The Year 2010 in Review

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Dear Family and Friends:
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: God is not dead, nor doth He sleep!

Another year gone. The past twelve months have been quite the ride, and while I'd like to remember all of it here are just a few highlights:

Countries/States visited: Nevada, Utah (thrice), California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, Bahamas, Wales, Ireland, England, and Italy.

Favorites: attending my first traditional Seder; hiking White Oak in Shenandoah National Park; picking strawberries, blackberries, and peaches; unlimited yoga for an entire month; making my own traditional Afghani kite; hosting a baby shower; a day-trip to Capri off the coast of Italy; reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); monthly massages (Best. Idea. Ever); Selected Shorts podcast; seeing Trans-Siberian Orchestra live; watching a shuttle launch; Sky Meadows State Park; Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear; live theater; family reunions; falafel; new relationships; and Sunday morning walks.

Not-So-Favorites: going to court; losing my camera; parking tickets (yes, still); anger; shoppers minus their carry-your-own bag(s); and accidentally formatting my SIM card.

I'm grateful for this past year; for its adventures and for its vicissitudes. I appreciate the Savior in my life, He is my constant. I am surrounded, both far and near, with people I love. To be honest, I'm one lucky gal. May your holiday season be filled with clarity, love, and reflections of what matters most.



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