Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ready for the New Year

At this very moment, I am taking down my 2009 calendar and throwing it away! It's a symbolic thing for me, and now I can put up the really cute calendar I bought for 2010.

This past year was a complete whirlwind, with construction of our home, getting settled in a new life, taking care of Riley on my own, welcoming a new kitty to our family, entertaining, and making a huge effort to enjoy life every day. I have come out of a lot of pain to an entirely new place where I know how very important family and friends are and how very much I am loved.

I look forward to a fresh new year. I have a huge stack of health and fitness magazines ready to commit to memory, my cupboards have been rid of anything unhealthy, and my tush will be back in the gym very soon. New Year's Eve for me is a day of making resolutions, and this year my biggest one is to be happy every single day, and to brush off whatever or whoever tries to prevent that. I truly believe that you can make your life whatever you want it to be, and that how you react to things and people influences what kind of life you will have, and what kind of life you will represent to your children. Nothing could be more of a priority to me than to give Riley the best life possible, and I intend to do that.

Tonight we will celebrate the year past and the new year to begin with my parents. There will be snacks and shrimp and a really good bottle of champagne that my sister gave me that has been waiting in the fridge for just such an occasion. I will toast them both heartily and thank them for keeping Riley and I safe, warm, fed, and loved beyond measure.

I hope to continue to share my days with you in the coming year, and to give you recipes, tips, and some really fun stories that will keep you coming back.

Happy New Year to you all!

1 comment:

Rachelle said...

Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2010!