Well the New Year is starting kinda cruddy–Adam has the flu, I’m feeling icky, and we’re all on Tamiflu hoping it doesn’t spread. Nonetheless, it’s a new year and I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2008! This is going to be a year of good things–I am determined! Again this year Ali talked about choosing one word for the year…..and my word this year is STRONGER. I want to be a STRONGER person, a STRONGER mother, a STRONGER friend…..I want to feel a strong sense of self, build a stronger financial identity, make my faith stronger. I think being strong is a beautiful thing….it means I stand up for what is right for me or my family, but it also means learning to bend and change when necessary. It means growth. It means optimism and happiness and contentment. If I can look back at 2008 at this time next year and feel those things, it will have been a year well spent.