Saturday, August 23, 2008

My life in a nut shell (at least the last year)

It was nice to hear from some of you. Nice to know I was missed. Well, let me dive right into this. Most of you know that I had things going on in my life. Things I just wasn't ready to share. Not on my blog anyway. It didn't seem like the place. I have been divorced now for almost a year. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I'm not going to go into detail, but it was something I should have done a long time ago. I also went to school and got my aircraft dispatching licence. I used to be an air traffic controller in the military and then with the FAA. I always wanted to get back into the aviation field and this was perfect for me. I am know working at a local airport for a cargo airline. It's full time with benefits. I really like it. I'm not working as a dispatcher yet, but hopefully within a year. It's still a good job.
My oldest son has graduated and joined the army. It is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He went in as a diver. After basic he had to take this training course that is quite intensive. About 27 of them started and only 4 finished. He was one of the 4. I am so very proud of him, and he is more proud of himself than he has ever been. He now goes to Panama City in October to the Naval Diving Academy for his training. I hope to be seeing him over Labor day weekend. I will drive down to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO where he is stationed now.
My daughter also graduated this past year and just recently started college. She is going to a local Community College and working on getting her pre-requisites out of the way so she can go to nursing school. I am also so very proud of her. As much of a challenge as these children have been to me growing up they seem to be turning out OK. I never doubted it for a minute. ;)
Now I only have one more in school. He will be a senior this year. Jeez, where has the time gone?
I have continued to golf, although I don't work at the golf course any more. My schedule doesn't leave a whole lot of time. Well, kinda, but I need that to get caught up on stuff around the house. I work 7 p.m to 7 a.m. 4 days on 4 days off. I really like it, and I'm a night person anyway, so it works out for me. I worked last night and it was my Friday so I don't have to go right to bed, but I'm getting a little tired and I don't think a nap would hurt. So, there it is, pretty much in a nut shell. I'm sure more will come out, but that pretty much gives you an idea what I've been up to. I'll try and catch up on ya'lls posts to see what's been up with you. Again, it's great to be back!


Doug Bagley said...

So good to hear from you again Peach! Divorce is tough, no doubt. Been there done that. All we can do is own up to any part of it that is ours, learn, grow, and as Jimmy Buffet says, "breath in, breath out, move on."

Sounds like things are going great for you now and am glad you're back amonst us!

chesneygirl said...

Wow! I'm sorry to hear about the divorce... but to be honest, I have to say I'm not totally surprised.

It's sounds like you're moving on and doing great!

And your kids are doing WONDERFUL too!! That's fantastic!

So are you still living in the same place? If so, we'll have to get together sometime!

I've really missed you, lady and I'm so excited that you're back!:)

Suzy said...

Soooo good to see you back in the saddle again! =)

Looks like we both have been absent for a little bit...not in heart, but in blogville, as they might say.

I'm sorry to hear about your divorce...pop on by to visit me, I'm looking at the same prospects.

I'd be as proud as you are regarding the kids! What a great job you have done with them! Bravo for them, and for you too!!

wa4epk7 said...

Hi Peach!
Glad you're back! Sure have missed you!.....Norman
Email me. Pls

Renee said...

I missed you too. Sounds like you had a busy year, with some highs and lows. But very glad to have you back!