Enjoying the tree two more nights.
Disclaimer....this is a long post.
You might want to take a bathroom break, grab a snack
and come back. haha. It's really a post for myself,
but you're welcome to read and comment..or not. :)
This might be my most favorite week of the year....
between Christmas and New Year's Day. There are no plans,
no day program, no work, no leaving the house.
No alarms, packing lunches, no obligations.
The Mister (mr. workaholic) doesn't go into work...just
about the only week of the year he will do this!
We lounge, play with Christmas toys, watch movies,
and eat.....and eat...and eat.
But my most favorite thing to do is to curl up alone with
a bunch of blank papers, a new empty calendar,
a glass of wine, and I think....reflect...contemplate...
plan, dream, critique, wish and consider goals, resolutions,
and all of those crazy things people who love lists do!
It's a sickness, I tell you....haha....but I love it.
I've been quiet here on the blog more weeks than usual this year.
There were years on end that I didn't miss a single day!
And even though I've been quiet, it doesn't mean I don't have a
lot to say! Gosh, there has been a lot of changes in my life in the
last few years...most things I don't ever write about.
And during 2016, I did quite a bit of taking care of myself
physically and emotionally...more than ever before.
So when I think of what to talk about here on my blog in the
coming year, there are so many topics I want to cover that it's
hard to know where to start! I want to tell you about my New Year's
Resolution! And how I lost 15 pounds without any exercise! Yes, it's
true..just a few tweaks to what I ate. I couldn't believe it, myself!
And mostly about taking care of myself emotionally.
I've toyed with what to share here for several years. I think
some people share way to much personal info. I don't want to
air the family's dirty laundry. I'd never give TMI about my
immediate family members here under my roof. But what about
other things? I've deflected questions over the years about
the my parents, the fact that I'm a middle sister but my siblings are
obviously not a part of my life or what kind of effect that has
had on me. I've mentioned a few times to closer blog friends the
possibility of writing about those things and have been met every
time with great doubt in the wisdom of doing so. Yet the nagging
feeling continues that it would be good therapy for me.
Could it be that it would be healthy to get it out in the open?
I know I'm not alone in some of these struggles and hurts and I'm
seriously considering starting a Therapy Thursday series just to
say some things out loud. Not weekly, but maybe monthly.
I think it might go a long way in doing myself some good and
might actually be a relief to not pretend that everything is
wonderful, like I do in my silence. So, I'll think about this
a few more days and see. Maybe I'll flip a coin to decide. haha.
2016 sure had it's big changes here! I quit my auction job back
in January! Taylor and Lauren moved to Pennsylvania and just
today closed on their first house! I turned a storage room into
a guest room. I finally went to the doctor for my migraines and
got on a prescription that has changed 48 hour torture sessions
into painless days. (well, headache-wise, that is!). We lost
two parakeets, just one week apart from each other. And I
got to fly out to Utah to spend some time with my niece, which
was probably my favorite thing of the year! Like every year,
it was full of happy and sad times, but with God's help we have
survived,........ maybe even thrived!