I suppose it's been too long since I've written here. I got to thinking that really nothing momentous has happened in the last couple of months but then I thought again.
1. All three kids went back to school, and, believe it or not, each of them calls me almost every day.
2. I ate supper with Cheryl, a friend of Laura's. I hadn't seen her since Jeff and I separated. It was sweet to feel her hugs and spend time with someone who misses Laura as much as I do.
3. I joined a bookclub where there will be food and people that I don't know.
4. I took Gracie swimming at Tom Sawyer park. Let's just say that what happens in the pool, stays in the pool. Both figuratively and literally.
5. I introduced Mom and Dad to Blizzards at Dairy Queen. . . and Dad told me how many calories was in one. (I think for a moment he forgot I had ever been sick!)
6. I now have a KTIP teacher and a student teacher.
7. I've taken my prozac without prompting every day since July.
8. I've actually made a friend at the dog park; I told her I was a recovering anorexic. (She still talked to me.)
9. Grace had a bad ear infection, but my parents came through again with funding for that emergency.
10. I saw Jeff at a Cross Country race; he wouldn't talk to me. I wish that had been different.. . I still carry hope.
11. Mom bought me a Nook and I'm obsessed.
12. Cathy and I have gone to a movie almost every weekend.
13. I planted mums and pansies in containers on my back porch for no one to enjoy but Grace and me.
14. Jeff refused to pay for Carly's books; I paid for them.I think it broke her heart.
15. I haven't missed any school, although I suppose that I should have taken off when Mom had her gall bladder out.. . oh, well.
16. Cathy comes over every evening to help put drops in Grace's ears. . which is so much more fun than having her bring my own medicine to me.
17. I've spend precious time with Carly, falling in love with her all over again, even when, or maybe because, she's so full of sass.
18. I've said countless prayers. . . asking for nothing, thanking God for everything.
To everything there is a season. . this fall will be reflective just like all of the others, but this season rather than reliving the mistakes I have made, I will ponder the goodness in my life.