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Proof that 2008 did, in fact, NOT suck for us!

All over the universe there are lists, lists of things that made us happy, lists of things that pretty much blew, lists of lists.

So, of course, because I’m so terribly original, I thought I’d do some lists of my very own!

This is probably the most random and scattered list you’ll ever read, full of the monumental and the definition of trivial, but still uniquely us.

On with the list of proof that 2008 did, in fact, NOT suck for us.

1.  Peyton ends treatment – that really doesn’t need an explanation.  I threw away the left over meds, suffer from day-to-day aftermath anxiety and am still reeling from the reality that is life without chemo….but STILL? It’s awesome and we are so very thankful.

2. Twilight – Is there any way I was going to highlight the bests of my year without a mention for the glorious obsession that was Twilight?  Even though I was a hot mess of disappointment at the movie, I still spent a wonderful two weeks with Edward and the gang, braving near-fatal papercuts at the speed with which I was turning pages.  Good times, goooooood times.

3. The Wii – Peter braved the backwoods of Alabama to find an ever-elusive Wii this year.  This is actually as close as he got to big game hunting while living in AL and as scary as it is to face down a fellow Wii seeker when the truck is about to arrive at midnight…he’s my hero. The Wii got an awesome workout from the kids this year and, amazingly enough, gave us a fairly good workout in return.  Just a word of warning for anyone who hasn’t experienced it: Wii tennis elbow is a FACT not fiction.

4.  Independence – While, I have fond feelings for freedom in general, this one is actually about my kids getting their act together and stepping up to the plate in the morning.  This is the year that all three of my kids…count ’em, THREE…kids learned to pick out their own clothes (HEH, uniforms, thankyouverymuch), get through the basic grooming and pack their own lunches for school.  I KNOW!  Skillz?  Dey haz em.

5.  Twitter and Facebook – my inner geek met up with my inner prom queen and they duked it out on the social networking playground.  Some fantatsic new friends have been made and some old ones crawled out from under rocks.

6. Blogging – This would seem pretty self explanatory as well, but WOW how it changed this year from the past two.  The blog has grown amazingly, it’s opened me to some AMAZING people, driven me to work harder and allowed me to have some pretty interesting experiences. *cough* Oprah *cough*

7.  The gas prices –  With Peter living in Alabama and driving home every two weeks to spend time with us we all REJOICED when he was able to stop donating organs to afford gas. His liver was starting to sweat a bit.

8. The election – Being in the pro-Obama side of the room made the results a happy thing for me, but I have to say that what made it not suck was Tina Fey, Jon Stewart and the whole slew of political funnies that accompanied the circus.

9.  Did I mention that my kid is cancer free?  I did?  Well, it’s worth mentioning again!

10.  The dog moves outside – the events that led up to the dog moving outside SUCKED beyond all human bearing…think diahrea + wagging tale + every square inch of my house…but having the dog live outside has turned into a wonderful pet experience…no more dog hair deceiving people into thinking we have wall to wall carpet and no more waking up to a dog butt rubbing on my blankets. Both a SCORE in my opinion.

11.  The Crackberry – Thank you, Blackberry phone makers, for allowing my addiction to run smoothly, without interruption because you know us addicts get a little testy when we CAN’T GET TEXTS!

Ok, well, that was totally irrelevant to human existance, but made me think of so many things that made me smile this year.

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your own personal 2008 non-suckage!

3 Comments on “Proof that 2008 did, in fact, NOT suck for us!”

  1. #1 L
    on Dec 26th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I am so excited to see what 2009 will bring.

    PS. My interview is posted.

  2. #2 Karalyn
    on Dec 27th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    2008 did not suck here because:

    1. I got to go horseback riding on the beach-a longtime dream of mine.
    2. It hasn’t snowed here.
    3. My husband’s vasectomy is still a success.

    Posted my interview too!

  3. #3 Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas
    on Dec 27th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I hear ya. All of the above are great things to celebrate. You’ve inspired me to put my list up on my site.