Because this is too brilliant not to pass around:


Virtual New Year's cupcakes go to the first person who gets it.

(Swiped from here, who in turn swiped it from somewhere else - I said it was too good not to pass around ^_^)
I'm sitting here waiting for my family to get home from town and reading my flist and thinking "Gosh, a lot of people have their '2010 Year in Review' things going."  So, I get to thinking about how 2010 was for me - and this is what I came up with:

Cut for length and sentimentality - but it's important to me, anyway.

Time falls away, but these small hours still remain )

So - to everyone who made it this far through my ramblings: congratulations. I wish I had a medal to give you. If you didn't read it, that's fine too. But everyone have a happy and wonderful 2011!
Oh... what the heck?  Might as well.  I may end up with another one, but I'm bored:

(snagged from [ profile] rosevixen )

2010 in 40 Questions or Less )
It's 2010.  I didn't realize the ending of a decade was that big of a deal (since I was 4 when the 80s ended and the end of the 90s was more about the end of the millennium).

Let's see... taking stock of the last ten years - quite a bit has happened to me: my family moved from the place we'd lived since the pioneers, I graduated high school, graduated college (twice), went on a mission, bought a car, bought a ranch, gained a brother-in-law, gained a renewed love for sports (and a renewed hatred of old rivals), started writing a book, the Utes busted the BCS (twice), ... and I'm still living in my parents' house.

All in all - a productive decade  (Hey, I can't get everything accomplished at once.  Next decade, I'll be able to add "got my Masters degree").

Oh, for Christmas, I bought myself a Jane Austen journal.  One of the quotes in it pretty well sums my life up: "I wish as well as everybody else to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else it must be in my own way." (from Sense and Sensibility).

Making that quote my motto (one of many) is about as close as I will get to making New Years Resolutions (resolutions are stupid because everyone breaks them.  I'd rather make changes because I want to, not just because I buy a new calendar).  Actually, I want it on one of those wooden placard thingies that are a big deal in people's living rooms.  You know, the ones that say things like "All because two people fell in love" and the like.  Maybe I'll put it on an LJ icon.

Everybody, have a Happy New Year.

PS - At precisely 12:00:02 am this morning, my ten-year-old cousin poked me in the eye (it still kinda hurts).  When the first thing you remember of the new year is being nearly blind for a full minute, what does that mean for the rest of your year? (guess it's better than some people who wake up in the new year and can't remember what the crap they did to celebrate)
Christmas is barely over, which means it's time for... NEW YEAR'S!! 

And since I'd rather not have to riffle through my LJ posts for a traditional "Entertainment Tonight"-type Year in Review, this fancy little meme that's been floating around will work just fine.

Happy 2007 to all my buddies and readers (all three of ya ^_^)

It's been a profitable vacation so far, despite the fact that I was laid up in bed with the stomach flu two days before Christmas and I was fighting the after-effects until at least Boxing Day.  This is the first Christmas that I remember actually feeling like dying and that I honestly couldn't enjoy the festivities.  The worst part: I was laying in bed on the 23rd and my family was upstairs having a little Christmas party, complete with Santa Claus and Christmas turkey and I could hear everything they were doing :( :( :( sad pandas, indeed.  I will say this: If you think that getting drunk and hungover and puking your guts out is a good time, you seriously need to review your hobbies.

Despite my illness, I made a bit of a haul this year.  I ended up with:
Clothes, including two pairs of pants THAT ACTUALLY FIT!! (If you know of my sufferings trying to find jeans that fit, you know that this is cause to celebrate)
A Crock Pot (I can smell those Sunday roasts already)
DVDs: "Cars," "24" Season 5 (mmm... Kiefer... already counting down the days until January 14), the extended "Chronicles of Narnia" set, and the boxed set of InuYasha Season 2 (okay, I really bought that myself, but it was at a drastically reduced price)
The book "Eldest" (second book in the "Eragon" trilogy)
A fleece blanket
A wooden jewelry box (what I'm going to put in it...)
Fancy bath stuff
Plus, the whole family got an XBox 360 with Lego Star Wars, Madden '07, Cabela's African Safari, Cars, The Civil War and Kameo

All in all, not a bad outcome

New Years was fun, except that I was ready for bed at 11:00 pm.  I did stay up, but I crashed at about 12:30 after my brother set off the fireworks.  My little cousin pigged all the deli meats on the party tray, which made me want to pummel him, but I didn't (I figured that I'm 21 and he's 8, so it's probably not a fair fight, even though he can and does bruise me on a regular basis)

Now for the real drama: my brother was working with his colts today and I guess one of them took off when he was riding it.  The horse was heading for a tree or something and my brother tried to avoid it and fell off and hit his head.  He was okay; my dad got him in the house, but once he was on the couch, my brother started asking where he was and what just happened and even what day it was.  It was scary for a minute; he couldn't even remember Christmas and he panicked when he thought he missed it.  He even asked where our relatives were that were out for Christmas, but left a week ago.  He remembered who specific people were, like me and my dad and my sisters and he remembered that he gave me the shirt I was wearing.  It started getting funny when we started asking him who won out of the 49ers or the Broncos.  He remembered the 49ers winning in overtime, but he said it felt like a dream.  We figure he had a mild concussion, but he's fine now.

Anywho, that's my update for now.

Love from,
Jenny Wildcat



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