New Year's Eve was great: dinner at the Steelhead Diner (finally tried poutine) and then the DeVotchka show at the Showbox.
New Year's Day was appropriately quiet. We ate lots of roasted meat and watched Dr. Zhivago. I didn't realize that the DVD was a 2-sided disc, however, until we finished watching the second half of the movie. I couldn't figure out why the movie didn't make any sense. We then watched the first half, throughout which I kept saying, "oh, now I get it..."
Goal for 2009: get it done. I've signed up for the Coeur d'Alene Ironman, so I just want to train enough to finish with as minimal suffering as possible. I have a new job at work (still doing the old job while in the process of hiring the backfill), so just getting through the work week is a challenge. We have a backlog of house projects that Jeff is heading up, but I need to step up my support. Finally, and most significantly, I'll become an aunt late next spring, so will look forward to that adventure.
Despite the challenges we're all facing right now, I'm excited and hopeful about what will happen in 2009.
Happy New Year!