Happy New Year everyone! 2013 brought us a lot of ups and downs to say the least, and this little family was happy to bring in a new year and toast to a healthy 2014.
Of course this time of year encourages reflecting on the year that’s passed, and plan for the new. I was in a yoga class just before Christmas and during the final Shavasana we were encouraged to remember the last year, and let the images wash over us. I can’t lie, 2013 will not go down in my books as a favourite, but there were some good memories in there too. The Boy and I finally went on our honeymoon. Our puppy was liberated from spending the night alone in her crate in the kitchen and now sleeps comfortably on my pillow, or her new trick, under the covers, like a proper spoiled only child. I got a promotion, it may be temporary and sure, I’m currently being sucked back into my old job, but they’re still paying me more so I’ll take it! But most of all, I have spent a lot of time in one of my favourite places with my favourite people. There’s been quite a bit of quality family time this year, and while the circumstances could have been better, they could have been a lot worse too.
But most of all, a lot of love was sent my way this year, and shared with my family. So thank you. It’s not enough, but it’s all I’ve got.
For those of you diligently keeping track – Mom should be having Chemo treatment 2 of 3 (or 5 of 6 depending on how you’re counting), tomorrow. Unfortunately, her neutrophils are down. For the non-medical among us, that’s basically white blood cells. Since chemo kills your immune system, they won’t do it if you’re already compromised. Which is smart. But it does mean a 1 week delay, which stinks. Not that a week of feeling pretty good is necessarily a bad thing, it’s just that we were down to 6 weeks, and now it looks like we’re back up to 7. Paula the pump will get ditched for a week and they’ll try again next week.
January does bring promise of new beginnings. Of course I’m hopeful that this year brings lots of positive things to share, and I promise I’m thinking about how to maintain this little blog after it’s current theme passes. All I can say for now is stay tuned.