Just to sit and reflect this year so far. And I have to say, 2010 isn’t that much better than 2009. . .
I have wrecked my car, hurt my back and tore my gastrocs (calf muscle) and that doesn’t include moving from home back to Chattanooga, losing Granny, gaining way too much weight or the lack of dates.
But some good things have happened and I have to be grateful for my friends, family and cat. My BFF is due at the first of next year with a healthy little boy, another friend is due January that also lost her son last year, another friend is due with her first in May and I am sure that there will be many more announcements of love and babies to come.
Today was spent napping (I have really got to work on this one!), doing laundry and cooking. The nap was great because Wookie gets all snuggled up to me and we can stay on the couch for hours snoring away.
He has since tried to distract me from the many tasks at hand, like, oh I don’t know, washing my sheets, clothes and getting the dishwasher loaded and going. He loves anything that is really warm, so I have had to fish him out of the dryer several times, move him from the just fluffed up (and very toasty) comforter. He also attempted to help me make the bed by standing right next to me and I inadvertently stepped on his tail. I was put on notice that I was to apologize to him and love on him. Then he noticed that once again the dryer door was open and warm, so after tossing my clothes in to dry, I had to pry him from it so I could start it once again.
And these are the little moments that I love. He may not be a human child but he is mine and there are times when he reminds me that I need to put the book, computer or magazine down and just sit with him. He also shared with me his love of cheese. And not just some cheap, block of cheese, the kind that I splurged on while at Earth Fare Friday night.
So tonight, I will get ready for bed, cuddle with my little man and I will think of the good things. I will also say a little prayer for Liam and Daniel. Two sweet little babies that were here for a short time but are loved by many. And remembered.