Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Obligatory New Year's Ramblings

Here we are at the end of 2009. The end of another year. Another decade. Whew.

I think back to where I was in 1999. That crazy moment when everyone thought the world would end. It didn't. But, oh my the changes I've gone through in these 10 years. Changing career. Twice. Meeting and marrying the man of my dreams. Moving from the city to the 'burbs. Giving birth to the sweetest, most beautiful little girl. Joining a gym and actually going. Yep, big changes.

Meanwhile, there are those that say the decade isn't ending at all, that it doesn't end until 2010. Because there is no zero year. Except that there is. We don't start at 1 year old. It takes a year to get there. Wouldn't the same be true of our calendar? And anyways, symbolically the new decade starts when you change that third digit. So I'm going with it's a new decade.

We'll be celebrating the new year with some of Neil's oldest friends. People that have come to be very special to me as well. We've been up since 5am when Sophie woke us quite unpleasantly with a coughing fit (The same cough that has been plaguing her, and therefore us, for six weeks now - we've been to the doctor three times. Sigh.), so there's a chance we won't make it all the way to midnight. Lame. But that's the life of a parent of young children. I've had more than my share of over the top new year's eves so I'm allowed to coast on a few of these.

No new resolutions. I have the 101 in 1001 that I began last year. I'm doing okay on that. There are a lot of things I need to work on. And I will. I see that as almost more of a new approach to life than a resolution.

Happy new year to each and every one of you. Be safe. Have fun.

See you in 2010!


  1. Happy New Year Cara! I am really glad we have become friends. Hope 2010 is grrreat

  2. Happy New year!

    (blog issues over here...I will email you my new address)

  3. Happy New Year Cara!
    Having decided that 2000 was the beginning of the new century, I'll agree with you that 2010 can be the beginning of the new decade.
    May it be great, new decade or not ;)

  4. Ehhh, parents of older kids don't usually make it to midnight either, lol. I wake up from my recliner, yawn, hug people and go to bed.

    I wish you a VERY HAPPY 2010! And I hope Sophie's cough goes away for you!

  5. Happy New Year! I love that this coming year, is when I get to meet you in person. Now that is awesome!

  6. Happy New year to you as well. I hope your little bean feels better soon.

  7. Happy New Year, Cara!

    Hope you made it to midnight! And that the Bean gets better sooner rather than later...

    Here's to a great decade!

  8. Happy new year! I agree, I'm not doing any new resolutions. I'm sticking with my two new habits from late 2009 (working out and Bible study) and want to get those really firmly established before I make other changes. I find if I set myself up with a new resolution on Jan 1 I just fail by like the 4th, LOL!

  9. Happy 2010! One of the 2009 highlights was hanging out with you in person!

  10. I'm with ya on ne resolutions...never have cause always break them....I like to "tweek" my life as needed!!

    And yeah, what is it with the "no zero"!! It's there...we use it..hello!!

    Happy New Year Cara!

  11. We've been enduring the coughing crud since before school got out. Middle of the night coughing fits are no fun.
    One of the highlights of my year was meeting you and the other EE sisters. I hope we can do it again in 10.
    Happy New Year, Cara.
    BTW, I have about 25 pages left in "The Lovely Bones". So sad that this is a reality. I don't know that I could stand to watch the movie, but I probably will.

  12. Hi there!
    From my point of view, determining your key skills, interests and motivations are all key to choosing the right job and having a happy work life.

  13. Happy New Year! Or decade! Or you know, Friday!

    I don't do resolutions. I just hate to let myself down.

  14. Happy New Year! Hope I get to see you in person again in 2010!

  15. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I made it to midnight, but then was to bed directly after. We DO get a pass having young children. :-)

    I still have not reflected on 2009 or thought of any goals for 2010 yet. Lame, I know. I am always behind lately....GRRRRRR.

    ANyway, can't wait to read more of your blog this year! And if you ever make it back to NY, let me know!!


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