Friday, December 5, 2014

Have a Holly Jolly!

Merry Christmas everyone!

As I sit here listening to Christmas music and writing a play I realized that... what I want for Christmas, I already have. I have a few amazing friends, a wonderful husband, a job that pays the bills (and I enjoy,) as well as the chance to write all of my stories. I have a place to lay my head and food in my stomach. I am very grateful for all these things and the millions of other things that fill my life.

I couldn't say that a couple of years ago. Things could've been different.  I look at our Christmas tree, mesmerized by it's shining beauty and what peace it holds for me.  Something you may not know... my mother passed away in December of '86, I was 9 years old and Christmas was all around me, but she was gone. Sometimes I think that it's odd that I love this season so much, considering that bit of trauma. I think I've come to the conclusion that I love Christmas so much for all of the reason's most people do, but I find a peace in it. A closeness to the loved ones I've lost. I feel them near and a calmness surrounds me.

I feel blessed. Sure, I could fuss and complain about the million things that go wrong all the time, but when a friend, or Spencer, asks me what I would like for Christmas... All I can seem to say is.. I have all I want in you. You are my Christmas gift.  I have had way too many garage sales in my past and everything is constantly on the lists: Get rid of. Rummage. Donate. Things pile up! The older I get the less I want to deal with piles and I do get tired of moving them about.

My heart is overflowing and I want more! Wait, didn't I just say I want less piles? Yes, but I want my heart to fill to overflowing more often... not more stuff. So I ask you this Christmas... What do you want? You are an amazing gift... Whether it friend, family or more... You are my favorite Christmas present, ever! I love you all, very much.

Merry Christmas and have a Holly Jolly!

P.S. Someone out there needs a gift like you for Christmas, find them!
P.P.S. Now I know some of you may get a dirty mind about this... Behave yourself! That's not what I meant! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What a year this has been...

Wow.   It's very nice to be typing a new post to you all.  It' been a very long time since I've had the time and a computer that would work.  I won't tell you about all of the extremely boring things that have happened to me since my last post but will try and summarize as best as possible.

A long time ago in a land far away... ok, a few streets over... I went through a very unpleasant divorce and the loss of a best friend.  She and I had almost been married for 8 years, but somewhere along the way... Things happened. I am still a little sad by it all because she was one of my best friends and I'm still unsure of how it got to the way it was in the end.  Anyway... moving on.

I had to buy a new house in a very short amount of time... Well let's just say that that wasn't fun either. I had also met my husband Spencer. Yep, my husband.  He's amazing.  The best thing to come out of the last year and a half. We were actually the first same-sex couple to get married in our county... ever. That part wasn't intentional, it just happened. The day we went for our marriage license we were informed of this little bit of history.

Here we are...
My computer had also decided it would no longer work anymore, so that left me with a large pile of stories that needed typing, but I had to wait.  Well the wait is finally over and I can get back to telling you all my tales.
I still work at my local library and I am now a board member for our local civic theatre organization.  It all keeps me pretty busy but I promise that there will be time found for writing and keeping you informed.  I hope you all have a marvelous Thanksgiving and I will write more soon.  - Joe