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And in comes 2009…

In a nutshell (wherever that phrase came from), HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂

I can’t count how many, but a lot of my friends & co-workers have been saying that they hope 2009 is a better year than 2008.  And, if I’m being completely honest, I have to count myself in that number, too. 

That said, here’s my list of why 2008 was still a terrific year:

*I finally started meeting people with similar interests & making friends in Dayton.  (Yay for friends!)

*Many of my out-of-town friends are starting new careers, relationships and/or a family, and this crazy project called home-ownership.  It’s a bit sappy, but it gives me the warm fuzzies to know my friends are happy.

*I’ve expanded my horse-show wardrobe to the point that I can begin showing whenever my horse & budget are ready.  (Possible goal for 2009?)

*My hubby & I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in 2008.

*We’ve completed a lot of work around the barn during the past year.  It’s not a show barn by any means, but it’s safe & functional, which is what matters to us.  And the sweat to get it that way was all ours, so we own the success 100%!

*2008 brought me a tiled kitchen floor, which made me silly happy!  Tile is SO much better than ugly brown carpet!

So, while 2008 may not have been a stellar year overall, it had some great moments & will be missed just as much as 2007.  Enjoy 2009!

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