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Yep. I’m back. I’m not making any promises, but I do want to come back.

During the past few months, I’ve been pulled in a few different directions and as usual my writing suffers the consequences. I’ve had so much to say, but many things that I can’t share in such a public way. I tried keeping a private journal to get those thoughts on paper, but I just don’t keep up. I’ve honestly had a hard time keeping up with many of my obligations.

And that’s something that I need to work on in the new year.

So what have I been up to?

Well, I continue to babysit my daughter’s three-year-old foster son. He goes to school for half a day now so I put  him on and get him off the bus. For real! I have to buckle him on and unbuckle him off. He will be going back to his family soon. For about four weeks, she also had a toddler baby girl. We were so very sad when she left to go stay with a family member. There’s so much I would love to share in this part of my life, but of course I can’t…

When I look back over the past year…

We lost a very good friend. It’s still hard to believe he’s gone. It seems at this age that we go to many more funerals than we do weddings.

We’ve gotten to experience grandparenthood, but have yet to have a grandchild officially join our family.

The business is still going and it’s keeping busy enough for us to pay our bills, keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. And we’ll be doing okay if it keeps on like this.

Our kids are both working and they both own their own homes. Life is sometimes a bumpy road and I’m hoping for a smoother 2014 for them both.

We (my family) are all relatively healthy.

We didn’t take any big trips this past year, but then we’re not very adventurous people.

Does my life sound boring? I guess to some it must. To us though? To us it’s just fine.

Wishes for this new year?

As always, to try to be a better me.

For my husband and kids to be happy and healthy. And for some of their wishes to come true!

For good health and happiness for my family and friends.

And the gift of life for a very special friend.

My wishes are grand yet simple. My life is simple yet happy. I hope to share more of it with you during 2014.

Happy New Year to you all.



7 thoughts on “Reflecting…

  1. I hope your new year will be bright.
    “more funerals than weddings”…so true. We lost 3 (extended) family members this year, with no births or weddings.
    Hope to hear more as you are able to share. You are an inspiration to me.

  2. glad you’re back! I’m right there with you on the wishes for the new year – especially the gift of life.

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