Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ring in the new...

How fitting is it to have my 100th post coincide with the new year? Very fitting if I do say so myself!

I'll stray from my usual bland posts about sewing and knitting and wee ones just this once. I'm sure my one reader won't mind. Here's a bit of my 2010 in review:

  • In January 2010 we started the long, stressful, fun, scary process of relocating from Ohio to Texas.
  • In February we celebrated our sixth anniversary. I'm still totally in love with him.
  • In March our daughter turned 2 and our Ohio house went on the market.
  • In April our fourth child, Matthew, was born. I had no idea how silly he would be. I celebrated my 32nd birthday even though I still feel like a teenager. An offer was made on our Ohio house.
  • In May all was calm. Then came the storm...
  • In June we sold our home and bought a new one in Texas. My aunt passed away a week before we moved from Ohio. My mother passed away a week after we moved to Texas.
  • In July I moved into my new home and buried my mother two days later and had a birthday party for my four year old son two days after that. My best friend from childhood called me when he heard about my mother. I didn't recognize his voice and that saddened me.
  • In August my oldest son started Kindergarten.
  • In September I rested.
  • In October we trick or treated with our family. My sweet celebrated his 39th birthday.
  • In November my first born turned 6. I made him a cake and hugged him a lot.
  • In December my King celebrated his birthday. We helped him celebrate by baking lots of cookies and spending time together.
How do I feel about 2010? In a word, happy. I know it's a strange word to use when the year seems to have been so full of stress and heartache. But I do really feel happy. I'm happy to be living near my family, so the stressful move was worth it. I'm sad that my mother and aunt passed away because I miss them dearly. But I'm happy because they are no longer sick. And mostly I'm happy for all the little things that happened in 2010...the morning snuggles, the giggles, the countless board games and games of hide and seek, seeing my kids getting better at reading and writing, seeing the baby smile for the first time or roll over for the first time, walking the silly dog, playing World of Warcraft with the husband, date nights, the final Harry Potter movie, my morning cup of coffee, my afternoon cup of tea, I could go on...

What do I want in 2011? More little things. It's in those little things or little moments that I find happiness. I don't want to spend my time chasing after things that I think will make me happy. I want to sit back and notice all the things that do make me happy.

Happy New Year to all.


Joanna said...

Here's to more little things in 2011. I hope we get to see each other a little more. But maybe we'll avoid the park! lol

Elaine said...

I love you and all, but I'm never going to the park with you again...unless I bring lots of water and smelling salts!