Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best and Worst of 2009

Well here we are at the end of another year. I've put together a little list of my best and worst moves this past year:

Songs put on repeat:
Best: "Read My Mind" The Killers. This song is so fabulous. Graham and I groove out to it in the car, the kitchen, and anywhere else I can plug in my ipod. I love mimicking the little "tssst, tssst" noise of the drum. I'm going to get mocked for including that tidbit.
Worst: "Forever" Chris Brown. Again, a kitchen dancing favorite. However, I always feel like I'm supporting a man who hits ladies when I listen to it.

Books (I'm putting in both serious and guilty pleasures because let's face it, that's how I roll):
Best: Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Loved it. I'm sure I still would have gotten a little weepy at the Lincoln Memorial if I had not read it, but wow, it sure made an impact. It is hallowed ground if ever there was. What a man and what a nation, all the good, bad, and ugly that encompasses us.
Worst: Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchet. AAaaaaaahhhhh!!!! It was extremely depressing, and this is coming from a girl who loves poetry and the gritty side of life. It was more self-loathing and self-destructive than anything poetic or gritty. I do not recommend.
Best Guilty Pleasure: The Hunger Games Series, Suzanne Collins. Loved it. It is teen lit and completely awesome. A little gory but fabulous story. I highly recommend.
Worst Guilty Pleasure: At First Sight, Nicholas Sparks. I really should know better by now, but I always get pulled in and can't get out until the end!!!!!

Best: membership. I've found that my two hands tend to be a lot more occupied of late whether with laundry, or dinner, or poop (whatever the case may be), so I did a trial with an audio book and I'm hooked. It's fun to be read to again, and I've been able to "read" more this last year than I have since I graduated. Now, we could surely argue about whether or not listening to a book can be considered "reading," but I'm of the philosophy that any type of exposure to a book is good exposure.
Worst: The Ped Egg. Don't waste your dollars. It does not give you anything close to the pedicure found at your local Salon de Belleza. Learn from my mistakes.

Parenting Moment:
Best: Buying Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. Reading together will never be the same again.
Worst: Laughing at a toot. Because it got such a great reaction, our Graham now tries to toot on command. Eyes bulging and all. He is all boy.

Best: Realizing I kept my old phone after I lost my new phone. Being a pack rat has never paid off so much.
Worst: Yelling "I hate people!!!" once I was safely inside my car after a particularly rough trip to Costco only to have a nice gentleman tap on my window with my wallet that I had just dropped in the parking lot on my way to the car. I was appropriately chastened.

Well, that is what I've come up with so far. It has been a remarkable year, and we are so grateful for the opportunities and blessings and good friends and family around us. Here's hoping 2010 is only the better.


Anonymous said...

Love your postings!! Happy new year bay!!!

Mrs. Bennett said...

I love laughing at baby toots, the only toots I can stand. What a cutie pie.


Molly you crack me up! I also love your postings! You have also inspired me to "read" more this next year. Love you guys!

Joy and Ted said...

That was so fun to read. I learned so much about you and loved it all! (btw I read the Hunger Games over Christmas and loved it) It was so fun to see you and only wish we had seen you more! Happy 2010!