A New Beginning

It’s a good thing I didn’t write this blog post yesterday, or else you would have thought it was an April Fools’ joke.

After nearly 5 years absent from this blog, I nearly couldn’t find my way back into it.  I must be getting old. I have a little spiral-bound notebook where I keep most of my internet logins and passwords and if it isn’t written in there, then woe is me.  I was sucked into the Forgot password?/reset password/verify password change request cycle this afternoon.  My long-forgotten hotmail account had fourteen-thousand unread emails in it.  14,000!  They all got deleted.

I don’t know if I feel better because I got all my ducks in a row, or worse because I know they will certainly all wander off again tomorrow.

My fortieth birthday was two weeks ago and while that is just surreal I can honestly say I am the happiest I have ever been.

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A good friend of mine threw me and my husband a birthday party and decked me out in this goofy getup.  Yes, my husband and I have the same birthday, but he is six years older than I am.  I just have to point that out.

Dave is one of the reasons why the years just keep getting better.  2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of me packing up and leaving Michigan for Kentucky.  I can’t believe it has been ten years already.  October will see our 10-year wedding anniversary!  We still love each other! Yay!

Another huge blessing in my life is my friends.  I’m not quite sure when it happened, but one day I looked around and not only was Kentucky “home,” but I have a lot of friends!  That might sound hokey or just kind of a weird thing to say, but it is really important to me to feel loved and especially liked — and to feel a strong connection with other people — and I definitely do now.  There are people very dear to my heart that live in other states, but I’ve got to say it again:  God has really blessed me with who He has placed in my life here in Kentucky.  They are my sounding board, my shoulders to cry on, my partners-in-crime, my spiritual role models, my inspiration… and they tell me that sometimes I inspire them too.

I’ve lost 47 pounds since last September.     Whaaaat?!  Yes!  I was truly starting to think it wasn’t possible to lose the weight.  But it is most definitely GONE and it continues to come off.  If you don’t mind, I would love to tell you more about that later!

I will leave you with some ultra-adorable kitten photos.  A stray cat kept hanging around the house and during the coldest December weather I relented and let her in the house.  We had a warm spell in January, she went into heat and the rest is history.  I plan to have Shelley spayed as soon as possible, but these kittens are just three days old and we plan to enjoy every minute of them!  My favorite is the littlest one with the black head and white stripe down her face.  We named her Flower.

Thank you for reading my return to the blogging world.  I hope to see you back here again real soon.



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