Saturday, December 28, 2013

Time Marches On....



  It's been forever and a day since I've written a blog. I've missed it, I constantly compose blog posts in my head and then get to the computer and have nothing to say. At the same time, I haven't missed it. I've been busy, really, incredibly, awfully busy. Mostly avoiding life.

   It's time to step back into the land of the living. I haven't been depressed exactly, real depression is so devastating that I would never want to use that to describe the funk I've been in. I just haven't felt much like being part of the larger world, I've been perfectly content living in my little world. It helps that the people there are used to my weirdness.

  But the times they are a'changing, and I must get my butt in gear and change with them. More on that later. For now, let's catch up.

  My last blog post was February of last year, yikes! So much has happened but really not that much. One amazing, exciting, not always fun thing is my new dog. Marcy is actually Hailey's dog but Hailey can't have her at her apartment so Crazy, I mean Marcy, lives with me. We were told she is half lab and half border collie but the only thing we see is 100% crazy. When people ask what kind of dog she is, we say Meth Lab, they look at us like we're crazy, but only for a couple minutes then they understand.


 This dog will run for two hours, come home, sleep for ten minutes and then run circles in the yard, all while begging for carrots, chewing squeak toys and destroying stuffed animals. And in keeping with the theme of having dogs who are terrified of random stuff, this one is terrified of the noise  wrapping paper tubes make when you use them to sword fight.

  There is one teeny, tiny little thing that I'm so excited to share. It's one of the reasons I'm writing this post, I'm about to become a grandma!! Not today or anything, the doctor says April so we are taking his word for it.



  So, in honor of my unborn grandson I am rejoining the larger world. There are stories to tell, crafts to make, traditions to continue and new ones to create.

   Last year my goal for 2013 was to live in abundance, I didn't really do that. Money was a worry all year long and I lived with the feeling that I was hanging on by the edges of my fingers. Some things have changed and I've got a little wiggle room in my finances, not an abundance but I won't worry myself to sleep every night.

   I'm still deciding what I want my goal to be for 2014. I'm going to participate in One Little Word, I haven't chosen my word yet but I'll let you know when I do.  As 2013 ends I just want to remember to be grateful. I am so blessed and take it for granted way too much.