Every year brings about changes. You can never say this year was just like last year. And don't even get it in your head that next year is going to be just like this year - good or bad.
Looking back on 2009, this blogger has seen a lot of changes.
Let's see, I started the year off as "The Laughing Idiot" and while it's a very appropriate, I'm not the only idiot out there. So Pollyanna emerged as the one who could see the the bright side of most situations (otherwise you all just didn't hear about it), even those including her own dorkiness.
You don't remember how big a dork I am?
You don't remember the time I opened the umbrella on myself? In the car?
Or the time I tried to use a toaster oven at work? Or the time I ate greasey chips while reading a weight watchers magazine?
And I'm not the only one out there.
Hubby eating watermelon?
The people at the Kindergarten Readiness meeting? Sometimes I wonder why you don't have to get a government issued license to have children.
Speaking of Kindergarten, the biggest change for us was realizing that our oldest baby was smart enough to rhyme, old enough to lose teeth and tall enough to be mistaken for a school ager. So, bitter-sweetly, we went ahead and sent her off to Kindergarten.
This year our carpets smell fresher than last year - at least they did for a few days after Stinkles squirted toothpaste all over them.
I've learned several things this year too (and once you learn them, you don't generally unlearn them so I'll have to learn something new next year).
- Making fried rice at home is not as easy as it looks in a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
- Willis Tower is the most visited attraction in Chicago.
- A 10X12 tent does not fit very well in a 11X11 space.
- I am calendar challenged.
One of the most awesome things from this past year that will probably never happen again - Oprah's people called me! It probably won't happen again because I'm not really all that interesting now that they've actually talked to me.
And she's going into her final season.
Oh well, 2010 should be interesting. With my random acts of dorkdom, my own family's idiosycracies, and everyone around me doing and saying and singing the funniest stuff, we're all sure to learn something new.
Or have a good chuckle at the very least.
- Most of you have been with me throughout 2009 - thanks for hanging out.
- Cheers to all of you staying on the ride with me as I travel through 2010.