It has been an interesting year.
I had really high hopes for 2010. It just had a nice ring to it. Ever since the kids started school, Joey has been in the class of 2010 and Sammy the class of 2012. I think I had been waiting for 2010, anticipating the most wonderful year. Then 2010 brought illness and death and a really weird battle with Lily's doggie daycare? Okay, maybe that last one should not really make my really bad list, but I have cursed 2010 more than a few times.
I haven't written in my blog for a while, or read any blogs for a while. I haven't taken any pictures for a while. Actually, the last few months have been difficult. I like to do a good-bye to the old year, hello to the new year post. This year I have been dreading this post. I thought perhaps I would not do an end of year post. Or any more posts. But then I thought, what the heck. My life has not come to an end.
Instead, I am just going to list out all the wonderful and enjoyable things about 2010. All the things I am really really thankful for--things that made me happy. That's it. Here goes (in chronological order, sort of):
Joey's PNCA art awards • A recuperative trip to Bainbridge Island with Michael and Lily • Watching Joey and Sammy head out to their "Sadie Hawkin's Style Winter Formal" • Sammy's Basketball Games • New changes at work that made my life a whole lot easier • The excitement of harvesting chard, kale, onions & garlic from our winter garden • Visiting Boston & Maine with Joey • Making all kinds of delicious recipes with our CSA harvests • A fun trip to Las Vegas with the Lubitz Family • Sammy's Baseball Games • Sharing in the JOY of Joey's college decision • Visiting the La Finquita del Buho farm every week • Joey's graduation from 13 years of Temple Beth Israel Religious School • Finally getting Nana's '66 T-Bird back from the mechanic • Joey's prom, high school graduation & all-night party • Welcoming Michael home from his many domestic and International business trips • Bringing home Sammy's beautiful bench he made for me in wood shop • STRAIGHT hair! • Planting our raspberry and strawberry beds • LA Trip celebrating our 21st Anniversary • Seeing Aunt Amy after all these years • Camping with the Godseys • A fantastic trip to New Orleans, Savannah & Charleston • Being happy about leaving Joey in Oberlin (it just felt right) • Welcoming Sammy home from his 5th trip to Japan (we missed him so) • The great farm canning party • Grammy & Grampy's 40th anniversary party • Michael's birthday trip to Kauai • and finally, welcoming Joey home after 111 days away!
Now that is a lot to be happy about!
It seems my family, the farm and travel are really pretty darn important to me, but I actually knew that without doing this post.
Welcome 2011, I've been waiting for you....