I was reminded yesterday that it has been a while since I updated this here blog thingy so here I am. Updating.
So it turns out that I didn't dread Christmas this year. Yay! However, I wasn't that excited about it either. There were about 5 boxes of decorations that never got put out, and there were tons of Christmas goodies that never got made. But you know what? We didn't even miss them. Maybe next year (which is actually THIS year) I'll be more organized and refer to Organized Christmas to get my stuff done. Oh, who am I kidding?
About 2 weeks ago, I sent my oldest off to Ecuador for 4 months. She's studying abroad to fulfill requirements of her Spanish major at CMU. I can't tell you how many times a day I go to text her and then realize that I can't. Even though I'm used to her being gone a great deal of the time, she's always been just a text or phone call away. Now we rely on e-mail and of course, Facebook. Its been nice to see the pictures she is posting on FB so I can at least have an idea of what her life is like there. She's still in the process of adjusting to being in a different country and she misses her family very much. I hope this experience turns out to be something wonderful for her.
On a personal note, it has been just about a year since my divorce. Even though I had a lot of ups and downs through the course of this year, I can honestly say that life is good. I've figured out that there is always, always, always something to be thankful for, and there is always something that can be learned from any given situation. One of the rough parts about getting divorced is starting to date again. I tried Match.com and Christian Mingle but both of those sites made me feel funny. I had one date from CM and he was nice enough, but he clearly wanted something serious right away. So I gave those up and decided I didn't need to be looking for anyone. However, when I wasn't looking, I discovered that my good friend was someone I really enjoyed spending time with, and we've been dating ever since. Its so nice to be in a healthy relationship with someone that truly cares about me!
So life continues to move at an unruly pace, but I'm enjoying every bit of it. And once I can figure out how to upload pictures onto this blog again (they changed some things since I was here last) I'll start talking about things that are maybe a little more interesting. : )