There is just never a dull moment in my family. If you'd asked me last week if my husband would be spending new year's eve away from me or spending 11 days in Hawaii without me I would have said "absolutely not". I'm pretty sure my tone would have been "are you crazy" when I was saying absolutely not. Yet here I am on new year's eve in Georgia while my Donald is in Hawaii.
Our brother in law (Mario Silva- married to my husband's sister) passed away very unexpectedly during the night of the 28th. As if that's not bad enough that's my sister in law Kelly's (Kelly is Donald's older sister) birthday. I was all wrapped up in my feeling being sad because the first anniversary of my cousin Keith passing was the 26th. In fact that morning when the appraiser called and said "hey, does this house have a lockbox?" After my reply he asked if I was sick. Told him, nope, not sick, just "in my feelings".
Death is in fact just a part of life and my dealing with it doesn't stop me from doing my job (yet) and moving forward with my life, but if you know me, or if you follow my posts and Facebook you'll know in the last 10 years my family has been through a LOT.
But I wanted to take the time... before I head over to pick up my just under 2 year old New Year's Eve date who has an eight pm bedtime .... to wish you all a Happy and safe New Year. This is Cooper with one of his before Christmas gifts. I was bringing stuff in from the car and he needed something to occupy him for a while, so I let him early open a gift. He just loved his truck and little John Deere tractors. I'm going to be very excited to show off his room when his mom and dad's new house is finished.... only about 6 weeks to go.
Tomorrow... don't do any laundry. And make sure to eat some pork, black-eyed peas, greens and cornbread. That's the good luck menu in my family for New Year's Day. Happy 2020 y'all!