Welcome, 2011

So, it’s now officially a new year.  We have so many things to look forward to.  My husband and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary in a little less than three months.  We celebrated five years of being together this past Thanksgiving, and we’ll celebrate four years since our handfasting this June.  A lot of celebrations, but they’re all vital to us. Especially since it took us so long to even admit that we were “together” together (we started living together Nov 24, didn’t call it “dating” or “boyfriend/girlfriend” until nearly March).  And what else does my marriage expect in this new year?  An addition.  I’m determined to get pregnant this year.  I’m young, I’m reasonably healthy.  Procedures that I had to have done when I was 18-20 will NOT make me incapable of conceiving.  I believe that we haven’t conceived yet because of the trials that we had to go through.  They’ve made us stronger, they’ve brought us closer together, and they’ve set us up for what is to come in our lives.  GOOD THINGS to come in our lives.

Also coming, my mother-in-law is getting remarried.  Now, I’ve talked before about how much my mother-in-law dislikes me.  She never made a secret of it.  But that has changed.  After nearly a year, I genuinely think my mil is letting herself like me.  It was helped by her older sister liking me (we just met for the first time at cousin’s wedding March 2010), but now she’s started reaching out to me.  It’s nice.  And after nearly a year, I’m kinda getting used to it.  It helps that I’m all for her being an independent person – because apparently her other dil doesn’t feel the same way.  I’m a strongly independent person and have always been – that’s how I was raised, by equally strongly independent women.  Doesn’t mean that I can’t depend on someone – we’re taught to cleave to our husbands, and I do!  But my mil was originally looking for someone who was needy and needed her because of the situation with her ex-husband.  And my bil’s wife is indeed needy – of a straight jacket and chastity belt.  But now, she’s happy and in a better situation, so she doesn’t need the needy, but the other dil is still needy.  So she opened her mouth and inserted her foot with my mil, making it even easier for her to like me.  Is it evil that part of me laughs uproariously when I think about that?  Well, let’s pretend that it isn’t.

What else to come?  Well, our cousin, whom I love and adore, is having twins some time this summer.  And we’re moving.  Again.  I know, I know.  I said I didn’t want to move again.  But, that’s what’s going to happen.  We’re going to Erlanger, KY for a while to be with that part of the family while we decide where we want to end up.  We thought about just driving up from here, but that’s a six and a half hour trip.  It’s less than half that from Erlanger, which means we can spend more time exploring the area.  I’m really looking forward to it.  More, though, I’m looking forward to being settled and doing what needs doing.

And what needs doing?  Well, that will have to wait for another post.  The hubs and I have done some soul-searching and some talking and we’ve come to some very firm thoughts on it.  But, like I said, it’ll have to wait.  For now, I find my time up here at the library and that I’ve run on rather amusingly.  Again.  ^__^  Until next time.

One thought on “Welcome, 2011

  1. Hey there, glad to hear you’re going to be posting regularly and glad to hear things are (somewhat) looking up. Stay strong, we all love you.

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