Friday, December 31, 2010


I'm sitting here on New Year's Eve watching the Gamecocks vs. Seminoles in the Chik-fil-A Bowl, (I love it when I can yell GO COCKS and no one gets offended. Heh.), listening to my 9 year old snore on the couch next to me. I'm reading many of your 2010 recaps and Facebook statuses and thinking back on my own year that was and thinking ahead to the year that will be.

2010 was by all accounts a pretty damn good year. I may complain a lot (do I?,)(Isn't that what a blog is for?) but I think that 2010 was the year that I came into my own as a mother. This is the year that I have noticeably NOT yelled as much, and it shows in the peace around my house. We have created some pretty awesome human beings and I really started to enjoy them a lot more this year. Let's not get too carried away...yes, we had our share of bad moments, but I think that I was a better mom this year. And that is a very good thing.

My marriage is arguably the best one that I know of, and that is pretty damn cool. Headless Dad and I have had a year of excellent communication and that makes all the difference. We've made time for each other and it shows. We're best friends. We make a great team. Like when we had the flood in November? We did a great job of tag-teaming to keep our cool and take care of business. It's nice to know that I have a partner that can take over when I'm getting overwhelmed, and that I can overcome my fears to be the partner that he needs me to be. That's not to say that we're perfect. We're not. (Paper towel bombs, anyone?) I'm certainly not, (Dust? Huh? Sshhh!), but an all together pretty perfect pair, if I do say so myself.

In 2010 I have found my blogging tribe, (you know who you all are-Muah!,) if not necessarily the voice that I've so desperately wanted. I know who my friends are and that is comforting. If anything, 2010 has helped me to see a little more clearly where I want to go in the future. I guess we'll see where it takes me!

As usual, I've been blessed with a great family. The ones in Colorado, the ones in the south, and the ones here are all top notch, and I really hope to spend more time with all of them in the coming year. Having a supportive family is so important and I can't thank them enough for being here for me when I've needed them and laughing with me when we needed that, too!

This year has also been a good year for my friendships locally. We stumbled upon a group of families a few years ago and this year has showed me that they really are my friends. In 2011 I hope to be the one hosting a little more often, as we seem to get together a lot and I need to do more of my share!

Speaking of those friends? One of the families called yesterday and is hosting a (second annual!) New Year's Eve party for all of us-kids included. We're expected in an hour so I'd better boogie. A huge thank you to all of you for coming over and reading my words, here and elsewhere. It means so much to me that you're here, week in and week out. I don't really think I can say how much it means to me, so I'll just say Thanks a million!

I wish you all the best in 2011; the kind of year that I've had this year, minus the flood!

Headless Mom


Carmen said...


I wish 2011 to be the best year EVER for you.

And I'm coming to see you a day before Blogher!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful, so happy for you.
Happy New Year!

Stimey said...

Happy New Year!

This is such a nice post to read. And if a marriage can survive a flood, it can survive anything!

kyooty said...

Happy New Year!!!

Anna See said...

Happy New Year! Love you!

Just Margaret said...

Having a partner like your hub makes such a huge difference when roadblocks are thrown up in your way. So glad you have that kind of relationship!

Also, I'm so glad that we met at BlogHer '10! Don't know yet if I'll make it to '11--time will tell.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!