Blue Moon

December 31, 2009
Hey kids, hope everyone's holidays were merry and bright.

Sorry for the lack of updates, it's not for lack of tidbits to share. I'm so behind in writing. This awful sickness is keeping me down. I've practically slept this last week away, but that is actually a good thing, because for more than two weeks I wasn't able to sleep more than four hours. Who's bright idea is it to make night-time cold medicine in four hour doses, anyway?

After weeks of napping, hacking and just being miserable... Sunday night I slept. Monday I slept. 17 hours straight I was out. Tuesday, Wednesday and today was more of the same. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Turns out bronchial asthma combined with sinusitis wears this girl out. I'm finally beginning to feel human again, but it comes in short bursts then the fatigue takes over.

But I'm determined to get better. I must feel better.

Today marks the end of year, a decade even. Unbelievable.

I had plans to do a few posts about a year in review, but I just haven't been up for it. Instead, I'll simply say I've learned a lot and life has been put in perspective more this year than any other. A weak economy, lost money and credit and being so far underwater in our house will do that to you, but the lesson I learned is none of it matters. It's all make-believe numbers, some days you'll have money and some days you won't, it's what you do with those days that matter.

Smiles, love, laughter and joy. That's what truly matters. Fortunately, those are ours for the taking. Those aren't make-believe, they are real.

This year I did things I'd never would think possible. I never saw them coming last New Year's eve, but I'm glad I took chances and put myself out there to see what is possible. I faced fears of failure, needles and bridges. Those fears were senseless in hindsight. In 2010 and the years to follow I will continue to try... whatever comes my way.

The major change of this decade has been technology. Yet, somehow, I don't tweet, I don't have an iPhone, iTouch or iPod. I rarely text, my phone does not have internet capabilities, I've never used an MP3 player or downloaded music from iTunes. Books I read are still in print, but I have embraced online news, blogs, and even Facebook. So, I'm not completely out of touch, the way I see it, I'm just me.

The greatest webtool I discovered this year has been the Google Reader. I don't know how I kept up with blogs without it.

And the single greatest piece of technology that's changed my life in the last decade is a toss up between HD television and the dvr.

Who knows what 2010 holds, but it must be great things since we're not only beginning the new year with a full moon, but it's also a blue moon.

Best wishes for a wonderful, happy, and healthy New Year!

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