I don't know if these are really my best posts, but they are the ones that generated the most commentary.
#1 Run It's Course? As I questioned the educational choices we had made for our children, I came to you seeking feedback. You came through in a big way and our school now looks a lot different because of it.
#2 Things I Enjoy Cleaning You all know how I adore housework. This post outlines my very favorite chores. (Make sure you check the comments to read about your favorite things to clean!)
#3 Mad, Mad, Mad! outlines my fury at the government handouts that began at the beginning of this year. Just a note, here. The CEO of AIG (which the government (I mean, We the People) bought out for $85 Billion) has opted to leave the company (with a multi-million dollar compensation package) rather than abide by the government imposed salary cap. Also, GM is getting a few Billion more to get them out of their "slump." Most of my news comes from NPR (notoriously liberal)--none of this is from Glenn or Rush. Just to validate my info.
#4 Friends was during a particularly hard moment in time. One commenter threw my own quote back at me, "Yes, just one suggestion: give yourself a break! We love you. And, good grief, we all have crap we need to change. It takes a life-time."
#5 Great to be Gross My son's 10th birthday. It was really gross.
#6 Thirty-two Years Ago, Today My mother's cameo appearance in which she describes my birth. We were in the paper.
#7 Thoughts on Shots I dared broach the subject.
#8 Wise Choice in which I philosophize about the importance of healthy friendships and highlight one particularly valuable friend.
#9 Danny Boy My Down Syndrome brother came to our home when he was still a toddler. My parents have adopted him and Zach, another Down's boy. These are a few thoughts about growing up with retarded siblings (and why I still use the word retarded).
#10 To the Busy Bodies where I gripe and complain.
#11 Newsy You get to read about the randomness in my life--and see my huge laundry pile.
Thank you for making 2009 fun to report. It makes me excited for next year.
Actually, I'm already excited for next year 'cause I like saying twenty-ten. Isn't it, like, waaay, more fun?
Happy New Year!!