Oh, is 2011 over? That’s too bad.

Photo on 12-31-11 at 10.38 AM
Somebody might be snuggly-est kitty ever. She slept with the dogs and me last night. There was gonna be none of that "I'm sleeping alone in the guest room" crap for her. At one point I woke up and she was splayed across Edsel.

Nervous and cowardly. That's Iris in a nutshell.

Anyway, it's time for my end-of-year slide show, and I am proud to report I did it myself. In previous years I just selected pictures and Marvin created the whole thing, but I figured it out myself. June. Certified genius. Acme Certified Genius.

This was a C- year, and that was being generous, but it wasn't all bad. See photo above. Also I got to know Dick Whitman's mom. And I got my new computer. And Latisse. Plus my new job is cool.

And then there's all of you.

See? You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life. The facts of life. (Fortunately that is not the song I play during this slide show. Although that would have been hilARious. It's by my friend Beth Thornley.)

 

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

100 thoughts on “Oh, is 2011 over? That’s too bad.”

  1. Oh June, you did it again. Ima crying a river here. Happy 2012 and good riddance to2011. How are you and Pal celebrating?
    I love how everyone loves little Iris.

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  2. For some reason, your slideshow brought tears to my eyes. Here’s to you, June Gardens. May 2012 bring you joy.

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  3. For some reason, your slideshow brought tears to my eyes. Here’s to you, June Gardens. May 2012 bring you joy.

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  4. For some reason, your slideshow brought tears to my eyes. Here’s to you, June Gardens. May 2012 bring you joy.

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  5. Yeah, the hutch picture was the ONE that did not make me cry.

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  6. Made me sad about Roger all over again. But so glad to her little Iris is already part of the in crowd on the bed. Here’s to dumping 2011 in the trash. May 2012 be everything that 2011 was not!!

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  7. Gotta stop crying to post. I loved this. It felt so much like family, I said “Ooh, there’s Joanne, ooohh there’s Laurie, Hulk!!”, and on and on. And I cried over your lost babies.
    Here’s to a GREAT 2012 (at least until the world ends next December).

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  8. Beautiful benediction to a year that was mixed in blessings and challenges for you and all the pie peeps. Well done, June.
    Happy new year to everyone!

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  9. 2011 – bitter and sweet. Little Iris is the perfect sweet thing to end the year, isn’t she? I’m glad her fearless self is fitting right in. June, the photos of Lu and Edsel show us that those dogs adore you.

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  10. Also, I adore Iris. I was concerned (needlessly, it seems) about how she would handle Also and Lu. She looks to have come, seen, and conquered.
    Can you return that cat bed for something she would actually use?

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  11. LauraL (wondering if it's OK to start drinking right after lunch. When you're taking down the $*@! Christmas tree. With kids.) says:

    Fabulous. Is what that was. And what Iris is. And hell, what you and all the Pie Peeps are. Iris looks incredibly snuggly, and nice lacy-something-on-the-boob shot.
    Yeah, 2011 has had some good, some crap and lots of I-don’t-know-I-was-too-busy-to-pay-attention. Here’s hoping 2012 is more sane.

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  12. Great job with the picture show. I laughed at the hutch picture, was weepy for the rest of the show.
    Here’s to the end of a lousy 2011 and a wonderful new beginning in 2012.
    Happy New Year!!

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  13. The Empty Angry Chair, Fran in his glasses and little Uggs, Winston chilling with Henry, Roger snuggling Tallulah, it’s just too damn early for me to be sobbing like a girl.
    Tito, hand me a tis-sue.

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  14. Two thousand twelve is a leap year. That’s got to be good, right?!
    Happy New Year, June and all the Pie Peeps!

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  15. Two thousand twelve is a leap year. That’s got to be good, right?!
    Happy New Year, June and all the Pie Peeps!

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  16. Two thousand twelve is a leap year. That’s got to be good, right?!
    Happy New Year, June and all the Pie Peeps!

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  17. Great job on the video. Here I am sobbing, again. So glad 2011 is about over and many of us are looking forward to a better year in 2012. It was exciting to see all those faces and know who they are. Happy New Year to you dear June and all the pie peeps.

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  18. Beautiful job…I think it’s your choice of music that makes me cry too. But here’s to a bigger, better & wonderful 2012!!

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  19. Beautiful job…I think it’s your choice of music that makes me cry too. But here’s to a bigger, better & wonderful 2012!!

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  20. Beautiful job…I think it’s your choice of music that makes me cry too. But here’s to a bigger, better & wonderful 2012!!

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  21. carp I shoulda watched this BEFORE doing my makeup, now I gotta go redo it…..
    Here’s to a Blessed 2012 for everyone!

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  22. carp I shoulda watched this BEFORE doing my makeup, now I gotta go redo it…..
    Here’s to a Blessed 2012 for everyone!

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  23. carp I shoulda watched this BEFORE doing my makeup, now I gotta go redo it…..
    Here’s to a Blessed 2012 for everyone!

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  24. Only June could rock a purple fuzzy bathrobe.

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  25. “Out with the old, in with the new!” Or is it “over the lips and through the gums”? In any case, the new year always feels like a fresh start. Best wishes to all for a fabulous 2012!
    If nothing else, we can all look forward to December 2012 when those thinking-ahead Mayans say it will all be over anyway.
    Happy New Year!

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  26. My whole comment just disappeared. Just like this year! Maybe it’s was a Samoan comment that just skipped ahead to tomorrow.

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  27. Well, I’m glad it’s not only me! Way to get the tears flowing, June. Love that little Iris and, of course, the Eds and Talu. You, too, June. Time to kick 2011 to the curb and welcome an awesome 2012. Happy New Year to you all! (Did I overdo the punctuation?)

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  28. Oh, I have a very similar robe! So, that makes same hometown area-ish, same age-ish, same curly hair that drives you nuts (but other people insist it’s fine), same job, same sense of humor, same love for cats AND same fluffy purple robe? A bit weird to “meet” someone so similar … except you are SO much funnier and 100X more gorgeous. (Thought the compliment would keep me from seeming creepy.) Here’s to 2012!

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  29. That picture of Win and Hen just did me in. I love those boys.
    Thanks to God this year is over and a fresh new one beginning!
    Wonderful job on the veedeo, June.

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  30. why am I weeping over the pictures of Roger? It’s not like I knew him and I only started reading your blog about 3 months ago. sheesh. someone needs a nap. Happy New Year!

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  31. I think 2011 has been a crappy year for a lot of us and I am not sad to see it go.
    Here is hoping 2012 treats June with much more kindness, much less sadness and pain, and nothing but fun, health and happiness.

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  32. Happy New Year, June! I loved your year end veedeo even though it didn’t make my cry-ey (which is saying something for me). It mostly made me happy for the happier times you had this year.
    Also plus too? You should always wear cherries in your hair. It’s a good look for you!

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  33. 2011 was a bitch. I’m not sorry to slam the door on it’s ass. Here’s to 2012 being much better! Peace and joy to June and all the Pie People. You all make my day, every day (or everyday).

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  34. I kind of envy you, being able to look back at your blog and this video and remember what 2011 was like, both the good and bad. I look back at most years and am lucky to think of one or two things that happened during that year.
    That was a great video, and a great honor to share this last year with you. Thanks.
    PS- Iris is so, so precious. Glad she’s fitting in so well!

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  35. So thrilled and honored to have made the video!
    Iris is exactly who you need right now. Little blessings sent your way in a furry, blurry package.
    Here’s to a new year and happiness for all of us. We are headed to the beach for a quiet New Year’s Eve, to watch the sunset and finish our grieving for good. 2012 is waiting and it will be a bright one. I can just feel it.
    Happy New Year to you, June and all of you lovely folks here on the Pie.

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  36. June, you’ll never know why I admire you so — there are soooo many reasons. I feel I know you so much better now than I did when a I knew you! And you’ll also never know how much I already love Irish Frost and can’t wait to watch adventures of Eds, Talu, Iris and June in 2012. Your video was a beautiful synopsis of the year. I wish you and all the Pie Peeps the best year yet in 2012, but most of all you June. You are aces. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d never miss a day checking in at June’s house. Now could you please send us more pictures of Iris? She is sooooo effing cute!

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  37. Way to summarize a whole all-over-the-place year, June, with a song that lowers everyone’s defenses. Snif. And the boots (about :50)! My spouse is tempted every year by the pink version for Princess Eppie, who would have to be anesthetized to pose in them.
    Possibly etsy could be an antidote to Edsel and his cherry-gnashing teeth? (They’re darker, but once attached to June would doubtless brighten up.)

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  38. Like OJ I am thrilled my macaroni box made the cut as well. I couldn’t have the sound on because yanno one-balled Pete gets his testicle in a wad when any noise comes from my laptop – which is good because a few of those pics got me teary eyed as well.
    Life is like a roller coaster – highs and lows. All we can do is strap in and enjoy the highs and pray the lows aren’t beyond our strength to conquer.
    *toast* Here’s to you Juniepie. For all the wonderfulness that is you – Happy New Year kiddo!

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  39. I believe I mentioned before that my mom had a hutch like that, but hers was blond wood. Did you paint yours or something? Bah!

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  40. Kept it together until frans angry empty chair. 2012 has got to be better for us all.
    Wishing you the best june.

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  41. Ohhhhhhh. I just got to watch this (I tried to watch it on my phone in the car while I was out, got to the first shot of Marv with Lu and POOF my phone shut down). All your pets. All your friends. You share so much with us, June. THANK YOU.
    (Also a big thank you for not using Adele for the music.)

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  42. Wishing you the best in 2012! You did an awesome job on the video- lots of highs and lows.
    Can’t wait to see what the new year holds for all of us at the Pie.

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  43. Lovely! Thanks so much for all the laffs and teers! Here’s to a wonderful 2012–it’s happening already! xxoo

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  44. Beth, I am thinking more tenure, more tears.
    Paula and Sleeping, I wish NOTHING but the best for youuuuuu.

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  45. I actually saw the anti-monkey-butt-powder in the store yesterday. They have it for kids, women, men…. Happy New Year Pie Peoples!

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  46. Mary Lou is about to pop open her La Crema-which she is now addicted to-and devour a lobster...Happy New Year all!! says:

    Yep- another Weepy Wilma over the video-
    Now I’ll have to watch last year’s too, after Beth mentioned it-
    Thanks, June-You’ve made me laugh,cry and get through more crappy days than you’ll ever know!
    Here’s to a fantastic New Year for all of us!!
    Also checked out the anti-monkey butt powder…may have to order the free range chicken poop lip balm though, as it sounds more appealing-

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  47. June,
    I wish I had a cataloging of my year…….you can look back and find the good, happy, sad, and sappy…….I just mostly want to chuck it all and pretend the year didn’t happen……you make me so aware that it wasn’t all bad…….and sometimes it was pretty doggone bad……..thanks for sharing your life with all of us….you are the first thing I click on in the morning for a reality check…Here’s to 2012……whatever she may bring.

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  48. Edsel’s underbite, Francis in costume, Roger, the beautiful picture of you at the end…fabulous, June. Happy 2012!
    p.s. My favorite post of the year was the time the dogs dug up Francis. So not funny, but so funny, too.
    p.p.s. My favorite comment was the time the lady said she was unsubscribing because things were getting too dramatic. That one had me laughing for days. What, June, dramatic? Never! 🙂

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  49. June, you deserve the best–the best friends, the best pets, the best life. It seems from your video and the comments of all the people who care about you that you’re batting average is pretty damn good. Here’s to the best New Year ever!!!!!

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  50. Ohhh, THAT’S who sings that annoying, overplayed song! Adele.
    Well, it’s 10:15 here. As far as I’m concerned it’s midnight. Happy New Year and I’m going to sleep now.

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  51. Ohhh, THAT’S who sings that annoying, overplayed song! Adele.
    Well, it’s 10:15 here. As far as I’m concerned it’s midnight. Happy New Year and I’m going to sleep now.

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  52. Ohhh, THAT’S who sings that annoying, overplayed song! Adele.
    Well, it’s 10:15 here. As far as I’m concerned it’s midnight. Happy New Year and I’m going to sleep now.

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  53. Happy New Year, Junie and the Pie Peeps. May 2012 be the new and improved year for everyone. Much better than the one that left last night while I was sleeping.

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  54. Happy New Year, Junie and the Pie Peeps. May 2012 be the new and improved year for everyone. Much better than the one that left last night while I was sleeping.

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  55. Happy New Year, Junie and the Pie Peeps. May 2012 be the new and improved year for everyone. Much better than the one that left last night while I was sleeping.

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