Well, I did start running again in January 2009 and have logged a little over 500 miles this year. When I think about it, that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I pretty much ran consistently with the exception of the month of November. Not too shabby. I feel good with my running too. I can’t say that I’m any faster, but it doesn’t scare me like it used to to go run 5 miles. I also made some great friends along the way.
As far as the others are concerned, I’m sure I could put them back on the list.
I also think a lot about what I want this blog to “be.” When I first started, I said “So, I hope that this blog can be a journal of some sorts so I can look back at what my life was like in my mid 30’s and hopefully, I will learn something along the way.” I guess that is still the true essence, but now loaded with diaper stories, and photos of my daughters.
I really do feel blessed this year. I have two happy and healthy children that I really cannot imagine this world without. They have brought more to my life than I would have ever imagined. I’m lucky to have a wonderful Hubby who loves me, has helped me immensely and in so many ways, and takes a lot of crap from me and ignores a lot of it. He truly is my biggest supporter and cheerleader. I am lucky to have friends that I can count on ~ new and old.
I’ve seen many friends go through a lot of pain this year and I wish for them happier days ahead. I’m sad that I’m losing my very flexible and very great part-time job. I think I’m still in shock that it’s ending (today is my last day), but I guess there is also some excitement about what’s to come. I am lucky to be taking on a big role with my local Junior League in the coming years. While there’s excitement, I’m also a little nervous, honored, and humbled at the same time.
It wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t include a photo of the kids for your viewing pleasure. My best (and oldest as in length of years – not in age) friend and her family came to visit us for a few days earlier this week. It was great to catch up, but we did admit that our house felt like Romper Room on more than one occasion. I also think we’ve both decided that four kids is too many.
It’s hard to beat a friend since the 2nd Grade. I won’t say how many years that’s been!