Posted December 31, 2008on:
It’s interesting how much can change in a year. I don’t know why I’m often surprised because I tend to do things on whims…although I do that less and less the older I get.
At the beginning of 2008, DH and I were actually living in the same house. However the commute was getting expensive as gas prices started to climb higher, so I decided to live in LittleUtown during the weeks. This probably did save us some money and I know it saved quite a bit of wear and tear on the car. We’re trying to get these cars to last as long as we can.
Right at the beginning of the year I had my gall bladder out. The few bad gall bladder attacks were worse than anything I experienced from the surgery. My scars are even starting to fade. That was the only real health thing that either DH or I experienced. I’m always grateful for a year of fairly good health, minus a few colds and minor things like that.
Charley has been with us for over a year now. Maddie had that skin cancer thing, but has recovered just fine from that. Ginger has been her usual good self. It’s been over eight years since Maddie and Ginger joined us. They’re both slowing down and getting lots of white on their muzzles. It’s fun to look at pictures of them when they were younger. All three of the beasts have brought a great deal of laughter and happiness to our lives.
DH reached 18 years in the Army. Two more years until he can request retirement. I’m not sure which one of us is looking forward to it more. Although if he were to decide to stay in longer, I’m willing to support him. 2009 means we’re one year away from deployment. It’s still far enough away that it doesn’t seem like a real thing. I’m just focusing on a month at a time right now.
I never imagined at the beginning of 2008 that I’d be in charge of a library. Sure, it’s a smallish library but it’s still more than I was planning a year ago. I’m still in shock but as the new year begins I won’t have much time to really think about it. My schedule is quickly filling up and my list of things to do is getting long. Good think I like being busy and active in my career life.
Although the year had a few bumps and rough patches here and there (don’t they always?), it was a good year. I don’t know what 2009 will be like, but I’m ready for the new year and whatever challenged and blessings it brings.