A couple of weeks ago I was talking to EID and we were discussing Christmas cards and letters. Neither of us had pulled ourselves together enough to get cards out the door in time for the holiday. She asked me if I was going to send out a Christmas letter. I laughed.
What was I going to write? I started the year with one job. The economy sucks. I got a new job. The end.
And besides that - who cares what I have to say about the year that just passed?
Then I had lunch with my cousins this week and I started thinking about life and decided that I would write a letter.
You may still not care what I have to say, and that's fine. I'm writing it anyway.
Dear Family and Friends:
What a year!
I began the year in subzero temperatures in Nowhere, Nevada, working for the cattlemen. My travels for work took me all over the southwest. I made a lot of new friends (and probably a few enemies), but it was all worth it. I enjoyed every minute!
In March, due to a scheduling miracle, I was able to be at the hospital when nephew #2, TinySmalls, was born! I truly love being an aunt! It is very special and the love that I have for those two little boys overwhelms me sometimes.
In April, Bunner and Banana got married. It was a blast! Diddy and I danced up a storm!
In the beginning of June, I spent a week in North Dakota for work. I traveled all over the state and enjoyed it immensely. However, on the last day of my visit, when it started snowing, I was reminded of why I live in the desert! Give me sunshine and heat every day of the week!
Over Labor Day, I traveled to Squaw Valley with Dirty Shirley on a Girls' Weekend. It was an amazingly good time!
I continue to feel the tug of adulthood pulling from every direction.
I started a new job in October. The political bug started to rear it's ugly head and I couldn't stay away any longer. It has been a great move for me and I'm really enjoying what I'm doing!
I attended the funeral for a friend's mom in September and then walked in her memory in the Breast Cancer 3-Day in November.
A few friendships ended this year, which makes me sad. However, I have also made a number of new friends that I believe will continue long into the future.
As I look at my family, and the wonderful love that we share, I am reminded of how lucky I am.
I have had many blessings in life and I count each one of you among those.
I look forward to the many adventures that we will share in the years to come!