I can't believe it's July already. 2011 is just rushing by. I'm hoping for a less frenetic second half. I did not enjoy the first part of the year. Work stuff, family stuff, life stuff, church stuff...
It's not all been bad, as TSC reminded me the other day. He found a job, which has been a major worry lifted off our shoulders. He graduated from his diploma and has now passed all his exams (found out this morning) for his first semester of the B. Tech.
We made some good friends; we've become closer to other friends and family through the rough times we've all endured. We've seen people grow up. We've stopped trying to impress some people. We've come to understand the value of down time.
I've learned some good business lessons through sticky situations. I've renewed old friendships, let go of some unhealthy ones and watched others grow into a new season. I've been spoiled by my generous husband and been surprised by how God fits puzzle pieces together when I can't see a way they can work.
All in all, it's been a character-building year.
Character building is not fun. Maybe my character-building for 2011 is done?
Pahahaha... I somehow doubt it. But here's to the good stuff... The simple stuff... The patch of sun filtering into the room as I type; the cats that have cuddled me through two weeks of nasty flu.
Here's to the TV shows that make me smile and forget; the one awesome client who eclipses two not-so-nice ones. Here's to fabulous brunches with my folks; to good coffee, electric blankets, home-grown spinach, exciting projects, unexpected catch-ups and positive conversations. Here's to daily hugs and kisses from TSC, to red wine, good pillows, BBMs, business opportunities and bathroom renovations.
This is the stuff that 2011 has been made of. Here's to the second half of 2011.