07 January 2009

Hmmm... 2009?

I'm in Ohio. I normally get up at about 8am CST especially when I don't have to be at work until 10am. This morning, though, I got up with Eric. So, that would be 5am CST. I was tempted to go back to sleep, but it is much easier to sleep when he sleeps. So, I got up and did some homework. I found clothes in my mess of a suitcase to wear to my seminar today. I had time to kill; so, I bought a few albums for my iPod. Since I don't have to call Mom for a ride (my car is going to get new tires today) until 7:30am, I thought it might be a good time to blog some. I always wish that I had more time to do this. Life seems to catch up on me, and next thing you know, I'm behind the 8 ball. I don't even play pool. (lol)

So, I got to thinking.... 2009! Wow. Really? It seems like ten years ago I was a world away. The funny thing is that it seems I have come full circle on some things. Most of you know that Eric and I dated before. Well, ten years ago, that's what I was doing. I was working as a waitress, going to Sinclair and dating Eric. I hadn't joined the Navy yet, and I had just gotten my first tattoo the month before. I didn't have a driver's license, and I had this cute 1 bedroom apartment across the street from Cleveland Elementary. Life seemed so much simpler then. Though, I'm happier now then I have ever been. I am very lucky, and I know that. I have a good job, a great man and a life. I'm not in Iraq, and I'm not on the verge of losing my job. So, it can't be that bad, right? School is going well, and I should have my Associate's (FINALLY!!!) by the end of this year.

I don't normally make resolutions. It really is a great way to set yourself up to fail, but I do want to live better this year. I want to get healthy, and I want to be proud of who I am and what I do. (Not that I'm not proud currently...) I'm just cleaning out the cobwebs so to speak.

So, that's it for now. I'm going to start getting dressed. I desperately need coffee already, and I'm wondering if I should take socks to knit to the seminar in case we get a long lunch.


Hermione Bagnold said...

I was born in Ohio...and my parents were born and raised in Ohio...(I, on the other hand, was raised in Colorado, lol)...most of my extended family still lives in Ohio, too...::hums "It's a small world as she skips away::

Phyllis T. said...

Love your blog and found it interesting that you lived in Dayton I currently live in Dayton. Just finished my Associate in September and did it at 41 so it's worth it to keep going. Will be back to visit your blog soon and the dogs are so cute.