Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking Back or Looking Forward?

So is the cup half full or half empty? Coulda been worse, coulda been better? Tomorrow's another day!

Our year has been very good. Our health is still good, the aches and pains come and go. As long as they go, it's okay by me. Our family is almost all moved away, but we have great friends here. (Although some of those have moved too. You know who you are!) But we got to see most of our family this year and look forward to seeing the others next year.

I've been more politically active this year than ever before and will continue. I wrote, I called, I emailed, I marched. Ronald darling mostly yelled at C-SPAN. Next year looks to be more of the same.

We finally, after years and years and years, are OUT OF DEBT!! You have no idea how good that feels. We have not been wise stewards of money these past few decades - ain't that a long time! - but from now on? No more debt. I will never be indentured again!

The problem with being out of debt is that I have money that I could spend but must save. I could easily be a shopaholic; is there a 12 step program for that? But I can control myself. Really.

Can't wait!! Happy New Year!!


Sylvia said...

I was debt free for about 1 day, about 2 years ago! :) Hopefully that will happen again soon...

I love your blog! Yay!! I also can't wait until Stake choir meets again! :)

Anonymous said...

I love to think of the young high school girl I knew, and how you have grown! Great blog, Ilona!
Janice Freed Enlow

Anonymous said...

(Hopefully I have grown too!)

Mike and Adrianne said...

Congratulations for being out of debt! It is such a wonderful feeling!

Mommo said...

Being out of debt....definitely cup 1/2 full...actually cup overflowing! That is awesome. Happy New Year Devers.

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful!!! Congratulations what an accomplishment. U guys ROCK! ;)

military mama said...

Awesome accomplishments this year! My smoke alarm does the exact same thing...sometimes I think I am going to go CrAzY, but most of the time I am just happy it works.