Friday, January 1, 2010

the first day of a good year

i am hopeful that 2010 will be a good year for us. 2009 has sucked donkey balls in so many ways---losing my grandma and brother-in-law were the worst. losing my job wasn't great, but it has given me a new perspective on some things, mostly on myself. i've been able to be a mom, non a working mom, and that was something i'd never been before.

so many thoughts, things, ideas, stories have run through my brain since my last post. we really did have a great christmas. the hubs gave me a beautiful white gold infinity necklace (yes, he finally realized i don't like gold jewelry) but my fave gifts really were the vintage coloring book he found me (published the year i was born), a scrabble game exactly like my old one that the dog chewed up, the most comfy pajamas i've ever had and more. i got an awesomely big coffee cup from my bro/sil, along w/ some penguin socks. the girl got me a travel coffee mug and some yummy coffee and the boy got me a necklace that says mom. it was a good haul.

the hubs' dad sends money for christmas so we bought guitar hero and wii fit. i haven't played guitar hero yet, but have tried the wii fit. apparently i am 8 yrs older on wii fit. changes need to be made.

after the holidays we've been in a clean up/reorganizing mode. it feels good. we've put all the christmas stuff away. the garage is 99% cleaned out which means for the first time in a long time we'll be able to fit two cars in there again. both kids' rooms are cleaned, decluttered and organized. it's all been very cathartic.

i have much much more to say but just wanted to stop in so you wouldn't think i'd fallen off the face of the earth.

oh--and after about two years of waffling, the girl got her ears pierced today : ) we've gone to get them pierced several times in the last 2-3 years and she's always chickened out. i guess since she will be 13 in a few weeks she decided to bite the bullet.

i am slowly getting around to reading blogs again, and commenting and finding out what you've been up to. i've missed you all : )


cheatymoon said...

Glad to read you had a lovely holiday. I like white gold/silver jewelry better as well. Other half gave me very nice citrine ring this year - a surprise.

2009 really was a tough year for so many. It's nice to have a fresh start, and you seem to have a nice clean slate w/ all that clearing out, etc. Come on up and help w/ my house?

Happy New Year, CK. :-)

Not Your Aunt B said...

You'll have to post a review about the Wii Fit. The aging thing seems a little too HAL for me. Love guitar hero. Love rockband more- I love to drum, reminds me of HS band.

Happy 2010!

Pseudo said...

I find cleaning, declutterng, and purging very cathartic for the new year as well.

Your gifts sound lovely.

Firegirl said...

great "loot list" (:-D

I think everyone has a Wii but me *pout* (:-D It's okay though.

Welcome back!!

Gal Friday said...

The snow outside has forced me to stay indoors today and I am in full decluttering mode now, too. Feels right for the beginning of the new year..
Yay to you for the cleaned out garage, too!

Ali said...

Wowee. Your hubs sounds as though he's a great gift giver. Mine is dreadful. He needs really good tips and actually (if I'm honest) precise instructions to succeed at gift giving. Necklace sounds lovely.

Fragrant Liar said...

Happy New Year! 2010 promises to be much better than 2009.

Seriously. We had a blue moon and that portends all good things. Right? RIGHT??

drollgirl said...

happy new year to you! and this year better be a scrillion times better than last year. IT BETTER BE!