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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy End of 2010, and Beginning of 2011

Not sure that I have much to add to the millions of words that have been written about the year that is nearly passed, but I will try in order to convey my gratitude for having spent all the days casting a shadow. Yep, it has been a good year, over all. I have been able to spend time with friends, had unique experiences, witnessed great courage and strength in people that I know and have come to know, and am still on more-than-just-speaking terms with most of my relatives. Plus, started my first business, making jewelry. Pretty amazing, when you think about it.
I wish for all who read this a great year ahead, full of love and whatever makes you smile.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holidays all over the place around here

Since my kids are now grown up, I searched for a way to celebrate the holidays with them and their dates, while still making it festive. Here in Omaha, we are very lucky to have the Omaha Community Playhouse's tradition of The Christmas Carol. I first saw this production 3 years ago after the skull operation - kind of appropriate, and I felt an affinity for Scrooge that I had never felt before after facing my own ghosts and coming out on the other side. Number one daughter was in Austria at the time, and dear husband was working the night shift, so it was me, my mom, and number one son that went to see it together. This year, it was me and dear husband, number one son and his date, and number one daughter and her date - the first time that our entire family attended. Pretty cool group we were, too! Afterwards, the old folks went home, and the young folks went out on the town for a bit. All in all, it was a good experience, and one that I hope to replicate in the years ahead. It would make my year to be able to email them to meet me at the airport, fly to New York, and see a show there together. I will have to work on that...
No matter what your plans are these days, I hope you find a lot of love.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life is a-going on these days

What more can a person ask for, other than normal in their life? I am still living the good life here in Nebraska. Currently it is a tad colder than I would like, but we have a cozy house to come home to after work. Family is doing well. Dear husband discovered that, since the 25th wedding anniversary last year was Silver, the 26th this year is Nerf - and he is having a great time with his new toy. He figured out how to keep my winter headaches at bay this year by going to a lumber yard and picking up a very soft knit cap with thinsulate that I wear around the house, keeping my head warm. He bought another one for me to wear under the fleece wrap I bundle up in whenever I leave for work or shopping. Of course, this all fits into his mission of "that'll keep her quiet" - heh. The soft hats have worked, keeping my head all relaxed and toasty, so the rearranged muscles don't have a chance to seize up and start the pain cycle. Not the most romantic look by any means, but it keeps me from getting cranky, so that counts for something.
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