29 December 2009

An Exhausting Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas? Our was pleasant, albeit extremely busy. Time spent with family in both WI & MI, good times with friends, and most importantly the kids! Went to a fun Christmas eve mass which was exactly what I needed! How often do you get to genuinely laugh out loud at church at Christmastime? The priest really made a point of delivering a homily about Christ's birth with all the fun & excitement the season holds.

Now it's almost the end of the year. Time to look forward, because the backward hasn't been too great. Sure, there were moments this year, there always are, but the overwhelming feeling I'm left with on 2009 is one of frustration. Lack of employment, tightness of money, a strain on the relationship with my eldest daughter, lots of car troubles, it's a year I'm glad see come to a close. I'm looking forward to 2010 with new hope.

I was reading an article about our President Obama's first year in office. 2009 has taken it's toll on him, as well. The pressures he's faced with an unrealistic public watching his every move have had to be painful. I like that he says that his wife & children have been his refuge & grounding. Mine too.

Here's too a more peaceful, wealthier, and saner 2010, Mr. President! Cheers!

22 December 2009

16 Years

Today is my daughter,Kaitlyn's Sweet 16th birthday!
I can't believe that time has flown by so fast.
We struggle daily with our relationship lately, but I love her dearly.
I only want the best for her.
She gone from this little, adorable baby who did everything early...walking, talking, reading...to a sassy (sometime TOO sassy), funny young lady.
I wish I could just hold her in my arms & keep her away from the fears of the world, but she must fly. And fall. And hopefully gain strength and soar!

Happy Birthday Bunny!
Mama loves you, my 16 year old!

21 December 2009

Not in the Spirit

I just can't seem to get into the holiday spirit this year. Nothing is making me feel it. Just going through the routine...but just feel empty.

07 December 2009


I have been behind in stating the things I am grateful for this year.

1. My family.

2. My friends.

3. My health.

4. A roof over my head.

5. Unemployment income...as piddly as it is, we couldn't make do without it.

This Thanksgiving was pleasant, spending with hubby's family. And then we had a Friend's Thanksgiving, too. It was great, though it would have been wonderful to spend it with ALL of my good friends...but sadly distance prevents that from happening. Perhaps one day?