First of all I can't believe that it is December already and that my tree is decorated, the houselights are up and Christmas is almost here. I'm glad I made it because with two major surgeries, some days I wondered if I would ever be strong again. But I did make it, thank God.
Well, I've finished one year of living in Bakersfield,CA and I have to say that I do like it. It is pretty cold right now, between 55-58F and my pool looks inviting but is actually ice cold. Some days tho, I wish I could just jump in, but I will have to wait for at least 5 more months. Next summer I'm going in every day.
It has been nice to get back to work and to do a few projects to complete the year. It makes me think that I can have a productive life again and still create something special. But of course, the biggest project that I have for 2008 is the birth of the Blunt baby (or babies). I know that that day is coming soon and it is scary and exciting all at the same time. I know I have enough love inside me to give to my baby and my husband is so terrific and will be a great dad. I just can't see or imagine what my life will be with children, how my day will go and the sacrifices and changes that are coming my way. I guess that is all part of the adventure tho, right?
I am just happy to be alive, happy that Christmas is still an exciting and magical time for me. I watched White Christmas last night with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby. It reminds me of Christmas as a child growing up in Canada but last night it also struck me as to how "white" America really was. I mean back then, to be Caucasian was to be cool, to have it made, if you judged society by the movies of the time. At least the ones I watched with my family. I wonder what a white Christmas will be like for my California kids?
More thoughts to come later...