i am hopeful that 2010 will be a good year for us. 2009 has sucked donkey balls in so many ways---losing my grandma and brother-in-law were the worst. losing my job wasn't great, but it has given me a new perspective on some things, mostly on myself. i've been able to be a mom, non a working mom, and that was something i'd never been before.
so many thoughts, things, ideas, stories have run through my brain since my last post. we really did have a great christmas. the hubs gave me a beautiful white gold infinity necklace (yes, he finally realized i don't like gold jewelry) but my fave gifts really were the vintage coloring book he found me (published the year i was born), a scrabble game exactly like my old one that the dog chewed up, the most comfy pajamas i've ever had and more. i got an awesomely big coffee cup from my bro/sil, along w/ some penguin socks. the girl got me a travel coffee mug and some yummy coffee and the boy got me a necklace that says mom. it was a good haul.
the hubs' dad sends money for christmas so we bought guitar hero and wii fit. i haven't played guitar hero yet, but have tried the wii fit. apparently i am 8 yrs older on wii fit. changes need to be made.
after the holidays we've been in a clean up/reorganizing mode. it feels good. we've put all the christmas stuff away. the garage is 99% cleaned out which means for the first time in a long time we'll be able to fit two cars in there again. both kids' rooms are cleaned, decluttered and organized. it's all been very cathartic.
i have much much more to say but just wanted to stop in so you wouldn't think i'd fallen off the face of the earth.
oh--and after about two years of waffling, the girl got her ears pierced today : ) we've gone to get them pierced several times in the last 2-3 years and she's always chickened out. i guess since she will be 13 in a few weeks she decided to bite the bullet.
i am slowly getting around to reading blogs again, and commenting and finding out what you've been up to. i've missed you all : )