Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 just is WEIRD to write!

It'll take me a few days to get used to writing the new year. In the mean time, we look back to 1937. How do you forget you have a car in your garage?

Now, go write 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 fifty times, until it doesn't feel strange any more!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

The truly observant will note that my "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" posts are within minutes of each other. SHHHhhh. . maybe nobody will notice!

It's been a roller coaster of a year, but it's definitely ending UP! The divorce was obviously a biggie - but even bigger was the rediscovery of ME. I hadn't realized how much of myself I'd buried for hubby, so that I could be the "good wife," but it was almost all of my true self. Now that I'm able to relax and spread my wings, just about anything is possible! Including turning ex's deep-green man cave into a lovely seafoam colored office for myself. It's gorgeous!

For those wanting a year-end wrapup by someone more erudite than myself, I give you Dave Barry's 2008 in review.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas this year was . . . . WONDERFUL! I confess to being a little concerned - first Christmas with just the Muffin and myself. But . . .WOW! We've created some of our own new traditions, and edited enough old ones, to make Christmas truly ours. Christmas even, for example, we went to church early (4:30), and then had time to go to IHOP for dinner. So nice! Then home, to open one present and watch Christmas movies on TV. Christmas day we got up, opened our packages, played for a while, then went to family's home to play and visit some more.

What was I worried about? Well, I was worried it would feel too empty without the ex. Nope! No empty feeling at all! In fact, I had a nice, warm, contended feeling that tingled all the way down to my toes. It was MY day, with MY girl, and it could be what ever I wanted it to be.

And it was!