Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Now Christmas has come and gone. The build up, the anticipation, so wonderful when you have small kids. A wonderful time was had by all, but now my home looks as though a tornado has swept through. I've got stuff everywhere. So much stuff, so many things that need to be gone through. Old toys recycled, new places for the new things. I hate to admit, I haven't done a really good toy 'go through' since Maddy was a baby... I have a LOT of work ahead of me. That's why I walk around my house now with my eyes closed. Feeling my way around, because if I open my eyes and see the disaster, I feel myself start to hyperventilate a bit. You'd think that with the frigid temps we've been experiencing, that now would be the ideal time to go through stuff. And it is, but I have 2 children who want to say goodbye to NOTHING, including miscellaneous McDonald's toys (you know you've all got 'em) So that poses a slight challenge. I have to wait for school to start again on the 5th, and get rid of the girl for the day before I can do a proper purge.
Errrr, and unfortunately the card reader on my PC isn't reading my card. So I can't download any of my Christmas pictures, which is a real bummer. I've tried a few things, but I'm certainly not what you'd call technically 'capable'. So no pictures to post for now. We have had a great Christmas vacation. We've relaxed in every sense of the word. Mason has worn his jammies more than anything else in the past 10 days. He's in heaven. It makes you remember what it was like as a kid, to get new toys, and just be at home. I used to love that too.
And now, we look to the year ahead. I know 2009 is going to be a good year. I can feel it. And after much deliberating and thinking and contemplation, I've come up with my new word. If you're a fan of Ali Edwards, as I am, she has for the past few years, had a word for the year. Last year my word was DISCIPLINE, not for my kids, for my own self. I guess it should have actually been SELF-DISCIPLINE... Perhaps that's why I failed so miserably w/last years word... This year, I already KNOW that my word is a good one. I've spent a considerable amount of time on this so far. This word will serve me well. My word for 2009 is: CHOICE. So there you are. There will be more to come indeed! Happy New Year all the best in 2009!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
There is no doubt in my mind, that this child is going to give me a run for my money. She, just like her mother, is constantly trying to be the funniest person in the room. And the humorous part is, sometimes she is. This was one of those times for sure, when she picked up the googly eyes, and put them up to where her own eyes were. I hope God will give me the strength I need to get through the teenage years (it's just a hunch I have)
We had a very upsetting weekend. When a loved one is victimized, it really changes the way you look at the world. The way you look at others. The way you judge others. The way you see things fairly or unjustly. I am more than thankful that we are moving forward this week, and trying to put this incident behind us, rather than many different alternatives that could have happened. (The types of alternatives that I've been replaying in my head, over and over, 100's of times) I've suddenly realized how life can change in an instant and how things so precious can be taken away from us. I am thankful for my life, and for the life of my family and friends. I think we need to live our lives as though this might be our last day on earth. What would you want to say and to who? Would everyone one in your life know how you felt about them, if suddenly you were gone? This experience has really shaken me up, and the what-ifs are indeed running out of control. (though they shouldn't be). I certainly hope that this incident is a turning point in my, and my families lives. To live every day, like we might not get another chance tomorrow. To be more vocal about whom we love and why. To be grateful for each day we get to spend on earth with those we love. I pray something good will come out of this experience, because I trust it has happened for some purpose that we don't see or acknowledge fully. So if I start to get a little more mushy and teary lately, this is why. I'm blessed and glad and grateful to be living this life with so many people I love so much.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Taking a new class. Using this as a 'writing tool'. I can type so much faster than I write, so here's to success, again! But much cheaper this time!
Here's to you girl! Success is around the corner!