Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'd Rather Be Coffee

I started attending church again. It's been 4 weeks now. I'm going to the local UU church. I have played with Belief-o-matic more than once, and each time I've been determined to be 100% UU.

It's been a really challenging year for a variety of reasons and 2010 promises improvement, if I bring it about the necessary changes. This is one of them.

Today's service was appropriately about facing adversity. As part of the sermon, the minister told the story of The Carrot, The Egg, and the Coffee Bean. When she first posed the question of which we would rather be, I immediately thought coffee, without hearing the story.

I came home and found it posted online on several sites, so a lot of people already know this story I'm sure. I've decided that 2010 is the year for me to turn myself into coffee.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Back on the wagon

Wow... has it really been 5 months since I've posted anything? I shudder to think what that means about how full my reader is.. guess I need to get caught up in a big way.

I for one am not at all sorry to see 2009 go. It's been an awful year. We started off struggling with finances since my husband's job was cut back. We were lucky that he found a new job quickly.. but we still have some digging out of a hole to do. I also got laid off in November.. and have not been lucky enough to find another job as quickly. It's a terrible time of year to find a new job. I have a call for one on Monday, so we'll see how that goes. It's a temp position but hopefully it will pay more than unemployment.

Sugarplum is doing alright in pre-school. She started off great, but since October has had trouble. She gets sad, she misses home and mommy. The novelty of it wore off. We met with the school, she's not the first child to go through a tough transition and she won't be the last. Most days she's good when I pick her up. I'm hoping when she goes back after this holiday break she won't be in tears every morning. We'll see how it goes. So far she's been in a positive mood about it.

Here's hoping the New Year brings peace and happiness to all, and healing for those that need it.