If New Year's Eve is any indication on what the new year will be like, ours was perfect. Peaceful, even.
We went shopping so the girls could spend their gift cards, watched Alice in Wonderland and then played the Glee game (two of Sylvia's purchases). Then we each found our own little corners to do what we wanted to do. Riley tried to stay up until midnight, but fell asleep (of course). I woke her 10 minutes before midnight to watch the ball drop. She doesn't remember kissing me Happy New Year at midnight, but maybe next year! Then we all went to bed.
I mentioned in my holiday letter that we are going to have a lot of transition in 2011. The girls will both be graduating from their schools, and going to new ones. Where, we don't know yet. Moving again might be an option, depending on where they go. I won't know until March or April what their future holds so I'm trying not to think about any of it just yet.
Everything has been so stable for so long, but I think we'll be ready for some changes, too. Which sounds kind of weird, considering how good everything is right now, but I think it's just part of who we are. We've "conquered" this life, so to speak. To steal a line from my favorite fictional President on West Wing, "what's next?"
And, I wouldn't be me if I didn't also include a musical theatre reference! As Sondheim said in Sunday in the Park with George, it's time to "Move On."
While this may sound contrary to longing for a peaceful 2011, I don't believe it is. I think we have to acknowledge that change is inevitable, and I think we have the tools and resources to deal with change, and, hopefully, the changes will be for the better.
So I don't really see any need for resolutions. We'll "just keep moving on."
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