Are there really only a few days left of 2005? I find it so hard to believe.
This year there was a very strong focus on school and my daughter and her friends. I think most of my focus and energy was spent on that.
2005 was the first year to bring big changes and peer group issues to the table. I am aware that it is the first step in many years to come of growing pains and challenges. So far I count myself very lucky that my daughter seems to have her head square on her shoulders and the worst problems we have had with behavior is that she likes to leave her $300 toys laying on the couch.
It could most certainly be worst, but I hope it never is. This is the first year where I realized that several of my younger friends are actually closer to my daughters age than they are to mine. I find that amusing.
I reached my first anniversary at work and as a married couple.
I reached the ten year anniversary of knowing the person I am married to.
Jon was on the road for 5 months and home for 12 days during that five months in 2005.
I got to know Jeannine (aka Nenu) better when she came back from New York and moved in with me for a little while, she is now one of the most important people in my life.
I volunteered at a shelter.
My focus changed to my daughter's future and less on my own.
I went to New York and fell in love with the city again.
I went to Boston for the first time and almost got killed by a cab driver. (At least that is how I will tell the story for the rest of my life)
I went to far too many rock shows. They are all sort of a wonderful blur in my memories.
I had surgery.
I lost someone that I loved to tragedy.
A child that I love as much as my own broke my heart when she grew up too fast.
My daughter changed schools.
I made a few new friends that I know will be very important to me in the future.
I reconnected with one of my oldest and dearest friends and he came to visit me and introduced me to the love of his life.
I went to Idaho and discovered I am an alien to them.
I let my hair grow out enough to realize I will never let my natural color grow out again since it has turned on me. (I thought we had a deal?!?!)
I finally found peace with some of my ghosts.
I met 'single Amie' as apposed to 'in a relationship Amie' and watched her blossom.
I watched way too much bad television.
There have been more than 400 movies rented on my video account.
I met one of my heros and found out he was only human.
I got a little closer to knowing what I want to be when I grow up.
List of movies I have to see in the next few weeks:
1- Memoirs of a Geisha (Love the book, can't wait to see the movie)
2- Harry Potter (Still have not read the books, had trouble with all of the hype)
3- Match point (Love Woody Allen even though he has been disappointing me a lot lately)
4- King Kong (I heard if it didn't make me cry I didn't have a heart, must go and see if I have a heart)
5- Tristan and Isolde (Saw the trailer and got all giddy. My favorite guilty pleasure style movie since I was a little girl obsessed with the Camelot story.)
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