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I haven't really been on DW/LJ in an age. Yesterday, though, I had to connect with a friend with whom I'd lost touch, and the easiest way was a PM on LJ, so when I'd done that I started reading through my old entries, remembering what things had been like back in 2003, when I started this journal.

Wow, things have really changed. *g*

Anyway, I don't know that I can promise to keep up with journaling in the future any more than I have in the past, but I figured I'd post here and get it on the record:

I'm happy.

I'm happy with my smart, beautiful, kind, generous, sometimes pain-in-my-butt kids. I'm happy with my life. I'm happy with where I'm living. I'm happy with the new friends I've made and the old ones who've been here all along. And while I can't officially speak for [livejournal.com profile] onnakitty and [livejournal.com profile] shadowbat, they seem pretty happy, too.

I can't say that everything is roses (or perhaps some other metaphor to which I am not allergic *g*) all the time. For instance, not a day goes by that I don't think about why our lives have changed so drastically in the last few years; I suspect that's going to be true for the rest of my life. And to say that it doesn't make me angry anymore would be a lie, because it does — every single time I think about it. Angry on behalf of my kids, and angry on my own behalf. There's a whole lot of other negative emotions tied up in there, too, and I suspect that I'll be untangling those for a hell of a long time.

But the other 99.99999% of the time? I'm happy.

I sincerely hope you can say the same.

Date: 2010-08-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-shoshanna.livejournal.com
I am very happy for you!

Date: 2010-08-25 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marthawells.livejournal.com
Very glad you're happy! I think it means a huge amount to be able to say that.

Date: 2010-08-25 09:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] libitina
I'm pretty happy. And I do sometimes miss your presence online. I'm glad you've ended up doing well.

~hug~

What are you up to?

Date: 2010-08-25 10:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] libitina
I love blackberries so freaking much, that I never get around to making jam with them. I can buy a whole pint, and it'll be gone by lunch time. If I buy them near my home, then it ends up sprinkled with sugar and cream poured over top.

Back in my youth, I used to pick black berries in our back yard. I have all kinds of nostalgia for blackberries.

But, if you want, I'll trade you something I've canned for something you've canned.

Date: 2010-08-25 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melissajm.livejournal.com
Glad things are going well!

Date: 2010-08-26 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galen-dp.livejournal.com
Glad your happy and that things are going well. Wish I could say the same, but that's my problem.

Date: 2010-08-26 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teal-cuttlefish.livejournal.com
Glad to hear you are doing well. We got to see your lovely daughter for a couple of hours last year before NDK; I don't think she'll have time for a tour of Denver this year.

Our big stuff generally has to do with disability; this isn't how we'd planned our lives. But we're loved and sheltered and fed. Spouse's depression isn't controlled yet, hence his comment above, and getting it under control would be good.

Hmm, making jams. Sunflower Market does have berries on sale this week. It's not cool here yet, though. 90s through the weekend.

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