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Month: January 2012

Ready. Set. The beginning of the last semester at 3 schools.

Ready. Set. The beginning of the last semester at 3 schools.

Today marks the second semester of this school year. As I frantically try to get the kids back into a routine, I don’t have time to think about what a monumental year this will be for all of my children. But as the house became quiet and it was just me and the Doberbutt, it sank it.

It is my oldest son’s graduating year. After 13 years we are finally seeing the finish line. I will admit with no shame at all, I did cry ¬†when I ordered his graduation announcements and they handed me his “commemorative tassel” to mark this his senior year. How did it go by so quickly?

It is the final year at the high school for my middle son who will be moving on to the senior high school next year. His final school in our journey before he, too, looks graduation in the face.

And in a very surreal and bittersweet time, we mark the final year for my daughter at her elementary school that I have been actively involved in for 13 years. My last baby leaving elementary school. A school that has brought so many wonderful and heartbreaking moments. It will be both sad to see us leave the amazing and outstanding staff at the school we have come to know so well.

Yet, with each of these monumental changes, I can’t help but be excited. So many wonderful beginnings will be coming up after this school semester. But first, we will go through some sad goodbyes.

But for now I will enjoy each and every moment this time brings our way. It is our time to celebrate how far each of us have come. I will cherish all of it.

Now, if someone can slow it down a bit, that would be great!

Some sort of resolutions that I may or may not keep but chances are I’ll break one before I even hit publish.

Some sort of resolutions that I may or may not keep but chances are I’ll break one before I even hit publish.

Let’s face it, I don’t really do resolutions. These are the goals I wrote last year. Yeah. I sucked. So why set myself up to look back at 2012 and think “Gee, that was a massive fail.”

There are some I will do (or die trying) without a doubt.

  • Finish and hand over to my agent my original manuscript. Bonus points if I can hand over the one I wrote when I couldn’t write the first one. Goal date for my agent to be blown away: 6/2/12. (That gives me 6 months to edit and polish at least one.)
  • Blog here at least every other day. Okay, let’s be real here: at least once a week. (True desire? Every day.)
  • Get healthier.¬†Basically, become happier in my own skin while getting fit. Not after. During.
  • Never, ever hand over control of my life or my emotions to anyone undeserving of my all.

I think I can handle 4. Will you support me? More importantly, do I get bonus point for finishing any of these early?

 

I hope the world doesn’t end in 2012 cause it’s been good so far

I hope the world doesn’t end in 2012 cause it’s been good so far

Last night I had an awesome New Year’s Eve. No, I didn’t go out and party like a rock star. (I’m getting old, y’all!)

I hung out with my daughter. Oh, yes, she chose that, too. (And let me just tell you having an 18 year old and a 16 year old, I know how quickly time goes before they are out the door with friends.)

We watched a movie. We played games. (Seriously? Mad Gab had us totally cracking up for couple of hours.) We pulled Clint into the mix and he joined us in a rousing game of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Cheese Touch. We laughed. We were silly. We had fun. We gorged ourselves on junk food and soda.

Some traditions we usually do on NYE went by the wayside as we just let the night unfold and laughed and played our way through it. At midnight, we hugged, we kissed, we toasted and we laughed some more.

By 1:45am, we were all tucked into bed with full bellies and happy hearts.

May all of 2012 be so blessed.

Happy New Year, my friends. May your dreams come true this year.