2011 already…

I’m not typically one to make a big deal of the new year. It’s not something I look forward to, or celebrate in a big way, or to which I assign any real significance. But I can honestly say that I’ve never looked forward to a new year less than this.

I’ve spent the last four days on the road, savoring every moment with my Aussie. We visited Ashland, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and finally (and best) Santa Barbara. We ate tasty food, we made spontaneous New Year’s plans, we sang along to the radio, we felt the ocean breeze in our hair, and we saw snow and sand and everything in between.

At the end of this trip, though, I go back to Seattle… and he stays in San Bernardino.

I know it’s only temporary. It’s only until April or May. We’ll see each other every two weeks or so. But that doesn’t make a too-big bed and quiet house feel any less empty, nor does it make his inflatable bed and sparse closet any less lonely.

So, 2011… here’s what I hope from you. I hope for this first bit to go by quickly. I hope that good memories can outsmart quiet evenings. I hope that hectic work and busy schedules can make time fly by. I hope that absence really does make the heart grow (even) fonder.

Happy New Year.


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6 thoughts on “2011 already…

  1. Allister says:

    Hope all your hopes are fulfilled. ๐Ÿ™‚ Or I’ll come there and kick my aussie mate up the back side. lol

    Ironically I just did a blog on New Year Resolutions.. My 4th blog.. I just started last month/year. lol

    • Jenni says:

      Hey Al! Consider your blog added to my google reader! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year!

      • Allister says:

        Yay I have a fan..lol
        I did the same too btw… ๐Ÿ™‚

        Happy new years to both of you’s.
        Hoping this year I will get a chance to fly to USA. If I was smart I do it now as the oz dollar is on parity with us at the moment.

    • Jenni says:

      True — exchange rate is totally in your favor now. Matt and I are hoping to go for a visit sometime in Spring. Hope one (or both!) of our trips work out!

  2. Matt says:

    Fingers crossed, and if the year can do that then I’m sure we’ll make the second half a memorable one for all the best reasons.

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