Monday, January 02, 2006

2005, New Year and Resolutions

No, I don't make resolutions. Never did. I try my best each day because at the end of the day, it's my mug I look at in the mirror, no one else's, so I have to live with my decisions. Because of this, I try my best to be the best I can be every day. Somedays I fail, but most I don't, for this I am grateful!

We all conked out by 11:00 New Year's Eve. Wasn't the best night anyway. New Year's Day we spent playing Clue Jr. (no, I will never forgive my mom for giving Elena this game). She is so competitive, even when she wins, she throws a fit wanting to play another game.

2005 wasn't a bad year, til the last month. I won't hold any grudges against it. I want and hope 2006 is flare free, pain free and happy. I just want happiness, nothing else.

I am slowly mending, and I do mean slowly. Honestly, the hand pain is a bit much at times and I am making an appointment next week to see my rheumy (they are closed today). The flare subsides somewhat, but I still have limited use of my hands with pain and some foot pain-it is much better than before, but I want it all totally gone, like yesterday!

I miss crocheting, I say this every post because I miss it everyday.

Mike went back to work today, Mom came over this AM for a few hours and now Elena is watching Mary Poppins and playing kitchen in the playroom. She is back to school tomorrow. I enjoyed the time I spent with her, I really did. It's the most since her summer vacation and she's grown up and changed so much in the past few months, but I have to admit, I will be grateful for the total silence in the house tomorrow. It will be my first day alone since 12/23. What will I do? Probably nap an just chill, do nothing. I can't wait.

I found out today my brother is looking for an affordable cleaning lady to come out every two weeks. My house has actually been cleaned up a lot and is in good shape, but I guess he feels my health warrants having someone help out. He also wants to make sure that, in case I get real sick again or take a long time to recover, someone can help with Elena. I am not used to so much attention and it makes me wonder if everyone knows something they aren't telling me.

I plan to have a blog contest sometime this month. It's been in the works for months, just didn't do it and I have to think of a prize package, so I will keep you posted.

My mother called just to tell me she loved me. Makes me think.

I realized this morning, in the past month of Mike doing laundry, he pretreated nothing and Elena has exactly 4 shirts without stains. Great-I need to get her clothes, but it's too much to go out and get them. I have to this week, I refuse to send her to school with anything with a stain on it, anything. If it doesn't launder out, it gets tossed.

I am excited about the Winter Wool Swap at Crochetville-too excited, obsessed-I am so weird.

Okay, enough rambling.........back to the recliner for some hot coffee and my corker for a slow day of I-cord making.


Singular Stitches said...

Happy New Year and hope 2006 sees you with no pain!

Natalie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's stupid excited about the Wool Swap. I'm telling myself it's cuz I haven't done a swap in a while.

Keep relaxing and taking it easy - I'm sure nothing "is up" - everyone just wants you to know how awesome you are. I think we tend to want to do that more when people aren't at 100%, y'know?

Have a great 2006! Hugs!

Kari said...

I wish I was in the wool swap.
I will live vicariously through ya'll I guess.

Kathy said...

I'm bouncing in my seat about the wool swap too!

Sedie said...

Happy New Year D! wishing you all the happiness you can stand in 2006!

ladylinoleum said...

Wishing you much love, good health, zero pain and myriad joyful times in '06!

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