Goodbye 2007….

Well it is New Year’s Eve… and I have no major plans, funny as it may seem though my hubby is celebrating right now in Iraq. In about an hour it will be 2008 for him and we’ll be one day closer to his return.

Overall I would have to say while this year I’ve been pushed to the limit, I have survived. I don’t have any resolutions for the upcoming year and honestly I never make them because most of the time I tend to forget about them not long afterwards. Making resolutions tends to require too much effort on my part because I have to think to hard about what it is I’d like to change. So none of that this year I am going to do this or that, instead of talking about it I am going to just do it! I hope…

There are several things I am looking forward to in 2008 though; My 30th birthday (Feb 10th), Our second wedding anniversary (March 18th), the husband’s return (June ?). It’s not going to be as fun celebrating both my birthday and my anniversary alone but hey, I’ve made it this far so I am extremely grateful and full of optimism for the days to come.

Nappy or Natural?

So, lately I’ve been playing around the idea of growing out my relaxer and going “natural” however I think my definition of natural may be somewhat different than those of the many websites and blogs I’ve visited. Everyone seems to have this happy to be nappy attitude and are against wearing the natural, chemical free hair straightened at all. I’m not sure if truly being natural means shunning straight hair and embracing my curly roots or not but somehow I feel like if I am going to press my hair I won’t be looked at as truly having a natural style. One of the ladies trying to help me make the decision to go on this chemical free journey told me that some people refer to ceramic irons as the flaming hot tool or something of that nature. I am a week away from time for my next relaxer and if I am going to go through with this new process then I want to start as soon as possible.

I want you to make a cake… Chatty Cathy is alive and well and she lives with me

My daughter Kyleigh is two years old and she loves to do one thing above all things….talk. Right now she should be asleep but she is talking to her Allstate bear that my dad gave her and she just told me that she wants me to make a cake. She is such a nutty little girl. She is in between wanting to still be my baby and a big girl. Most days she can’t decide which to be so she is both. I have to carry her into the daycare every morning and instead of asking me to pour her a cup of juice when we get home she whines and jumps up and down, but when she notices me getting close to the fridge she wants to run over and open the door for me or whenever we are going somewhere she insists on taking her seat belt off herself and she is usually sitting there not so patiently waiting on me to open the car door for her to get out and then I have to carry her inside LOL!

Happy Holidays?

The holidays are fast approaching…well might as well say they are here. I am sort of in between the spirit at the moment because Tay isn’t here. It won’t be the same spending the holiday in the house without him. This is our first Christmas in “OUR” house. I mean I get excited when I am shopping for Kyleigh and imagining what her reaction will be like when she sees her toys but that is about it. I know I should think positive and keep my spirits up for Kyleigh’s sake because at least she and I have each other, so I am going to try and do better. My parents are going to come and spend the holiday with us so we will be surrounded by family which is good because otherwise I would be singing my rendition of What do the lonely do at Christmas.
Tay will be home early June (we hope) and at least for a little while our family will be intact, until he goes to Afghanistan in 09 and then here we go again. I will take it day by day from now on and try to continue to focus on the here and now!