Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sorry I'm a little late
A reminder for those who don't have time to click the link, it was "if you don't care, I don't care." I also posted a sign with this saying...
I tried very hard to do that. It took some reminding from people who knew it was my goal including the Mr who, God love him, probably talked to death more issues than he cared to on the health front. When the subject of Grandma came up, I smiled, kept my mouth shut and said as little as possible. Obviously the Mr and I would yap about it when out of the situation but for the most part I just kept my lip zipped. I said my goodbyes to Grandma at Thanksgiving as everyone was fairly certain this holiday season was her last. Even though I would express frustration with the situation, I spent last year making peace with the fact that decisions had been made, they are not what I would've done and no amount of crying, stressing and stating my opinion would change it. I am kind of dead inside on the subject.
The problem is, I became dead inside on many things. It was not a good year and not just because of what was going on in pop culture. I had an entire year full of leg issues and a lot of tears were shed and a lot of money spent to fix it. (The bills are rolling in and boy when they say chit rolls downhill...welcome to the valley, yo!) I am still not fully recovered but better and know that full physical therapy at least 3x week is my reality for life. It may have been our 20 year anniversary but I'm not ashamed to admit to you all that it was not the Mr and I's best year. I'm hopeful though. What is "bad" to us is probably someone else's dream. Just some tweaks that need to be made. With the baking channel came a LOT of stress for both of us due to a time crunch and my ambitious plans but I'm hoping it's something that will give us a good base going forward as I continue to share my passion. So it was a stressful year on many levels and one I'm glad to be putting to bed.
The Mr has some work related stuff he needs to get done early this year so I will help him with that if he needs it. I need to sit down and work out a schedule for my work stuff because time just flies too damn fast anymore to wing it. I will continue to set boundaries on issues that have no middle ground. The weight loss stuff? Well, that's probably worth a whole other blog. We're still getting back to a good rhythm on the exercise front with a small setback on the ankle due to being lax on vacation with PT and the Mr recovering from his creeping crud. Of course it looks like I could be catching it too so I may be in for a rest day or two depending on how bad it gets. This week will likely be more of formulating a plan of action. I bought a food plan through a website we use all the time for meal ideas since I'm in a food rut and have ZERO desire to do a fad. Unfortunately it looks like I purchased a pre-planned food rut (I swear I typed turd instead of rut uncontrollably 3x) since everything basically looks like "have an omelet for breakfast and spend the rest of your time throwing veggies in beans, quinoa and/or rice." I wasn't looking to go vegetarian. But I suppose we'll consider making a few more meals per week along those lines. I'll think on it more as the week progresses into grocery refill weekend and figure out where the hell I'm going to keep even MORE veggies in the fridge.
So yeah, I have no word for the year.
I have no motto.
I have no bandwagon I'm jumping on.
Just a little time this week to formulate a plan going forward as we assess goals both physical and mental.
How would you say 2016 went for you overall?
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