Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

December 31st....New Years Eve.

A new year looms on the horizon. 2010 - Wow.....The last year in my 40's. In 2011 I'll turn 50!

I think this will be a great year. I'm not making resolutions...they never last and after all, each day is new and brings with it new challenges and rewards- so no resolutions for me.

I did pick a word for the year - Persevere - to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement. I picked this word because I tend to get overwhelmed when I'm faced with many stressful things at the same time. So I want to not over-react to things beyond my control, to take time to think things through before reacting, to persevere through any challenge and also keep up with doing things I know are good and healthy for me. I won't beat myself up if I miss a day of exercise, but realize tomorrow is new and I can always start over.

Some favorite things of 2009:

- Rick moving back home in May - at first it was an adjustment, but I have had many fun movements with my grown son these last few months. I've enjoyed his company.

- Surviving the renewal of my company's GSA schedule. GSA is the the most antiquated govt agency out there and it was a frustrating and maddening process, but on September 30, 2009, 14 months after beginning the process, I got our 5 year contract extension.

- Watching sweet Charles Bradford Leininger enter the world. Thank you Pam and Doug for allowing me that honor.

- Watching Rachel marry the man of her dreams, Noah.

- Watching Ashley marry her awesome Anthony.

- My annual beach trip with the "Cell".

- Kind of goofy - but I thought Susan Boyle was phenomenol....watching her WOW everyone with her voice was uplifting.

- Having Jocelyn find me through my blog - what a blessing she is. Even though we have not met in real life, her blog is uplifting, inspiring, thoughtful and a joy to read. Check her blog out.

- Watching La from the Freak begin a huge and exciting journey of weight loss.

- The Blizzard of 2009 - We had a white Christmas this year!

- I scrapped a lot this year.....I'm happy with my accomplishments. My last layout of 2009 - little surprise it's of Pam and her beautiful family.

It will be a quiet celebration this year, both Mike and I are sick so we are staying home and watching the last season of 24.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Jocelyn said...

First off...what a great breakdown of your year...I adored all the pics!!!

I was so surprised when I saw my are a Blessing to me and WE ARE MEETING matter what!!!!!

So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well....We stayed in....ate a wonderful dinner and watched movies...the perfect night!!!

Once again....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

RachelNoah627 said...

I'm so glad you were such an integral part of our wedding day. God has truly blessed our friendship. Love you!!!

Lynette said...

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