2011 Greatest Hits
Here we are on day 2 of 2012. Here are some positive takeaways from 2011, in no particular order:
- My dad earned two different professor of the year awards!
- My great-uncle turned 98!
- I rode 56 miles on my bicycle on 9/11…for fun!
- I spent lots of quality time in the gym. Thankfully, it is only a few blocks away.
- I planned and executed a successful and very enjoyable high school reunion…with my two co-pilots.
- I re-connected with much-missed chums from grade school! From high school, too!
- I am employed.
- I totally missed the 11-11-11 connection with “This is Spinal Tap.” I was already fascinated with 11-1-11! Today is 1-2-12, where is the ticker tape parade for that? 😉
- I had a makeover. Under duress, a friend from work dragged me to the makeup chair at lunch. Okay, the eyeliner is pretty awesome and who knew you could do that cool thing with brows.
- My blog debuted in March and finally took off and won an award!
- While looking for stamps in a drawer, I found an old traveler’s cheque worth $100 and a stash of gift cards that I had forgotten about!
- I bought a Nook, thanks to that traveler’s cheque, and have already borrowed some books from the library on it.
- Facebook: you pick me up and put me back down!
What Do Kids Think, Anyway?
- My nephew and I were sitting at the table in the kitchen. I was a bit distracted. He looked at me and asked, “What’s on your mind?” I was impressed with his depth but didn’t answer. He attempted again, “Why are you being so quiet?” Embarrassed, I laughed and he finished with, “What is wrong?” I can only imagine what thoughts will emerge when he turns four! How wonderful if all adults were that perceptive!
- I saw my six-year-old niece and was about to give her a big hug. She ordered, “Don’t tickle me.” I walked away and said, “Okay”. She ran up to me and said, “No, when I say don’t tickle me; that means I want you to tickle me.”
2011 had some great moments, no doubt.
However, in the bigger picture, it was a test for everyone.
2012 HAS to be better for ALL of us.
Happy New Year!