I was thinking in the car today that I honestly do not even remember very much of 2013. Its all a blur of health problems and sick kids and the sheer exhaustion of my health problems and caring for two very small people.
Every year I try to choose a one word resolution. I started it a few years ago when it was the *thing* to do. I have no idea what my word was for 2013.
For 2014 it's going to be cultivate! Cultivate time for myself. Cultivate a garden again. Cultivate some normalcy for the kids again. (Man this year was rough.)
But most importantly - cultivate some more friendships for myself. I lost my BFF in 2012 just weeks before Grant was born and I still feel the absence of that relationship in many ways.
Onward and upwards always, eh?
I needed a new skillet so we hit homegoods this morning. I fell crazy, madly in love with this weird, glittery, rubber (made in Germany of all places) taxidermy head. Like L O V E. Even at 1/2 off it was still WAY more than I would pay for this type of thing ($22, what the what?), but I am going to love it for a long time, so it's mine now.
Be warned, you have not seen it for the last time. LOL
Compared to this one in 2012. Where Jackson was screaming and crying and Sammi had just had a HUGE tantrum and wouldn't stop hitting Jack and Grant was a tiny hungry newborn baby who needed nursing constantly...dude. We are lucky we are all alive! (However looking back on those is funny because Grant? yea, still makes the same grumpy faces.)
Getting easier every day.
With that, Happy New Year to you and yours.
Thank you for visiting us here. For supporting us through the fun stuff, the ugly stuff, the hard stuff, the joyous stuff and all of the stuff in between.