Looking back on this past year and I have to say that it’s been a pretty good one. Besides the usual birthdays and anniversaries, there was our trip to Cuba, spending time with the kids and planning for upcoming adventures.
There’s also been some down sides to 2014 too. So this is where 2015 will be different.
I’ll be doing a lot of soul searching this year. Friends who treat me as a back-up are not my friends. And weather they read this or not, I don’t care anymore. You chose who you want to hang out with, so don’t start questioning why people who you were close to are not there any longer.
Will I stop and chat if I see you out and about??? Yes. I’m not THAT stuck up. Will I gossip on this one or that??? NO! If you want to know something, go to that person,, not me. But just know that I’m not going to sugar coat anything any more.
Some things in 2014 I’ll forget it ever happened. I want to start 2015 with a clean slate, fresh ideas and REAL friends who are there to support me in what ever I do.
So, what will I be doing if I’m not online??? I’ll be concentrating on writing my books. I have the sequel to finish from my first one, and I have a couple others started as well. And the only way I’ll ever get them published for this year is to stay offline and get it done.
Plus, I’m aiming to write a Best Seller. It may not happen this year, but it will happen. With the support I’ve been getting, I know I have a good chance at it.
And speaking of support, I’d like to take this opportunity to do so now.
Besides my husband (and kids), I’d like to thank everyone for putting up with my ramblings on Twitter; the games crap on Facebook (which I know is annoying as hell), and everything in between. To my inspirational friends for kicking me in the arse on twitter or facebook to do what I’m supposed to be doing. Dustin Pari, you’re full of awesomeness (and lemon pie 🙂 ). Alexis Cruz for great chats when I’m bored as hell, 🙂 . To Roxanna for taking me on some excellent adventures, and giving me some amazing ideas to draw from in my future books 🙂 My BFF.
To Margaret, Kahlil, Champa, Lisa, you girls are amazing. Strong, inspirational and smart women, and I’m thrilled to know you all.
Now seeing as I’m a huge fan of The Hobbit,, it’s only right that I leave you with this little song sung by the awesomely talented Billy Boyd.
Thank you all for following my blog, and for being an awesome support in my life’s journey. XO
This might not be as long as my other years, or as interesting, but it’s something.
Trying to think of what I done throughout the year can be tedious. Especially where there’s days I don’t remember what I had for breakfast the day before. 😀 So I’ll just do the highlights of what happened in 2013.
Only big thing that happened in January was Brett’s birthday. And it’s scary with the thought of his birthday coming up again in a few days and he’ll be 16. I don’t look like someone who has a teenager for their child. But I look at it that it’s having a child with special needs is what’s keeping me young.
February was when I published my first book. I tell ya, that was the one thing that I’ve been so nervous about in my whole life. As soon as I made the post on facebook that my book was available on Amazon.com, I get a reply from my friend in the US saying that she just bought her copy. Well,,, I cried when I read that. It was a good thing the kids were in school, and hubby was at work, cause my eyes were red and puffy. I wasn’t looking pretty, lol. Then a little while later, I get a phone call from a childhood friend from Ontario. And she got me crying again. I’m so grateful for my friends, they are awesome. Their support is so overwhelming. And I know that some of them will read this, so I want to thank you all. I love you all. xoxo.
March. Well this is when we were supposed to go to Cuba. Unfortunately we had to cancel 2 days before flying out due to unforeseen medical reasons. But we were able to get the majority of the money back,,, gotta love insurance, and gave the money to our awesome travel agent to put on a gift card for us when we found another place to go. It took a while, but we found one. It’s still in Cuba, just in a different location. Though this time we will be going with friends. I’m so excited!!! Can’t you tell?? If you have me on Facebook, I’ve been doing a countdown. As of today we have 132 days left.
This brings me to April. Well this is the month we have our annual Sci-Fi event, Sci-Fi on the Rock. And this year I was in my glee. Not only did I get to meet Mike Dopud, but I was lucky enough to get to meet Gary Jones as well. I was in Stargate heaven. But I kept my cool. I done my fangirl squeals when I was alone. Usually when driving home after a long day of taking care of Mike’s needs. I was assigned to look after him for the weekend. I never asked him, but I hope I done a good job, 🙂
May and June we were preparing for the kids finishing up their school year, and getting ready for our annual autism camp. You know the saying, if you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything. Well…
July and August. These 2 months went by so fast. We had the autism camp on the first weekend of July, then the kids were taking turns with both sets of grandparents, and home. I think if I could do it, I’d like to spend most of the summer away from town. To get away from city rules would be a wonderful vacation indeed.
September started up the school routines again. Though this time, Brett started high school. Yep, he’s in grade 10 (or level I as we used to call it growing up). Denise is in Grade 5, so she’s got 1 more year left in this school, then she’ll be in Jr. High. Saying that makes me feel older then I am, lol
November. I was asking the kids what they wanted for Christmas. Yes I have to do it that early, especially for Brett as he tends to ask for things that I have to order online. And sometimes it’s hard to track down so I’ll need all that time to locate it. Though, usually anything dealing with Dinosaurs will make him happy,, I still try to get what he asks for. Mainly because he doesn’t ask for much, so when he shows interest in things, I want to make sure he gets his requests. Now in saying that, I don’t give in to him all the time. There’s days when he will want something, (usually when we go to the mall and Cole’s Bookstore is close by) I will tell him a simply ‘no, not today’, and he is fine. He doesn’t take with a tantrum like I’ve seen some kids do out shopping. And the fact that he’s autistic and the other kids i see are not, makes me wonder if their parents are afraid to say no every once in a while?
This is the month when we got Oreo too. She wasn’t quite 8 weeks old, but she ended up being a great addition to our little family. And with the loss of Hammie (our hamster), she helped Denise’s sadness.
December brings one of the biggest highlights to my year. This year I turned 40. Yes, there, I’ve said it,,, I’M 40!!! Before you all ask,, no, I didn’t do anything different to celebrate it. It was just the usual quite day with my hubby and kids, and my usual ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. I know it’s ironic and maybe weird to some to have an ice cream cake in the winter. But every birthday here has to have one. In fact, when Brett’s birthday next week comes,, he’ll have one too. 🙂 And if you haven’t had one for your big day, then you should.
Now mind you, I have started writing on the sequel to my first book back in February. Along with adding to the script off and on throughout the year. I’ve been in a great webseries called Star Trek Reliant. It’s an awesome show to watch. I’ve had the honor to be apart of it as well. I’ve been a few characters already, though my favorite is Dr. Sheppard. If you know me, you know how we came up with that name, lol 😉
And that’s my year in a nutshell. Told ya it may be short and not that interesting. Though I plan on making 2014 an awesome year. With writing 2 books at the same time, finishing up on the script to start filming this summer, this is going to be a very busy year.
So on that note, I want to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2014.