Wow, it's been over 2 weeks since my last post and I have to say that although I've had good days and bad days since our sad news in late November, overall, I am feeling better. My body is healing and my mind is focusing on being positive. Mohammed ad I have had several events with the girls in the past couple of weeks, including a visit to Mohammed's firehouse with Leena's Daisy Troop (Yasmeen was there too!), Leena's kindergarten concert, and a gingerbread making session in Leena's classroom that I volunteered for. We've also taken a little time alone to ourselves, and I've even hosted my first Stampin' event since the news this past Friday and had a nice time with some friends.
Our home has yet to sell, but we are hopeful that things will improve in the new year. We've gone out with our realtor to see some larger homes, and it's amazing what a good chunk of money CAN'T get you in NJ! I've been keeping my chin up as my mantra for the New Year is to "Be Positive", but it's hard when you see one house after another that don't even come close to what we had in mind when we wanted to "trade up" from our townhouse. I guess in the end, we'll focus on our main features in a home that we can't live without and endure the rest until we can make improvements on it. Let's see where 2008 takes us...
In the next week, we plan on taking a trip down to North Carolina to visit the in-laws. Initially after our news, we cancelled this trip, but I thought a change of scenery and some much welcomed warm weather would do all of us some good. So, off we go, while the girls are on Winter break. I'll be sure to post some highlights from this trip when we get back.
I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas has a blessed one surrounded by friends and family, and to those who will be celebrating Eid in the next few days, Eid Mubarak, my friends and family! A belated Hannukah wish to everyone else. Whew...this is one busy month!!
Hugs to all,
Janet and the gang!