|Lady Bird Lake in May with all us Cap2Kers|
2013 has snuck up on me fast and furiously. I think I could hear the brakes squealing as November and December roared up, but I wasn't ready to have 2012 down in the memory books. It was a whirlwind year. Aside from all the stuff going on with Sinatra, mainly the legal shenigans that were a constant thorn in our sides, we managed a pretty good year together.
|Team Mighty Fine Cycling before the MS150|
Side note: Does anyone see how many times I'm writing "we"? After my divorce it took a LOOOONG time to stop saying "we" and start saying "I" about everything I owned or did. It used to be a conscious effort every time. Guess that's all for nothing now that I'm back to a "we". Its ok, I like it.
|Welcome to the Jungle....|
|This is me, looking for the wine. Its promise led me to the finish, I'm sure|
At least that's what Santa told me.
|Happy times...yes, we are a happy "we"|
Someone recently asked me how long ago I divorced. I responded "almost 6 years ago" and she said she remembered I was married, but wasn't sure when or if I divorced. She noticed on Facebook how NON-married I acted with the man in my life, in the posts and pictures. How revealing! How I am nice and loving to him in the online public, and a married person noticed the difference and assumed correctly that this man is NOT my husband. What to think about that? Hmmm.
One marriage down, I learned a few things about how to treat a partner. I have learned to be more patient and more considerate, and not say every nasty thing that jumps into my mind when I'm irritated, and to shut the bathroom door when I go. I try to make things even-steven financially, work-wise, and with the kids. I remember the resentment when I wasn't being heard and I try to voice my issues in a way that demands attention but not anger. Sinatra is even better at all of this than me.
As I have been a mother for over 14 years now, I can reflect on how my girls are becoming interesting and responsible little ladies, and I am pleasantly surprised as the days go by and they grow up before my eyes. We have our fights and our fits but our happy co-dependence on each other in this household when it is just Us Women makes us recover from strife quickly, and there is plenty of laughter. Our days are knee-deep in cheer, piano and volleyball and I love watching them make their way.
|Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dah|
Here's to soaring off into 2013....