Happy New Years everyone! It's crazy to think we are in a new year already. 2014 was a crazy year, made even crazier by the move back to IL. It wasn't my favorite year, but still it was a great year, anyway. I read all of my 2014 posts today. 2014 might be the longest year ever. It feels like so many things happened. But I am thankful to have ended 2014 on a really good note and started 2015 off right, hanging with the family.
The holidays really were a whirlwind. Starting a new job in the middle of it all, certainly made things crazier. I don't really care for my job, but I am so thankful to have a paycheck....Not only for the holidays but for everything life throws your way. It's funny...I started my job, and then my tire blew out driving home from work (going 60mph...), after less than a week on the job. At the end of that same week, Brian went to the store, and then his car wouldn't start again. We got it to the shop only to find they were closed until the 30th. We just got it back, $450 later. Our vacuum cleaner just broke, and so on. So much for getting ahead. haha. More falling behind, but the sun is on the horizon! Thank God I have a job to help with those things!
Everything about Christmas was really wonderful. Christmas Eve Caleb and I went to Christmas Eve service and it was truly wonderful. Singing Silent Night while holding a lit candle gets me every time, right to my core. Christmas was just fantastic. The boys had a blast, so of course that made Brian and I happy. We scaled things way back, but of course they were way spoiled by our families. They were really appreciative of everything, and that was nice to see. They are so spoiled that it worries me sometimes/often. Our friends ended up coming over, last minute for Christmas dinner. It was a nice addition to our day!
Caleb turned 11 on the 28th. He wanted to go bowling and eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. He was so excited about it all! My Dad sent him an autographed Danica Patrick car, that Cal claimed was the "best present ever." Again, we had a wonderful family day.
Last night (New Years Eve), Brian and I went to dinner with friends. We went to kind of a fancy place, which we never, ever do. I even had lobster tail! It was just a really nice night. After we got home, Misty called and we had a great talk. Then, there was some really nice texts from friends. It was the perfect way to end the year.
In Jan 2014, I started the book. It's fitting that it's now Jan 2015, and I'm on my 3rd revision/edit. I guess in between everything else 2014 had to offer, it was the year of the book. I'm really proud of it...and hope it is well received. I finally gave it to a couple of friends to read, to help guide me in some parts I'm unsure about. Letting go of the book, was really hard. Total anxiety! I'm so protective of it. It's like it's my child :) I'm hoping that I have it to a professional editor this month. I'm not going to let this dream die. It feels so good to have one!
So, in 2015 I resolve to finish what I started, with the book. I'd like to write on this blog more. I really, really hope to lose weight.... I want to feel proud of myself, for many things. Here's to a year/lifetime of dreams. Once again, Happiest of New Years everyone. Cheers to 2015!