Sorry I have been absent for so long. I have had alot going on. I am working two jobs now, 7 days a week, trying to catch up. I have had very little time to do anything at all. I'm getting there though and soon I will be posting like a mad man again. I have missed you all though.
So, what's new in the world? It's a new year of course and I have a very good feeling about it. Kaiti will be finishing school and becoming the first O'Malley to get a degree (Yay!!!!). I'm not sure if she will continue her schooling or just get a job or maybe go to school while she's working, but they are building a new hospital across the road from us and it would give her a great opportunity.
Our holidays were great. Thanks to the parents and grandparents. Money has been tight but we are very blessed with generous family. I'm not one for presents anymore. I really just enjoy the holiday spirit and the atmosphere. But Momma dearest and David hooked me up with my very own iPod that I've been wanting FOREVER. It was no fun going to the gym with my CD walkman. Plus our car stereo doesn't work, BUT if you plug the iPod into it- "Voila!" It's a beautiful thing. I have all my pictures on it and like 800 songs, plus a couple TV episodes. I love it. Thank you very much Momma and David.
New Years was New Years. I really don't give a crap about New Years Eve really. As a recovering alcoholic, it's just another reason to get drunk. I had a few beers and a glass of champagne at midnight. I toasted to becoming a better father, husband, son, friend and brother. I've been doing very good. I'm not making any more promises about sobriety though because I think I'm jinxing myself. I'm just going to take it one day at a time.
I'm also going to focus on my art again. I watch Noah draw and it's effortless. He spent some time with us over Christmas and Thanksgiving ( apple-turkeys and graham cracker house building), and he would just sit there and draw. He's a very brilliant man. I wish I had the money to back him and get him published. It may very well be the best investment you could make right now. I know his time is coming soon though.
I'm not sure what medium I will focus on because I love to paint, but I also like to just draw. And I kinda want to dabble in childrens books. Who knows.
What else.... O yeah, I gave in and purchased the magicjack. If you don't know what it is, it's a jack that you plug into your computer that gives you phone service for $19.99 a year. Not a month, a YEAR. It's pretty fantastic. The only thing I don't like is the caller ID is constantly displayed on your computer screen. So, say you're out in the living room and the phone rings, you have to go to the computer to see who it is. Not a big deal, but I don't really care for that part.
Madden turned 2 on the 1st. I really wish he wouldn't have been born so close to Christmas. I know Camdens birthday is on the 29th of December so thats gotta be even worse. What do you get for someone who just got everything? Very frustrating.
Anyway, I will try to post some pictures soon, or maybe even a video. I'm not feeling too hot right now. I will talk to you all soon.
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