Socks on New Year's Day.
He found a way to get my undivided attention. ha.
He's also healing quite nicely and we didn't have to go to the vet!
I feel chatty today, so get comfy or leave now. lol...
You might want to pack a lunch, too.
I heard some interesting facts about resolutions on the news this week.
1. 50% of Americans make New Year's resolutions!
2. Only 20% keep them!
3. It takes 6 weeks of doing something new before it becomes a habit.
4. The most popular resolutions are to become healthier,
loose weight, reduce stress and find true love.
Last year my resolution was to be healthier and I actually did it!
Mainly it was to drink more water and the results were amazing.
I lost 12 pounds.....mostly water retention. Yes, you have to
drink water to loose water! I felt better overall (was having
frequent UTI symptoms) and lost the puffy look in my hands.
My rings are now so loose they are spinning around on my fingers.
Same thing for my watch on my wrist!
As I thought about this year, there is something I have to deal with
and that is stress. I have let it affect me in several negative ways!
This year was incredibly stressful and I internalized it all.
I've mentioned before that I love to look up meanings to dreams
and my dreams about things like turtles, eggs and rain
all point to things like tears, fragile emotions and wanting
to hide under a shell. Yep....it's a problem and my
subconscious knows it, too!
But the biggest clue was my teeth!
Three years ago I went to the orthodontist because my teeth
grinding had been shifting my teeth in a very noticeable way.
18 months and $6000 later, I had a lovely smile,
even better than ever. To keep it that way, I asked
for permanent retainers. Well, guess what...even with
the retainers, I have managed to sleep with my jaw
clinched so tightly that I have begun moving my teeth again!
I went back to the orthodontist for help and today was able
to pick up my new front wire retainer to repair the damage.
Thankfully I caught it fairly early and I won't have to wear it
but a few months.
Now I need to work on some jaw clinching and teeth grinding
solutions! I found some online that I'll try like a face massage
before bed and paying attention to relaxing
my jaw as I fall asleep.
And removing what stress I can from
my life would help too, of course.
So, did you make a resolution or choose
a word for the year? I want to hear all about it!
In other news today...
It's COLD here! 12 degrees! (-11 C)
Today was back to work and day programs for the men!
The boys were home for 16 days and although it was
wonderful, I was happy to send them off this morning
and have a lovely, silent bit of solitude.
A rare occurrence...all 14 cats were in the house today.
It's the cold weather, of course!
They did venture out through the cat flap at will to do their
business and have a game of tag, though.
I guess it isn't too bad if the sun is out and you're
wearing a fur coat. haha.
My current snack obsession is dried tart cherries.
OK....enough randomness...and if you're still
reading, thanks for that. You're a trooper! :)
Back to photography and minimal words tomorrow!