Saying adieu to 2018

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Well, it’s almost 2019, so this is as good a time as any to reflect on the year that’s passed.

This has been a challenging year to say the least. A lot has happened, and not all of it good. I’m not going to go through all the things that have happened this year (I wouldn’t want to bore you), but thought I’d reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt this year.

I’ve learnt that I can’t cope on my own with everything. I discovered that while Connor was in NICU (follow the NICU tags to see the full saga). Sometimes I do in fact need help.

I’ve found new friends this year. Good friends. And I’ve learnt things about my old friends that I didn’t know before.

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Another morning

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It was another morning in the gray weathered house. The kitchen was cold and empty, but there was anxious activity in the back of the house that could be heard. The windows were being wiped down, a bed was being prepared. The best quilt was being laid on the bed. Blue and white quilted butterflies decorated the double bed sized quilt. Gently patterned flowers in blue and purple scattered across the bedskirt. Pillows were fluffed, a robe was set aside on a hook. Everything in room was comfortable looking except for one pair of high heeled black and white sandals.

The sandals were out of place in the rustic space. Everything in the room was there for comfort and hominess. These shows were all about going out and getting attention. There was nothing comforting about the shoes. They made no sense in the space. Decks of cards were placed in a drawer of the dresser by the bed. A well worn green Bible was placed on the top of the bedside table.

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Carseat

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We’re going to have to upsize the carseat soon. Which sucks, because I’m still not over the trauma of installing the first one.

We put the car seat bases in the vehicles at about Week 34. Not because we thought we would need them in the next few days, just because we were out of decent storage space in the house for 2 bases, a carseat and a stroller. Might as well put them in the vehicles, we figured.

Mother scratching LATCH system ’bout damn near killed me. I wrestled with the sumbitch for a LONG time. Finally, breaking a sweat, bruising my fingers and yelling the Lords name in vain loud enough I’m sure the entire neighborhood heard me (but Scout missed b/c he was vacuuming inside the house) I got the thing in there and secure as secure can be.

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