The Year in Review
Well, I suppose I should reflect back on some of the important events in our family from 2009. The two that come first to mind at the moment are finding out about Dani's peanut allergy (though that has proven to be a fairly low-key issue so far) and finishing all my coursework for my degree-- finally! Most of the rest seems like business as usual, generally, with some ups and downs along the way.
Looking ahead, I did have a fairly good idea of what I wanted to do with the first several months of 2010: exercise, healthier eating habits, do the courses and planning for the state exam, and keep the clutter monster under better control around here. However, at the last minute a possible job opportunity has cropped up-- it may not come through, and wouldn't be very convenient, but if it materializes there are enough advantages that it would be worth the hassles. But I won't find out whether I will be called for an interview for another week or two. So, it's kind of hard to do much planning in this sort of limbo state.
But, this year I am going to do that popular year-end meme of posting the first line of the first post for each month, just to revisit in blog terms our year. So, here goes:
January: I suppose I should be writing either one of those year-in-review posts, or one of those New Year's Resolutions posts, but for the moment I'll leave you with my best wishes for 2009 and a few photos-- I didn't get most of the food, but at least here's the turrón and the fruit and the twelve grapes to be eaten in rapid succesion at midnight: (click on the link to see the photos.)
Februrary: On the other blog, I have been writing some posts about my teaching degree program.
March: Overheard this morning when the boys were in bed: (again, click if you want to read it.)
April: When I was pregnant with Elías, I attended a birth preparation class in which the instructor pointed to a chart and expounded upon the many ills that can affect womens' pelvic organs after childbirth (prolapse! urinary incontinence! and more!) (Yeah, you might not want to click on this one.)
May: it's kind of ironic. (Missing capital letter and all...)
So I signed up to participate in the Double-Daring Book for Girls book shower, first because I think Andi and Miriam rock, and I'd love to help get the word out about their book.
July: Well, we arrived safely in the US, but no blogging due to various factors: An impossibly slow computer, three hyper kids, jet-lagged human alarm clocks that get us up every day at 5:30am and make it extremely difficult for me to be able to put a coherent blog post together when I actually do get a free moment...
August: ...but about to leave again, this time for the village. (The title for this post was "So we're back...")
September: Back to school for another year.
October: ...no te cases ni te embarques. (Title for this post was "En trece y martes...")
November: Yep. (Post title: "We interrupt this Halloween to bring you... the flu.")
December: So Dani is coming up on 22 months (the 26th) and while he will occasionally deign to use an actual word, most of his communication comes in the form of gesture.
So I guess that about sums it up. 2009 was also the year of infrequent blog posts-- 58 for the entire year. In July I only posted once, and August twice, and in no month did I go over 7 posts. Somehow, though, a few of you continue to read. So, thank you! And of course, Feliz Año! May 2010 be a wonderful year for all of us!