Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The last day of 2008 - bring out your noise makers!

This is the last video/picture I took this year so enjoy it. This is my baby and she is awesome but Mommy forgot to charge her camera battery. For some reason I never took my camera out of my purse after this, not at work not at home and not driving around town. I never seemed to be able to get into the Christmas mood so I took no pictures. I made my purchases and bought everybody what they wanted. We had a beautiful Christmas Dinner prepared by my hubby and children but I still wasn't into it. Work was great but my Christmas presents still sit in the back of my car. Call me Scrouge I guess. I just don't feel it.

I am glad this is the last day of 2008. I need 2009 to be better. I need less stress and more cooperation at home and at work. I need the economy to get better but I know it wont. I need peace in my part of the world but I know I will go to work tonight and the people in my jurisdiction will just try to kill themselves or each other because 2008 was just too much for them to take. The suicides and the attempts are unbelievable this year.

2008 has been a year of desperation for many. I am not desperate, my life is pretty much what it has always been, making ends meet. Living on the edge but managing to hang on day after day is what I do. It would be nice to feel more secure about my life and finances but I don't think that will ever happen so I will keep on doing what I always do but in 2009 I will try harder to pay more attention and to not always leave everything to fate. Sometimes a phone call or the right question can make a world of difference in my day or for someone else. I will try to make sure the trains in my part of the world move a little bit faster and more on time. I don't know if I can do it but I am going to try.

Happy New Years Eve! Good Bye 2008, it's been fun and I'll miss you but I'm ready for to see what 2009 has in store for me. I might even take more pictures.

To all my family, friends and the occasional reader I wish you a wonderful holiday season and the hope that 2009 brings you peace and joy in your part of the world.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008


I spent yesterday waiting. No sleep, dog tired and my brains in hyper mush mode, I drove to Sanford/Orlando Airport to pick up my hubby from his hunting trip/vacation from his family. I left early and arrived as not one but two Alleigent airplanes hit the runway. I have to admit I was very excited when I saw those planes coming in. I have missed my husband a little. He keeps me and our children balanced.

Thanksgiving was not the same with him missing from the kitchen. My turkey was okay but he is a much better cook than I am. He is scratch and I am instant.

Not thinking about the text message he sent me about them leaving Springfield late, I drove through the unloading zone harassing the airport police at least a hundred times. It finally dawned on me after I received no responses to my text that it was possible his plane had not landed.

So I waited, and waited and waited some more. The plane finally landed and Hubby is home. We did'nt get home until 5:30pm but we did make it home.

I hate sharing pillows, he is such a bed hog, he harasses the children and he occasionally stinks but it is so nice to have him home.