Goal and aspirations for 2015

In another blog she used the word "aspirations" for 2014 in her recap. I really like the term, so I am adopting it here as well. But first, lets talk about goals. In 2015, I want to be gazelle-intense about my health. I tried this year, and while I would not say I failed, I…

Goodbye 2014

I am enjoying the various 2014 recaps on other blogs. Sadly, I have no such aspirations here. Had I thought about it sooner or earlier in the year I might have kept better track. But honestly, our lives are pretty simple and straightforward, not a lot of big impacts and dramas/traumas that last longer than…

Runaway cart

M and I were doing a final grocery shop for the year, stopping in at Sam's Club for a prescription and a few items as well as Costco. While we were unloading the cart items into the car at Sam's, we were chatting and organizing and not paying particular attention to the cart. I turned…

Holiday wind-down

We had a lovely holiday and now it's time to return to count the final days of 2014. It has been a busy year. Our Christmas eve celebrations as a family went off without a hitch. We had a good meal, lots of lively conversation, and lots of paper-ripping gift opening. The gifts given and…

Christmas Eve 2014

M and I have been working steadily at various things all day long. Everything is under control, there is no more freaking out about anything. We have food cooking and scheduled for delivery. Drinks are chilling in the refrigerators and cookies are baking and cooling. Our tree looks quite lovely with all the wrapped gifts…

My heart hurts

It's a few days before Christmas and my heart hurts. For M and his disappointment and heartbreak with circumstances and situations well beyond our control. M's dad died about a month ago. While estranged for a few years and the loss is actually much older and longer than that short span of time, he still…

Parenting

So last night was C's birthday party, and my son and K graciously offered to host it in their home. Overall, it was a nice event. The kids' paternal grandparents, great uncle, aunt/uncle, their two young adult daughters and significant others and small children all attended, as did A's parents and two brothers. In truth…