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Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012, nice to meet you.

When I was a kid it was believed that by 2012 we would have a colony on the moon and that cars would probably be able to fly (or at least hover).  People could not fathom what our society would be like in a year that sounded so futuristic...or maybe "people" could, but kids could not.  Remember when you were a child and people who were 30 years old were "really old"?  Well, here I am almost 31 and 1/2 with two kiddos and a husband and I don't feel "really old" just yet, although 2012 does still sound like the future.

How did I ring in the new year?  We watched a few reruns of Jersey Shore (brain drain) and then I fought with Henry about going to sleep for a few hours only to end up feeding him at the stroke of midnight while neighbors around us shot off fireworks, which in my state of being "really old" and "really f*%?ing tired" I found ANNOYING.  I shed some tears of exhaustion, finally got the baby to sleep and tried to remember that this sleep deprivation phase will pass sooner than later (please God) and some semblance of a new normal will develop.

Although we are in the trenches of newborn-ness and in survival mode, I am above all THANKFUL for  my family and the fact that we are welcoming a new year together.  This year marked the 10th new years that my husband and I have spent together and my, how things have changed...and I couldn't be happier.

Here are a few of my wishes for 2012:

1.  That Henry starts sleeping through the night asap.  I may be dreaming on this one, but here's hoping...

2.  That my family and friends remain healthy and happy.

3.  That pop culture gives me some good topics to chew on; and

4.  That I soon start fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes and don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe of pajama jeans, as comfortable and stylish as they are...

Happy 2012!  Let's make it a fabulous and prosperous year.

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