Friday, January 8, 2010

January 2010!

It has been forever since we last sat down and updated this blog. From the looks of it -- Halloween in fact! Happy New Year to one and all. I hope your Christmas time was a blessed time of fun, friends, and family. I know ours definitely was. The Christmas break from school is always a welcome one from me and this year was no exception. Plus after going through the past 3 Christmas seasons either pregnant or nursing -- I was just excited to be not watching every morsel tha went into my mouth for certain ingredients! I however am trying to lose a great amount of weight and so put that on the back burner as well in order to participate in the cinnamon roll contest and all those yummy cookies. It is now the never ending month of January! This starts off with Hannah's birthday. I made a cup cake cake this year for her. Welcome to the circus!
Hannah turned one on January 6. Today is the 8th and the first thought I had today was that 2 years ago we were sending our son to surgery. I did not intend to start today off with that thought but it entered my mind anyway. I don't think of him every day anymore, but memories strike at the strangest and sometimes the hardest times. Next weekend, the 16th, will mark the second anniversary of his passing. It is hitting me harder this year probably because I don't have a new born baby to take care of.
Friday, the 22nd of January, is the 37th anniversary af the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. It is also Arthur's 12th birthday. My ironic child is growing fast. He gets to go to a concert for his birthday this year and have a friends come over and party the next day. He wants a clone trooper helmet as his cake -- yikes! He tests my abilities many times! Whereas I do not want to acknowledge the fact that I am old enough to be the mother of a 12 year old -- I guess it must be true.
My goals this year are few. One -- I want to lose 80 pounds and get back to the weight I was when I was married. Two -- I want to post on here at least once a month instead of just griping at Mike to take care of this. Third -- I want to teach my heart out and help my students surpass expectations on their state exams.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL! May this be a year of blessed events, marvelous friendships, and God granted freedom for all of us.