Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy 2008??
















So we are 9 days into the new year... For those of you who know me well, this year is going to be a year of big changes. The good thing about all of this change is that it's reminded me just how much my family and friends care about me. I was terrified of telling my parents about the divorce and thought for sure they would berate me for "being a quitter" or be disappointed in me for "being a failure". But shortly after telling them, my mother sent me an email that literally made me cry. The encouragement she gave me was nothing short of pure unconditional love. And the outpouring from my friends has kept me optimistic throughout this whole thing.
Collin & I moved into a new house this past weekend. It's an older 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick house on 4 acres. Yes....I said 4 acres. "Why such a big parcel of land?" you may ask... Good question! Right now, with all the snow over it, it looks lovely. But check back with me after spring hits and all that pasture starts growing. Then we'll see how much I love it. Either I'm gonna have to buy a riding lawn mower or I'm gonna need to buy some sheep or cows. Wait...sheep have smaller poop....maybe I should stick with the sheep.
I'm sure over the coming months, my new house & acreage will lend itself to all sorts of great anectodes to share with all of you. Not to mention "starting over" as a single parent again. At least Collin is out of Pull-Ups this time...

2 comments:

Carol or Sybil...depends on the day! said...

Hey Jane -
I am so proud of you, adn the house looks great. You will both be happy there. We are here if ya need us!!

Carla said...

Hello, don't know how I came across your blog, but you're crackin me up.

I grew up in Idaho and then promptly left. Went to college in Nampa, but that doesnt' mean any of it stuck.

LOVE the 4+ acres. Keep it, there's too much development already. Good luck.
Carla