Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Day

I can't believe it is New Year's Day already.  This week has gone by rather fast.  I managed to stay up until Midnight last night at Heather B-T's.  It was lots of fun.   I enjoyed myself and met 2 new friends, Becky and Carl, they are good friends of the B-T's and are very nice.  Brandon, Heather's nephew was there too.  He is such a nice young man.  He is in college and his cousins just simply love him to pieces.  I played with Acer and Calli.  I have found someone who loves UNO as much as I do!!!  Calli and I played it for a couple of hours.  It was so neat.  She has a braille set of the game.  We giggled and laughed so much during the games.  She won some, I won some, Brandon won some, all in all, a wonderful night.  I started to learn a new game called Munchkin.  I hope to try it again someday.

I was so tired from staying up late that I took a nap this afternoon.  Tillie called this afternoon and so did Donna so I called them back after my nap.  I was just too tired to talk.  Sounds weird, I know, but I was.

I will be meeting with Delphine, the grief counselor again now that the holidays are over.  I survived them and even enjoyed myself at times.  I was going to take down the Christmas decorations, I am just too tired to do it today, I will do it tomorrow instead.  Not a big deal.  There isn't much to take down, some garland, ornaments off a small tree, and stuff off of the pianos.  I am planning to leave the snowmen for the winter as they are beautiful and snowmen can be for winter, not just Christmas I think.  I have lessons starting up on Monday with a brand new one next Saturday!  I am very excited about a new one.  This will be fun.  She is 12 and is taking voice.  I also have to turn in all the competition stuff Saturday and mail the checks that day too.  Hard to believe it is competition season again but it is.

I am not sure how the year will be with me.  There will be a lot of new stuff this year.  A lot of firsts for me.  First time I am alone at competition, first Easter, etc.  From what my friends have said, the first year is the hardest and it gets a bit easier after that.  I am glad I have friends to help me with this.  I am sorry that they had to go through this too, but at least I know who to call or email when I need some help.  I have many good friends both off line and on line that have been very supportive of me.

I do hope this year is the best for everyone.  It is like a fresh start in a way for all of us.  As Deb reminded me earlier, 2011 is a clean slate right now and how will we fill it?  I am not sure, but I hope to fill it with good things, good times, and good decisions.  It is a very difficult and strange time for me, so I don't know how the year will be.  I hope you had an enjoyable New Year's Eve and are looking forward to a great New Year.

1 comment:

  1. Heather, doesn't feel refreshing that we have a clean slate? I feel like I am starting over and I don't need to worry about my past worries. I just need to concentrate on what is best for me. Of course there will be situations that will come about and decisions to be made. I hope I can handle them without anxiety.

    I'm glad you feel optimistic. :-)