You know you live in the land of plenty when you decide to bake bread at home for fun, not out of necessity. You know you've got it made when you have a gadget that will do the work for you.
I couldn't think of anything I wanted for Christmas. A few days before Christmas I saw Amazon had a good deal on a bread machine, so I sent M the link to buy it. He thought it was weird. Isn't giving something like that to your wife for Christmas like the kiss of death?
Seriously, I couldn't think of anything I wanted for Christmas. A new kitchen toy sounded like fun to me.
To not need, or even want, anything is a gift in itself.
We saw a lot of big changes in 2009. We bought our first home, we welcomed Emily into the world. 2010 was a year of status quo. Nothing big happened this year, which is fine with me!
No life altering changes meant were able to enjoy all the fruits 2009 brought us. Work stayed the same. I can't wait to be a full-time SAHM, but working one day a week at home is an improvement. M didn't get the upgrade we want so badly, but he had great schedules and was able to celebrate every holiday and important event (and even the not so important ones) at home. Who knows when that will happen again. We were able to continuing providing for our family. Sadly, that was not the case for many in this economy.
Emily continued to grow and flourish. We went to concerts. We went hiking. We took some fun family vacations. Despite a small health scare, I was able to run many races and return to my pre-pregnancy speed. I even won a race pushing the stroller. We got to have stolen date nights that helped make the time apart not so terrible.
So if my biggest decision of the morning is whether I want a hot buttery slice with strawberry or raspberry jam, then life is pretty good.
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