Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.


Here it is Christmas!  This year has been a year of change.  Some good and some not so good.

Chris and Galina got engaged!  We are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter to add to our family.  When we were shopping during Black Friday I asked her a couple of times, “Are you sure you aren’t my daughter?”  Well truth is she will be officially on May 14th!!  Unofficially she already is.

Another big change is that Andrew moved to Minnesota.   He is in a cabin on a lake.  It is beautiful.  He didn’t wait but a day or two before getting the latest addition to our family.  Jasmine was just barely able to leave momma when he brought her home to the cabin.  She is adorable.  

He is still looking for a ‘good’ job.  It has been an adjustment for him.  It has been an even bigger adjustment for us.  I am not a fan of empty nesting.

Curt and I were able to take a few motorcycle trips this past year.  Most of them were just really long day trips.  It just continues to amaze me the beauty of creation and the joy that comes from being so close to nature.  We love to ride!

I am grateful that Andrew was able to make it home for Christmas.  It was a long night for us and an even longer night for him.  He left after work (10:00 p.m.), took Chris back to his apartment (2 hours away) and then continued on down.  He would call his dad every couple hours or so to see what was ahead weather/road wise.  It didn’t look good at times.  However, by the time he reached the section that was iffy it had improved.  He pulled in around 9:30 a.m.  One very tired man and one even more tired puppy.

If the weather cooperates Chris and Galina will get to come home also.  It has been a long time since they have been here.  (Ok 7 months but that is a really really long time)  I am so looking forward to spending some time with them.

Well there were sad things that happened this past year but my timer went off and that means supper is ready.   Besides my new motto is “IT IS WHAT IT IS”  — just trying to stay in the truth and focus on the positive.

Christmas Eve – family traditions.  Let the festivities begin.

From my computer to yours  Merry Christmas!!!  

til next time


December 24, 2009 - Posted by | just thinking about stuff, relationships | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I’m glad that we bought the camera. I enjoy the pictures.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | December 26, 2009 | Reply

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