Monday, January 11, 2010

two thousand...

...and flipping TEN???

seriously?

my mom says my birthday will be special this year b/c it will be 10-10-10. i thought my birthday was special every year.

i know every new year brings out the yearning for change, but this year, i feel it even stronger. i know what it is. we've lived here for almost 4 years (which is the longest i've lived in one place in about 11 years. i'm bored, definitely wanting something different. eric's job is great...i shouldn't complain. we do ok. but, the current state of our country has me a little (and by a little, i mean a lot) apprehensive, and worried about the future. and i'm sick of sub. teaching. i want something different for myself, too. silas will start kindergarten in the fall...my goodness, this life goes by so quickly. so damn quickly.

christmas felt different this year. i've been down. i got to see my fam, though, and that was good. bittersweet, as usual, but even more so this time. many of you already know this, but my grandfather passed away on Jan. 5. We went to NC on Dec. 26th and came back to TN Jan. 3. so i ended up driving back by myself on the 5th to be there w/ my family for the funeral. i was glad to go and be with them, but it was exhausting. so emotionally draining. and i got sick, awfully sick, to boot. i'm just now starting to come up for air.

so, now it is two thousand and ten. anyone else think that is just unbelievable? who knows where it will take us...wherever it takes you, may your travels be safe and happy.

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i have missed u my dearest and glad to see u post again... been having u and jess in my prayers... {{{hugs}}} :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

JessiW said...

Love you girl! I think we all need some change about now! And some good change. I'm focused on doing just that this year. Hopefully we can get some thing straightened out. Love, Jess

Jennifer Campbell said...

Yeah!!! Where is the time going? You share the same birthdate as my nephew... it is going to be extra extra special this year... even though you are right every year is great! I hope for a better year this year as well. Prayers to your family!!!

sarah said...

every birthday is special... and this year, i think that 10 10 10 is gonna be the best yet! ;)

hugs,
sarah.

Mo said...

hey sweets...so sorry to have heard about your loss. time does go by so fast. i hope you get the change you need...i'd like to make some changes as well! i've missed blog visiting you.....

hugs,
mo

Lisa Howard said...

Hey there! I'm a friend of Jess...she sent me. I hear ya on how quickly time passes. Seems only yesterday my kiddos were starting kindergarten...now, my youngest is a sophomore in college!!! Cherish these moments with the littles, as I know you are.

I must now let you know the real reason for my visit. On my blog today, I posed a question and Jess said you would most certainly know the answer. If you have the time would you mind popping over and helping me out. I've checked google, which led me to Wikipedia and I feel I have the answer but I still have a few folks questioning me and I'm now unable to trust my interpretation of the info I've read. LOL! BTW, it's a grammar question. :-) Thanks in advance!

aussiescrapper said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather, life has some awful timing doesn't it, I hope you are feeling a little better, sounds like you are looking for a little change, I hope and pray you find what you are needing. Love Mel

sanjeet said...

Hopefully we can get some thing straightened out. Love,
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