While at work last week I was tasked with the mandatory and mundane task of completing my annual review. While listing my accomplishments for the past year and my goals for the coming year, I couldn’t help but be amazed at how fast life has and continues to change for me. It occurred to me that while at times the calendar has seemed to be in slow motion, the past three years seem to have actually passed by at lightning speed. It also, forced me to think about goals and accomplishments in my personal life.
While I haven’t had the time or energy to complete the renovations and improvements on the house I do feel that I have been successful in keeping my focus on what’s important. There will be time for renovations in the not too distant future. That will wait until I complete the goal that’s driven me forward since the day I lost Lisa. The goal that I know Lisa would have wanted me to make my most important. The one goal that I know she would have wanted me to attain. The goal of raising, caring for and loving our children...
While I know I’m far from perfect, I think that all things considered I’m doing okay. Sure I’ve made mistakes and sure I could have done some things differently but overall I’m happy with the way that I work toward this goal. For me, that’s pretty big considering I can remember sitting at my desk one day telling a buddy of mine that I just wasn’t so sure that I could pull this off.
Those early days were filled with desperation and feelings of inadequacy. Those feelings have, for the most part, been replaced with feelings of triumph and self-confidence.
Christmas break is finally here. I’m off for the next two weeks and looking forward to spending some time with the kids and sleeping late every day. I’ve finished my Christmas shopping and even have everything wrapped already! I know, not bad for a guy, right!
To kick off the start of my holiday break I made one of my favorite dishes for dinner last night. Pan seared scallops with angel hair pasta. It’s really easy to make. You just pop the scallops in a pan with some oil or butter, I like the butter, and brown them. When they get done in the same pan you sauté some finely chopped onion and garlic then add about a cup or so of Half & Half. Flavor that with basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper.