A New Me…

October 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm 8 comments

I’m so sorry I’ve disappeared from this spot for so long. I keep meaning to post to explain my absence but it’s been really hard to put my finger on.

The best I can come up with is all the growth and change here. Zannie started 2nd grade and Isabel turned two. It’s practically breathtaking to watch them grow and change at the rate they do, those girls. Isabel is doing baby signs like a champ (yay!) she has given up napping (boooo!) and she just unfolds and blossoms every single day. Suzannah is a total kid now. I don’t know fully what I mean by that except, I guess it means that there is no more little, little girl. She wants to wear pants and t-shirts instead of insisting on twirly dresses. She doesn’t say any words with cute mispronounciations. She’s Big.

Also, I feel a big change in myself and it’s been growing and starting to come out as the year goes on. I turn 40 in a few days. And, I feel really excited about it. The family-making stuff is done which is what my life was so centered around for so many years. And, as Isabel has changed from baby to toddler and sometimes goes off with grandpa to feed the ducks, I’ve felt the interests I had, the individual parts of me beckoning me. I feel this big page in the book of my life turning. It’s terribly exciting and a little strange at the same time.

I think for awhile I didn’t post because I was thinking that I was done talking about adoption or my family, but that’s silly and so I figured that couldn’t be right. Then, I was spending so much time sewing and trying to teach myself about sewing that I would change gears and have a craft blog. But, that doesn’t seem right either. Also, Zannie accidentally broke my camera and so I cannot take any pictures until we get a new one and that’s an expense I can’t justify at the moment.

So, I guess what’s going on with me is just this new idea that I can return to the things that I love, things outside of my children. (*gasps a bit…twinge of guilt*)

But, what I suspect will happen is that I will be beginning to focus this blog on all aspects of our family life, and the things I’m getting into, namely creative outlets. I am staying up way too late being crafty and it’s fun. So, stay tuned for all the projects and hopefully I’ll be able to show a picture or two soon. Oh wait…I have one from when Isabel was sick last month and fell asleep on daddy….


Entry filed under: adoptees, Adoption, Adoption Blog, Children, crafty, Daughters, decorating, fabric, Family, Friends, International Adoption, Motherhood, Parenting, pictures, Second Grade, sewing, Zannie.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mama2roo  |  October 9, 2008 at 5:29 am

    just want to say “hi” and glad you’re popping back in!

  • 2. haze  |  October 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Life is full of ebb and flow, no one stays static. I’m glad to hear everyone is doing well; growing, thriving, and becoming…

  • 3. michelle  |  October 10, 2008 at 4:48 am

    I can’t wait to see crafty posts…I love reading them and pretending like I will have time to do fun things like that! Maybe in 19 months I will have time to do them! I would still love to see some cake decorating posts…you can tell from my cake decorating posts I am in desperate need!

  • 4. jmomma  |  October 14, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Hi Tina,
    I want to introduce myself and seek permission to view your private posts, because I appreciate your public posts so much. I think you know my daughter, Joy(21). I have a blog also, jmomma.wordpress.com

  • 5. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up  |  October 15, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I run a blog called Naturally Knocked Up and am currently looking for guest posters next month in honor of National Adoption Awareness month. If you’d be interested in doing a guest post pertaining to adoption, please let me know!

  • 6. imhelendt  |  October 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

    She’s beautiful, T! Just beautiful.

  • 7. Mala  |  October 17, 2008 at 3:48 am

    TWO!!!!! TWO!!!!!! How did that happen?! She looks great!

    Glad to hear things are well. And I hear ya! I too catch a whisper or two of that something else calling me. Every once in a while I wonder if I should get back into TV or film…..

    So how does a girl get into the super secret post???? I love your public posts so I can just imagine how fan-tabulous a high security one may be.

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