Thursday, December 30, 2010

On the Cusp of New Things


It is always so exciting to be just a few days away from the New Year!! Are we really heading into 2011? That sounds so space-age-ish to this 40 year old!

We are sitting at home today with PandaGirl, who has THE FLU instead of being out of town with our extended family to finish up Christmas with them. We were all packed in the Tahoe ready to go when PG threw up yesterday. I had treated her for fever for two days, but it had gone down and she had no other symptoms.

Sure enough, the flu bug hit sweet girl. : (

PandaPop and I are also on Tamiflu for preventative measures. Hopefully tomorrow morning we can head out to give and get the rest of our Christmas gifts.

Then comes: 2011

I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store for our family. We have cried so many tears waiting on our little family to grow past 3 and now with new realities in sight we are filled with JOY!

Of course, at the top of my to do list for the new year is to eat more healthy food, exercise more and get. it. together. in that area of my life. Always, always a struggle.

Next, I am pumped to spend a 4-Girls Weekend with my college girlfriends. We are all turning 40 (well, I'm the only who's already hit the mark so far.....they all are this spring) and want to celebrate our wrinkles and joys together. We had a fabulous weekend that I blogged about a couple of years ago. I was so hoping to be skinny for the next reunion and instead I have managed to put back on every stinkin' pound I lost over a year ago. Way to go, Me!

They love me no matter what and I just can't wait to spend time together.

Also planned and hoped for is the New York trip with my friend who just hit her 40 mark last week and is the self-proclaimed President of Club 40. We are shooting for April, but we'll see.

My photography business has me giddy! There are so many things I want to learn and do and try and......oh, it's endless there. Santa brought me a new software program that will help me tremendously with organizing and editing my photos. I REALLY can't wait to see what unfolds there!!! However, I am a bit curious as to how my life will look with PandaJOY and PandaDoggie at my feet during the day. I'm thinking that my photography work will take place in the middle of the night. Very interesting since I'm not a "night person".

We are currently ripping off all the THREE LAYERS of wall paper in our kitchen from previous owners and excited to do something new and fresh in there. I love warm, rich colors, but I am seriously toying with going all white in there with some dark accents. Hmmm...

Well, I need to go help remove the wall paper, dole out more medicine, keep the dog off the cat, get the smell of bacon out of the air and brush my teeth......then have more Irish Sweet Cream coffee.


  1. It sounds like you have some wonderful fun planned! I totally relate to the whole gained it back! I gained back my 26 pounds plus about 10 more! Makes me want to cry! But you and I can both get on track and get it off again! I am excited to see your family grow and can't wait to see pics of PJ. Luv ya!

  2. Life is a journey and although we can't wait for the Final Destination, I'm inclined to believe it's not about the destinations, but joy in the journey. Here's to more JOY.

  3. I'm on pins and needles anxious to see PandaJoy fill your blog on a regular basis. By the way, I love the blog makeover. Be sure to take some before and after pictures of the kitchen transformation. Best wishes to PG. Your NY trip sounds well deserved. Bring on 2011!

  4. i know the Lord has great things in store for you in 2011, i just KNOW it!! and girl, you are BEAUTIFUL. you radiate the joy of the Lord. please don't beat yourself yourself up about a number on the scale!! xoxo