Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher
And here we are on the uphill trod to 2010. I hadn't realized that the last time I visited this space and posted my musing was August, just after the boys went back to school. So here we are in 2010, 359 days until we exit the first decade of the 21st century! Imagine that.
It seems like I've barely had a chance to blink since 2000 and the threat of Y2K. It amazed me how we, as a society have changed.
Ten years ago, the idea that some one would fly a plane into buildings and kill thousands was unfathomable. Tday, we stand in the security line at the airport with our shower products in two ounce plastic bottles - proof that we aren't trying to blow up the plane with shampoo.
Ten years ago DVD players were cutting edge technology, now $30 at walmart buys you a nice player, better than what was manufactured then. Today we carry mp3 Players smaller than a deck of cards that can play music, show movies, play Scrabble and take phone calls almost all at once (God Bless Apple!)
Ten years ago I had two children. Today, I have four. FOUR FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUR Children - finally a princess amongst the frogs!
We saw the collapse of the financial and housing markets.
We lost a Pope - the only one many of us remember, and got a new one. God's Rotweiler.
We had global warming - that turned out to be an "oops, we can't add" (With the weather looks cold and ominous- I want it back
We - well Oprah and the liberal media and a lot of people swayed by a nice face and pretty words - elected Barack Obama - the first black President of the United States.
It's been a roller coaster of a start!
So 2010 here's to YOU! May you pave the way for a nice smooth decade as we venture to 2011 and the start of the second decade of the new century!