January 07, 2005

2005 has arrived and with a vengence in our household.  Leading up to New Years Tyler had a bad cold and then I caught a bug and then his cold.  I'm still on the recovering side of things but every day brings me a little closer to being well.  I just don't have the stamina to go deep into the night before the bed calls.  Speaking of bed, we also had our mattress replaced on December 10 that was covered under warrentee but it's now January 5th and they'll be taking this new one away Monday.  We think we got a lemon with the mattress they delivered on the 10th.   I hope the new one is much better.  

Then there's the rains that Phoenix is getting.  We love the rain here in Phoenix because it usually is so sunny, but the rains that we've been getting are heavy and causing flooding.   Our back yard has become lake OhMyGodThereIsSoMuchWaterBackThere.  I feel really bad for Daisy our dog. Her toilet is under water so she's having to do her business on our rock.  So we really have to watch our step now.  I even had to empty our pool yesterday as the water was up onto the cool deck and we're expecting more rains this weekend.  So now the pool is down to a good level but I hope the water drains from the back yard a bit more before the next rain hits.  

The last thunderstorm that was here on Tuesday brought the prospects of Tornado's which isn't something that we see everyday, week or even year around here.  It was quite exciting considering the heart of the storm passed just south of our house by a mile or so.  We all had the news on and they were gushing as they all do about the severity of the storm and what to do if you are in the path of this storm.  It was fun to watch and exciting at the same time.

I am so glad that 2005 is here.  I don't know why but I just get this feeling that 2005 will be a great year for us.  Hopefully I can get back to work sooner than later.  That would definitely make the start of my year right now.  

My heart goes out to the friends and families of the soldiers that are still deployed overseas and I wish them all a safe and speedy return home.  And for those of you who have lost friends or family over there, I am deeply sorry.  I am proud of them all.  I wish you the best for this year and for all the years to come.  Your sacrifice has been greater than any other.

So here's to 2005.  A year of new beginnings and of joyous family reunions.  Sharing good will with friends and family - how about all year round.  Let's try to keep that holiday spirit around just a little bit longer this year.  Let's play basketball and baseball and have some fun.   Let's help our friends and neighbors when they need our help.  Let's try to get along a little better with the help of our friends.  

To 2005.  A year of change.  A year of healing.   A year to remember.  

Take care everyone.