It's January. Already. How'd that happen? Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Done in an instant. Notice I rank Black Friday right on up there in "holiday status". Can't go a year without it...
Our holidays were nice. I promised myself I'd NOT get sick and I pretty much accomplished that. I may have lived with a headache for a few stretches of time, but the Lupus didn't get the best of me. I'm grateful for that. And for family that seems to understand my limitations. In the new year, I am determined to be healthier and more conscious of each day.
In the spirit of the new year, I want to do a repeat of something I posted last year. It's interesting and thought provoking. Here goes:
Best Day: the day we flew into the Bahamas to celebrate my 40th birthday.
Worst Day: the day I dropped Zeke off for his first full day of Kindergarten.
Best Decision: to send to his current school and to allow him to do full time Kindergarten
Worst Decision: to ignore the water problem in our basement after a heavy rain. That ignorance led to a problem with mold and caused us to have to rip up carpeting, have a mold specialist come in, and tons more work that is still ongoing that I don't even want to talk about because it still annoys and tortures me to this day.
Best Realization: that I want to start my own business
Worst Realization: that the new Lupus drug that has been approved by the FDA won't be too much of a benefit to me.
Biggest Hope: that I actually get a paying gig this year with my new business
Biggest Fear: getting sicker. But I'm not going to let that happen and will be responsible and timely about all of my doctor's appointments to be sure of it.
People I can't live without: Paul & Zeke
People I can live without: dead weights in my life
Best Fashion Find: a great pair of jeans that I can dress up or down and the uber-fuzzy gloves that Pauly and Zeke gave me for Christmas. Oh, and my new socks. I love socks. And scarves. And purses.
Worst Fashion Find: a bracelet that I thought I loved and now I think it looks ridiculous.
Fashion Obsession: Still purses but moving into socks and jewelry too.
Fashion Hate: tights with Uggs
Best Food/Drink Find: Coke Zero which I desperately want to stop drinking.
Worst Food/Drink Find: - Cici's pizza. The. Most. Disgusting. Food. Ever.
Food/Drink Love: sauteed spinach and artichokes at Bertucci's
Food/Drink Hate: any food with meat and any drink with milk
TV Love: Bridezillas, Jersey Shore, Big Brother, Real Housewives
TV Hate: golf. BORRRRRRRRRRRRING.
Internet Love: petfinder.com
Internet Hate: Twitter (don't waste your time telling me that you're about to take out the recycles. I'm not about to care.)
Best Development: Getting a part time job for about 5 minutes.
Worst Development: realizing that the part time job I was so in love with was a complete waste of my time.
Best Investment: my Tiffany necklace . Love it and wear it most days.
Worst Investment: Most of the toys we've bought for Zeke this year. All he wants to do is play basketball in the basement.
Best Travel: Bahamas
Worst Travel: none. I love travel.
Personal Empowerment: turning 40 and not really giving a crap.
Personal Struggle: letting Zeke grow up.
Best Accomplishment: Zeke and my marriage
Worst Failure: trying to get Timmy healthier. His poor little heart is still really bad.
How I'm Ending This Year: hopeful, scared, determined.
Happy 2011 everyone. May your year be filled with love, laughter and light.