Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So, I rarely make New Year's resolutions.  Because I figure I'm just setting up myself for failure.  Is that looking at the glass half-empty?  I don't really think so... I just know if I set my sights too high, I'll get frustrated before I practically even start. 

I do like to evaluate and/or re-evaluate where I am in life.  What I'm doing, where I've been, where I'm going... you know the drill.

So, why am I writing about this today?  Because today is another day when I get all retrospective-ish.

Because it's my birthday.  And not just my birthday, but the birthday prior to a BIG birthday...

And it makes me, you know, retrospective.

So, to look back at the last year...  I'm not gonna lie... some of it has been downright stinky.

My grandfather passed away
I had an emergency appendectomy
Then I got really sick for quite a while afterwards.
I had one uncle who's had 3 heart attacks just in the last few months.
And another who had an accident.
And my mother-in-law has had numerous surgeries to try to fix her ankle.

Yup, stinky.

But there's been some great things in the last year, too.

I got to introduce Bub to the wonderful sport of football.
I got to go to a book-signing and meet one of my favorite "big time" bloggers.
Don stole me away for a "just us" weekend.
Enjoyed my family (immediate and extended), including our family slumber party weekend.
Took a trip to San Antonio with the family.
Took a trip to Tennessee with the family.
We went to a beautiful wedding.
Saw a few musicals at the Muny, our outdoor theater.
And more than even the big events, I had a lot of little, but magical moments with my family and friends.

And I plan on some great things in the future, too...

Traveling - we've got a few trips planned that I'll blog about
Other than that, I have faith that God's got some great surprises in store for me, too!  :)

So, thanks for being part of my internal dialogue and trip down memory lane.

And, you know, for not telling anyone how old I am.


Lora @ my blessed life said...

I'm definitely not telling how old you are:)

Blessed Mama said...

It HAS been quite a year, hasn't it? Happy birthday! Wish I could have celebrated with you today!