Two months since my last blog

Thursday, January 08, 2015

I don’t think I have gone this long without blogging since joining SP back in May 2009. I could blame it on the holidays, but mine were actually pretty quiet this year. I could blame it on work, but with the hiring of an Administration Assistant and account in our department, things have eased tremendously. I have been able to work on projects that had been pushed to the back burner such as developing a weekly office newsletter, working with the boss on technology upgrades and remodeling of outdated conference rooms – much more fun than doing the accounting!

So why has it been so long since I have blogged? I really can pinpoint it on any one thing.

Life overall has been pretty good – Mike and I are doing GREAT, my sons are healthy, happy and doing well in school, and my house is still standing, despite the roof still not completely done. Like I said, we had a pretty quiet holiday season – two Thanksgiving meals, just five of us Christmas Eve, four Christmas Day and a bigger Christmas celebration on New Year’s Day. I did stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve for the first time since 2008. My youngest son and I watched Rockin’ New Year’s Eve while Mike slept in the recliner.

The New Year has brought sadness and happiness already. A good friend lost her battle with cancer on the 3rd, and Monday morning Mike’s daughter-in-law gave birth to his third grandchild – a healthy baby girl. She did come into the world with some fanfare – she was born at home, delivered by her daddy before the paramedics arrived. She will have such a wonderful story to tell.

Mike and I are still going through family squabbles on both sides, but have decided to stay clear of as many as we can. For too long, I have let others control my stress level. Now, I choose to not stress over problems that I have no control over. It only hurts me and doesn’t change the problems.

I choose me, Mike, my sons and those who want to take part in my life.

I didn’t make any “resolutions” but have set healthy goals. I want get to a healthier place, and be better able to enjoy life!

I hope that all good things come your way too!

Mike and me on a foggy day by Lake Superior

A few winter scenery pictures.
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    Nice to hear from you & glad things are going well.
    SparkPeople is a tool to be used as needed…
    Wishing you well.
    2384 days ago
  • TERRY631
    So glad to hear that you and Mike are doing well! I definitely agree about staying away from family squabbles. Love the pics and congrats on Mike's new grandchild :)
    2390 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    So glad you and Mike are going strong. Sounds like you have a good attitude towards other people's squabbles. Glad you are finding work less of a stress as well. I suspect your lack of blogging is simply that you have just been sitting back and enjoying things dropping into place, which is great. :-)
    Lex xxx
    2390 days ago
  • DEE107
    hugs hello and glad you are well and your family and Mike tooo love your pictures
    2390 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Nice to hear you are staying away from family squabbles, they never do you any good. I too have not blogged very much this past year, in fact have been putting off writing a blog lately. Will hopefully get one done before the end of the week.
    We had a quite Christmas this year. We went and brought our granddaughter on Christmas Eve day to spend time with us since both her parents worked that day. Then DD came here after work and the four of us had dinner together, as her DH had to work until closing. Then we spent Christmas day at their house along with SIL's mother and brother and his girls. Both us moms brought dishes to share. We still haven't seen our son as he has been working long hours. He had Christmas Day off but it was his only day off and needed to sleep and relax, which I can understand.
    Wishing all the best both in your personal life and your spark journey.
    Your Spark Friend Fran
    2390 days ago
    So nice to see an update from you! The months go by so quickly, huh? Love the pic of you and Mike. Having just gone through birth, I cannot imagine if Brian had to deliver Grant at home!!! Hope you have an amazing year with those you love!
    2390 days ago
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