Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels, the dizzy, dancing way you feel, as every fairy tale comes real…

Sorry to have abandoned you but I have been doing this…

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This is Anna…she will be 2 on March 17th.  She was born on St. Patrick’s Day.  She has more personality in her pinky finger than most people I know as adults do.  She is charming.  She uses the phrase, “Happy Birthday”, like a threat (you have to wonder what she thinks it means).  She wears me out.  She has red hair…in case you somehow missed that.  At the ripe old age of 1 1/2 she owns her red hair, this makes me sigh…a lot.

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I also did this…

This is Kate.  She was born on October 30th, the day before Halloween. She is almost 11 weeks old.  She is tiny…like, shockingly small.  She also furrows her brows a lot.  She is young but apparently the world already disappoints her…A LOT.  She is a Scorpio…I am a Scorpio…discuss amongst yourselves what that will mean for our mother/daughter battles when she enters her teen years.  I cringe already at the thought.  Her hair is dark…but it was pointed out to me recently that her hair appears to be turning a dark red shade…LORD HELP ME.  That is all I have to say about that.

So there you have it.

I am not saying it’s a valid excuse for not posting, ANYTHING…AT ALL…for two years…but I have been a little busy.  That’s all I am sayin’…

Also, Jason should graduate with his Associate of Science this fall.  He got laid off two weeks before Kate was born and found a new job two weeks after.  IT was scary but it was a blessing, for Jason and for our family at large.  He is happier, he is respected, he is paid better, he has more opportunity to advance before him…it is good.  I left the corporate world in July of 2011, Anna was 4 months old.  I returned to the classroom. This is my second school year back in the classroom (I taught for 11 years before I went corporate).  I am teaching 2 1/2 year olds turning 3.  I love what I do.  I am happy with what I do.  I find it fulfilling, challenging, life affirming…AMAZING.  I should turn that into a haiku, except I have two children under the age of 2 and I am too tired to do it…besides, I don’t have a brain anymore, it leaked out onto the table as I delivered my children.  Too much info?  Don’t care 🙂

This is my life.  I am trying to find balance.  I want to blog again.  I loved doing it before.  I have started to pick up where I left off here many times over the last two years…but I think it didn’t work because too much has changed.  This will no longer be a weight-loss blog.  It will be a blog by a girl who had weight loss surgery, who has succeeded in having a life which is the whole point of the surgery in the first place.  Every now and then I am sure it will come up.  RNY will always be part of who I am but it no longer defines me.

Sooo…This is me now.

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I am still winning the weight-loss battle.  I feel good most days.  I would like to lose 16 lbs.  I didn’t gain too terribly much with either of my pregnancies but they were close together so I had only lost half of my Anna weight before I added Kate weight.  I am working on it.  I had 2 C-Sections…so…well…I have some work to do.  16 lbs is not unattainable…and I fully plan to attain it 🙂 Just so you know.

Anywho…this felt good tonight…writing to you all out there…if anyone is still out there that is…if not…it felt good just for me…I have probably needed this for awhile…so here is to the new year, here is to health, happiness and ME!  I have very specific plans to kick this years ass!

Peace Outside Yo,

JustJil