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31 December 2007 @ 03:18 pm
Farewell 2007  
I had intended to post a lot more in my holidays than I have. But we have guests staying with us and now that I do have some time to myself, I've injured my back and am propped up on the sofa with a heat pack on my back. Given that it's 41 degrees outside, it's kind of like a home-made sauna. And it's way too hot to think or do anything productive.

So apologies for (still) not being around much, but this phenomenon of not having as much time as I'd like seems to have been the dominant one for 2007, a year I'm not unhappy to see the back of in 9 hours or so time...

I already have resolutions for 2008--most of them involve wrestling my life back from work.

I hope you all have a lovely night seeing the new year in and wish you all the best for 2008!
Current Location: sofa of heat
Current Mood: soresore
carpenyx: bsg - sharon [cylon]carpenyx on December 31st, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!

I hope your back gets better soon!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois smirkbop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
brigantia_65 on December 31st, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, K!

Hope you have a wonderful 2008 and you feel better soon.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Empire Records leanbop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! Happy new years to you too!
canadiangirl_86 on December 31st, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, sweetie.

Sorry to hear about your back. My mom's been having some trouble with hers recently too and she's liking the heating pad. *huggles*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bsg kara eeek!bop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Mmph, yes, I am all stiff like an old lady right now. But hoping the mojitos will take the edge off the pain shortly. ;)
redteekal: pic#69767164redteekal on December 31st, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Hope your back gets better soon, like you I'll be glad to see the end of this year, it's been memorable for all the wrong reasons. 2008 just has a nicer ring to it. Here in Perth it's around 40 degrees right now so know what you mean re the heat and productivity...ie all mine just seems to fall into a hole.
Happy New 2008!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois runbop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Ah! You're a fellow Australian?! *waves* Yes, I definitely get all lethargic in the heat. Hope you have a good night!
daybreak777: the hugdaybreak777 on December 31st, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
Sofa of heat! Poor Boppy, I hope you feel better soon. And I get it about work. I wrestled my life from work in 2007 and won. But just barely. I can't wait to see the end of this year too, though some of my fondest memories this year were discussions with you. *hugs*

Have a Happy New Year!

(finally got the time difference right!)

Edited at 2007-12-31 07:04 am (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Sally Sparrowbop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
Hi DB! Thank you for the new years wishes. My back is feeling a lot better, even if I'm roasting in the heat! I do have good memories of this year, too, especially getting to know you and Denise and other new friends on LJ. :) Hope you have a great new years eve!
serenographyserenography on December 31st, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Yikes. Back pain is just awful. *wishing you good drugs to go along with that heating pad*

It seems like most people never feel like they have enough time to do all the things they want, so you're not alone. I guess you just have to concentrate on quality and not worry so much about quantity. You've certainly given nothing but quality to the LJ community this past year, so I believe you have nothing to apologize for.

*Hugs* and a happy new year to you!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 31st, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, I might have to go in search of drugs tomorrow.

Quality over quantity... *nods* And thank you for the kind words! It just never feels enough, you know? I set some high standards for myself, sometimes. ;)

Happy new year to you and your family too!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Radioheadbop_radar on January 1st, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
WTF is right. It was still 35 at midnight! And it didn't cool down much at all overnight. We have four fans going in the house and a big bucket of ice but it's proving hard to stay cool/hydrated regardless.

Happy New year!
Becky: <3sadface on December 31st, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! <3
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on January 1st, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Thank you, Becky! :) Happy new year!
Everywhere and Nowhereallzugern on December 31st, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, so sorry to hear your back is out. I know how much that frigging hurts!

Have a relaxing New Year and I hope you get better soon!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Sally Sparrow coffeebop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, back pain's a bitch. Evidently I did the right thing in the rest and heat packs though as it's much better today--tender but not excruciating!

Happy new year to you too!
elzedelzed on December 31st, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Have a great new year, if the back will let you enjoy it (ah, the numbing powers of booze...). And I hope the new year brings you health and happiness!

did you get my email last week? no pressure, just wondering...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jarvisbop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Alcohol did wonders for my back! Or at least it helped me get through the night and the rest must have been good for it as it's much improved today.

*slaps head* OMG EMAIL! I did, I did, and I'm so sorry I sloppily haven't replied--I was going to reply and say I'd manage after my guests left, if that's ok. Which means tomorrow if you can hang on another 24 hours or so? I'm really sorry--I'm honestly usually at lot better at at least replying to say if I'm around or not. Eep!
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bradcpubradcpu on December 31st, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, Boppy! I hope we're both around more in the coming months.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Faithbop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Yes! That would be good! *nods* Happy New Year!
Fleegull: Romeo & Julietfleegull on December 31st, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping you get more free time in the New Year!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! Happy new year!
Nora Norwich: Chloe toastnorwich36 on December 31st, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!

I hope you are able to get your life back from work, too. *Squishes you*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bellydancebop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope it's a good year for you, Nora!
jessicaj703jessicaj703 on December 31st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! You go with your actual life-having resolutions for 2008! Those sound suspiciously like my resolutions, though it's a tough battle sometimes... I hope your back feels better - I'm on the couch under blankets with a cold and it's only about 12 degrees C inside my house. Not that I want 40s ever, but something in the mid-20s sounds nice right about now... ;P
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Yes, mid 20s is perfect! Thankfully it's finally got back to that here after a roasting night--it never got below 30 the whole night and was 35 at midnight! The heat's been absolutely oppressive but the cool change is now blowing through. Yay!

Sorry to hear you have a cold--hope you stayed rugged up and are improving.
hazy: Dr. Who: time travellershazyshade on December 31st, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Happy new year, Bop! (although you're well into 2008 already and I'm still in boring old 2007 *lol*) I hope 2008 is a good one for you :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: as snapped by moibop_radar on January 1st, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Hee! Yes, it's strange, the timezone thing, isn't it?! Happy new year and welcome to 2008!