Tuesday, January 5

Hello 2010

Yep, twenty ten is here.
Or do you say two thousand ten?
Whatever the case I couldn't be happier a new year is upon us.
It's like a clean slate, starting all over, a brand new beginning.
And I am ready for it.

2009 totally sucked.
There, I said it.
And have heard it a lot in the last week on Twitter and Facebook.
Sure, there were a few great things that happened in the year but as a whole, it pretty much stunk.
The year just flew by, working way too much and there were so many sour notes that I am happy to welcome the new.

When I was looking back at the 'ol blog for posts about previous holiday seasons and new year's thoughts, I found it VERY interesting.
I forget how long I've had this thing.
Almost 5 years!!
And I forget how interesting and insightful it is as a journal.
Well, back in 2005, I wrote this about what I had learned that year.
And I thought, "That was a great idea, wish I did that every year".
So I am again this year.
And I HIGHLY recommend it.
So, here it is, the good, the bad and the ugly...

What I learned in 2009

1. Buying a house is not as fun as you would think.
2. Even the best dog can do bad things.
3. Sometimes doing hobbies can feel like more of a chore than a joy.
4. Friends you've never met in real life are sometimes your closest friends.
5. It's never too late, for anything.
6. Puppies are a good substitute for a baby, they sleep in cages.
7. I'd rather a BBQ in our backyard over a restaurant any day.
8. Living together is much easier with more square footage.
9. Parenting a teenager is very frustrating.
10. The kid is way more like me than I ever thought.
11. Sometimes your very best friends aren't who you thought they were.
12. Labeling boxes for a move cannot be underestimated.
13. I'm not married to the most amazing man.
14. Vegas with this same unmarried amazing man is not as much fun as I thought.
15. Sacrifice should never be at the expense of family.
16. Holidays at home are the only way to go.

17. Working at a craft store is one of the best jobs on earth.
18. Working at a craft store is one of the worst jobs on earth.
19. I've missed a lot of my old friends, thanks Facebook.
20. I am one lucky girl to call this my family.
2010 is seriously a new chapter and I am excited for what it will bring.
Hopefully all good stuff. (fingers crossed)
And I'm not making any resolutions this year, is anyone else?


Paula said...

I'm sorry you had a bad year; ya' know, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Glad you're back to blogging, I missed that when you were at the store. Happy New Year Simone.

Rita said...

2010 is going to be a much better year for you Simone...I just know it girl! I do have to say that I've missed my laughs in the morning because reading your blog with your wonderful sense of humor always made my day kiddo! Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

I just know that this year will be a better one for you. I missed your great blogging and your creativity. It sounds like your store made the craft you love a drudgery. Keep up blogging, you have many friends out here in bloggerland. I also hope this year is a better one for my hubby and I too. Happy New Year.
Cheryl Sims

Jessica Diedrich said...

LOVE this post...love the pics...love that I got to meet you at least a handful of times before I moved and yep, thanks to our crafty, bloggy little world I hope to continue getting to know your fun self! Here's to 2010-and soaking up the fun, the memories, and all the GOOD stuff :) Hugs!

Allison Rankin said...

Love this Simone! I need to do this...your pictures look great!

sandra said...

Great post!
The photo with #2 is the best ever. Am I the only one though, that thinks it kinda looks like a guy and not a dog? Maybe I'm weird.
Agree with #4 & #11, more than you know.
Wishing you a great 2010!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Yup, 2009 wasn't the greatest, was it? But when all is right with our kids, then all is right with the world as far as I am concerned and everything else will work out.
As long as that stays the same in 2010 we'll be good:)
Great post, Simone!

Mimi said...

My best wishes for a fantabulous 2010.
The photo of you and the Kid cracked me up, only because I have two teenagers...