Well 2012, all I asked was that you would be better than 2011 and that you certainly were, though there was certainly a lot of change to be had this year. We unexpectedly bought a house. We went to the open house on February 26 and by March 4 it was ours. We moved in May and shortly thereafter I left my job and became a stay-at-home mother – something I never thought was in the realm of possibility even a year ago.

It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, there is constant stress and worry, but then at the same time there is this little girl with beautiful curiosity and a great vocabulary who loves having me around. My rewards for the hard times are the days that we make great memories, like that day that we went swimming and then to a movie just because. Not surprisingly, she continues to be the best thing I have ever done.

I have been so busy trying to take care of her and the house that I have hardly taken care of myself. My health is not at all where I planned on being at the end of this year.

At the beginning of 2012 I gave myself three words: progress, faith and tough. Now that I look at them and try to analyze I’m not sure what to say. I made progress, sometimes, I had some faith and other times felt lost, and I was tough until I crumbled.

I have spent a lot of the second have of this year feeling as though I’m taking two steps forward and two steps back. And then you’ve got Paula Abdul stuck in your head.

At the end of 2011 I made a list of things I wanted to get done in 2012. Let’s see…

  • Organize the next book swap – Done, and about two people came
  • Knit a sweater for Joe – Nope
  • Knit a sweater for myself – Nope
  • Potty train the monkey – sometimes, but not really, no
  • Get back to yoga – Nope
  • Get back on the treadmill – Maybe a total of six times
  • Write, whenever and wherever – Hey, I got one!
  • Hitting 175 lbs – and then to keep going – Ha! Nope
  • Have a consistent meal plan – Getting on that one now…
  • Read – Good stuff!
  • Focus on my future in work – Kind of?
  • Improve my French – Nope

Well then.

2013, we’ve got some things to do.


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