The phone rings and your caller i.d. flashes the name of a dear one you’ve been particularly bad at keeping in touch with over the past year or so. You stare at the screen and in the course of a few seconds, you must decide whether to answer or not.
One one hand, OF COURSE you want to talk to that person! It’s not like you guys have been out-of-touch on purpose. . . life has just been busy and your two schedules have made you ships in the night. It would be so wonderful to hear their voice again!
On the other hand, it’s been so long since you’ve last spoken voice-to-voice that you’re pretty far behind. Who knows whats been happening in each-others’ lives and how much time (not to mention emotional energy) you may have to dedicate to getting up to speed?
This is also the dilemma of the mind behind this blog. Amid the beautiful chaos of life, there’s been barely a minute or two consecutively to sit with my computer over the past month-and-a-half, and now I find myself with a newsworthy snow day and too much to say.
Life has been full to bursting these past weeks, and true to my scattered form, I shall now undertake the telling of the highlights via list, in no particular order.
1. Yesterday my two nephews were officially adopted!!!
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have them formally in my family (where they have been informally for years!).
After 25 years, my parents have sold the home where I grew up and are moving to Michigan. I can’t lie and say that I am not sad, because I loved growing up on Iradell Road, and it will always hold a place in my heart. BUT, I can say that I am very excited to see where this major shift takes my parents and I know that God will bless the next 25 years as fully has he has the last.
3. I love my church!
4. Teaching remains delightful!
I took this picture of my desk, because it was one of those moments where I couldn’t quite believe the randomness of the things appearing on my desk!
5. Planning School Events is, as always, Underway
Winter Ball is almost upon us (if the storm doesn’t require a postponement!) and there will be more to come on the Fairy-Tale Forest theme soon . . .
Suffice it to say, I am staying busy with the details this year!
6. I got another Tattoo
7. I’m still obsessed with my cat Winky
. . . but can you blame me?
8. I have a new fnephew! (foster-nephew)
So you see, a lot has happened . . .
I have a lot to be thankful for!
What’s new with you in 2015?