Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kitchen Conversation

Me:  Ryan, I got some granola bars for you to eat for breakfast.

Ryan:  Are they the kind I like?

Me:  Of course

Ryan:  Mom, you are...

Me:  What?

Ryan:  I was going to say "you are the best mom ever!" but that just sounds so cliche.

Me:  Are you really seven? 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

Once again, I am back and today is my birthday. It is one of the days that I like to reflect on where I am, where I have been, and where I would like to go. For the first time in a long time, I am at peace. Dave is doing well, Colin is happier in school than he has ever been before, and Ryan is developing a love for reading that is filling me with joy. If my family is happy, I am happy. Spring is on the way and the light at the end of the winter tunnel is getting bigger and brighter. I feel like I am moving in the right direction and a lot of uncertainty has been eliminated. I am starting to feel like a grown up. 

There are several reasons why I have been silent.  The first reason was that I was looking for a new job while trying to get out of my China situation.  Most of the things I would have written about were about those things, and I didn't want to risk anything bad happening.  The good news is that I got the new job.  That was my first early birthday present. 

As I have stated in the past, I do not usually write about my work.  I am no longer working from home, but I have a job that I am loving and it is a great atmosphere.  It is a good thing that I am getting out of my house more and talking to real people in person as opposed to over the phone.  I am a much happier person and I think this is one of the reasons.  I do have the blessing of my employers to talk about work, but I like to keep these things separate, so I will not be doing that at this time.  Suffice it to say that it is where I am supposed to be. 

The second reason that I haven't been writing is that we got an iPad.  It is so much easier to sit in my recliner with Ryan or Max on my lap and read email or Facebook on the iPad instead of sitting at my desk on the laptop.  I don't have a keyboard for it so it is too hard to type a whole post on it. 

That is all for now, but I am making my blog a priority again.  I will be talking to you soon.