Because I'm a bad blogger.
I have so much to update all of you on: Christmas, being denied another mammogram (yes, really), getting interviewed by the local news for being denied another mammogram, and everything in between. But considering this is the last day of 2011, I feel a little obligated to write about the year that's about to end.
2011 wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. I could characterize it as "breaking even." There were good months and bad months; in the end, it was all a wash.
The middle of the year brought our third anniversary of marriage (and trying to become parents), which we celebrated with a trip to the Keys. But it also brought tragedy with the passing of my dear boss, friend, and mentor - Ani. I miss him, and there isn't a day when I pull into the parking at work when I don't think of him.
2011 ended in a whirlwind. I won the 2011 RESOLVE Hope Award for best blog, and took a break from my busy semester at school to accept it. I started a new job with my company. Then, finally, on November 8, our adoption profile went active. And after two calls in that first week, we ended 2011 as a waiting family still - anxious for THE call that will make us parents.
I will stop short of saying that 2012 is the year, because I know how much disappointment reaching December 31st empty handed brings. I've been doing this since 2008. But what I do know is that I can finally say, "we've done our part." Now we need 2012 to put everything into place.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years celebration. And to those of us who could use the luck of a new year? We'll cross our fingers for the best.