Hope this finds everyone doing well. Just a little recap over the last few months.
Thanksgiving was a blast this year. Several friends, my mom and my niece got together for "Misfits Thanksgiving". Our friends deep fried a turkey and oh my gosh.. its the best thing ever! I truly have some amazing people in my life. As far as shopping I was excited with my Black Friday purchase of some new hiking boots and my most favorite, a North Face Jacket. I guess this means we will be hitting the lake soon.
Life in general has been going pretty smooth. We have been taking in some fishing as we have time and I'm learning to enjoy the simple things in life again. I have realized the older I get that life is going by way too fast. I don't want to be that 80 yr old lady that has regrets that she didn't do more with herself. I'm on a mission to make good things happen in 2011 for those around me. I've thought about doing some volunteer work. Something to show that I don't take for granted what a great life I have.
I'm hoping we will put our tree up this weekend. Last year was too raw with losing my dad and my grandmother and to be quite honest I was not in the mood to be cheerful. This year feels different in that I know no matter how many days, months or years pass they will always be present. Not to say that the holidays won't be hard but just knowing that it's ok for me to be happy is a good feeling.
My BFF is pregnant with a little boy and I'm so happy for her! I can't wait to meet the little guy and let him know how amazing his mama is!
Hope the holidays find you all well, peaceful and overall joyful.
In the words of one of my favorite artists-
"Just do your thing if it makes you feel better. Go on and sing if it makes you feel better"