Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010: promises

Oh dear, I’m lost. Instead of continuing to wander aimlessly, I’ve made a decision. A big decision. Ready? 2010 is going to be a year about me. I don’t mean that in a selfish way, but more of an, “I’m going to find my balance” kind of way. You’ll see – I’m going to get rid of that which does not belong and embrace what does. I will focus on enhancing relationships of all types and improving communication. I vow to blog more and gripe less. I’ll be positive and hope to again find my bubbly old self by the end of the year. And I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Aren’t you excited!? Ha!

This was a really strange year – full of great highs and some serious lows. Some of those lows are going to carry over into the beginning of 2010, but I’ve been working and will continue to work ridiculously hard to rid myself of them as soon as I can. One of them most certainly has affected every aspect of my life, and it’s time to see it go. Hopefully that will all be wrapped up very, very soon.

The biggest up of 2009, the arrival of our daughter, will no doubt be another highlight in the coming year. What an awesome job parenting is. I never imagined it being quite like this, and honestly, I couldn’t have. Being a parent is what life is all about. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and also the most rewarding. Our little miracle is truly a blessing.

I’m lucky, and I DO realize that. I’m blessed with a great husband, a healthy daughter, and a supportive bunch of family and friends. This coming year is about making all of those relationships even better – stronger and more fantastic than ever before! It’s about improving me so I can be a better mother, daughter, wife, sister and friend.

Big changes are coming, my friends. Stay tuned as I keep you posted. 2010 is going to be my year, and it’s going to be fantastic!


december highlights …

As I’ve said before, we had a whirlwind of a December. While I didn’t take quite as many pictures as is normal (I know, I typically go overboard.), we did have a few chances to capture what we were up to. Here are some highlights …




a thought …

I thought of this one morning on my way to work. Though it originally referred to a slow-moving school bus I was following onto a 65 mph highway (We were moving at a snail’s pace and it really did feel dangerous.), the more I thought about it, I realized how well it applies to so many things in life. I don’t want to forget it, so here it is …

Perhaps the greatest danger is not in that which moves too quickly, but in that which takes it slow.

Have a beautiful day, and try not to take it too slow!


Yeah, I know. It’s been forever. I guess I never figured that Christmas + working mom + sick baby + sick me would take SO. MUCH. TIME. I’m completely exhausted and am glad Christmas has come and gone. I know; where’s my spirit? This year, I didn’t get all cheerful and excited. In fact, it felt more like going through the motions. I was happy because I had to be, and I guess it worked out. As it so happens, I’ve made some promises with myself for 2010 – some of which I’ll share, some of which I’ll keep to myself. That’s not for now, though.

Nope, I wanted to update on some recent happenings. Peanut is growing like a weed and getting more of a personality every day! She’s sitting up wonderfully now, a skill she mastered over the past two weeks. I swear she’s going to crawl any day now, too. Until then, she gets around by army crawling (using only her arms) and rotating herself around in a circle to see what she needs to see. It’s hilarious.

She must have asked Santa for her two front (bottom) teeth for Christmas, because we discovered them Christmas day. Oh, is she ever miserable with them. I feel SO incredibly bad and wish I could take the pain for her. At any rate, they’re on their way.

There are also new sounds in her vocabulary – those of a “B” variety.

Christmas was fun with her – she helped unwrap gifts, but not for the gifts themselves. Nope, she was all about the paper – and where did it go? In her mouth! Not for long, of course.

How was your holiday?