Happy New Year!

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As I ready myself to invite 2012 into my life, somethings about the past year stand out starkly.

Two of my books were finally done, and put out into the world. I started two blogs. This came about, I kid you not, solely because I was furious. Never before have I used anger constructively. The results of being as angry before have been dreadful headaches and vaguely proved memory loss.

I met a questionable holy man, who despite my doubts, imparted significant knowledge and had me lose a miraculous 8 pounds in 2 weeks. Even though he had his eyes on a voluptuous neighbor as I asked him questions about the future and deeper philosophies, I'm still grateful. See? They were right about having an open mind. There are certainly diamonds to be found in the muck. Just have to shut your eyes, and plug your nose for good measure.

After eleven long years of thinking that it didn't really matter, going through career changes and staying home too, I discovered that I just cannot be a housewife. Just...NO. Not for me. So I've had little projects, while ensuring basic involvement with my household and of course, ensuring that Mini-Him has his Mini life properly running.

The biggest surprise of 2011 for me has been my pregnancy. Delightful and unexpected. And much hoped for. Nearly ten years ago, when Mini-Him was born, I believe that I was saturated with patience and tolerance, and an unreasonable belief in supposedly endless time. Life has been stripped down to the basics now. There's no time for indulgence, false ambition and hypocrisy. It feels surprisingly weightless.

And speaking of weightless -  or the opposite - that's one thing that has traveled with me, unchanged over the years. I hope when I write in 2012, I can say, "So we're still here in 2013 (clarify you cryptic Mayans!), and I left my weight behind. The Great Bulk is now a thing of the past!"

I'm grateful to each of you for taking the time to visit, read and comment on my blog. I've enjoyed being myself here and enjoy reading your blogs in turn.

Wish you all a very Happy, healthy, prosperous, love-filled 2012!

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  1. Anne...I love the line: "There are certainly diamonds to be found in the muck. Just have to shut your eyes, and plug your nose for good measure." This is for sure. I too have enjoyed reading your blog....but more than that I've enjoyed getting to know you more through our messages in our other places. New Years Eve turned into an off color not so pleasant adventure-----i will not be blogging about it but at some point will let you in on the "fun of parenting" on fb---let's just say...off color son lost alot of his priviledges until April---including his car.....oh the joys of parenthood.....Happy New Years Ann and may you continue on your journey toward wholeness and happiness as mini baby comes into your family. blessings.

  2. Pam, I've enjoyed your perspective on many things. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. And I'm conjuring up visions of what exactly Off-Color son did that warrants that kind of grounding. Happy New Year to you too...and I'm wondering what teenage years will bring from Mini-Him. He's already a rebel and a clown. It's a hair-erasing combination. Thank you Pam...I'm looking forward to meeting mini-baby and finding that little part of our lives that I always knew was missing! Wish you a year of pleasant discoveries and happy times...with everyone holding on to their cars/TV's and the like.
    Hugs - Anne

  3. Anne, I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you! I can't wait to see what kind of strangeness we will have with the people believing the end of the world is coming. I'm sure November and December of this year will be very interesting!

  4. Thanks Karen! I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful year too. I laughed when I read about strangeness in Nov/Dec this year. I pray that this time around, they at least hold on to their bank accounts. With the last two predictions, people gave away everything they had. Kinda like the whole world's mindset - they'd rather believe in death than in life!

  5. They are all welcome to send the remainder of their bank accounts to me. I believe in life! LOL

  6. Bwahahahhaha!!! Exactly! Build a meteor safe bunker for you...or just party!


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