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Year in Review Thursday December 31, 2009

Filed under: Daily Life — The Professor @ 4:05 pm

2009 has been quite a year.  A great year in fact.  Maybe I’ve been watching too much of the Today show, but I’m gripped with a desire to look back and remember the year.  The best approach?  Why, lists of course!

Big Events

  • We added Baker to our family in January
  • Toad passed her written boards at the end of May and is now a Board Certified physician
  • The Professor passed the Professional Human Resource Professional exam
  • Toad completed her residency at the end of June and began her fellowship in July
  • We took a honeymoon trip to the Pacific Northwest at the end of June
  • We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in September
  • Toad got a great job offer and we will be moving next summer
  • We became official members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in October
  • The Professor applied to a Masters program in Counseling

In the Speakers

  • Frightened Rabbit (Heads Roll Off, Modern Leper, The Twist)
  • Bowerbirds (Olive Hearts , In Our Talons)
  • Brandi Carlile (Looking Out, Before it Breaks, That Year, Caroline)
  • Bell X1 (The Great Defector)
  • Conor Oberst (I Don’t Want to Die in a Hospital)

Favorite Movies and TV of the Year

  • Dexter (Showtime)
  • In Treatment (HBO)
  • Top Chef
  • Biggest Loser
  • Gran Torino

Favorite Books Read this Year

  • The Seekers Guide Elizabeth Lesser
  • Dark Nights of the Soul Thomas Moore
  • American Wife Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Strange Piece of Paradise Terri Jentz
  • Julie & Julia Julie Powell

The Hard Stuff AKA Opportunities for Growth

  • Trying to get pregnant
  • Gadget trouble
  • Finding the lesson in a soul crushing job
  • High-stakes tests and long hours of call
  • Finding our way into new family roles as a married couple

The Easy Stuff AKA The Blessings

  • My wife and how much she really loves me
  • Our little family (Baker, Gadget, Toad and the Professor)
  • Our big family (Professor Mom & Dad, Toad Mom & Dad, Z, T, and Bella, Toad Brother and Sister-in-Law)
  • The great town we live in

On that note, bye 2009!  2010 here we come!!!

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One Response to “Year in Review”

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