Friday, December 30, 2005

I'm ba-a-a-ck! 

Here I am! Blogging! omg! After 18 months! Let's see if I can make this at least a somewhat regular occurrence.

So what have I been up to in the last year and a half? Getting older, fatter, lazier--if that's even possible--to get lazier than I already am!

I've got a bike now! Yep! I'm a Motorcycle Mama! And I've been called that more than a time or two. Last spring I bought this 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750:


B bought this 2004 Honda Shadow Spirit but in black:


B, K, and I took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Course in April. It was pretty intense, and I wasn't sure I would pass, but I did! And I'm a very happy rider now, having logged 7200 miles! Well, not so happy now that winter's here and the bike is put up for the season. Wow! What a difference a toy makes! I'm lovin' every bit of my new hobby!

In June I got a tattoo in honor of this new phase of my life! I bought it from Celtic Lady Flash. It's a "triquetra," representing the three phases of womanhood: maiden (pinkish), mother (red), and crone (purple) intertwined with a deeper red heart. The design reminds "one of the eternal love of sisters." It's on my left arm just below my shoulder. This makes tattoo #4.

Let's see. What else? A graduated in May with an English degree but is not working in her field as yet. She's wanting to go to grad school to study journalism.

Ka and Ky became engaged on Nov. 24 this year! Yea! They're planning a May 27 wedding, keeping it simple, and they're wanting to honeymoon in Europe.

L and R have another dog--he and the other are my only grandbabies!

I've been thinking for quite awhile about starting a blog for the sole purpose of reflecting on my experiences as a middle school teacher. So often the things my students do and say would/could not be believed. So often, especially in the last school year and a half, I've been so stressed. So often I find myself thinking, "I need to make note of this or that in writing. I need a space to vent and to brag as well." I actually have the blog set up. Now all I have to do is write on it, and now that I've come back here and posted, I'll be inspired to get the other up and going. It, however, will not be public--for my own protection!

I have more to cover, but this will be enough for now. I'm getting tired.

Until the next time, and may it not be so long!

Oh, and thanks to sq for inspiring me to come back to my blog!

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