Thursday, January 12, 2012

New outlook on things...

Hey there,

While last year was crappy on so many levels, I have decided that this year will be much better.  I know darn well that it will take time but if I focus enough on the things that matter to me, it will make me a better person overall.

So with that being said. I have picked a few words to, hopefully, make me realize that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Here are the words that I want to focus on for the next, oh I dunno, 6 months or so:

and last but not least

My goal is to post at least one thing about one of these words each week.  Am I a tad to hopeful? maybe. But if I don't focus on these things I'll end up right where I was this time last year - miserable. I don't want that for me or my kids.  We have had enough of that crap to last us a lifetime.

Will there be downer posts? most likely.  But if you read blogs on a regular basis - everyone has downer posts, it's life.  So, please be patient with me and I will be (working on it...) happy again..

In the meantime, enjoy this:

It's a pretty song and it's been helping me. 


Friday, January 6, 2012

First post for me in 2012


I know I'm a tad late with this but who really cares.

So Christmas is over, STBX is back at work (thank god!) and the kids are back at school/homeschool routines.  I'm going into this year with an open mind and hoping that 2012 is kinder to me than 2011 was.  My kids and I REALLY need things to calm down and return to some kind of normalcy (what ever the heck that is these days)

We are enjoying the lack of snow and cold here in Wisconsin. Which is VERY unusual for us.  By now, typically, we have tons of snow and it's really cold. But today, it's supposed to be in the upper 40's and close to 50 in some places around here today.  I swear, we are going to get hit and hit hard with snow and cold one of these days. But for now, I'll take what we are given. 

But part of me is still longing to be here:

This looks SO appealing to me. Sigh

Can you tell I'm wanting to go on a vacation??