Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hi Blog!

Well, it's been a while, hasn't it?  Yeah, I know...everyone's given up.  But you know, life and stuff....

I confess that I'm a bit old school and still carry a journal around with me.  I have a bunch of mini-stories and general observations written in nearly-illegible handwriting.  Sometimes writing feels more real when you are actually writing (not typing) with a really good pen.  I have such a pen.  :)

A few topics that I'm hoping to get caught up on via my blog here:

* My new house.  I love it and feel very fortunate.  David and I have worked hard and done a lot of planning to make this a reality.  My in-laws live minutes away, which has been such a joy for my daughters...they love nothing more than spending time at Nana and Poppa's house.

* My mother's new home.  When we moved into our house, my mother moved into her new senior apartment.  Unlike David's family, my mother lives on the other side of town.  It's perfect.

*  My gorgeous nephew.  I have a lovely nephew who I just love love love to pieces.  I'm sad that he (and his parents) live over 600 miles away, but thanks to FaceTime, I get to see him in action from time to time.

* My job.  I had a really good talk with my VP several weeks ago about what I want to do when I grow up.  My nearly-illegible journal is full of pity reflections on that topic.  I'll tidy it up so no one vomits over the volume of sentimental bullshit.  Heh...

(I like that I can write "bullshit" in my blog.)

*  God, religion, and all that jazz.  I've been doing a lot of reading and reflection on God, religion, and what part I want God and religion to play in my life.  I feel like I need to get my head on straight before I can provide my girls any kind of guidance on spirituality, have life/death conversations, and talk about secular vs religious roles in our culture.  It's a very difficult journey that challenges everything I learned in my religious training as a child.

Anyway, for the loyal few who still check my blog from time to time, now you have a few hints as to what you can expect.

I am happy.  I am fortunate.  But I still have shit to figure out.  Let's see where this goes...