I last posted in July. I don't know what to say about that. I'm still alive and kicking. Not kicking too high, but kicking. In fact, I tried to show Bayleigh how to do a cartwheel and don't recommend doing that if you are 45 years old and don't regularly do cartwheels. Ouch!
Speaking of miss Bayleigh, she started kindergarten this fall. Can you believe it?
Life just keeps marching on, doesn't it? I regret I've not been better about documenting more of those sweet everyday moments here on this blog. I have so many issues regarding the old blog and the new slick and shiny world of blogging. I know I've discussed it here before and to the folks who matter the most to me, there is no expectation for slick and shiny. Just a silly hangup on my part.I have to just suck it up, sit down and put words on the screen. It's not about numbers for me. I loved the creative outlet and sense of community associated with blogging. Shall we play catch-up?
Grab a comfy seat and some sweet tea, this may take a while. July?
Since we last chatted, much has happened. Casey is now a married man. In January he married Jessica and now my youngest is a family man. That's right, my baby boy is someone's husband, step-dad to one adorable three year old and in July, he'll become a dad. I know. Crazy. Remember back when I was so nervous about his enlistment into the Marines. The boy is now a man.
Alyssa is engaged and is in full on wedding planning mode. She's loving every stress filled moment of it too.
The engagement story is funny. Now that it's over and it all worked out, it's funny. That day, notsomuch. It involved a surprise day trip to New York that almost didn't happen because of missed flights. In the end it worked out beautifully and he proposed in the center of Times Square. He let me in on the plan ahead of time so I could download an app on my phone that lets you view a live web cam pointing at that very spot. So, although I wasn't there, I was able to watch the exciting moment on my phone.
After more than 26 years at the same job, Mitch had to change jobs this past summer. Thankfully it was a transfer to another plant with the same company he worked for. We were very blessed, because there were others who weren't so fortunate. It's been an adjustment for him, but he's such a hard worker and a provider, he just got on with it.
As for me, I feel as if I've been on cruise control for about the past year. Maybe more. I just move through the days, not really stagnant, but not really doing much living either. I want very much to change that. I read a quote recently on one of my favorite blogs, Lil Blue Boo, in a beautiful post about how she was changed because of her experience with cancer. The part of the quote that struck me was life is short but wide...Just 5 simple words, but they spoke volumes to me. I get so hung up on being sick and worrying about how short life is, that I've been living very small. I have more to say on that but for today, I just wanted to pop in and say HI! I'm still here and as we like to say in the south, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be back very soon.