said...

You're right it was a good year, with lost of great posts. :)

Happy new year!

rudecactus said...

Happy new year, William!

thelairoftheplatypus said...

Happy New Year, William! Here's hoping 2008 is a good one for all of you.

eclectic said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for sharing your wit, and your family with us. I'm glad you're here, Bill.

mrtl said...

Happy New Year!

BOSSY said...

And a shout-out right backatcha, babe. Happy New Jeer.

Golightly said...

I must say thank you for making me & the GID (guy-I-dig) laugh in 2007. We look forward to visiting you in 2008!

I know, I've mainly lurked, but heck, you've got so much blog-love you're good to go!

Happy New Year.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Happy New Year!

Yours has become a daily stop for me...one of the very few, and probably the only blog...So thanks for entertaining me!

And thanks for the shout...I had no idea the Jedi Master would enjoy the Paduan learner.