Wednesday, 21 December 2011

2011: A year of dreams, desires and disasters

Another new year is approaching which has caused me to reflect on 2011. It's had it's definite ups, absolute catastrophic downs and on occasion from one end of the spectrum to the opposite within hours of each other. I have made some amazing lasting friendships; life altering ones; that I'm glad I did. It's been quite sometime since I really let go and let people in the way I have. And honestly, it's been far more rewarding than I anticipated or fathomed. So thank you. You are a blessing, a treat and it's really been an honour to get to know you. Thank you. xoxo

I have had brief, multiple contacts with people I have idolized since I was a young teen. People who have; know it or not, like it or not; have helped shape me into who I am today. I can never thank them or repay them enough...congratulations it's partially your fault that I'm the warped and twisted individual I am today! Awesome! Of course I'm kidding...mostly. Suffice to say I am thankful and blessed for their time, energy, and interactions.

2011 was a great year for so many reasons...I got my life long dream of having a bass guitar, which honestly I love more than words can ever express. It's a part of me, an extension of me and I love my husband dearly for making my dream a reality. I don't play it as often as I would love to what with work, life, etc but when I pick that instrument up...I slip into another world and I love it. It's something I can get lost in and every time I play it I feel like I'm accomplishing something.

I had the experience of a lifetime of finally getting to see Duran Duran in concert with one of my dearest friends ever, and sharing it (in a round about way) with others who have become increasingly important and integral in my life. And for that I am thankful. Truthfully, the good this year has outweighed the bad. Mind you, the bad was horrendously tragic, however I have wonderful family and extended family who have supported and loved and listened to me. So thank you...thank you...thank you. You are exceptional, exquisite and amazing people who I am truly blessed to have surrounding me. Thank you for your support, your love, your opinions...I truly treasure these relationships, friendships and sisterships/brotherhoods we have created. 

I'm looking forward to Christmas this year; I usually do, it's my favorite holiday; despite the noticeable absence of my nephew Bradley. We had the Kirkey Christmas party on Saturday, and no one mentioned him. Although my sister in law Megan (Brad's Mom) brought Sierra (Brad's girlfriend) her Mom and her little sister with them. Which was totally fine. I think she needed that and I think Sierra did too.

My sister in law Maureen gave me a photo of myself, her, Mary and Megan that was taken at last year's Christmas party in this lovely glass "Sisters" frame. Just above Maureen's head is a hand doing the "bunny ears" or "peace sign" attached to an arm that stretches out of the photo. I said to Maureen "Is that Brad's hand?" She smiled and said "Yea..." with a sad smile. I love that picture. It's not only a great photo of the 4 of us, but it's one last "photo bomb" from Brad. (Something he was known for). I love that she took the time to find it, print it out and go get the frame to put it in. 

We're going to church Christmas Eve. As you all WELL know, I'm not a religious churchy type person. However Alan's Grandmother goes, she's getting up in years and hasn't been well. Not to mention Megan said she was going and I truly think she needs all the support she can get. And since the big guy and I have had a chat and he promises not to turn me into a pillar of salt or sending a stray lightening bolt for crossing the threshold of a church since I'm going for support,  I'm going. Besides it's just the Christmas Story, some singing and then cookies and punch in the basement. If I can't handle THAT for the sake of family...then I'm a real asshole...and since I'm pretty sure I'm NOT...

Anyway, while I'm pretty sure this won't be my final blog entry for may be my final one before Christmas. So on that note I wish you a very, very Merry Christmas...or Happy Christmas as the Brit's say (Which quite frankly, I've always kind of liked!). Or whatever holiday you may celebrate!!! May you all have a wonderful day (or days/nights), get lots of great pressies and make some wonderful memories.

Much love from me to you.

One Last Glimpse,


***A special thanks to @Semibold for the photos of Nick and Rog...You are the bomb lady!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Christmas and Merry New Year, darling. Life-altering, indeed. May 2012 bring more joy and no tragedy ... and copious quantities of the Boys from Brum. Much love.