Can you believe we've survived a full decade into the 2000's?
Remember partying like it was 1999, but the whole you were doing the whop with a Long Island Tea in your hand, you had a little twinge of fear in the back of your mind that the world may just end when the ball dropped? Remember? I know y'all remember, don't act like it was just me.
My Dad is a computer guy and had to work all night long that night, LOL, good times.
Of course, New Years Day is always a time of reflection for me so I thought I'd muse aloud over some of my past decade of experiences. In the past 10 years I have:
- Had surgery to remove a humongous extra scary tumor, but rejoiced evermore that it was benign.
- Turned a fractured family of two into a FANTASTIC family of three. Hurray for Mom #2!
- Discovered a rich new culture in the Hispanic community and began the painful yet enlightening process of full-fledged heritage blending. Mom #2 is a patient and long suffering saint.
- Moved from the ghetto to suburbia. Suburbia is better, but kind of far from everything.
- Speaking of moving, moved
three fourfive times, I think I like this house.
- Finally talked my way into the promotion that I always deserved at work, and then promptly quit that job to homeschool.
- Oh yeah, started homeschooling.
- Began indulging my love of the arts, especially the Opera.
- Became Mommy to two super adorable Baby Doggies.
- Buried one super adorable Baby Doggy. R.I.P., Diesel the Weasel.
- Watched my parents get divorced after 36 years of marriage. So sad.
- Became painfully aware and subsequently in charge of my Mom's mental illness. So sadder.
- Buried Mom #2's grandma.
- Buried my grandma.
- Buried my great-grandma.
- Gained a brand new step-grandma. I'm still working through this one. *SIGH*
- Mom #2 and I became grandmas. Three times. Please pass the Oil of Olay.
- Became hopelessly and ridiculously addicted to The Young and The Restless. Mom #2 brought that addiction with her, but I have to admit, I joined in without much convincing.
- Became a tae kwon do Mom.
- Became an Ultimate Frisbee Mom.
- Watched an adorable little elementary school boy grow into a handsome young collegiate man. In case you didn't know, I'm talking about Baby Boy. ;-)
Not too shabby, eh?
BTW, New Years Day is the anniversary of the day Mom #2, Baby Boy and I all became a family. Happy Anniversary to US.
Usually I would insert some glittery slide show full of family photos, but now that we have the new photographic header, it just seems redundant. If you're missing it this year, you can see last year's right here . . . if you're not in the mood for that . . . you can just scroll back up to the top and look at the header photos again . . . or you can just not do either and pretend you did, LOL. My feelings won't be hurt.
I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to us. There are so many sparkly changes on the horizon, I better get my shades. I'll bring a pair for you too. Ray-Bans anyone?
Until next time . . .