The quick & dirty version of 2009:
~Lots of travel (San Antonio, Denver, Dallas, Austin, many multiple times)
~New roof on the house, new breaker box& power supply to the house, new grill, new sprinkler system. All in all, a very busy year for home repair!
~Got to see a lot of family over the holidays, which is rare
~I start carrying an epi-pen when I find that I am fatally allergic to Kiwi, Salmon, and pretty much all other fish
~I lose 30 lbs, keep 25 of it off, and improve my general health
~Matt and I celebrate 10 years of enjoying each other's company, being retardely happy together, etc.. whatever you want to call it. We still love each other very much. (6th wedding anniversary)
~First facial prosthetic in a costume. lawl
~Probably the first year I've sewn more for other people than for myself!
I had to renew our domain again. I renewed for 3 years this time instead of two. Paper-wings.org will continue to be around for a long, long time, even if I do drop out of the hobby completely. My approach to costuming keeps evolving, though, so I don't see myself quitting, even if I tire of cosplay in general. I'll be at A-kon this year (as much as I love to hate A-kon) just to see Seikima II. Inugami Circus Dan will also be there, as well as a third musical guest they have not announced yet. It doesn't matter though. I have my badges and hotel lined up so I can see Seikima II. Holy crap. It's going to be awesome.
I'm still entertaining. People keep coming and going, and my fridge is filled with so many leftovers, it's amazing. I plan to hit the weights and the diet hard again as soon as I reclaim my house and my fridge. It'll probably be mid-Jan. This isn't a new year's resolution. I don't really do those. It's just a promise to myself that I will try my best to continue what I started last year. Even if I take a 3 month "break", as long as I can continue to keep this weight off and keep going in the direction I want to be, maybe I can look as good as I want to look when I go to vegas for my dirty 30 :X
In a week or two, I'll be solidifying travel plans for that, as well. While Matt's work schedule may be up in the air, we can try to make sure vacation time is sorted, hotel& airfare is sorted out, etc.