Monday, January 2, 2017

Out with 2016 and in with 2017

2016 was a real piece of crap.

I was diagnosed with epilepsy and have had a battery of tests relating to it.  The most recent was a sleep study done under the watchful eye of a dude who told me, while hooking me up to a million wires, that he had a sexual harassment claim against him in the 80's.  Awesome.  Are we freaking kidding?!

I had a hysterectomy due to a long list of nasty things my uterus did for me.  I got two wonderful kids out of her and a whole lotta headache.  So now that our family is complete, I bid farewell to that organ for good.  It was a much easier recovery than I expected.  She had a hard time in there due to all the scar tissue from my 2 c-sections and my gallbladder surgery.  Maybe even some from IVF.  I don't know how that works.

We remodeled our bathroom, which is a positive for 2016.  It needed to be done and it looks fantastic.  The pain in the ass to get it done would be a negative...although worth it.

No one died.  So there's that.

I got a promotion - so that's a really nice positive.  I took a pay cut and a demotion to join my current company.  It was totally worth it.  I love working there.  I don't think I've dreaded a single day - maybe dreaded things I needed to do, but never dreaded work.  The people I work with are fantastic and a true team in every sense of the word.  I worked hard and learned and asked for what I wanted and eventually it all came together.  I feel like I've earned it and I plan to really own my new position.  It's very exciting.  So yay 2016 in that respect.

As always there are resolutions people start with the new year.  B and I have been very lazy in 2016 and gained a decent amount of weight.  So we joined a gym and are committed to going regularly.  I'm going to TRY to get up very, very early to go in the morning before everyone else wakes up.  I'm a morning person, but 5am is going to be tough.  We'll see how it goes.  B is going after work each day.  We're also adjusting our diet.  Not fully starving ourselves, but eating less carbs and more veggies.  Less sauces and more spices.  We'll allow ourselves cheat days/meals, but try to mostly eat grilled/lean meat and more veggies and fruit.

Fingers crossed.  2017 will be interested.  New president (I didn't vote for him) and 363 days ahead of us that could lead to anything.  I'm going to remain optimistic and do my best to show my kids that optimism is hope and hope gives us the energy we need to make change or get through tough times.

We've got this.  :)

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