Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Year of the Llama

"Officially" 2010 is the year of the tiger, but in the TB household, 2010 will be the year of the llama. This keeps in line with the theme of our goals for the year. Have I confused you? Let me explain.

As we began 2010, I can't help but be apprehensive.  2008 and 2009 were jam packed with life changing events, vacations, planning, anxiety with all the changes but it all resulted in tons of fun.  Our lives seem to be slowing down in certain ways and as anxiety ridden I was with all the changes, I'm not sure how I feel about no changes.  As TB and I have been feeling out this marriage thing, we came up with a few joint goals for the coming year.  Call them resolutions if you want.  I prefer goals.

Now back to the llama theme.

I know a lot about llamas, but that story is for a whole different blog post.  Anyway, llamas remind me of home

 Which brings us to 2010 goal #1:

- Find home: Whether we buy an actual home or are still nomads, we want to find "home".  Find a city/town and dwelling that we both agree upon, make it feel comfortable, unpack all those awesome wedding presents, decorate etc- all the things that make a home "home".  I've always wanted one of those really cute little address embossers, but have never had a permanent address to put on one....   No pressure.  I'm just saying.

And back to the llama again.

I'll always remember my dad saying that he decided to buy llamas and he enjoys hanging out with the llamas because they are "peaceful"  animals.

Which brings us to 2010 goal #2:
-  Settling in (finding peace) with all the recent life changes and enjoying everything the past few years has brought us:  Starting new TB family traditions, finding a job that we (he) enjoys, less work travel and more weekday TV dinners, less stress with all the unexpected changes we're sure to come across, realizing that being fit and healthy can still happen at the ripe old age of 30 and sitting back to enjoy everyone else's crazy life changes!

Here's to a happy 2010!!  I'll leave you with an image of TB happily enjoying the peace and home of the llama farm:


  1. I would really appreciate if you would try super hard to make home TAMPA :)