Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


Thursday 13 – 1st Edition

Thirteen of Melissa’s Favorite Things

1. Baby giggles
2. Toddler kisses
3. Coffee
4. Quiet time
5. Time alone
6. Fresh baked bread
7. Oatmeal raisin cookies
8. Roses
9. Violets
10. Maine Coon cats
11. Home-cooked meals (especially those I don’t have to cook!)
12. Sunny days at the park
13. Horseback riding

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Steps in the right direction…

Things are about to change.  We have decided to sell the townhouse and move back “home” – back to where the majority of our families are.  We’ll then have help with the kids, help getting  back on our feet, help and support in any number of ways.  It feels good, it feels like the right decision even if it is a little sad.

I’m going to miss my townhouse, the rooms that I’ve gotten just the way I want them.  I’m going to miss my yard, even though I never arranged it the way I wanted.  I’m going to miss my neighborhood with its nice paths and playgrounds and lake.  I’m going to miss the convenience of everything around me.

It will be ok, though.  We’re finally taking steps in the right direction and moving on with our lives.

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I am so grateful that our visit has been as wonderful and stress free (relatively speaking).

I am grateful for my family – so supportive and loving.

I am grateful for the characters in my family – there is something to learn there as well.

I am grateful for the peace and quiet at the end of the day.

I am grateful for my children – so loving and sweet.

I am grateful for all the help we’ve had this week.

I am grateful for computer time.

I am grateful for the rest I got last night.

I am grateful for chocolate!