I bet all of you who read this thought maybe I'd abandoned this venture. No--just sidetracked a bit. To say that 2010 was a challenging year would be putting it mildly. Just after the last post I had a slight mishap which resulted in reinjuring my knee. Turns out it's a bad case of arthritis, but I spent several months in a lot of pain from it and still having problems. Shortly after my diagnosis we found out that Lee's mom had terminal cancer and we lost her in March. To make matters even worse, my mom passed away very suddenly in June. And in the midst of all of this we made the decision to buy a different house and move. I get tired (and slightly depressed) just thinking about it all. But we are hanging in there.
Today I am home from work sick, and decided since I didn't feel well enought to do much else, I really should come and post SOMETHING, anything, just to get the juices flowing again. Funny how things work out. My drive to work is quite a bit longer now, but not terrible. However it does take me on a very nasty stretch of interstate for 2/3 of the drive. A little while ago the phone rang, it was my best friend Susan who also drives it. When I answered, she was frantic--"are you alright?!?" I'm thinking "good grief, it's just a bit of food illness", but then I found out what she meant. She gets 511 updates from the DOT and when she got to work she got one that said there had been a bad accident past where she gets off and that it would have been right about the time I would have been going through. I could hear the relief in her voice when I told her that I hadn't gone in. One of those times when having a sensitive tummy is a good thing!
So, what else to post about? We are all moved in to the new house and getting our old one ready to put on the market after the new year. Real estate here isn't moving quickly but it isn't dead either, so hoping for a spring sale :) It will be very weird as that was my childhood home and we lived there as a married couple for over 20 years, but we are loving where we are now and very happy with our decision. I guess it was just time. Laney is doing well and also likes her new neighborhood, especially her "Uncle Mike" across the street.
Hmmmmm..............since I'm home I did get to see the Golden Globe nominations and was excited to see that James Franco was nominated. What--you don't know who he is? He's a very talented actor who I first discovered on the tv show "Freaks and Geeks", a short lived series that was so underrated and just full of talent--Linda Cardellini, Busy Phillips, Jason Segel, and several other actors and actresses who have gone on to bigger and better things. If you haven't had a chance to see it, you can rent it on Netflix and you won't be sorry! Especially if you were a pre-teen or teen in the 1980's, I love watching it and comparing the characters to my friends and classmates. And I'm thrilled to see another actor from it getting the recognition they deserve.
I promise to do better on keeping up the blog in 2011. Hoping to venture in to some new territories in the new year, and have an entire collection of Barbie dolls to sell (my mothers) so I will share my Ebay adventures! And of course, more pictures of Laney :)