It has been a while since I last wrote… that is putting it mildly. It is amazing how fast time has flown when you are not just busy, but crazy busy and life just sometimes gets in the way of things.
Since my last post we all had a great summer, fall, and early winter with lots of adventures with the kids. Strawberry picking and jam making. Swimming up north with my family at the lake for the first time. The local pumpkin patch and corn maze. Sledding and playing in the first of many winter snow falls. A fabulous Christmas and New Year’s with the family was amazing and lots of fun. Just to name a few of the things we have done.
With all of that came a lot of changes. My husband finally recovered from what ever illness he had for most of last year and is now back to normal. Yay! My little girl had a bad case of croup that landed us in the ER for a short overnight visit, but quickly recovered, again YAY! I finally left my old crazy job and quickly jumped into a new one with a better schedule, a new specialty and a new patient population to learn about. It has been the biggest change so far, but has by far been the best decision for our family. Everyone is doing better and we are all much happier with this change.
I am glad to see 2013 go and am excited to have 2014 finally here. This year will be just as busy if not busier then the last as I have a lot of things already planed for this year and it is only the 4th day into the new year. But that is a common thread in my life, always over planning with hopes of getting it all done, but would be happy with half of my list completed. This year I have to re-certify my license for my job which means taking a very big and very important test. Requiring a lot of time studying and prepping for it. I am hoping to do this in February and get it out-of-the-way. That way I would be in the clear to get a dog for our family that I have wanted for a while now. I have done a lot of research with the help of my husband and we have chosen to get a Newfoundland. It is a large dog with lots of hair, easy-going personality, is supposed to be great with very small kids and a great family dog. I am very excited and think my kids will really enjoy this addition to our family. So if anyone knows of a nice and good breeder let us know. It is an uncommon or rare breed, but also not super popular so it has been a little hard to find breeders in our area. Also this is our first dog ever, so we are starting from scratch on this one. So any help, advice etc is much appreciated.
Also this year in addition to getting back into my romance writing I have decided to take up another writing project. I want to write family cookbook. I am therefore enlisting the help of my Mom, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers. The idea came about this holiday season and me thinking about past memories and favorite recipes. We don’t have a family cookbook and I thought what a great thing to have and to compile before these great recipes are lost or forgotten. So I will be working on that in addition to my romance writing, sewing projects, and did I forget to mention plan a baby shower for a friend too? Not to mention trying for a third child ourselves this year? See what I mean, it is going to be a very busy year and it hasn’t even really begun yet.
No matter how it turns out, it will be a great adventure regardless. One I am excited to share with my family. I am looking forward to it all and eager to get started. So here we go, and wish me luck.