Hard to believe, but today is December 11. That means that there are just 14 days left until Christmas Day. Where has this year gone?
Doesn't it just seem like yesterday that we were all watching President Barack Obama become our nation's first African-American President as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts botched his first bite at the apple of swearing in a President? I mean, that's been nearly 11 months ago.
Since then, it just has seemed like our ears have been pinned back and we've been hurtling forward through 2009 towards 2010. In just three weeks, we'll be welcoming in Baby New Year for 2010. As that year wobbles to get its sea legs, we'll be ushering in another political cycle after a very busy year with few notable elections. Soon, the political ads will begin running again, and we politicos will turn our attention back to national and local races across the country as Republicans, Democrats, and maybe others begin to battle for political control of the government at all levels.
I am really looking forward to the new year and the promise that comes with it. I tend to be a hopeful person, and there are a number of things that I would like to see happen in this upcoming year. As time draws closer to New Year's Day, I'll share some of those things with you, the loyal reader. I will also begin going back and reviewing some of the top stories from the year 2009. From Obama's Inauguration to Michael Jackson's death to the fall of Tiger Woods to the defeat of the public option, it's been an interesting year!
2010 should be even more interesting, and I don't know if that's even possible. Whatever happens, I hope you'll spend time with this blog and continue to be a loyal reader. Thanks for all you do!