I'm referring to 2009. Seriously - where the heck did it go?
Honestly, I was just starting to get the hang of writing "2009" on checks and correspondence, and now I'm mere weeks from having to start all over again with 2010. Maybe that'll catch on a bit quicker for me. Then again...
It seems like we just wrapped up a holiday season a matter of a few months ago, snow and ice and all.
And it seems like Super Boy was just finishing kindergarten and we were excited with anticipation over the three months of summer vacation - FREEDOM - that stretched before us.
And it had to have been just yesterday when summer was winding to a close and a new school year was beginning, with Super Boy starting 1st grade and Super Girl beginning her final year of junior high.
How can it be time for Christmas once again??
I swear, I've hit a worm hole in time or something and jumped forward somehow.
My grandparents always said that if I thought time went quickly as a young person, wait and see how fast time seems to go by as you get older. At this rate, each year will literally seem to pass in the blink of an eye by the time I'm 75.
I truly love this time of year, the holiday season. Complete with the lush, fresh scent of an evergreen tree in the living room, pretty presents waiting to be opened, lights decorating the house, yummy holiday baking, and time spent with family and friends reminiscing on the blessings in our lives and the wondrous year that has passed.
And so, if time must insist on passing so quickly, I'm glad it's brought me once again to this time of year.
Wishing you all a blessed and wonderful holiday season!