Friday, June 20, 2014

My 12th Anniversary of being a Parent

My oldest daughter Jo is 12 today.  It’s hard to believe and seems like the time has flown by at the same time.  I’m sorta sad because she’s been living with her father for the past 2 1/2 years so I don’t get to spend much time with her, and feel like I’m missing so much of her life, including her first breakup last week.  She learned a hard lesson about how boys can break your heart at a pretty young age.  At that age in my own life, I was only learning that crushes would go on indefinitely without any reciprocation.  We have plans this evening to go to our favorite restaurant for dinner.  I need to go out today and purchase her birthday gift from myself and her sister – something I actually understand and can relate to – hallelujah – a large journal and a variety of pens to write/draw with.
Today, I’m dressed in a matching outfit I picked up at Kohl’s this week.  A size 10 skort and striped tshirt, tucked in for the first time since probably 1995.  Of course it requires wearing something akin to Spanx to hold in the mushy bits, but I feel cute! Lol.  My days off weren’t as productive as I had hoped, really.  Tomorrow I am back to work and I dread it already, although I think I’m going to start a journal about my work so that I can figure out what I want to do with my career.  I’m taking the journaling class to heart, having read the 2nd lesson this morning, and think I can learn about what I want to do by writing more about it.  My flighty brain isn’t processing as well as it used to.  Later on I need to do my Day 3 practice with my handwriting.

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