Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year !

I surprised myself when I came to visit my blog recently and saw the date of my last post ~ September 8th, 2009. Four months have disappeared since last writing. Almost 120 days since writing about the life and times of a 52 year old menopausal woman. A woman who recently realized that she graduated from high school 35 years ago. That was a sit down and take a deep breath moment. A woman who realized she can no longer explain away her belly fat by telling people she just had a baby - her baby will be 25 years old this year. A woman who is thinking that maybe she should seriously consider getting a wig since her thinning hair issue doesn't appear to be connected to the fact that she just had a baby since said baby will be 25 in September. A woman who has decided to write a 'to do' list for 2010 ~ included on that ever growing list is conquering her fear of making a gingerbread house; to be able to walk successfully in stilettos; to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, and to go on more dates with her wonderful husband of 31 years while wearing stilettos. The list is always growing, constantly evolving, just as this woman of 52 years is. Lists are what keep this woman organized, moving forward and she often must keep lists of her lists. It is not for loss of memory ~ it is because of the depth and extent of thoughts which bounce around in her gray matter. The joy of being a grandmother to 11 month old twin boys and a five month old granddaughter ~ celebrating and cherishing their lives each day. The amazement and satisfaction of watching her four grown children make choices and decisions in responsible and independent ways. The fear of watching her dad battle cancer while living so far away, not ready to say good-bye. The worry about her mom and how she will hold up. Anger and confusion bumps off the gray matter cells as the 52 year old menopausal woman tries to understand why people are sometimes so cruel. Desire to be surrounded by family and friends who are loving and caring, trying to stay connected. And it is that need to be stay connected which has brought her back to her blog. To resolve to write so she may stay connected. So on her 'to do' list she adds one more item ~ * Remember to Nourish Your Soul each day.

17 comments:

Willow said...

Welcome back! And happy MMX! I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how the knitting is coming along.

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy New Year to that wonderful 52 Year old Soul, well nourished with love and a mindful life.
May this year be full of more of the same goodness.
Big Love to you !

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Oh Deb, you always make me grin and laugh. This is a great post! Both funny and thoughtful. I just love it!

I went on blogging sabbatical in September and just recently returned, as well. It's nice to be back and to be reacquainting myself with old blogging friends and finding many new ones. It's nice to feel connected and it's also great to be able to record a bit of our experiences to look back on later. Looking back over the last year of blogging really helped me recap all that took place in our lives. It goes by quickly!

xoxo,

~Shaye

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Jeni said...

Keep as many lists as you need, Deb but please do make sure to Nourish the Soul and keep connected here as much and as often as possible. Helps keep me grounded better that way. Okay so that's a selfish reason of mine for you to do that but if that works for you, it really works great for me!
Peace.

Brian Miller said...

deb! welcome back! 52 years young right? my wife is a list maker as well. work your list...and dont let 4 months go by this time. smiles.

happy new year!

Akelamalu said...

Welcome back Deb, I missed you.

I was 60 in November and am now retired - life just gets better - I hope it will for you too. xxx

pink dogwood said...

Welcome back Deb - you were certainly missed.

Maggie May said...

Welcome back. Happy New year.
You are a baby yet! Wish I was 52 again!

The twins are 11months already! How time flies.

Nuts in May

Elaine said...

I'm so glad to see you back!

If you learn how to walk in stilletoes, please let me know how you achieved it.

Sending my prayers for your Dad. x

Helen said...

What a beautiful essay. Thank you for coming back.

Daryl said...

Welcome back indeed.. what a great post .. do not stay away another 3 months please

blueviolet said...

So glad you're back! My oldest is 21 so I feel your pain about not being able to use the baby fat excuse anymore!

It truly is a connection out here with bloggers and I'm so glad you're back to share in it!

Happy New Year!

SandyCarlson said...

Stay connected. Welcome back. I have missed your blog.

Marg said...

I'm just taking some time to read about your life today...thanks so much for jumping in again...
Sorry to hear about your father's battle with cancer...
I can empathize with you.
It's not an easy time and don't forget to take time to nourish each other and your mother.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I love this post - the belly fat and thinning hair thoughts.

Hey, and I've noticed lately on younger women that bellies are starting to be popular/accepted. Have you noticed that?

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