*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?
Why, yes, that IS a slightly cliche'ed way to say it's been a long time since I stopped by these here parts.
Where have I been?
Hmmm. I don't know. Just around, I guess.
Since Thanksgiving, I have had a birthday (and a birthday dinner), Hanukkah with the children, our traditional Christmas Day movie with all the kids and "dinner on Christmas" with the parental units.
We've had a major roof leak, leading to a significant part of drywall being removed while we watched water run into our bedroom.
Football season ended and cheer competition season has begun.
I have also had three epidurals to help my hurting, bulging disk, after which I promptly compounded my problem with a graceful fall down a flight of stairs. Giving me a lovely 800-mg-of-ibuprofen-three-times-a-day habit.
2010 is flying to an end with a speed that rivals the stealth bomber, leaving me to wonder: Where did this year go? Where is this blog going? Where am I going?
What the heck am I doing?
I actually have stories to tell. My high school reunion. The fun that is our Christmas traditions. The Roo-girl's transition to independence with a driver's license (omigod). I just haven't had the intestinal fortitude to sit and write them.
But I want to -- and wanting is the first step toward doing.
So here's to a fresh start for 2011. A chance to be all that I can be. The first day of the rest of my life.
I'm going to just DO it.