in 2009

December 31, 2009

In 2009, I took lots of naps. I watched my body change before my very eyes. I wore stretchable jeans, loose tops and Birkenstocks. I ate a lot of In-N-Out burgers and Heath Bar ice cream. I watched daytime TV. I did yoga. I waddled. I woke up multiple times in the middle of many nights, tossing and turning and peeing. I gave birth to a beautiful, remarkable son. I had major surgery and was humbled by the slowness of recovery. I watched my body change once more. I laughed a lot. (I had to.) I moved into our first house, a Craftsman. I learned there’s quite a difference between living in a house and living in an apartment. I made a home. I was courted all over again by my darling husband. I swooned. I stayed in California, traveling only as far as Monterey, but had many local adventures. I watched a lot of movies, read a few books and wrote a handful of letters. I took hundreds of photos. I said hundreds of prayers. I missed my grandma. I learned to work a letterpress. I exhibited my work in a museum. I learned not to hold on too tightly to wishes and plans, but to make room for mistakes and surprises. I was pleasantly surprised.


  1. sperlygirl says:

    and here’s to even more magic for you in 2010 – i hope it holds much promise for you. :)
    warmly, s

  2. penelope says:

    Happy new year, dear girl! I love this post… and wish you a surprisingly perfect 2010! xoxo!

  3. Chookooloonks says:

    Happy New Year, Christine. It’s been lovely watching the year unfold for you here in this site — thanks so much for sharing!


  4. wendy says:

    love this.
    happy new year.

  5. Tessa says:

    Beautiful post! I love your blog; so glad I stumbled upon it. :)

  6. Thea says:

    sounds like it was a great year!

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