Happy New Year everyone! I’m waiting for the ball to drop here in Iowa, and as I think back on the year I have to say it was the suck…This time last year the family had just put a beloved grandmother in hospice care, then the call that my brother had been found early that morning on the floor, gone. We lost the grandmother just days later, and my husband and I attended seperate funerals states away. Then my mother-in-laws diagnosis which has culminated in a very serious surgery that, though she’s recovering from, has left all members of the family beside themselves. It has finished off with another close family member having a nervous breakdown.
But not everything has been so bad. My children are growing into stronger young men, my oldest nearly as tall as me now, and catching up quick. I started playing an online MMO with my other brother and his beautiful wife. I have met some of the nicest, and most interesting people on the game, and I’m glad to have met them all either through said brother and sister-in-law, or through my husband and our mutual friend. I am thankful that we more than just make do, though we aren’t rolling in it by any means. We’re still alive, we’re still together, and mostly happy and healthy.
Considering though, I guess I’ve been a bit out of it this last year. I’ve been flighty, I’ve been weepy, I’ve been not all there at times. It’s been a blur on good days, and I won’t even comment on the bad days.
Here’s to a better year with a healthier family, more focus, money, etc.!