About 5 weeks ago I put out a post stating why I wasn’t looking forward to the holiday season. I figured I should give an update to that. What I figured would happened didn’t. Yes I did have my moments of loneliness. I think that was to be expected, namely when I was around couples the entire time. It can be easy to get used to being the 3rd wheel, but there are times that you just don’t want to be that. For the most part it was a good holiday season.
I did get to spend a lot of time with my daughter. That was truly special. I was the only parent she had to spend time with one-on-one and we had a lot of time together. We got to spend time with extended family, and as I write this, We are in Boston visiting my sister, brother-in-law and their son.
One thing I actually found a lot of fun this year was shopping. I know, for those of you who have followed me for a while will know I HATE shopping with a passion. I had a lot of fun shopping for my daughter. I started in July, and would get things slowly through out the second half of the year. I did one larger purchase date, and that is thanks to a listener who sent me a special discount card for the Disney store (unfortunately it didn’t work on tickets for the parks, I will have to talk to the mouse about that one. In any event the Disney is probably the 2010 vacation). I have a picture of Flickr of her with her Disney loot. To that listener, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. It means a lot to me that you thought of me and my munchkin.
As for 2009, well I am looking forward to my rebuilding. I am in such a good place now. With a new gig starting officially today, and school starting in a couple of weeks, 2009 will be a huge rebuilding year that will make the transformation complete. I also believe I will finally get the last 60 pounds I have wanted to shed off of me and reach my weight loss goal.
What all will 2009 bring? I have no clue. I will probably get ticked off with politics (being a conservative, this would be a given), but besides that, I have no clue. I am looking forward to what 2009 will bring. Will it bring fame and fortune (I WISH!!), a true love, or some other dream? I have no idea, but it will be an exciting ride. I am glad to say that those of you who listen to the podcast will be a part of the ride and hear how the year shapes up.
Happy New Year to you all, and remember, 2009 is the year of Barely!