Thursday, January 01, 2009

My 2008 Moments-Part 1~

Hello friends.. This morning I was looking back at my blog for 2008 and realized.. you know.. I had a pretty darn good year! Ive been blessed with family and many good friends both in real life and online. Have a look back at my life in 2008.. lots of great things happened.... and really only two bad things happened.. but happened for reasons that relieved the senses of pain and suffering... so I guess all in all.. not too bad. Im truly blessed and happy! Thank the Good Lord above!

January and the big hair cut!!! .... I needed a change.. boy did I ... so my sister-in-law Melly went with me to do one of the most traumatic changes for this 40 year old body. hehe.. she sat there patiently with me for about 5 hours watching me fret, tear up and fight the hairdresser.. by the time we were done 12 inches of hair was gone and I had a new color! Later this year I went shorter and blonder and by winter was short and back to the dark auburn! Next up were 2 of my beautiful boys birthdays.. Justice turning 8 and Hunter turning 3 within a day of each other.. They were spoiled with new bikes that looked like motocross bikes. We also had a party for them at Chucky Cheese where Aunt Melly and Uncle Jim and Aj came and helped us have a good time eating pizza and playing all kinds of games!

Not a lot happened in February except the old rash I had from about 5 years ago re-appeared on my leg again... Ive battled all year with it and saw 3 Dermatologists for it and STILL dont have an answer for what it is. Ive gained about 20 pounds this year with all the oral steroids Ive had to take just to keep from going insane. Im going to make an appointment in 2009 to see an Allergist... wish me luck!

March brought the highlight of parades in my opinion.. Ever since I moved to St.Louis Ive wanted to go to the St.Pattys Day Parade and even though by the end of it I was ready to punch some drunk college chicks I had and the family had had a GREAT day!!! I cant wait to go again this year!

April brought my lowest lows and highest highs all together in one emotionally charged month.. probably one of my hardest as well. I started out having some really bad female issues and decided to finally to get appointments made to get things taken care of. My first issue was to have a uterine biopsy and man was that the MOST painful thing Ive had done in like FOREVER! Ugh.. it was *supposedly* a simple procedure but let me just say.. OUCH! ... I was still trying to recover from it and a horrible haircut and color when my girls.. haha yes my wonderful Minnesota girls came down for CKC in St.Louis!!! Becky, Cat and Sunshine came down for a 3 day visit and scrappy goodness visit. We did so many things and had soooo much fun! It was my first time meeting Cat and Sunshine and I must say.. I felt a kinship to them and was fortunate to meet and spend time with these really fun and great friends! Again, I cant wait til CKC this year.. I think Becky is planning on coming back... not sure about anyone else.. but they know the doors here are ALWAYS open! Come on down! hehee.
In the saddest news... shortly after the girls left to go back home... I got the news that my Grandma Durham was sick and in the hospital. She died soon after and I dont know what happened to me. I did not shed one tear at her funeral. I sat in the front row with my Mom and her brother/sister and not one thing moved me emotionally. I dont know if I was just in shock still or what. Of course at home and during the course of the weeks and months following I still have burst of tears for her. Even tonight writing this I remember my Grandma and miss her so much.. She spoiled me, took care of me and taught me so much. She sent me to college and supported all of my decisions even though some werent the right ones. She is sadly missed, but I am truly happy that she is in heaven now and not suffering anymore.... April also brought my son to his last teen year.. he turned 19.. OMG.. how is it that I have a 19 year old son? What the heck? hahaa. He has really became a good man. Im so proud of him and blessed that he is such a good egg! At the end of April Todd took off and went back home to a camp out excursion with my brother... he took along Hunter and Justice. They had a great time and so did I {finally some me time hehee}Hunter learned to fish for the very first time. April also took my SIL Natasha away to LA.. yup sunny Cali! She left and hasnt looked back apparently-we havent heard a peep out of her... crazy chick! Soooo needless to say... April was a very busy month for all of us!

May brought us to a highlight in Prestons life.. He graduated from Highschool. He was so handsome! And we were all so very proud of him once again. The graduation was longggg and at the end ol' Momma here teared up as they played video of the graduates including photos of them growing up.. Preston had chosen some great ones and boy did that bring back some memories!

June... whoa.. can we say HOT! ... first off.. I had my "Her Option" procedure. Again, a painful experience but what was needed to help make my female life a little better. I had my uterus frozen. Can you believe I had an actual moment of sadness knowing that this was the final end to my child bearing days?.. Thats exactly what emotions will do to ya huh? hahaa. While trying to recover from that procedure and failing miserable ... LOL, we managed to get tickets and go to an afternoon Cardinals game. I was freaking miserable.. the guys.. not so much.. well I take that back.. Hunter was quite miserable, but it was his first MLB game and happy all the same. June was also the month that housed another famously stupid stunt on my part.... me thinking I was super woman! I tried to work my full time job, work a part time job at Archivers andddd take care of my home and family. I was still having issues with my female junk and it just wasnt a smart idea. I wanted to feel important, useful and young again. I ended up not continuing the 2nd job.. sad because the perks were AWESOME.. but for my sanity and health... I had to quit. Im only one woman right? hehee. Anyway, I was happy to see June go away for sure!

Ok... so wow.. who knew I only have typed out the first six months and between all the other stuff going on.. It only took me about 2 hours. hahaa. I have to end for today and will do the last part of 2008 tomorrow!
Thank you for reminiscing with me and sharing my life and my moments through this here blog... ;o)

ps: I didnt add photos to this post because let me just say, being a scrapper we take LOTS.. and if you want you can see them if you look back through my blog.. hehee


Gina said...

Great recap on the first half of the year Angi! :) I guess I didn't know you were having female problems, I hope they're all taken care of now. I've been there and know personally the kind of mess you can become because of them! :)

Amie said...

Thanks for your sweet sweet comments, Angi! I'm sure I don't deserve them! (great year in review...looks like you've been through a lot of changes!) I keep forgetting to add you to my blogroll. Off to do it now.

Brooke said...

I can't wait to read part 2. It is fun to see other people's perspectives on how the events that happened in their lives. Although you had a few troubles, I think you are great at looking for the silver linings.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for writing such a touching post, Also for becoming a follower of my blog. I'm now a follower of yours. Happy new year!

Jenny B in Indy said...

WOW, great 6 months and OMG, you worked at Archivers!? How cool!! That place rocks!!

Now, where's the rest?? ;)

Becky said...

Wow lady. I can barely remember what I did last month hahaha. Maybe I should try a year in review blog. And yes, I will be coming back. I miss my Cable Guy family!!!