In November I participated with Chrissie Grace making a list of things we would like to accomplish. My list was 39 things to do before 39. Saturday I celebrated my birthday but have only turned 38. I had many things on my list that I knew I could not accomplish in such a short time so I planned to give myself an extra year. In hindsight, I am glad I did because of the recent events in our lives have changed many things here.
Usually my husband loves to celebrate my birthday with much fanfare. He starts to make plans shortly after Christmas. Now mind you that he does not wish me to do the same for his birthday. This year has been a bit harder for him. We are currently working on setting up our home and yard to bring my brother in law's two huskies to live with us. You can see them here. We are all anxious for them to be here but we know that we need to have the proper arrangements for them. Usually our weekends have consisted of going to visit the dogs and taking them for walks. They get so excited when they see my husband now. Dh had a cap installed on his truck and we are able to bring them on field trips to our house. They seem to love that time. Why all this run-on about the dogs in the middle of this post? That is what we spent our weekend working on. My husband was beside himself because I had set up the appointment for the fencing company on Saturday, we had a flat trailer coming to pick up the rest of our swing set and bringing it to my sister's house and we needed to go out and put in the final order for their shed.
Hubby did not think that this was an appropriate birthday celebration but I was so pleased to see things finally underway and knowing that work will be starting and hopefully complete within a couple of weeks. It has also been difficult for hubby to arrange any plans or fanfare because he is commuting to Boston daily by train. This make for 13-14 hours day beginning with a 5 o'clock wake up call.
Now that this recent birthday is past I have had some time to reflect on the list I made. I was glad to find that there have been some accomplishments, no matter how small.
Crossing things off the list:
This is only a start and I have a long way to go but I am glad that I can cross some things and now that I am on my way.