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In reading some of my regular blogs the last couple of days, I am seeing a lot of introspection about changes and/or goals to achieve in 2010. I kinda feel like a slug that I don’t really have anything deep to offer. 2009 was a decent enough year for me. I was sad that a lot of people that I know had economic difficulties and other negative things to contend with. We were fortunate enough to keep our jobs and our lifestyle wasn’t really impacted so I am mostly thankful.
Tony has had to travel way more than he would like so I hope that will change for him in 2010. His New Year will be spent in Portland, working (after playing a New Year’s Eve gig with his band here), and then he heads for Vegas next week for the Consumer Electronics Show before he has fully recovered from his last-minute, pre-Christmas trip to China. I guess that would be my main wish, on a personal level, for a positive change career-wise in 2010 for him.
What do you hope for in 2010? I know we all would like world peace, an end to the recession, and everyone we know to be healthy and happy. I’ve read a lot of blogs lately where people would like more simple joys in their life. I like that idea, too. I’d also like my cats to quit clawing up all our furniture and for them to keep their paws off our new loveseat if it ever arrives.
And~I’d like to get out and take more photos so that I can blog more than 2-3 times a week. My hope is to blog 4-5 times a week again. One of the best things for me, personally, in 2009 was to start blogging. I not only enjoy having a blog but reading all of your blogs, too, and making new friends in the blogosphere. I continually come across new ones and am awed by the level of writing, creating, and photography out there.
Yes, these are all cheap, in-camera, special effects. Zooming in and out on the Christmas tree lights and the first one is one I just discovered yesterday on my cell phone camera that I took at the Steely Dan concert in October and that seemed appropriate to use to welcome in the New Year and hope it is one of positive change, promise, and happiness.
The gifts were bought, wrapped, opened.
The food was planned, cooked (and baked), and eaten.
Tony returned from China on schedule. We spent Christmas Eve with my local relatives and it was very pleasant. Christmas Day was spent relaxing, cooking, eating, sipping wine, opening gifts, talking on the phone to our other relatives, and driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Google still goes in the tree several times a day.
Marbles is a copycat and was up there, too, but I wasn’t fast enough with the camera. I only caught him sleeping it off.
Abbey is our “good” cat and never gets into trouble. She enjoyed their Christmas dinner of tuna and dozed off contented.
Hope your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be.
This isn’t going to turn into a cat blog…really.
Finally, the tree and the household decorating are done.
But my helper, Google, didn’t make it all that easy. Wild 15 pound kittens have their own ideas.
I guess he’s pleased with how everything turned out.
Meanwhile, this is how Tony is celebrating the pre-Christmas festivities in China. This is his hotel lobby in Shenzhen.
And a Chinese Santa he bought…
He’ll make it home before Christmas, but barely.
Amidst the shopping, sending Christmas cards, wrapping, packing, and mailing gifts, and Tony taking an unplanned, last-minute business trip to China with a return date of 12/23 (!), our house isn’t decorated yet nor have I taken anymore holiday-ish shots so these will have to do for a couple of days. This is a Powerpoint I put together last year to be emailed to a few friends.
Tonight, I am definitely working on the tree and decorations. How are your holiday preparations going? Any parties yet? I’ve been to two work-related ones and another lunch tomorrow. This Saturday night Tony and I had plans to go to the Wrigley Mansion for a holiday celebration with some friends but he’s several thousand miles away. I’m still going to go but it won’t be nearly as festive without him.
I still have shopping to do, too, and plan to finish that up this weekend…I hope.
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We shall find peace.
We shall hear the angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
That’s a nice sentiment for this time of year, isn’t it? Let’s hope…