Baltimore single mom's attempts at navigating the deep & confusing relationship abyss--now with added "stepmom duties" (with some sailing thrown in for good measure)
Monday, December 31, 2012
Obligatory Post 2012
Yup, end-of-year post--the obligatory blog post that talks about the review of the last year & what the hopes (resolutions) are for the New Year.The events of 2012 for me & my family (both blood & blended) have been quite tumultuous to say the least. From getting a house ready to sell, to selling, to moving in together--2012 was a very big year for all of us. Adjustments all around--we are still figuring this thing out. But over all it has been a good decision & as my son said, he is used to his "step" sisters being at the house & that when they aren't, it feels weird. Good--that is what we're working towards.
winter at the beach
A good example is what all of us did a few days ago (yikes, this vaycay has flown!). We went to the beach for a few days. Not so big a deal when written like this but we had 11 people at the beach! BFF(J) & family, us (blended, less one skid), & two friends of skids. I think it was a good time for everyone & we managed to fit all 11 of us around the table for a "family" meal. And we all experienced the beach in the winter--some of us a little more than others--BFF(J)'s hubby decided that he had to wade up to his knees in the water---brrrr! Like I said--this is an example when things work in the new family--there are many other examples when things don't quite, but hopefully there will be less & less of that into 2013.... So 2013.... My hope for us is that we continue to grow together as a family & that the bumps along the way get less & less bumpy.... A Happy & Healthy New Year to ALL!!