Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Awaits

It's the last day of the year!  2014 wasn't very kind.  This past year has been challenging for me health wise.  I have pretty much been ailing with something the entire year.  Total billed to my insurance just for me was $45,000.  Usually I never even come close to my deductible.   I had vein surgery then unexpectedly had a total thyroidectomy.  There were doctor visits and two days in the hospital.  I had more unwell days than I can count.  My leg still aches daily and now I'm on the no thyroid hormone roller coaster.  Yay me. Daily pain and feeling poorly can make the most ordinary tasks feel like unsurpassable mountains.  Most days I just try to ignore it as the 'show must go on.'  I know I'm not getting any younger but I hope that the sick(er) days are behind me and better (healthier) days are ahead.

Looking ahead to 2015.....

I'll definitely be back at the gym Monday when school starts.  It's the norm for me to go almost daily, so this isn't a new resolution.  I've been doing a fitness 'something' since I was 25.  I do hope to get back to where I was pre-surgery.  I have been on a junk food and sugar binge for quite a while now and it's time to get back on track.  It's time to go back to the classes I enjoy and back to lifting heavier weights.

Every year I start to declutter the house and fizzle out by February or March.  I am constantly getting rid of stuff, but I need to do a MAJOR clean out.  Maybe this year I will try to clear out one room a month.  That seems plausible. I can donate or sell what we don't use anymore.  Our closet is horrible, so I plan to start there.  The kids' rooms are a disaster, but I can't keep them up if my girls don't make an effort, which they don't.  I've pretty much given up on that. We did a master bath, hall bath, and dining room remodel this past year,   This year, I'd like to revamp our bedroom.  Paint the walls, touch up all the crown and baseboards, and buy all new bedroom furniture.  Painting the living room and foyer are also on the agenda, but that is a lot of wall space to cover, and it means shuffling heavy furniture around.

Tonight I will spend New Year's Eve as I have spent every holiday this year: with my small family of four at home.  We plan to build a fire, roast hot dogs, make s'mores, and we bought a heap of fireworks.  It's legal to pop fireworks on my side of the street (literally, across the street it is not,) so the neighbors put on quite a show.  We'll be outside braving the cold and ringing in the New Year together.

Happy 2015 y'all.

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1 comment:

  1. Hope 2015 will be a better year for you, dear Melanie.

    Happy 2015!