double_mischief: (Default)
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 [ profile] onnakitty and [ 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.
double_mischief: (Default)
As part of an effort to get my life back on track—or, rather, to get it on the track that I want it to be on—my kids and I recently moved (back) to the Pacific Northwest. It's good to be here, even though there are some aspects of the situation that make it feel incredibly surreal. I'm really happy, though, with the progress I'm making in getting settled here. Our cars are legally licensed, as am I, and most of the unpacking is done.

Part of the plan was to try to revert to healthier eating habits, too, and yesterday I found a local farm that participates in an organic "weekly box of produce" co-op. Years ago we'd belonged to a similar co-op in Denver, but the selection went downhill and then the little greengrocer that offered it went out of business. Our first box pick-up here is next Thursday, and from the online listing it looks like it's going to be both a nice variety and a decent quantity of produce.

Dinner: mulligatawny, spinach salad with hot bacon dressing

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
—William Jennings Bryan


double_mischief: (Default)

July 2011

3456 789



RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:33 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios