Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010?! WHO OK'D THIS?!


When did that happen??

Where did 2009 go?

Shoot, forget 2009, I'm still waiting for Y2K to take effect.

I'm not sure how I feel yet about 2010.  For one thing, how are my New Year's glasses supposed to work? 

Please tell me how this can possibly be OK:

And for another thing, what am I supposed to say for the year?  I mean, all throughout the 2000's we've been saying things like "oh-nine," "oh-eight," etc. for short.

What am I supposed to say for 2010?  "Ten"?  "Oh-ten"?  C'mon.

And why on EARTH would I want to say goodbye to 2009??  2009 was pretty darn good to me.

For starters, 2009 was when I got all marriedificated.  This was probably one of the best THE best decision of my life.  My husband is the most wonderful, loving, and caring man I know.  And he has a cute butt.  Done deal.

Also, 2009 was when my sister GRADUFIED high school.  Yep, she's a college student now.  *sniffle* They just grow up so FAST, you know??

In 2009, my other sister and I went to go see [•[WICKED]•]It is muy awesome and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for the real story behind the Wizard of Oz.  Here's my kid sis with Elfie after the show (you can still see some of the green makeup clinging to her forehead!  SWEET!!)

I feel like there might be something else... like... maybe... oh, that's right -- 2009 was when... Miss Dot's Cupcake Spot opened [and then subsequently moved] its doors!!  
I've been doing baking for corporate gift boxes for about 3 years now following being a personal assistant for a caterer, but 2009 was when I decided that, as cupcakes are the new black, ♥cupcakes♥ would take center oven rack stage in my baking life.


2009 had its downs, too.

In 2009, my aunt/godmother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

In 2009, my other aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer.

In 2009, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

So, what did we do?

Did we whine and pout?  Did we cry a lot?  Did we whine about "Why me why me why me?"

Well, yes.


We also didn't take it sitting down, and, in 2009, we did the Susan G. Komen Walk Race for the Cure! 

I usually participate in this with my BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, but this year, we had a little bit more motivation.  

Here's me, my mom, and aunt #1 about halfway through the race:

So, I guess now that I think about it, 2009 really had a good long run.  I think maybe I'm ready for 2010.  I'm ready for some new ups and, consequentially, some new downs.  I'm ready for some new adventures and surprises. 

Go ahead, 2010, and hit me with your best shot.




  1. Here's to a healthy and happy new year, and a glorious one for the cupcake world!!!

  2. Happy New Year MD!!! You have much to celebrate and I am wishing you super duper 2010 too!! Also I send my best wishes to your relatives who are fighting.

  3. Happy New Year!
    Yes... Y2K seems like it was just YESTERDAY to me too. *sigh*

  4. I know, what's up with those 2010 glasses? And hubby and I have had the "what to call 2010" discussion a few times. We just settled on "twenty-ten" until something official comes up. :) I hope you have a FABULOUS new year with even more fantastic things that you'll be thinking back on this time next year.

  5. You and your cupcake self are just adorable and I wish you the very best new year.

    And I hate cancer and agree it can't be taken sitting down. Good for ya'll kicking butt at the race. We have done a few ourself.

    Now I want a cupcake---as usual.

    Happy Oh-ten!!

  6. It can only get better in 2010...Plus for me 2009 was when I met two of my best online cupcake friends...hint hint!!