Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ramblings

I have not been posting as of late, due to many reasons.

Roger's dad passed away on December 22nd, and I have been devoting my time to his needs. There seems like there is a lot to do to be organized for his "celebration of life" that will take place on January 13th. So we have been busy with this.

Also, I am in the midst of some soul searching. I am looking to make my life less "busy" and when that time comes to sit back and enjoy nothing. I am forever wishing this, then when it falls into place, I create new projects, pick up new daycare kids or enroll in some new activity. I am searching for nothingness and hoping to find it soon. My soul needs this.

I am reading a great book that is taking my through my journey, called "Eat, Pray, Love" and I highly recommend it. It is full of humor, life lessons and explores one woman's quest for inner peace. She is easy to read, and very down to earth.

I gave my notice to one daycare boy yesterday, and am talking to another family in regards to the same thing today. I guess this is my way of reducing. thanks Queen! Reducing the sweat, the in and out of the van, the food that leaves my house and the amount of time that is NOT spent with my own daughters.

We were very fortunate that Roger's dad looked after us financially, and for the first time in my life I have the very blessed assurance of being debt free. We paid off Roger's student loan, my van and all the niggly debt that was pestering us. Now what we make, we have. Such an awesome feeling that only those that were in debt can fully appreciate. We continue to be in awe of the foresight that this man had, and are forever thankful to him.

My words for 2008 - appreciate, devote, complete, and inner peace. All of which are capable in my life.

5 comments:

LKW said...

Your list sounds good!
Congrats on being debt-free although I am sorry at the circumstances. Have a lovely service on the 13th.

Annamarie said...

That is awesome! I hope you do find your peace and maybe even some quiet. Looking forward to seeing you guys in 2008 (whenever that may be)

Fab Grandma said...

Ok, since you won't write anymore on your gluten free blog, I am tagging you for this dang blog tag thing. So there.

Lynn Barry said...

My sympathies for the passing of your loved one. HUGS

crunchy carpets said...

First...I am sorry for your dh's loss. How sad.

We lost my mother in law last summer.

I too am stopping doing daycare in an effort to focus on my kids and me a bit more and to help me get back to what is important to my and mine...more focused and so on.