Wednesday, December 31, 2008


on this last day of 2008...

*relieved (to finally be back home and have the house to ourselves)

*intense craving (for a return to "routine")

*exhausted (by the last month and a half)

*overwhelmed (by all that needs done in the next few weeks)

*sadness (that Rich is soon leaving for two weeks)

*dread (that Rich is soon leaving for two weeks)

*intimidated (by the number on Google Reader)

*calmed (by the sight outside the window--a beautiful eight inches of snow fell overnight and it's still coming down hard)

*worried (about how many times it will do that while Rich is gone)

*excited (by the thought of a new year--it just always feels like a new chance to do things better)

*extreme gratitude (for my life--just the way it is)


Jean said...

I love your last one. Gratitude. I, too, have much to be thankful for and should remember that in the midst of all the resolving. Welcome home!

Bogsider said...

I have much to be thankful for, but cannot wait for 2008 to be over. Had an annus horribilis this year where things which were beyond my control happened and I am looking so much forward to 2009 which I am determined shall be better. I will definitely work for it to be a better year than 2008.


Carl V. said...

Welcome back! You've been missed. I hope this last day of 08 is more relaxing for you all and that the new year is one of peace and prosperity in every area of your lives.

DesLily said...

welcome home and may you and your family have a wonderful 2009!

Eva said...

*hugs* Welcome back Debi-I've missed you!! And I love how you did this post. :) If I were you, I'd just make everything read in Google Reader, and catch up on blogs if/when you feel like it. That way there's no pressure!

Chris said...

feeling....thrilled (to have Debi back :p)

I figured that you had been mega stressed lately with the holidays! I know it's a very busy time of the year for you. But it's so good to hear from you again. Happy New Year to you Debi!!!

Stephanie said...

Glad to have you back!! A nice post for the New Year!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Nymeth said...

DebiDebiDebi! :D

It's SO good to see you posting again! Welcome back, my dear.

I'm sorry about those two weeks without Rich :( But hopefully they'll go by fast. And we'll be here to distract you in the meantime :P

I'll write you with more time tomorrow, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year!!

Also...I feel a lot of gratitude too.

Kailana said...

I wish I could feel calmed by the snow. I still have to drive home in it and shovel my driveway... Then, maybe I will feel a bit better!