It had been awhile since I blogged, so when I was writing my last post, Through the Vicissitudes in Life, I am Never Truly Alone, I wanted to be true to myself but not scare all my visitors and blog buddies away, especially when many were so nice to check up on me again after my absence.
If you haven't read the post yet, it's a fairly serious one and if you're looking for a late night light reading snack, it really doesn't fit that particular menu. The reason I am mentioning it now is to say that after writing that particular post, I felt a large weight lifted off of my shoulders. Blogging is often therapeutic for me and this was one of those times when I saved myself a hefty counseling bill. It's not as if my problems were solved BUT by releasing some of the weight and pain I was feeling out into the blogosphere, many of the feelings I had about keeping stuff bottled inside were diluted.
To add icing to the cake (in a flavor that I like), I had responses in the Comments section of my blog posting from 4 amazing people who took time from their busy day, their own complex lives and their own "stuff" to come into my world for a moment and share with me what they were thinking, to give words of encouragement and to let me know that what I wrote was okay to share. Thanks for being on my side!
Making my way in life often means road bumps, twists, turns and ditches but there have been and will again be majestic views, amazing journeys, fantastic highs and unforgettable life experiences. There have been incredible people along the way who have joined me in my journey and I cherish those memories and travels together. Of course visitors who have gone on a road trip with me have naturally ended up going their own way eventually. We may travel similar paths and similar points in time but eventually, everyone has their own choices to make, directions to take and personal life path to follow.
You never know how and when paths may converge again but I believe there are reasons for when they do and I look forward to seeing some of my fellow travelers one day again. I am grateful for the road warriors who in their journey making their own way, took a rest stop to check out my blog the other day when I really craved friendship and support. So thank you to all who commented! You know who you are and I appreciate you hanging out with me through the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
One very special Aspierations amigo threw out the Clint Eastwood reference and so I am shamelessly
Here is the QUESTION. Think carefully before you answer! Who would win in a battle between Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger?? (Given that elections are coming up soon, this could be a political question or if you watched those guys in the movies, it could be just an all out kick butt, take no prisoners question. You decide, then let me know in the comments section!)
Personally, I'm thinking once they started battling it would soon be a Dead Pool. (Even I am going ugh on that one. Badda bing, badda BOO!!!)
Okay, so let me go ahead and Terminate those references and move onto something else before I lose Total Recall of what I wanted to say and need a Kindergarten Cop who looks like Dirty Harry to tell me I've received a Raw Deal. (Yeah, yeah, groan, groan! It's part of my charm. Just think if you had to live with me what kinds of puns and pop culture references I could share with you on a daily basis! This Million Dollar Baby could have been Twins, you know.) By the way, if you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, you're not a native Californian, you're not a movie buff or you're under 30. If it's the latter, go ask your Dad what I'm talking about! Your Mom might know too but that's only those super cool kinda Moms who don't mind accompanying their boyfriend / significant other / spouse to a testosterone filled film. Arnold and Clint are definitely not chick flick kinda guys! :-)
Switching to another subject, my cutie pie Ry just had his first day of his second year of preschool last Thursday.
On Tuesday he had a preview orientation and couldn't wait for the big day! Even Justin joined in the classroom celebration!
As you can see, Ryan is wearing a special weighted vest for the first day (and subsequent days) of school. The vest helps regulate him and when he's wearing it, there is less "WILD BODY". Of course a little wild body does everybody good! :-)
Is it just me or does the school load for 4 year olds seem a little heavy nowadays?
DA PLANE! DA PLANE!! (Oops, wrong decade!) Da Bus! Da Bus!
A new bus number for the year! 68! This means a new number will soon be added to Ryan's favorite number hall of fame! (Thank goodness Bus 54 still brings him home in the afternoon. WHEW!)
I still have a lot of catch up to share with you guys and gals so I promise to be blogging again soon, either Wednesday or Thursday.
If you're a fan of the Children's Miracle Network, Wednesday, September 15th is Miracle Jeans Day! Go casual, wear your jeans (they'll make your butt look cuter, I promise) and support a wonderful charity, amazing kids and a super cause!
Thanks for stopping by!!!Happy smiles,