I love it that mom is blogging!! I haven't had much to say with not much going on, but I love it that mom has a place for getting her thoughts and what not out.
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of my mom, has shared their story, given words of encouragement, shared aha! moments, and just wisdom gained along the way. I was worried that this whole situation might be kind of isolating for mom, but I think it's been empowering. Scary at times, especially in the beginning when everything felt like it was coming at her at mach 10 speed (that's pronounced "mock" in case I didn't spell it right). But empowering somehow.
I happened to be cleaning my office the other day, and pulled out my 2014 planner that I had bought in September.
Anywho, like I said, I don't have much to report except that mom has been relying on the immodium a little more this week than usual. Other than that, she looks great, sounds great (maybe a little tired sometimes when I talk to her) and is keepin on keepin on and seems to be in good spirits! We did discuss having to get some pictures on here. Things have been crazy with the holidays and this friggin Arctic weather. So, I will try to get my butt in gear and get some pictures going for y'all. And I need to figure out how to index this site. Now that I have gotten some things done at home (got the bedroom painted and some stuff up on the walls and LOVE. IT.) and can relax about that stuff, I will try to get things a little more organized here.
Wrapping up the year is always kind of bittersweet. Usually, I'm ready for the new year. I commonly say "well, it can only get better next year - bring it on!" because something or other has gone to shit during the year that makes me yearn for a clean slate, of sorts. And for some reason, the new year seems like that clean slate to me. Oh, and tax time. I must be the only person who likes filing their taxes...? Maybe now that I'm a home owner, it won't be as joyous of an occasion, but there's still hoping!
(hahaha and I said I didn't have much to report. But I didn't say I didn't have much to ramble about!)
So, this year (2013) wasn't a shit year. In fact, it's been a really good year. Alec is doing really well in our "penthouse" as he calls it and in his new school. His health is good, despite being overweight. He's talking a lot and happy more than he's unhappy or the typical snotty tween. All good.
We have Mike and Delaney in our lives, and that's just been...amazeballs. Not sure I've ever been able to say that about a man being in my life before :) And the family all seem to approve. All good!
We have our penthouse - that's going really good. And I have a job that I really enjoy and that is such an improvement over where I was. I mean that more spiritually than financially. It's only taken 37 years and umpteen going-to-shits...but I'm in a good place. Just like mom said would happen. At least it happened before I hit the nursing home and am able to enjoy it :) All good.
So, I guess - the going to shit was mom's cancer. And really - it's going to be assassinated - obliterated - ass kicked to the curb. In fact, it's already begun. So....it only went to shit briefly and things are on track and going in a good direction. All good!!
I have nothing but positivity for 2014 and gratitude for 2013. There are alot of great things coming.
Before this year ends...I just want to make a brief mention that I debated about before, but feel should be acknowledged. December 19th was the 5 year anniversary since we lost Jamie. Think of you every single day girl.
Wishing you all a clean slate, LOVE, and many blessings in 2014!!!