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Question of the Week - Looking Forward

I'm back from the country mountains. We had a wonderful time at my inlaws, and we had a great Christmas. It seems like pretty much everyone I know had a more laid back holiday this year. Most people I know didn't get out holiday cards, didn't get their holiday baking done and did their shopping at the last minute. So I don't feel so bad about that. And I'm ready to move on from the holidays. Next up, 2009!

I didn't do so well on last year's resolutions. This year, I'm not going to bother making any. I've just got too much going on to make any lofty goals. And by lofty, I really mean all goals, even the mundane. Because it all seems so lofty right now.

Instead, I'm going to think about the good things coming in the new year, and I hope you'll join me, because today's question of the week is...

What are you looking forward to in 2009?

I think the obvious for me is the arrival of the new baby in June. But also, I'm looking forward to the Pumpkin turning 2 years old and all the new things she will be learning and able to do in the next year. Even before the birth, I'm looking foward to finding out the sex of the baby and getting everything in the house ready for the arrival. We are planning to switch the Pumpkin into a new room and move the new baby into the current nursery, and I am really excited about decorating the new room (I'm going with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme!).

As I do every winter, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of summer. This winter has been hard on me, but I know that as spring comes and then turns into summer, I will feel so much better.

I'm also looking forward to some new opportunities at work. I hope they are good steps in my career, and time will tell.

And I always look forward to another year with my husband. Every year in my life since I've met him has been better than the last, and I expect no less of 2009.

How about you? Got anything good coming in the new year?


Becoming Mommy said…
one word for 2009...
I know that it, itself, is not pleasant. But it will make my life so much MORE pleasant that I'm looking forward to it.
starting grad school in the fall. Finally moving forward in my career. All of the changes that will cause on our family. Feeling less STUCK.

babySaid continuing to turn into a delightful little boy.
Anonymous said…
I look forward to taking a vacation with my husband.
MommyEm said…
We are finally going to set down some roots and (hopefully) buy a house. The hubby is more excited than I am, but I think it will be good to have a place of our own. We will also start thinking about baby number two. Dorothy will start to potty train and then find the cure for cancer. It should be a good year!
Trannyhead said…
I'm looking forward to ADVENTURE this year! Hubby and I are finally going abroad on our first overseas post and I'm beyond excited about it.
Shellie said…
My oldest is graduating from High School this year!!!! And, it looks like in a month, my husband will work days. We are planning lots of changes in our routines and our budgets. Also, hopefully we will make a decision about my boy's ear- to operate or go prosthetics. I hope to have more energy this year and get things done that haven't gotten done in forever. Who knows what else the new year will hold? I think having a baby is enough of a goal for the whole year for you :).

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