For year-in-review details, see any of our 180-odd blog entries from 2009. Of course, in reality, things were far noisier, smellier and grumpier than such postings reveal (so... ha, ha, ha... fooled you all!!!).
A brief synopsis...
Fergus continues to enjoy building things, destroying things, being read stories to, holding court while on the toilet, Grandma’s cookies, power cuddles, being Luigi and Mario, legos, slinking around the house under a blanket as if we have no idea who it could possibly be, bouncing off walls, and “emitting wind from his anus”.
Effie discovered a new found appreciation for money and enjoys American Girl dolls, Star Wars, hanging out with friends of all ages, playing Carcassonne, holding/ cuddling/ smiling at (and hogging) babies, working on any and all art projects, and watching period dramas, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Road To Avonlea and MacGyver . Most of all, Effie dreams of one day having her parents get off their lazy asses and transform the middle room into her very own bedroom as promised, like, months ago.
Gillian spent the year attending weekly spa appointments, teaching the pleasant children their respective curricular necessities, and generally finding plenty of time for herself. When not developing and expanding upon her passions, she could be found relaxing on the couch with a bottle of wine and a box of bonbons while perusing the eBays.
As for me, my chi kung practitioner informed me recently that not only did I have lovely skin but that my muscles were well defined, glistening and bulging in all the right places (so you can see how I can’t remember anything else about the past year). Actually, those may not have been the adjectives she used but there was something positive in there somewhere, so I ran with it. Them crazy, complimentary chi kung practitioners!!! To balance things off, my physiotherapist (yeah, it’s been one of those years) informed me that my MRI results revealed that I have the spinal column of a 55 year old. Bastard.