So? How do you like them apples?

I’m certified.

Ha!  Not what you think.  I’m a certified Parent As Teachers: Parent Educator for Ages 0-3. Rolling along on a new adventure…doing ok so far, I think.  Loving it – being with families and advocating for education and development!  Family well-being, good communication – all of it coming from love!  What a wonderful path this has been!

I started taking online classes at WIU a few weeks ago to get this English degree tied up.  Haven’t been the best at homework the past couple of weeks, so I’ve had to re-establish some goals for myself on that plane.  I can’t leave it to the wing and prayer of Sunday evening – there is too much to take in and too much to learn!  My classes aren’t hard, but they need attention.  I can recover my losses. No worries.

I’ve managed to come out of a long, long, long funk.  Too much medicine…wait, too much anti-anxiety medicine.  Amazing when you cut that it half how much of your life and your brain you get back!  Crazy.  So crazy in fact that I just purchased a dog.  Yes, friends, I bought a dog.

A miniature Australian Shepard.  Much to my daughter’s chagrin, his name is Johnny Cash.  She’s only salty because her pup’s name is Cash…she believes the pups will be confused by the similarity, but I don’t and I’m not changing my dog’s name – it’s half the reason I had to have him!  It was a clear sign from the universe!  That and I really needed the companionship.  Not that Jerry isn’t a great companion – he just works a lot and I require a lot of attention.  This breed of dog gives a lot of attention, so it’s a win-win.

I’ve learned a few things coming out of my drug induced stupor and re-centering my soul.  1)  I can’t tolerate people who create their own drama.  I just don’t have patience for it.  2)  I like to enjoy myself and love my life more quietly now.  3)  I miss my kids more these days.  4)  I want to take better care of my body – yoga is really appealing, so I’m going to learn about it and do it – no really, for real this time!!!  5) I’m really excited about moving into a house with Jerry.  Settling down into our own home is pretty cool.  6)  I love being happy more than I like being worried about things I can’t change, so I don’t and I am happier.  7)  Lists – short little lists are very helpful when you really want to get a lot done.  8)  Sleep is a good thing, but I always knew that – I just don’t feel bad for it anymore.

I’m going to be 50 in a few months, so I guess that’s where I’m at in my life right now.  I’m very pleased with my life.  I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.  If people don’t take the time to get to know me before they cast judgement, then I’m sorry for them.    Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

Anyway, don’t eat yellow snow…it’s good advice. 🙂

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