Thursday, December 31, 2009

Talk Thursday // Auld Lang Syne

* Started a Master's program
* Went 4 months without work
* Googled myself and came up with nothin'
* Watched my sister graduate from college and get engaged
* Hung out with awesome people in Missouri and Tennessee
* Worked in the worst department in the history of GroupDeath
* Enjoyed an awesomely hot summer in Washington
* Had a great Veritas summer program
* Hung out with the Gaithers! in Alaska
* Got to hang with the Roomie, Seattle-style
* Was hired by her most favorite department
* Ministered in Ukraine with awesome peeps
* Had one of the roughest months of my life
* Celebrated my sister's marriage and gained a brother-in-law
* Finally finished a horrific semester
* Enjoyed a low-key and relaxing holiday.

* Going to the Academy of Preaching conference in Louisville, KY
* Starting a new semester of grad school
* Enjoying life in Washington
* Meeting new people
* Making better decisions for my health and well-being
* Anticipating Veritas growing
* Learning to love better
* Celebrating Rachael's high school graduation

I don't know what this year will hold. I can't even begin to anticipate the coming year. But I know that God will be provident throughout it. And I know that even if things get crappy I have people around me who will support and love me.

What about you? How was your 2009? What are you looking forward to in 2010?

Harry: What does this song mean? For my whole life I don't know what this song means. I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot". Does that mean we should forget old acquaintances or does it mean if we happen to forget them we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot them!?

Sally: Well may be it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway it's about old friends.

Happy New Year's, friends!!


Sara said...

- Was excited for a two year anniversary at my job which meant two weeks vacation.
- Excited about a possible new roommate.
- Found out job was going to lay me off in two months.
- Decided to move to Wyoming should job lay me off.
- Was laid off.
- Broke my ankle which resulted in surgery, a metal plate, and two months of cast and physical therapy.
- Moved to Wyoming.
- Spent three weeks in Seattle, seeing family, friends, and stressed out.
- Had an awesome summer with my brother, 12 and sister, 10. Went to New York City and Montana.
- Got a job at the Cheyenne newspaper.
- Met a new friend here.
- Went to Seattle for three days over Christmas, saw family and was again stressed.
- EXCITED for the NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Sara said...

-Started a paralegal program at UW, figuring out how to work and be a student at the same time
-Went to Walt Disney World with my parents had actually had an awesome time (I'm super cool that way)
-Went on another vacation two weeks later to the Bahamas with two BFFs and had a BLAST
-Decided it was time to start out on my own
-Looked for, and found (After many hours on craigslist) an apartment in Ballard
-Took a leap of faith and agreed to be set up with a man 10 years older than me
-Moved into Ballard apartment
-Started dating (and really liking) above-referenced man, eventually evolving into a good relationship
-Helped and watched childhood friend get married
-Rode a horse, literally fell off and sprained my ankle
-Watched both parents retire
-Went to first ever Seahawks game (and saw them win!)
-Finished paralegal program, deciding to take a break from school for a while now
-(Will) Celebrate New Year and for the first time ever, have someone to kiss at midnight

Excited for in 2010:
-Gaining more inner calmness and learning to just be who I am
-Turning 25!!!!

-Other Sara (aka Kempey) :)

Christopher Maples said...

2009 was hardcore rocky, and as much as it hurt, I think I'm better off. If not, I'm going to convince myself while I've still got the mindset to do it. ;)

2010 hopes? Just get a better grasp of who I am rather than who I settled on being. Everything else just seems pretty moot right now.