Happy Birthday – Another year older

Happy birthday to me. I woke up to a special surprise this morning. When we went to bed last night we knew we had a two hour delay, when I got up this morning I was surprised by the news that we were closed. Apparently there’s quite a bit of blowing and drifting in the county. While I’m excited to spend my birthday home with my family (hubby was already scheduled to be off for the holiday) I’m disappointed that we already have our 4th day to make up and it’s only mid January. We spent the whole first week that we were supposed to be back after Christmas break snowed in.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I just haven’t had much to write about. This school year has been a rough one. Just when I finally felt like my class had found their stride and were starting to get along, we got a new student. He completely disrupted the peace we had taken so long to find. He’s the kind of kid who pushes every button on the other students and staff. I’m trying very hard to love him and give him what he needs, but I’ll confess it’s completely draining. At this point I’m just fighting to make it through the year.

As far as our family life goes, we’re working on paying some things off and cleaning out stuff. I think this will be the year we go ahead and sell the baby stuff that we’ve been hoarding. We’re at peace with David being our only child here on earth. We know Zion is in Heaven waiting on us with my dad. We’ve got one more year of childcare and preschool costs and worries. Next year David will be going to kindergarten at my school. So hard to believe my baby boy is 5. We’ll be able to cut some big costs there and hopefully in a couple of years (we’re planning spring break in two years) we’ll be able to take him to Disney World for the week.

So life is good most of the time. I’m planning to get back to blogging. I miss writing. I miss getting all my thoughts and feelings down on paper. Hopefully you’ll be seeing more of me this year. Here’s to a great 2014.