Best of 2007
It’s been many days since I’ve posted, and I feel like I’m neglecting my self-imposed torture. So, what better blog entry for the end of the year than a list of the many good things that happened to me in 2007!
- Divorce became final. Enough said.
- I married Bob, a wonderful man who doesn’t put up with my crap. As frustrating as it is to not be in charge, it’s actually kinda nice to let him run the show once in a while. He truly takes good care of me. But, DAMN it’s hard getting used to living with someone again after living alone for 2 years. At least I have my own bathroom. Oh, and our wedding was really awesome.
- I finally have managed to put my financial house in order. I’ve rolled over the $ from my divorce settlement into an IRA, and took out a life insurance policy. I’ve also started contributing to my deferred comp plan. My checkbook has been balanced, and I’ve started cutting out the ridiculous frivolous purchases (last month, I spent $385 on God knows what at Target, CVS, and The Body Shop. $385!!!!). I’ve also begun putting $50 per week into my savings account. I know it’s not a lot, but for me it’s HUGE. It feels so good to have that albatross gone from around my neck. Funny but true: my broker is Jon Caraco’s uncle. We’ve shared many laughs about Jon. He keeps saying how Jon would be so much happier if he’d married me. Ha! I couldn’t even get him to look at me, except when he needed me to write our religion project paper for him. Which I did, stupidly. At least we both got a A.
- I finally got daily internet access again, when I moved in with Bob in May. I was computer-less since last December when my laptop imploded. It really sucks to not be able to check your email every day.
- My nephew celebrated his first birthday in October! His birth would have been on my Best of 2006 List, but I didn’t have a blog then. He is the cutest baby in the whole world (I know, I know…not as cute as Sweetpea’s nephews…at least to Sweetpea).
- I found out that I do NOT have any aneurysms in my brain. Since there’s a family history of brain aneurysms, (Mom and Grandma), and I get a lot of headaches, my doctor thought I should have an MRI and an MRA. Boy, did that suck. Two hours stuck under a machine that’s two inches from your nose, and not allowed to move a muscle. Good thing I’m not claustrophobic. When I opened my eyes the one time, I got really scared, so from then on I did not open my eyes and I meditated to the horribly loud thumping sounds of the MRI machine. I hope I never have to do that again.
- The second year of my annual summer event attracted 10 thousand people!!! It was really incredible, and I had such an amazing feeling of accomplishment. Check out photos and other stuff about my job here.
- I was elected Vice President of my Kiwanis Club. What is Kiwanis, you ask? As Steve Gray once said when asked that very question: “I think it’s some small bird.”
- Did I mention that I got an iPod for Christmas??