I’ve always been someone that said when I’d do something, I did it. Ya know, the kind of person you could depend on; whether it was doing something for myself or others. Over the years, I’ve sort of lost myself. I’m hoping to find her before the year is out so I can start anew for the new year.
Some things I want to get back into doing and some things that need to be done…
PRIORITY: Church. I need church. Whether it’s going to a Wednesday service or Sunday service. I’m not an overly religious person but without God as front and center in my life, life for me will always be upside down. I know that life is full of ups and downs but when you have more downs than ups, something has to change.
Volunteering in some type of capacity
Staying focused on college
Get together with other couples at least once a month; whether it’s hosting a movie night at our home or meeting up somewhere else for dinner, movies and/or drinks.
The hubster and I will be going on vacation soon and I cannot wait to travel with him.
It’s been a bumpy road for us as we haven’t been on the same page in a long time. I’ve been holding onto a lot of anger and hurt and not only has it been detrimental to our marriage but my health (in all areas) as well. I will speak (write) on this is another blog post.
This post is about our vacation…
We are booked on a cruise (his 2nd and my 3rd cruise) and we’ll be travelling to Cozumel and Yucatan (Progresso). Unlike our last cruise, I booked excursions for this trip. I’m really excited about seeing the ruins, which is something that I’ve always wanted to do. It’s not the bigger ruins (too long of a drive) but something is better than nothing. We’ll be touring Dzibilchaltún ruins.
In Cozumel, we’ll be sipping on fruity drinks while relaxing at Isla Passion. Just praying that no bad weather forces us to miss either ports. Either way, we’ll make the most of our cruise. I also upgraded us to a balcony, so it’ll be nice, weather permitted, to sit out there and just take it all in.
It had been since forever the last time the hubster and I had been out and about. Especially with him working the way he has been. About 2 weeks ago, we had to scrap our original plans but we figured out a way to make date night/time happen. We hung around our town.
On Saturday, we went to brunch at: The Fish House. We always seem to get their delicious – Grits A Ya Ya which is: Spiced Gulf jumbo shrimp top a sauté of spinach, portbello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic, shallots, and cream over a heaping bed of smoked Gouda cheese grits.
Later that evening we headed out for dinner at: Nicks Boathouse, The food there was not that great but I was with my sweety, so that more than made up for the no so good food.
This is the first time in a VERY long time where Ive had the freedom that I do. I feel a bit of guilt but it’s something that I need to let go of because I know that I deserve this break.
Last year was trying – emotionally, mentally and physically. Not only did I care for my 6 (step)children- up until June. I also had my husband, niece, mother, foster son and nephew to look after. My (step)children went to live with their mom after school was over but we do get them every other weekend
My foster son was taken from us because we had to put our feet down over some issues dealing with his bio mom. That’s a story in itself. My mom passed in October from lung cancer and at that time, my niece went back with her mom, which just left my being responsible for my nephew. Well after much drama, that came to an end last weekend.
The hubster and I will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary next month and I do plan on us getting far away from home for awhile.
When we got married, we didn’t have a rehearsal or anything. We played it by ear the day we got married and I will blog about that later cause yeah, it is hi-la-ri-ous!
The hubster sang as I made my way to becoming his wife
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Last year was extremely rough for me – losing our foster son, my mothers death as a result of cancer and a whole host of other things. It definitely put a strain on our marriage, which we are still trying to recover from. Im hoping that we can renew our vows this Summer and remember the natural order of things, at least how I see it.
God, Me, Husband, Children, Family and then Friends.
A quote from the movie – The Notebook…
Noah: I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
From the moment the hubster and I first started messaging one another on a dating website and then finally meeting – I knew there was something very special there. As sad as it all seems – he divorcing after 20 yrs of marriage and my losing my (late) husband – fate stepped in and our paths met at the crossroads. And here we are – embarking on this journey – together.
I so love my husband – my best friend and mate to my soul for whatever time God allows us to remain together…
Follow us as we explore the USA and Canada. Trips began in 2013. 2013 through 2017 trips are now in archives. See sidebar. 2017 trips begin with short trip Jan. 10 but first major trip begins March 1 for two months. Since 2013 over 96,000 miles driven, 35,000 miles flown, and 684 days on the road. 515 blog posts written. NOTE: Nov 2017 we have started to delete some of the oldest posts and photos in order to avoid the 50% increase in fees WordPress has made.