Thursday, January 29, 2009

We have a contract!

Finally - we have a contract on the house. We have made it through the home inspection, the appraiser came out today, and we close at the end of Feb. Knock on wood, cross your fingers (and toes), and pray to god that this deal goes through without a hitch so we can move on with our lives.

Not only did we finally sell the house but we found a new place to call home. We have decided to purchase a new home on Kent Island. Yes that is still in Maryland for everyone not in our area and no (mom) it isn't in Guam. So as you can gather my mom is not thrilled with the prospect that I am moving her 3 grandbabies farther away but she is happy for me that I will finally get to live in an accessible place. We will finish out the school year in Silver Spring and move over the summer. The kids are surprisingly excited and ready to move. I think all the days and weekends spent looking for a house and keeping ours pristine for showings has worn them down. Today at breakfast they said they wanted to move now and not wait. Go we have to explain how a house gets built.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thank you Michele

So I have to say a big thanks to Michele for telling me about Jill Bolte Taylor. Oprah has a web cast with her on her soul series and she is on you tube with the ted conference.

So much of what she says relates directly to my life these past years; living in the now, silencing brain chatter, what I need to heal, and what I need to achieve my goals. When she speaks about being in the hospital and encountering people that don't have positive energy and are not showing up 100% to help her - wow! That has happened to me so many times. The other end of that spectrum is some of the wonderful therapists, doctors, nurses, family members, and friends that are totally supporting me.

She says something so perfect - "trying to try is everything"

This is what I have been doing these past years. Simply showing up to try. Trying to give life to Alex, trying to survive, trying to breathe, trying to wiggle my toes. I guess it is all just simply trying to live. I have achieved so much. When I think this way I get excited about what else I have yet to experience. Good stuff.

Thanks again Michele.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A New Year

We always celebrate the beginning of the new year with Lee's birthday. He had a great day and I don't think there is any other star wars toy left to purchase at the store.

Dave and I made a couple oCheck Spellingf resolutions: eat out less, eat better, and recycle. We eat out too much when we are out and about, looking for a house, or escaping to the cabin. We just need to eat better - something we always do after the holiday abundance is gone. We are awful about recycling. We manage to do cardboard and paper but suck at everything else. The kids are calling us out on it now that they have the whole recycle influence from school. So we have promised the kids we will start doing it. Yep the kids are keeping us in line.

At the end of the holidays, on the new year, I told Dave it's all good - I am alive, not in the hospital, and we are all together. 2009 is starting off on the right foot.

Thank God.