This is the year of big decisions. Do I stay or do I go? Do I really want to spend an Alaska winter by myself? I've done one year in North Carolina by myself and it was hard. I worked full time and went to school. I kept myself busy. I don't know if I will work this year or if I want to work here in Alaska. What is there to do here in Fairbanks for Grayson? Do I want to keep him inside for half the year? Gabe and I are such outdoorsy people and we want Grayson to enjoy the outdoors too. Alaska offers so much to do outside but only for older people. Grayson cant go on hikes when it is below zero. Buddy cant go out either and I am too much of a scaredy(I don't know if this is even a real word) pants to walk in the woods of Alaska by myself. What to do? I guess I will pray and talk to family and friends and make my decision then.
I have also made the decision to be more positive this year. Having Grayson so far from family and being in the cold and dark winter have made me a little depressed so I have decided to concentrate on just the positives. I am a healthy woman with a healthy happy baby boy and a little dog who loves me. I am married to The greatest man on earth and am surrounded by great friends and have a wonderful family back in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma. Life is good right now.
Grayson and I register for swimming classes this afternoon. I am really excited about that. We will go two days a week all of February and half of March. Gabe is taking a week off in March and will be able to go to a couple of classes. Wohoo!! i don't think Gabe and Grayson can spend too much time together right now. I really hope Grayson likes the water as much as we do. We will see.
I have to go now. I think Grayson is ready to take a nap.
I hope y'all have a good, make that GREAT, weekend!