Happy New Year 2009

Apologies to all for not getting a note our for Christmas.  I have had to take personal vacation time off for Christmas and with moving the little one up and getting her into nursery school and her new routine it has been impossible to find enough time to do more then parenting duties, my wife was working so I had to pick up all the slack till she got home, we did hire a nanny or aye as they are called here, but my wife still takes care of more things and I really envy her for the dedication and hard work. 

2008 was a historic and memorable year for everyone.  Beijing hosted the Olympics and showed the world it is ready to take a leadership role.  Thailand has started to put the problems of their past government behind them and hopefully will get some stability and opportunity this time.  The US elected the first minority as president.  Iraq has established a government and passed an acceptance for the end of US military operations being led in their country, drawing down a contentious chapter in US foreign policy.  The EU continues to negotiate a collective deal for all its member states getting one step closer to a continental agreement never reached before in history since the fall of Rome.  The financial crisis in the US, and spread across the world, is helping people to resist the policy of greed and burrowing against tomorrow to have it all today. 

Personally I have celebrated 2 years at the company I am currently working for.  Our daughter celebrated her 2nd Christmas with us and is here to stay now making our family whole and feeling more like a true family.

Where ever you are, the events and things of 2008 are history.  Look forward to the future and remember the past is there to learn from and reflect on against present and future decisions.  I wish all the best of luck and hope to all my readers and friends and wish you a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  Thank you for all your visits, comments, and being there and I hope to see you again in this new year. 

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One Response to Happy New Year 2009

  1. Bobbi says:

    Sounds like you have been very busy too. What do you think about Russia cutting off the natural gas to Europe? What do the Chinese think about the situation, or do they not know? Happy New Year to you and your family. Glad to hear that you are all together this holiday.

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