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Happy New Year! January 3, 2010

Posted by 5 Wester in General Announcements.
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Happy New Year!

Yes, this is two days late. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up the proverbial pen and made an entry on this so called blog. Some people would say, “better late than never”, however, I would say that we’ve only just begun. 2009 is behind us, 2010 is here, and although we’ve had more downs than ups since Nov 5 of ’08, I’m optimistic that 2010 will be a great year… not because the stimulus package has worked, or that we are living in Obamanation, but because for the second time, America, the sleeping giant has awaken from its slumber. Hopefully it will stay awake long enough to get back on track… then we can sleep again until some Chicago politician decides he is the annointed one and stir some cr*p. Yup, pocket change we can believe in.

Kidding aside, we did something diffferent this year. My Sweetie decided that we would be out this year instead of staying home and waiting for the clock to strike 12. Yup, we missed the ball drop in Times Square, however, we did catch the fireworks display at South Padre Island, TX. It was cold, a chilling 54 degrees F in deep south Texas, at the shore of the Gulf of Mexico with a cold breeze coming from the north. Thankfully we were prepared with our thick jackets in layers, scraves, beanies, lawn chairs, cameras, and snacks.

As we counted down to zero, it began, fireworks galore. We were fortunate to have “front row seats” (being there 2 hours early is an advantage). You can feel it in your chest as the rockets shoot up and explode in a dazzling array of lights in splendid colors. My 6 year old who was asleep earlier is now wide awake. You can hear the crowd’s silence amid the bang and crackle from the fireworks dispay. The ahs, oohs, and wows as each rocket shot up and exploded in balls of light attest to the crowd’s delight. Then, it was over. After 15 minutes of welcoming 2010 with a bang, it was time to pack up and go home. Overall, it was awesome.

As we face the new year and reflect on the one that just passed, I hope we take time to thank God for the blessings He has given us like family, friends, a job, a home, our car, food, clothing, and shelter. And although we probably want more than we have (who doesn’t), being grateful for what we do have is better than complaining.

On this note, I just want to take this time to thank God for the blessings and wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May God bless you and your family this 2010. And if you’re an atheist, tough luck, sucks to be you! 🙂

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