I've been working on our Gallup.com Year in Review, which will review the collective ride we have been on since January. Our stories from January until now showcase the optimism with which Barack Obama took office and the challenges and opportunities he has faced since then. It will document how consumers' views on the economy have ebbed, flowed, and adjusted based on cautious optimism and government intervention. It will detail the most noteworthy shifts in U.S. and global attitudes and behaviors. And it will provide clues about what to expect in 2010. Look for this story on our site on Dec. 31.