Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in Review

January 2010

* I didn't do too well on my resolution.
* I talked to my 13-yr-old self.
* My parents ignored my invitation.

February 2010

* I came out to a friend.

March 2010

* I brought my daughter to our apartment.

April 2010

* I still wasn't able to come out to my maternal grandmother.
* I started another book in my head but dropped the idea pronto.
* J and I faced rejection for the umpteenth time.
* The first of many fires starts in our neighborhood.

May 2010

* I finally came out to my maternal grandmother.
* As usual, I was treated like a queen.
* I questioned my sanity.

June 2010

* J and I joined the church.
* K20 told me she loved me for the first (and last) time.
* I know longer felt safe at work.
* I started an OCD blog.
* I helped decorate the pride float.
* My paternal grandmother started sleeping with a potato.

July 2010

* I got an astronomical number of hits from this one post. Go figure.
* I got acquainted with the stairwell at work.

August 2010

* K17 made me proud.
* K17 and I finally have the talk.
* K20 and I finally have the talk.

September 2010

* K17 admitted she knows a bisexual.
* My parents met J after almost 30 years.
* J was in a major wreck.
* I got a new do.


* I want on a Facebook fast for the month.


* J and went on a day trip to Brenham.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Going to lunch and shopping with my daughters today. Life is good.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Catching Up

I just noticed that I haven't posted since early December. Wow. Christmas is over; we made it through. I have seven days more days off; can't believe it.
We each went to our respective families' homes yesterday after opening our stockings in the morning and eating my breakfast casserole with homemade biscuits. We didn't exchange gifts this year as we both pitched in for a much needed T.V. I can actually see and hear it now!
Each of us is also getting a new car this week! J's Mustang was finally returned to her last week after the September 15th wreck, and we just don't feel comfortable letting her drive it as it should have been totaled to begin with. She picks up her new Mustang tomorrow night; I pick up my Focus Tuesday night. Now we will have one practical car and one for just plain fun!
My family had Christmas at my brother's as my mother had to go to FL to be with my grandmother (the one I am closer to than my mom). My grandmother was originally supposed to come here for Christmas but had a defribrillator put in. It's all a big mess of a story but the bottom line is that my dad spent his first Christmas away from my mom in about 52 years and he was pretty upset about it.
The day went better than Thanksgiving; I didn't have a panic attack, at least. By 4:00 o'clock, everyone was leaving.
When J came home, we watched Netflix and just relaxed.
Tomorrow I have my first appointment with the Rheumatologist and J has to go back to work. My plan is to have the girls over one day next week for movies and pizza. My youngest just got a vehicle but isn't driving on freeways yet, so I will get to put some miles on my new wheels to pick her up. One day I will go spend the day with my paternal grandmother. I also need to spend some quality writing time. My January 15th workshops are coming up soon and I also want to get back to my novel. I have one more book I really want to read - the book about Henrietta Lacks - and then finishing my novel is my goal. I used part of my bonus money to buy a Samsung netbook that I can take places and write when the mood hits me. I can't tell you how many times I have laid in bed, trying to go to sleep, and an idea about my book will hit me.
To all of my blogging friends, I hope that your holidays were great and that you ring in the new year with loved ones. No one should be alone on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hanging Up

We hung up the pictures!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

One More

Saturday night we are having a party. Our guests are bringing Toys for Tots donations. I am so excited!! I love having people over. Okay, well, I should say that I love it when it's over. I spend the whole time beforehand worrying and worrying: will the food be good, will we have enough, will the a/c keep everyone cool, blah, blah, blah.

As usual, we are putting things off til the very end. For those of you who are curious, no, we haven't hung the pictures yet! LOL

I have some errands to do Saturday morning and chickens and a vegetable to cook. I feel guilty for watching the Texans game and The Apprentice tonight. Once we get things done "tomorrow night", we will sit down and watch some Everwood Season 2.

It will work out fine, I know. It always does. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Doris, I wish you could be here! We would have a blast!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010