Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last post of 2010

Today has been an oddly positive day.  While I didn't get much work done--there is a festive, "do it later" atmosphere in our office on the day before a holiday which I'm sure is common--I feel caught up and ready to hit the ground running next week.  (Which is especially awesome, as January 1 starts my "billing year," meaning all the work I do starting next week is counting toward a possible bonus in 2011.)

The weather here today has been decidedly un-Phoenix-like, and I think that has contributed to the holiday mood in the office.  From my office a few floors from the top of our 20-story office building, I have been able to watch the skies changing minute by minute as clouds move briskly through the metro area.  I can actually see snow (almost magically) appearing on the peaks of mountains only 10-20 miles away!  Very cool and unusual for here.

The new carry-on luggage I ordered a few weeks even arrived today, just in time for my trip to my dad's tonight.  Serendipity!

Whatever you have planned to celebrate the coming of the new year, I hope it's fun.  I imagine we will be spending a quiet evening in with my father and stepmother, and that suits me just fine.

I confess, I am not sorry to see 2010 end.  I thought 2009 was one of the toughest years of my adulthood, and truth be told, aside from finding a new job--which, really, in this economy, cannot truly be an aside--this year was not much better for me.  Damn infertility.

I read a news article recently about a man who decided to send 365 handwritten thank you notes in a year.  (I think he wrote a book about the experience.)  I confess, a resolution like that really appeals to me.  It's not at all self-centered; it would likely bring joy (or at least positive feelings) to other people; and it really wouldn't be that hard to do, as you'd only have to average one note a day.

Simply counting my blessings myself or keeping a gratitude journal does not seem to be enough to lift my mood most days and take me out of myself.  Maybe I will try that and/or some new volunteer work in the new year.



  1. I'm in that place where I'm trying to think of things to do with my life now that define me outside of my dream to be a mother. Doing something like the 365 thank-yous and volunteering sound like great things to do. I wish you all the best for 2011!

  2. Have a great trip and cheers to a better 2011!

  3. Happy New Year! Have a wonderful time with your family!

  4. wishing you a happy new year. I too am glad to see 2010 go. Hoping for better things to come in 2011

  5. Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is a better year for you.

  6. May the new year bring you all that you hope for and deserve!

  7. Have a wonderful trip. It is off to a lucky start.

  8. Hoping 2011 is way better for you.

    You left a beautiful comment for me on my blog recently and I have been meaning to hit 'Reply' to it (even if my brain churns out two lines on it). I want to do it with some peace at hand, so I will reply, but just do not know, when!

    Take Care!

  9. Just catching up and am sorry to see things in limbo for you again. I know that feeling all too well. I don't think the switching from donor egg to donor embryo is much of a hop on the female side of things as we have already given up the genetic link, but the uncertainty in having a hubby change his mind when you are set up and ready to go one way is so difficult. I'm hoping all works out and that 2011 turns out to be an amazing year for you. Hang in there!!


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