Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Really Not a Whole Lot...

I know I skipped over the Holidays pretty quickly...and that's because there isn't much to tell. I hate to admit it, but it wasn't a very happy time. This was due to a variety of reason's - one being there was a sad little girl in the house who's mother promised to take her to Disneyland over Christmas and then never came to got her; citing excuse after excuse. Another being family member's who are unsure of to whom they should be pledging their loyalty. Like that should even be an issue - but for some reason it is.

I'm married. That means to me that my husband and immediate family (i.e. our children) come before all others. This seems to be a difficult concept for some people to grasp; making threats, unfair accusations and malicious lies to get their way. Which, when it comes right down to it, doesn't make any darn sense anyway.

My New Year's Resolution? To purge my life of all this negativity and, let's face it, verbal and emotional abuse. If you are a negative influence on my emotional health, I don't want to talk to you. Sorry, but that's my bottom line.

This comes after a VERY LONG year of being gracious and attempting to show my sincerity about the importance of family, all the while biting my tongue and stopping myself from blurting out my true feelings. However, my true feelings won't do anything but sink me to the levels of those who cause these emotions, so I'm taking a healthier route - and guess what?

Life has been quite peaceful these last few weeks!

I've also learned a lot from my son. Smile and laugh everytime someone talks to you and they will start to do the same!


Kara said...

I love your last sentence....isn't that a motto we should all live by!!! We can learn a lot from our kids :)

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I like the last sentence as well.

'Course it will just make some people wonder what you are up too. LOL

And good for you! I really hope you stick to your guns and that your husband takes a page out of your book. I don't know how you have put up with all of the crap you have told us about this last year.

I would have blown a gasket and told the whole bunch to get f***ed a long time ago. I have no tolerance for those kinds of people in my life, family or not.

Charlie and Kara said...

We can definitely learn a lot from our little ones. Sorry the family is so stressful. It's hard, I don't know if it is becoming a Mom or being in your 30's that makes you realize what truly is most important and ridding your life of the negativity is a must! Glad things are going better.

Your little guy is such a cutie. You have a great santa too. I wonder how these guys decide they want to look like santa, kinda funny.

I love all of the gifts you made. I never knew you were so crafty. You should post some tutorials on how you made them??? In all of your spare time, ha! Good luck finding some "me" time.