Monday, December 31, 2007

"Been looking forward to the future ..."


Whoa. Sorry about that. I really didn't intend to take so much time away from here. But once again, the holidaze just about got the best of me. I'm beginning to think I need to REthink some "traditions" as I get older. But probably, I'll just forget the hard parts by next year, and repeat everything, as usual.

The highlight of this year's Christmas festivities was one Miss Squishy. If she was in the house, I was having a hard time doing anything besides staring at her squishyness. But of course, there were always a zillion other things I needed to be doing, so I ended up feeling grumpy because I couldn't sit with her constantly and soak up what is now past: her First Christmas. But isn't she lovely?

I got some incredibly nice gifts, some of which require brain power to use:

Sisters Laura and Melody gave me a Bluetooth thingy for my car ... brain power needed to "link" it with my phone.

Adam & Brandy gave me a lovely digital photo frame, complete with Squishy pictures ... brain power needed to add new pictures.

And Jimmy gave me a GPS system ... brain power needed to drive and watch the GPS map at the same time.

Em helped me get the hang of the GPS stuff on our drive to Greensboro NC on Saturday. (I went along to keep her company on the drive to the Greensboro airport ... she caught a Skybus flight there to whisk her off to Ohio, where she'll spend the first week of the New Year.) It may take me a few years to get the "newest" gadgets ... but I'm really loving that British woman in my GPS that tells me to "Exit left and take the motorway"! I've decided to call her Patsy. (Extra points if you know why.)

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Happy 29th Anniversary to us. How HOW HOWWWW can we have been married for 29 years today ... if I am barely over 30 years old???

Time, she's a BITCH.

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I'm looking forward to the coming year ... looking forward to time with my Granddaughter, watching her grow and become who she is ... looking forward to time with "my girls"-- I've spent so much of my life without close girlfriends, but I'm totally enjoying making up for lost time ... looking forward to becoming a healthier me, preparing to totally commit to an exercise/fitness program ... looking forward to a new kitchen?? (A girl can dream!) ... looking forward to a blessed and happy year for my family and friends.

I love you all!

3 comments:

mary said...

Happy New Years my friend.

I know that you will have an incredible 2008. Here's to lots of girls time and me interviewing in Greenville next December.
And if the GPS is Patsy, then I suppose that you are Eddy? Have a wonderful anniversary and a great 2008.
love ya,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and Anniversary my dear friend!!!!
I have missed you terribly and can't wait for an evening out. I hate that New Year's Day falls on our Brick's evening!!!! We need to reschedule for this week!!!! Don't know if I can wait until next Tuesday!!!!

How about the first weekend in February for a "girls" weekend????

Love ya~
Mel

Kathy said...

Nooo!! Tell Mary that I am Eddy!!!!!!
I started back on my blog too, but it has been alot longer since I used mine!
Miss you tons!