Monday, February 3, 2014

I think I missed January...

When last I blogged, my vacation was winding down and we were getting ready to host a Chinese Hot Pot dinner on New Year's Eve. We had fun! Then went back to work.

I started writing this post and somehow never got it finished...So for the next few moments, as you read this post, pretend it is somewhere around the first weekend in January...

We are having a more extreme winter than we are used to, that is for sure. The storms just keep coming. We have been lucky where we are, we have not lost power. A high number of homes in the surrounding areas went days without power over the holidays, and it still seems to be going off and on. I hope that we get a break soon!

Last year around this time, I did a review of the previous year, and I kind of liked it. It's so hard to keep track of life sometimes!

2013 was a bit of a tough year in many ways.
  • Husband did have one final trip to Japan in the early spring, and while he was away, I came down with a serious case of exhaustion which we are pretty sure was iron deficiency; it was not fun.
  • Husband had a few health issues over the past year that don't seem to have been serious, but they've kept us running back and forth to doctors.
  • These health issues also did sort of put Husband out of commission for a while each time, and I found myself having to take care of him and keep up with everything else on my own.
  • Frank went missing for two weeks in April, leaving me frantic and heart broken. I have never in my life experienced such joy as the day I arrived home from work and saw Frank sitting at the front door. Yes, I realize he is a cat. Deal with it. :) 
  • We got a new floor in the kitchen! It felt like an ordeal at the time, but the Fabulous Felines are digging the  radiant heat; we often find them sprawled in the kitchen floor, soaking it up.
  • During the summer, worrying things started going on at Husband's job, dragged on and on, causing us a fair amount of stress. Things are moving toward a positive resolution, but we are still waiting. 
  • We had a rainy, rainy summer. I was exhausted a lot of the time, for no good reason, except maybe stress. That's what my mom said, and she was probably right.
  • We got a new bed - our old one desperately needed replacing. We moved a bunch of stuff out of the room when the bed was being delivered, because there is not a lot of space, plus we did a good spring cleaning (in the fall) while we were at it. And when I was sorting through things and moving everything back into the room, I found the ring that I lost last year. That made me happy.
  • No more Zumba - the classes I was going to are no longer being offered, so I am back to doing my own thing full time...If I ever get back to it; I seem to be having a hard time getting back to an exercise routine. Unusual for me, but it's been months.
...And that's where I left off, intending to finish things off soon...Oh well!

January was a crazy month, weather wise. We had snow and cold, we had temperatures go up over 10 C, and all the snow melted. Then a week or so later, it got cold and snowed again. Keeps us on our toes.

I have pictures I could post...I just got finished posting on the garden blog, and now I feel too lazy to do it. Check out our NYE pics here, Frank & Zappa watching a chickadee at the feeder here, and a general roundup of January pics here, and please forgive my lazy blogging!


solarity said...

If only you got to miss January's weather, too.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Carla said...

Im with solarity :-)
and feel as though life is WHIZZING PAST. I hope gloomy FEBRUARY whizzes as well.

Crabby McSlacker said...

I like the idea of doing a yearly round up, have never done that but it seems like a great way to get a sense of perspective, and also figure out some course corrections if necesssary.

Sorry 2013 was a bit of a tough year but hoping 2014 is much better!

Heidi Tania said...
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Heidi Tania said...

Thanks for posting an update. It was nice to read and catch up on how you have been doing since I have not been in the blogging world for a couple of years. Good to see you are still blogging away, even if it is only once and a while. Here's to a better year for you!

Heidi Tania said...

Tks for stopping by! I totally agree with you about how clean and safe DisneyWorld is. I am hoping that DisneyLand is the same way. You def don't have to be a runner to enjoy it. :) I hope you make it back there too!

Oh, I ended up deactivating the "Use Google Comments" on my blog because I did not realize that people without google accounts could not comment. I don't think that is very fair. I still have my Google+ account though and my blog is still linked to it. I just wanted you to know in case you notice your comment no longer shows up. lol


Geosomin said...

I love the idea of a year in review :)
Here's to a great 2014!