The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Imagine that...everything that has happened to us within one year . It's a good thing that events get spread out. Sometimes at a leisurely pace other times, more than you can chew off...but we got through it. The good and the bad and the sometimes indifferent. I have to tell ya, I've had my share this year as did many other people I know.
Beginning with a breast biopsy in January that knocked the pasties off of me but I suppose made me a stronger person...which got me ready for a case of diverticilosis....diver...what you say? It just means I'm getting older and my body is telling me to put down the strawberries, tomatoes, and seeds. As far as I see it...that's bird food and just in case I get too cocky...because of my lack of gallbladder, no fat, no grease, no spice...NO FUN...yep, that's what that means. On a brighter note because of my protesting body parts I have lost as of this post 37 lbs....which means 20 more and my weight will actually say what's on my license. I've had my first colonoscopy and it was a breeze but what isn't a breath of fresh air is PERIMENOPAUSE....please don't make me write down the weird, freaky, inconsistent, messy, annoying, laughable, torturous symptoms...read all about it yourself.
Ok...enough of the pity party...09 had some very good turning points as well...hmmm, let's start with....
Raquel having her very 1st boyfriend which was cute and all but as she put it "very time consuming and too much work". Welcome to the club my dear! She also got her driving permit and has been driving around with her father (not me, I wanna hold on to the remaining body parts that I have) and having a great time exploring this great city we live in.
Besides Meredith having knee surgery and waiting for another one in 2 weeks, she became a nursing assistant and was promoted to manager within a 6 month period. I'm very proud of her, especially when you have 3 squirrely kids all under the age of 7 so it's kinda like x's 3 which = 15 children...right?
Besides the usual fixing and repairing and regular maintenance of the house, Eric always has a major project for the year. This year was the dining room and I must say...it look Marvelous! Next year...the living room and if I know me...I'll try to sneak in something else for him to do.
This year has been filled with vintage and new, creativity and artistry, east coast and west coast.
I signed up on Facebook and I've never looked back. I have reconnected with people I went to Kindergarten with...even the wife of the boy who gave me my first kiss...they're divorced now and I had nothing to do with...I swear. I even have contact with an ex boyfriend and that's ok because he's gay and I swear....I had nothing to do with that one either...lol
But nothing has prepared me with you guys. I have been wanting to start a blog for some time and I just couldn't get myself to do it until my friend Marie made me...just kidding, she gave me the incentive to do it and even if it didn't work out...hay! what the heck...it's still my blog...right?
And then...people started to leave comments and call me by my name and ask about my life and family and then....well, you all are now a part of my life and your stuck. I've reconnected with Anita, whom I haven't seen since she descended from a helicopter on the high school football field back in 19#@. And I also become buddies again with my crazy friend Debbie...check out her blog but you've been warned...not only is she perimenopausal...she's crazy. And I've actually talked my friend Brenda into starting a blog too...and a very smart one to boot.
The new friends that I have made have had an impact of my life. They are all so wonderfully creative and artistic and not only with paint and wire and feathers and such, but with words. Words that take me somewhere else whether it's real or not. Words that soothe me or make me cry or words that force me to think. Some of my new friends helped me through trying times because they went or are going through the same things I did. Seems like they were always there for me...cyber there.
This past year has been a journey that I never expected but so glad I ventured into. I look forward to each day with curiosity and interest as to what you all are doing and I treasure your kind words and interaction with me every single day. If I lived close to any one of you, I'd for sure be knocking at your door and traipsing around town with you and probably getting in trouble...like going to honky tonks, or listening to your kids band or chasing down delinquent cyclist or climbing sand dunes...ok, maybe not that one but we'd be crafting our heads off. I can't wait for the new year because I know you all, every single one of you will touch my heart in a way that only you can.
So here's to 2010...remember when the world was gonna blow up in 2000? That was funny...anyways.
Here's to a productive, whimsical, adventurous, vulnerable, healthier, loving,
creative and honest new year.
Salud , Cheers!, Prosit, A votre sante, L'chiam, Cin-cin and here's looking at you kid ~