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A Year in Review

Looking back on 2010, it was filled with a lot of ups and downs for me.

January started out strong. I was working out, discovering the genius of Chuck Lorre, and the hubs returned to college AND got a new job, which meant no more traveling for him. Hoo-ray.

February the hubs and I enjoyed carpooling to work and lunches together, and we started planning our next vacation – Kauai, Hawaii.

In March, I got sick. A lot. At the end of the month, we went on vacation and spent the first few days of April in Hawaii. Apparently all I did in April was look at our vacation photos and blog about them.

May was our four-year anniversary and my 28th birthday. BFD.

June we went to a wedding in Denver and took a weekend trip to Kansas City. I also went to yet another Dave Matthews Band concert, making it something like the 6th DMB concert for me. I also started laser hair removal treatments, which I’m certain was God’s way of torturing me for something horrible I must’ve done in a past life, like rip the heads off of baby rabbits or something equally awful. That shit hurts.

July my in-laws came to spend a week with us. Hoo-ray. Then my husband quit his job and we made the life-changing decision to move to North Carolina. So we did a whole bunch of stuff to our house before putting it on the market at the end of the month.

August the hubs quickly got another job in N.C. and moved while I stayed behind to sell the house and start the process of transferring with my job.

September the house still did not sell. I made a couple of trips to North Carolina and together we visited Myrtle Beach and Charleston for the first time. I also hopped a plane to the in-laws for my husband’s surprise 30th birthday party.

October I apparently made lists and thought about cake, looking at my blog history. In reality, I found out a transfer was really not in my best interest for work so I was struggling with the decision of whether or not to stay in STL for my job, or look for something else in N.C. The hubs was still in North Carolina and I was still sitting in a house for sale that no one wanted. Much reconsidering this month.

November was stressful. I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t sleeping. My face looked like I’d stepped in a bee’s nest. Life is so unfair and woe is me and etc. I no longer wanted to move. The hubs quit his job in North Carolina and moved home just in time for Thanksgiving. I did, however, manage to get a raise at work. So that was awesome.

December was a struggle to return to normalcy. Getting used to living with someone again when I’d been living by myself for the last few months. Then the whole last half of the month was spent with family. Almost every waking second of it. First my mom for about a week, then joined by my step-dad for almost another week. Then we went and stayed with the inlaws from Xmas eve until New Years Day. You won’t find any blog posts because I didn’t want to write about it. BUT! I will share with you this awesome video of my nephew quoting the timeless classic, “Talladega Nights”. We may or may not have bribed him.

Let’s just say, I’ve never been so happy to see a year end.

Then again, 2011 hasn’t been all that great so far. I’m fighting the post-holiday depression, my husband is still job hunting, and I started my first week back in the office with a cold. Hoo-ray again. I’m also depriving myself of breads/grains, dairy, sugar, and artificial sweeteners 6 out of 7 days a week now, (part of The Four Hour Body plan) and it’s making me a LEETLE bit stabby. I do, however, now have a new, sweet corner window office at work with a view of downtown STL and Busch Stadium. It’s nice to know whether or not it’s snowing/raining/sunny/cloudy/etc. without having to look it up on the Internet.

Are you happy to see 2010 end? Or was it your favorite most bestest year ever? If it’s the latter, I don’t want to hear from you.  (Just kidding!) (Not really. STFU.)

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