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I'm a 50 something daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother and friend. I have a husband and a son with my parents living in my basement. Keeping it together through menopause, the teenage years and the golden years. I hope you visit often.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A look back at 2011 & ahead to 2012

There is no other way to say it, this year has flown by. Some of the things I wanted to do I managed to get done and some didn't quite happen. Thankfully this past year was really more ups than downs. Lots of things happened in the news, and celebrities got married, divorced, had babies, got in trouble and more. Those things happened, but I want to look back at what happened in my own little world. My own little highlight reel of life. The first thing that comes to mind is how much Jake has changed. He has grown tremendously in size, and once in awhile I see it in maturity also. :) We have not lost anyone this year that was a close family member. Though I have friends who have. We took nice vacations and added Lily the wonder dog to the family. She has brought joy to all of us and is a loved part of the family. We are all a year older, maybe even wiser. I have started my dog business and feel like I am getting the hang of it. We had a baby boom in the Spring which will make next years reunion great fun! We are in the last year of middle school and feel like it is going well, most of the time. Jake is more independent and everyone is in good health.  I feel like we have been blessed  this past year. I hope you were too.

Now for this year. There are always resolutions that people make. Some are funny ones, some are serious, and some are made just to be broken. I don't usually make resolutions. I don't see the need. I am a great procrastinator so I am always waiting for Monday. I hope to make some changes this year. To myself. As a parent, I want to take this year and make some changes. I would like to "unplug" the family on occasion. Take more neighborhood walks, go to the parks and walking trails and spend some time. I would like to get back out on the golf course this summer and play a round to two as a family. It can be fun! I hope to get out a visit more family and friends that I haven't done in awhile. Especially the older members. I want to get outside more and take those long walks. I need to change some of my personal habit to start doing a few more things for myself that helps make me a nicer person. Relieve stress in ways that I know will work. I want to make "inside" changes. I think if I do a mental make over, then the physical one will fall into place. It's worth a shot. So, last year was great! This coming year is unknown.  I plan on smiling more than frowning. I want to be happy with who I am and what I do. I hope to write more, enjoy my dog business and not let a few peoples negative comments get to me. That is how I want 2012 to be. Check in with me on occasion and we'll see how it's going. My wish for you in 2012, is that you are Happy and Well. I think that's all we need. Take care!

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