Sunday, January 2, 2011

What I learned in 2010

Last year I posted a note on Facebook titled "What I learned in 2009". I'm taking a look back today to see what I learned in 2010:

Dancing with a two year old is good for anything that ails you.

It's okay to not give to every charity that asks and not have to explain nor feel guilty about it.

My husband is my best friend, as well as my lover, my partner, my roommate, my co-chef, co-host, confidante, sounding board, reality check and one of the funniest people I know.

Spending more time on your BlackBerry/iPhone/Droid/computer than talking with the ones you're physically with is, actually, quite rude.

Sometimes love isn't enough and we have to know when to stop trying and let go.

Texting only at stop lights and during slow traffic still isn't a good idea.

Clients are clients 100% of the time and only really, truly friends about 1% of the time.

Skype is a great way to keep friends and family close, and I should use it more.

There is a heck of a lot of nothing between Tucson and Austin.

I can learn current music by watching "Glee".

Traveling with other couples and sharing a house can be really fun, especially when cooking and wine pairing are involved.

Giving our elite flyers free domestic upgrades has altered where I sit in the airplane.

I am only 13.5 months away from the senior discount at the Edwards Cinema. (WTH?@$%#%#@!)

Apologizing, no matter whose fault it is, doesn't make me weak; it's not saying it that does.

Wine touring and tasting continue to fascinate me, whether it's in Spain, Paso or a new wine at the Larson Lodge.

There is still room for new friends in my life (Lora, Liz, Greg, Pat, Larry, Holly, Libby...).

A merger is a scary thing, no matter how much you're told it's a good thing. It very well may be a great thing, but it's still scary.

I am really good at organizing a project and making it successful.

A good fitting bra cannot be underestimated nor overrated.

Our parents are aging and they can be fragile; we need to keep them close and let them know how much we love and appreciate them.

Traveling with friends is not always a good idea.

I can watch "Finding Nemo" four times in one day if a two year old asks me to.

Watching a high school water polo team lose a big game can make me cry and my heart ache.

My family, on the whole, is pretty great.

Every day, no matter what happens, I am blessed and so amazingly lucky.


  1. What'd ya mean "There's Nothing btwn Tucson and Austin"!!?? There's Fredericksburg...and Ozona, not to mention El Paso. "Out in the West Texas town of El Paso....." Apparently the Grateful Dead performed this song 386 times.
    So there. Yet somehow, I do agree with you.

  2. You are always so insightful Katie. I'm so lucky to count you as my friend. You are absolutely right about Skype, it has helped to keep me sane during the last four and a half months, only five and a half more to go!