Here is my list of the top 10 things that made 2010 what it was. This is a great idea, it’s like a year in review but less text-heavy and more picture-friendly. Inspired by Sluiter Nation.
10. Trying to sell the house. We’re still not sure what’s happening there. We’ve been on the market since July, but we’re selling a town house and there are just short of a billion townhouses in our area on the market in our price range so even though ours is upgraded and pretty nice it’s like trying to win the lottery. (July-present)
9. Uncle Tom. First He tells us this spring that he’s selling everything he owns and moving to San Francisco. Then he starts dating a girl, Alba, who we love and she’s applying to MBA programs and he’s going to move again and follow her. Which includes a possible move back east. Number 9 goes to Uncle Tom ‘the nomad’. (August)
6. Acknowledging and getting help for my postpardum anxiety. Finally all those panic attacks, all those things I couldn’t let go of, the constant guilt and shame all made sense. And dissolved, quickly! (October)
4. The Carlsons move to NC. My Mom’s group has been a super important part of my life and we’ve had some moms over the years who have stopped coming for various reasons but Lindsey and her daughter Cady were ‘regulars’ and their absence has not gone without notice. Jack, even now, talks about his friend Cady and how she needs to come over and play. Agreed, little buddy. (August)
2. I’ll call this one ‘Being Healthy’. This year I did more for myself and my health than I ever have before. I decided to become a vegetarian (who still eats seafood). I’ve been very committed to my yoga. I’ve worked with a fabulous acupuncturist. Lets just lump all this in to one big category of being dedicated to my own health.
1. Henry! I was really anxious about having a VBAC, so I picked a midwife practice with a high rate of success for VBACs. When I went into labor the only thought in my mind was “Oh my god, I’m actually going to get to do this.” I did it! It was everything I needed it to be and so much more. I’m pretty sure Henry liked his birth experience too, especially the staying with and cuddling mommy uninterrupted. Henry has been such a joy to have in our family we’re all so very lucky to have him.