So You CAN Teach An Old Bitch New Tricks!!

December 31, 2010

 After a night of major drama (which resulted in no sleep for me last night) that I'm not even going to bother to mention because it's so damn redonkulous I spent a lot of time (since I couldn't sleep) reflecting on the last year and what I've discovered about myself and about life in general.

I've realized that even though hubby and I didn't have the best year possible, it could have been much worse. We've weathered the storms and we're stronger for it. We're so blessed to have the life that we do.

I've realized that I'm much stronger than I ever thought I was. And I love it.  

{my big sister's bf and I} 

I've  realized that no matter how close you think you are to someone, or how long you've been friends with them...they'll still turn on you and let you down. I guess I knew this already but it still sucks. 

I've realized that people who say you shouldn't judge people are the very first ones to judge you. Usually without looking at the whole picture. They take what little information they THINK they know and run with it. And that no matter how much you try to "prove" to them that their opinion of you is wrong, they're going to believe what they want to about you no matter what you say. I'm done trying to prove myself to narrow minded people.

{beauty fades...dumb is forever ~ Judge Judy} 

I've realized that I'm much better off without people like the above in my life. 

{fa true!}

I've realized that I have a stubborn streak and when I know I'm right I wont back down. I love that too.

{shady's right back on your bitch ass} 

I've realized that what other people think about me doesn't mean shit to me. The people who love me know the REAL me. And the ones who don't...

{baby bye, bye, bye}

I've realized that Mr Hubby and I are both so sick of watching Soap Operas that we could scream. I feel dumber after each time I watch it.

{for realz yo} 

I've realized that snow is still gorgeous to me...until it starts to melt. Then it's just an ugly, nasty mess.


I've come to realize that if our neighbors dogs don't stop barking all damn DAY AND NIGHT that I think I'll choke her...not her dogs.

{bite your owner already}

I've realized that reading in bed is a much better "sleeping pill" that all that Ambien I was taking.

I've realized how damn crafty I really am!

Clockwise from left to right, top to bottom:
Washer necklaces
Photo Ceramic Tile Coasters
T shirt Scarf
Deco scissors
Rice Hot/Cold pack
"Name" Frame

I've also realized that I make "OMG that's good" Brittle!

I've realized that I have the most amazing big sister ever!

Her love, support and guidance has been what's gotten me through more "rough" spots than I could tell you. Her strength and determination amaze me. I'll never be half the woman that she is, but when I grow up...I want to be just like her.

I've come to realize that the seat warmer in my new car are pretty damn cool.

{warm my bootay}
I've realized that knitting is relaxing, and not just for "old ladies" anymore.

I've realized that without my family, I'm nothing. They define me as a person.

As much as I like to joke that we put the "funk" in dysfunction...I wouldn't trade any one of them for anything in the world.

I've come to realize that my computer is a sick, sick girl.

{poor baby}
It's only taken me a week to actually put this post together. That's in between defrag'ing, analyzing, scanning and everything else I can think of (and still can't figure out what in the hell is going on). Natalie...thank you for being so patient with me about your blog design! I really appreciate it!

In closing, I've come to realize that I'm one lucky girl!

{I wouldn't have it any other way}


singedwingangel said...

OK I love the new layout, agree with it all and say when did the puter start acting wonky?? Do a restore to just before that and it should clear it up ..

MiMi said...

What a great post, friend. So true and so heartfelt.
I crochet and feel old when I do it, but it's so mind numbingly relaxing that I love it.
Don't ever change, keep being you sassy self, sista! :)
Have a happy new year!

June said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Family drama...always so much fun.
I am harboring a rant about my parents right now that just makes me boil.

Sorry you have a sick puter. I know how much that sucks.

Maybe slip some of that leftover Ambien into a doggy treat when you can't take it anymore! Nothing more agitating than a yarping dog.

I want to learn how to knit but I have so many other little projects going on that I hate to add to the pile of UFO's (UnFinished Objects).

Are you on There's a link off my blog page for my bookshelf...lots of great leads on good reading there and I follow a few other bloggers to see what they are reading.

Right now I am loving Audiobooks that I can download for free and transfer to my BB. There is a website that links area libraries together and you can get audio books free with your library card.
It's a great way to multitask and I have finally finished an embroidery project that I started before Christmas. Plus at night when I am too tired to read I slip on headphones in bed, listen to my book and fall asleep.

Rambling on...
Happy New Year to both of you!!
May it bring much peace and happiness.

Dee Stephens said...

well done D! Happy New Year!

Gen said...

Love ya boo...and all the naysayers can SUCK IT!

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