Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010. 

Are you feeling as overwhelmed and behind as I am? 

Not only is today the start of a new year, it’s a new decade.  I feel like I should have done a better job of wrapping up 2009 and putting it behind me.  And how can I do that when I haven’t even blogged about our last few trips in Europe before we moved home? I haven’t blogged about the move, Christmas, or the fact that we already bought a car and a house.

OK, deep breath.  Life will go on even if my blog has been neglected and I’m woefully behind.  *sigh* I don’t like being behind.

In case you are wondering:  NO, I have not made any New Year’s resolutions.  I think that we have enough going on this year that I don’t need to add anything else to my list of things to do.  In store for 2010:

  • closing on our new house (Jan 26th, I think)
  • home improvement projects
  • moving into new home
  • getting used to our new “normal”
  • new jobs (sort of…essentially the same job, but new place)
    • This includes the launch of the all new *GLOBAL* Ford Focus this fall
  • rekindling old friendships that have been on hold while we’ve been gone
  • traveling (just in the good ol’ US of A)
  • entertaining family and friends in our new home (please come visit us…a trip to SE Michigan is much, much cheaper than a flight to Germany)
  • Carter will start Kindergarten in the fall (geez…makes me feel old)
  • and I’m sure there’s so much more that I can’t even fathom right now

    Another thing on my list of things to do requires some reader input.  I need a new name for this blog.  The blog address (URL) will stay the same but the header needs to go. “The Gale Family in Deutschland” doesn’t seem to fit anymore.   Got any ideas?  If so, email me or leave a comment.  I would love something catchy but not too cutesy.

    In other news, we have been living in my parent’s basement for the last 3 weeks.  They packed up the car and left for Florida this morning and so we are moving into their room now.  As nice as the Aerobed inflatable mattress is, it will be sooo nice to sleep in a real bed tonight.  Even though we close on our new home in a little over 3 weeks, we’ll likely be staying at my parent’s house through most of February.  We don’t want to move until all the painting and work is done on the new place.  (Ha!  I say that now but we’ll see if I can stick to it when the time comes)

    OK, I’m off to unpack some more and you should be off to do your homework (see paragraph above re: new blog name for me).



    Michele said...

    CARLA!!! Congratulations on your NEW house!! I can't wait to hear about it. When can we catch up?!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

    Anonymous said...

    Carla and Ben, Congrats on the new home, car and etc for 2010. I love reading your blog..however, I don't have a cute catchy name for it.

    Love to all,


    Jessica said...

    Congrats on the new...everything, it seems!

    A new name..,how about: We're Back and Awesome.