Life has been a bit chaotic lately...so much good, a tad...well...um...inconvenient. "Busy" is the best way to describe the last few months. Hence...not a word in here since November. November! What IS that? I'm supposed to be a writer, a blogger, a person who likes to reflect and ponder and share and spend time around here (not to mention around "there"...where you all, my fellow bloggers and those of you who inspire me on a regular basis are writing). But nope, nothing...not a post on turning 39 (39!?!), my last 30-something-birthday. Not a post on the holidays, the magic of seeing my little boys enjoying Christmas more and more each year. Not a post on our first (annual now?) New Year's Eve party during which I ended up having oh-so-much-fun that I had to be tucked in by my friend a full hour before the dancing ended (and I NEVER miss some dancing, but fortunately, I did miss the clean-up). So I promised myself that, at the very least, I would post a little something about the year in general, even if it is way late. And so, to keep within the theme of "no time" and "too busy," I shall turn to my lists again, a form of cheating, I suppose, but a true reflection of how my brain has been working lately.
What 2011 was for me:
1. Lots of running for the half-marathon...then race day!...and, please, no more running for a while
2. Disney, Disney, and more Disney (I think we are all done with the annual pass concept for a bit)
3. Ailments: sinus infections, bronchitis, asthma, neck spasms, GERD (this item could also be listed as "WTF?!?" and/or "Could Be Worse")
4. Trying new (old) activities: can you say "Shimmy" and "Ommmmm"?
5. Not having enough money to continue with bellydancing and yoga (see above)
6. Not having enough money for a lot of stuff
7. Making new decisions about money
8. Discovering, much to our relief and amazement, that the cosmic theory that if you are responsible and generous with money, it will come back to you
9. 50th anniversary party (I think we worked harder to plan this event than our own wedding, although Lord knows, my parents deserved it)
10. Potty training
11. Potty training
12. Potty training (yes, I know...the topic deserved three listings, trust me)
13. Good-bye VPK, hello Kindergarten!
14. Personal makeover: good-bye long hair (and discovering that my hair really does not define me...heavy stuff about frivolous beauty decisions)
15. Home makeover: hello, DIY network (ever heard of "Desperate Landscapes"? They're commmming!!!!!!!!)
16. Soccer-Boys (but so NOT Soccer Mom)
17. How the fuck did I turn 39?!?
18. Reminding myself that Gwen Stefani is 42 and Sarah Jessica Parker is 46
19. Hubby and I rediscovering Us (and more importantly, recognizing the need for a rediscovery)
20. Our latest acquisition/project/adventure: an RV (and setting out to prove that Fashion Girl can also be RV Girl)
Here's to a new year: to always improving myself, to trying new things, to going back to old things I loved, and to taking some risks. Cheers!