Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!

2011 was an amazing year! New connections were forged, some were lost, but all and all, it has been a blast. 

I had my first short story about a garden fairy and a gargoyle king called "Killing Kindness" published in "Shelter of Daylight."  I have to acknowledge Tyree Campbell who is the editor of Aoife's Kiss who has accepted almost all my poems that I have submitted and has given me a firm belief that I do have talent!  THANK YOU!

Currently I'm working on a Novel series, I have several started, but after writting about half way through them I've learned I needed to go further into the history, so having three half finished novels, with brief outlines on a few others I found the start of the series. Which seems to be flying now that I've set a word goal of 5000 words a week (with some exceptions coming into play).

I've enjoy the time I've spent with my sisters and friends, and I always look forward to hosting potluck Friday nights.  My kids are growing up and are happy, Alex has started working a McDonalds and is such a hard worker.  He has a girlfriend whom he seems to adore and she him.  Preston has friends this year and I'm hoping this year we can have a party with him.  Cyrus is my Prince Charming, the one who always watches out for me in the way that little boys do.  His smile is quick, and his is my darling.

I've rediscovered my love of fishing, and have often taken the boys out over the summer.  I'll even confess that I'm seriously considering ice fishing this winter.     

Life with Dale continues to be amazing, he is my sun and touches every aspect of my life with such wonder.  He is my best friend, and I love him more with each passing day. 

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the coming new year will bring new friends, new experiences and most importantly that we will have a daughter to call our own. 

I wish you all well and hope that the coming New Year will bring many joys to you life.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A Moment to Share....

As we are getting ready for Christmas the boys have been excited as they know they we'll be getting a new game system (just not which one) and it has been a heated topic of debate between them.  While his two older brothers were in another arguement over what games they would purchase with their Christmas money at the kitchen table, Cyrus asked what my favourite colour was.  I told him purple, but lately I've been into pink, making a joke about how I have to make up for all the boyishness in the house.

Cyrus laughed and said, "don't worry mom you won't be alone cause we're getting a sister."  His expression because serious and then he said, "you know what Mom, I love her already."

I hugged him and and told him that I do too.  It touches my heart to see how open he is to having a sister to share his life with.  I know I shouldn't be surprised, as Cyrus has been asking for a sister since he was in kindergarten, but this is the first time I've heard him him say this.

Merry Christmas Everyone & Have a Rock'n New Year!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Waiting to start Part 2 (completing the dossier)...

Things have been quiet on the adoption side of things.  We are just in a holding patterned for the most part until our adoption agency tells us when we can start working on paper work.   I know people said the adoption process is a long one, but somehow I had hoped that things would be faster for us.  It certainly didn’t help that our former family doctor’s office put a 2 month delay on us and then another “friend” delayed us another few  weeks on top of it.   

I was hoping for a late winter or spring adoption but I am not certain it will happen before summer hits.  I am keeping my fingers crossed and my spirit in good faith.  I feel so close to having a daughter in our home for Christmas, and the fact that I don’t puts a damper on me this year.  I enjoy my boys’ excitement at this time of year, and there are plenty of giggles and laughter going around, but that feeling of not being a complete family sticks like a thorn in my heart.
If I don’t write more this month, let me say Happy Holidays to all, and may your holiday celebrations be filled with all the happiness the season has to offer.