Greetings and Salutations my Friends,
I thought I would do a quick “New Year’s Eve” look back on the year that was 2016.
How did the year fare for you?
I have to say that it wasn’t THE worst year for us, sure we had a lot of illness in the family, and Paul’s job finished, but there has been a lot of good things happen too….here is my year:
On January 6th, we adopted our Rudy from the RSPCA ~ he has turned out to be the loveliest dog we could have asked for. Somebody put a lot of time and effort into this dog, and after a short period of anxiousness, he has settled into not only our household, but that of the neighbours too!!
In Feb-March 2016 I was working at TAFE SA, where I contracted a nasty virus that I haven’t been able to get rid of this year, and I have managed to pass it onto both Paul & Caetlyn at some stage. Even towards the end of 2016 Paul & I both have our up and down days with this virus (which keeps coming back) – it has been such a bad one that we have put on extra weight (because we have been too ill at stages to have proper food and have fallen into the junkfood is quicker syndrome).
May 2016 I started back at my old job at “DEWNR”, I was stressing that I wouldn’t be able to do the job as it might have changed quite a bit – all unnecessary as I am totally Rockin’ it…..I have signed a year contract whilst the other staff member is on maternity leave…so we will see what happens in May 2017!!
June 2016 – October 2016 were hellish winter months for us, all it seemed to do is rain…so again I sat, lethargic – not a jot of energy – eating a lot – and putting on weight….though we did attend a Halloween Party at the end of October where we got to dress up (even if we did only last a couple of hours there)!!
July 2016 Paul’s job came to an end ~ but that was not really a bad thing as I got my chauffeur back + his health was extremely bad from all the chemicals that they used there. His asthma was through the roof, he had to have the nebuliser twice a day + asthma medication all day!
November 2016 I started riding my bike on the days that were not raining still….45 minutes there and 45 minutes back ~ I always dread it because it uses up so much of my energy, but I always feel invigorated when I do it, which gives me a little bit more energy + satisfaction knowing that I am doing something towards my health.
December 2016 I celebrated my 56th birthday by having a week off as annual leave – which was nice, all I basically did was sleep and relax as I still didn’t have any energy to trip the light fantastic!! I don’t think I am doing too bad at this age, because I am not on any regular medications and am fairly up and happening (except for this virus)…
Then it was Christmas and I scored another week off as “DEWNR” closed their doors until the New Year….another week for doing not much but resting…though we have started back in the gym again ~ trying to give ourselves some more health and energy…we have been eating a lot of salad rolls, sushi, and lighter meals as well…Paul has lost 3 kilo already!! I haven’t bothered to weigh myself yet, I don’t need the disappointment right now!
I have been trying to find clothes to fit into, but have found that I am between sizes at the moment – size M (12-14) is too tight and size L (16-18) is too big….which depressed me greatly. I am feeling too uncomfortable in my skin at the moment and need to get this under control as I can’t wear any of my nice clothes (and I have lots of them).
So it’s New Years Eve ~ soon to be 2017…..
I can say that if you were a celebrity in 2016 you are blessed if you are still with us, it seemed every other day another celebrity died…it’s been a shocking year for deaths – even non-celebrity.
So what have I learnt this year? Patience, life doesn’t always go the way you planned or wanted it to go, sometimes it goes in a far different direction ~ you just have to sit back, take it as it comes, take a deep breath and get through it. Sure make plans still, there is nothing wrong with that, but be patient when things go awry ~ like this illness that we have, all in good time it will get better, I have to be patient and work towards building my immune system, cleansing my body, not eating as much and exercising. I’m sure one day I am going to wake up and feel on top of the world!! I am counting my blessings!
I hope you all have a wonderful New Years and I hope that your lives will be blessed in 2017 with an abundance of health, happiness, prosperity, peace and love…
New Years Blessings,