There has been a lot through these recent years that happened around this time. I'm reminded of that each time we go back to court...or have to work out holiday visits...or when I see how much my babies have grown. Now that their father is in Florida, we have more court to go to. There is a 2-day trial coming up in April to address custody and visitation. I can never feel like "this is it" because as the kiddos continue to grow, and as life changes, we will very likely have to keep adjusting and readjusting based on the circumstance.
This year, I don't get to be with them on Christmas (or for Ryan's birthday), but I will get to spend a week with them in Florida. It's always awesome times when I'm with them. As we close out this year, I can't help but reflect on what we've been through and where we're going. I see great things in the future!
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I've been thinking about air fresheners and ways to save money in that area. I have used coupons to buy a few of those Glade Sense and Spray thingies. It's quite nice to not have to remember to spray the room every 1/2 hour. However, I've been wondering if there was a more cost-effective way to keep your home smelling wonderful. Perhaps keeping rechargeable batteries around? Maybe using plug-ins? What do you think? Should I start making my own?
Probably next week...maybe...I will discuss changes I've made in my home decorating. Nothing AMAZING, just different. I'm still looking for ways to improve the atmosphere and make good use of space (not make it look like it was mostly free).
Merry Christmas and happy new year! Think back on your year and anticipate ways you can do things a little better next year. I'll see you in about a week-ish. ^_^