This week's GBE2 prompt (week #32) is a 15 minute free write. In other words, we are supposed to set a timer for 15 minutes and purge our minds of any and all random thoughts. If we decide to post, we are to post as is with all spelling and grammatical errors still present. That being said...here goes.
Christmas is over and now it is time to get back to the real world. This year was different to say the least, but still was good. Not enough time with the grandkids. Williams family Christmas went well was somewhat strained. Mom's loss was like the pink elephant in the room that no one wanted to mention. I thought maybe we should have just talked about her and got it out in the open but new this wasn't how others wanted to handle it. All in all was a pleasnt day. Taylor family Christmas was also different. Mother-in-law was in the hospital. She has serious lung and respiratory disease and ended up in ICU. Father-in-law did well considering it is very hard for them to be apart. She is out of ICU now and improved. Hopeful now that she will get to go back to assisted living.
The time that was magical was the time spent with my son, daughter-in-law and grandkids. We never have enough time but what we have is a lot of fun. We didn't get to make our special baking project this year because of extra time spent running to hospital and assisted living but we did have lots of fun playing board games that we gave them for Christmas.
Now the kids are gone home and the house seems lonely. Ready to put Christmas stuff up and get back to normal routine. Looking forward to playing cards with friends and family here for New Years Eve. Don't really make a lot of resolutions but do reflect on the past year and things I would like to accomplish in the nesxt. 2011 was not a very good year for us so really hoping 2012 will be better. Want to improve my blogging and find time to do more writing. Have found lots of good role models through blogs that I follow. Sort of intimidated by their great writing since I have no formal training but also learn a great deal from them. Made some great friends and look forward to learning more about them in the coming year.
Want to spend more time on what is important in life. My view of what is really important has changed over the years and especially in the last 6 months.
Well my timer just went off so my senseless ramblings are over.