Assessing this past year, I find that mostly it was a good one. The most life changing thing is the granddaughter…Addison Kay. She joined us on September 1st. She is beautiful. And she is a great addition to Kiddo’s family. The twins turned 4 in August..hard to believe! Kiddo & her hubby moved this year to the country. They are living on the family compound. Kiddo really likes being there with her family. And her hubby doesn’t seem to mind it.
As for my home-front, Coach and I have become more solid. We are a nice fit. We got a new trailer this past summer…it’s a 32 foot fifth wheel. Much larger than the old one. And I am able to make it feel like a home. Work is the same…I’m still at the district police department and Coach is still at LBJ. Overall, we both had decent years. My job has been is flux for most of the year. I don’t think they really know what to do with me. I have been working in dispatch, training, and helping out in the emergency management division. I enjoy the diversity but it sort of leaves me feeling homeless in a sense.
There are things that didn’t happen for me this year that I had wanted to. I didn’t lose much weight….but I didn’t really put too much effort into it either. My fault. Maybe this next year I will be more dedicated to my cause.
In June Coach worked some football camps. That was fun. He started out in Beaumont, then both of us went to Baylor and TCU. I enjoyed watching the coaches and the kids. It’s quite a production they have going. I got sick for a few days from the extreme heat. It was so very hot this past summer! The marque at Baylor’s field was reading 116 degrees!!
Maggie went to live with kiddo this year. That was a very difficult thing for me to do. Coach’s divorce was final in May and we brought Beulah to live with us. She is very much an alpha dog and she doesn’t play well with other dogs…especially ones in the house. Poor Maggie was defenseless…for a pitbull she is really not aggressive at all. She was cowering and hiding out. Coach offered to take Beulah to the pound but I couldn’t let him do that. There was too much risk that she would be put to sleep and I wouldn’t be able to live with myself. So the best solution was to let Maggie live with kiddo. The twins love it! Maggie is happy…well at first she was pretty mad at me…when I would visit she wouldn’t have anything to do with me. But after a few months she was back to her old self. And she is always so happy to see me when I go visit now. I really miss her so much! She was my family for so long. She was so much more than a dog to me. I know most people don’t understand that. Even now, when I think about it too much, I cry.
I know there are many more things that happened in 2009 but these are the highlights. It has been good, it has been happy, and it has had it’s sad moments too. Such is life….