Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year!

The menu at the restaurant last night was appropriately titled "Good riddance to 2008" and while there are so, so many reasons to run screaming away from this past year, we had lots of wonderful experiences and things to be grateful for. I always look forward to the end of the year reflection and hopes and promises of the year to come - here's what came to mind for me in the last few days.

  • I'm happy to be a student again and like that I've challenged myself to do something really hard;
  • I've learned that there are things that are harder for me than for other people (see above) but I'm o.k. with those things because I know there are other things I have to offer;
  • We're becoming familiar with our second home and community - we've been so welcomed this year in a new place and have been blessed to get to know so many wonderful people;
  • Steve Wood isn't scary at all;
  • I would like to spend more time on creative things and I'm going to try to do that this year (I like taking pictures and my short game is suffering from my shift in focus to grad school);
  • Microeconomics taught me that we need to eat more vegetables so one of my new creative things is going to be learning to cook more vegetables;
  • I'm glad I learned something from microeconomics because I can't draw a cost curve for sh*t;
  • It's good to have other people to rely on sometimes;
  • It's o.k. too to have people who sometimes disappoint me so I can teach myself to focus more on the good;
  • I love being married to my husband;
  • I should stop being afraid to sing out loud;
  • Psyched to have a new president with so much promise;
  • A little gray hair is perfectly fine at my age;
  • Ice storms have something to teach (besides we should buy a generator);
  • 2009 will be be best year ever, dontcha think?


Susan said...

Happy New Year! And no, Steve isn't so scary. He gave Trout Towers its downstairs toilet!

Lisa said...

That's a gift to be coveted! You must remember him fondly each time, well, you know...

Happy new year!