Thursday, January 5, 2012

So how's your New Year going so far?'s 2012.  Whoop-dee-do.  Actually, I do have high hopes for this year but so far I am severely unimpressed.  Frank is still not working (we're at a month since his last short job) and I am getting to that point where I am getting to be "not nice" to him.  I don't like getting that way but my frustration level is at its breaking point.

Nick turned 20 yesterday.  I meant to blog about it but I was sort of a wreck about it.  I am no longer the mother of a teenager.  He is out of his teen years.  I have been a parent for 20 years.  That is a very long time.  I don't feel old enough to have a 20 year old and I certainly don't want to think that I LOOK like the mother of a 20 year old.  It was very upsetting.

Since last Thursday I have been to the doctor twice and I have an appointment for a mammogram on Monday.  Apparently I am trying to be healthy in the new year.  

I have organized a "Biggest Loser" challenge in my office.  We start that on Monday.  I think it's going to be fun but I am finding it hard to get psyched up about it when I'm at home when all that is going on here basically sucks right now.  It's hard to find time to exercise when you have a depressed husband moping on the couch staring at you.  It's worse than the creepy guy at the gym!

I have decided that it's time to change churches.  I've had issues for a while and I am finding that they aren't getting any better and so if I want to go to church and actually focus on worshiping God, then I need to be in a place where I respect the leaders.  It wasn't an easy decision and it was rough to tell my small group leader that I was leaving but I am hopeful that this is the year that we find a church home that fits our family and where we feel welcomed.

So here we are; 2012.  My hope is that things get better all around for all of us.  Anyone have any big goals for this year?


Petula said...

Hey! Happy 2012. Sorry to hear about the "being upset with hubby" stuff. I can totally understand that and you're feelings about your son being 20 years old. Amber will be 21 this year and it's taken me an entire year to adjust to not calling her "my teenager."

I haven't had a church home since 2007; the year Anna was born. If you're spirit is unsettled there then it is definitely time to move on.

Oh, my goals for 2012? Well, I'm going to finish my book proposal for the non-fiction book I'm working on. I wrote a post about it so check it out when you get a chance. And I'm going to write more books in my children's book series and try to get an agent to pick up the idea. Those goals are big enough to accomplish and always on the back burner in my "free" time is my invention. I haven't set a goal for that for this year, but I've already started working on the prototype.

Take care and good luck with being the Biggest Loser.

Brenda said...

I'm sorry things are rough for you right now. I hope your husband finds a job very soon. I also hope you can find a new church soon. I can't imagine when my kids aren't teenagers any more!

Mharms said...

The new Year is same as the previous New Years to me :) But I am hoping this year would be more productive for me. Just need to be focused.


Unknown said...

Good luck with the "biggest loser" challenge.

Will keep you in my prayers as you look for a church home.