2015 Revisited and Looking Forward to 2016


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As I sit here on the eve of a new year, I am thinking about the past crazy twelve months. The end of December 2014, I made the decision to leave the home I had lived in for seven years. I fought so hard to get and keep that house, had made it a home and gathering place for my family. But the combination of the commute, the maintenance, and a general dissatisfaction in the way my life was going prompted me to move on. By January 7th, I had pretty much completely uprooted my life and moved to my little rental. I may eventually buy a house again, but for now this is a good place to be 🙂

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I also changed jobs. I had been at St. Mary’s since 2008. I moved to Albuquerque School of Excellence in August. I am the 6th grade English teacher/Reading Specialist. This also was a good change 🙂 I love my new job! I also got a second job to help get the finances in order so I can pursue some dreams. I do Boars Head store demos on weekends and breaks from school.

My daughter Heather had her third son and my sixth grandbaby. Love these lil guys!

I spent a lot of time with my animals. I got a new dog, my sweet Micky. I also lost Ava 😦 My fur babies help keep me grounded!

I’ve spent time with my children, both of my sisters and my dad this year. I need to try to include my family in my life more often.

I have traveled quite a bit around this beautiful state, especially in the last couple weeks!

I’ve enjoyed hobbies, although I would like to make more time for fun things like writing, quilting, cooking, and hiking.

 

I’ve met some wonderful new people and reconnected with some that I had lost track of along the way and strengthened a couple of friendships.

No resolutions for 2016. I just want to continue to grow as a person and enjoy my life. Happy New Year to you all!!!

 

 

 

On the Wings of an Eagle


On the Wings of an Eagle

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Catching a hold of a bit of wild

The wing of an eagle

Who carries me, unbidden

Farther than I have ever been

Circling over majestic mountaintops

Higher and higher

Into azure so sharp, tears spring to my eyes

Spiraling, passion swirling

Soaring on the currents

His strength bearing me

Protecting me, caressing me

Carrying me to his treetop aerie

Released

Back I lay

Eyes wide open

Sightless, soundless, boneless

Outstretched, reaching for a piece of heaven