Much more manageable was What To Do For Christmas, which many of you shaped with your wonderful suggestions. You even helped other people who came to that post with that exact question. So, thanks. I ran the ideas past my family, and the verdict came back that we were all too exhausted to do anything that involved leaving the house. We stayed in pajamas (some of us), watched movies, played board games, tested the new video games, and made a nice dinner. The next days were filled with extended family and visiting, so it was good that we created a quiet day before the chaos.
I got lots of books for the holidays, some of which I bought myself when my Amazon Associates gift card came in two days after Christmas. I now have The White Queen, King’s Fool, SuperFreakonomics, Earth from Above: 365 Days, Nanny Returns, The Audacity to Win, and Such a Pretty Fat.
Back to the end of the year. I had hoped today to write a poignant post reflecting on the past year or decade and adding some insights for the new ones. Instead, I spent the day entertaining my niece as the train had a two-hour-late departure, and now I need to turn to the family New Year’s Eve celebration, which involves rotini noodles and Lost. But I couldn’t leave this year behind without at least writing my one thousandth post on MotherReader which is kind of cool and without wishing you and yours a Happy New Year. Here’s to 2010!
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