Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Decade Comes to an End

It is so hard to believe that at 12:01a.m. on Friday we will begin a new decade. It sometimes feels like just yesterday my husband and I were welcoming in the year 2000 and then I think back over what all has happened in the last ten years ...

In that last decade our family has gone from just my husband and I to - my husband, myself and three children. We said goodbye to both of my husband's parents, my grandmother, and several beloved pets. Three of my siblings took on spouses. One of my siblings welcomed a baby girl into their family.

We have traveled to the beach and mountains countless times and enjoyed Disney on several occasions. Wow ... a lot happens in a decade. So how do you measure your years?

Wishing all of our friends and family near and far a wonderful decade to come!

1 comment:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I can remember exactly where I was when this awful decade came into being. Believe it or not, when I rang in the new year on January 1, 2000, not only was I stone-cold sober - I was at church! My then-girlfriend and I attended a special midnight mass at the local Catholic church to welcome in, not only a new decade, but a new century and a new millennium. I remember feeling filled with optimism. By entering this new era, I felt, we could wipe the slate clean. Maybe this would be a new age of peace, love, brother and sisterhood. EVERYBODY SING!

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!
Age of Aquarius!

How utterly naive on my part, huh? By year's end, all of that hope was out the window and into the toilet. In December of 2000, an ideologically perverted Supreme Court would assist in a stolen election by stopping the vote count in the state of Florida, installing a corrupt little frat boy with the I.Q. of a half-eaten box of Milk Duds as president of the United States. It was all downhill from that moment on. From the birth of "Reality Television" to the worst attack on American soil since the Civil War, it was quite a strange ten years to say the least. Thankfully this awful decade is a mere three days away from being forever consigned to history's scrap heap. Hallelujah.

Tom Degan