Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a safe and fun New Years eve.
We laid low and watched two classic Chevy Chase films with the kids - Nothing but trouble and Funny Farm.
The kids did some fireworks and we were in bed by 1230a.
I was back up and working by 6a.
Managed to get a corneal abrasion from a hay flake while feeding the animals last week too.
Freaking hay is dangerous stuff I tell ya.
My eye hurt like you wouldn't believe!
Between the sore eye and OT, I haven't gotten much accomplished this last week that didn't absolutely have to happen and that includes taking down the Christmas decorations and tree - they've got to come down today (or tomorrow at the latest)!
It is Saturday and I am NOT working today!
The eye is better, temperatures are going to be in the high 20's - I'm feeling like it's a good day for a snow ride!
BUT first -
Do you make a yearly resolution?
I don't, but I definitely have a few things on my mental list that I plan to get done/do.
Top of the list is to replace my bathroom floor.
The bathroom currently has those 12" square self adhesive vinyl tiles on it.
They've been here since we moved in 10.5 years ago.
With the normal wear and tear, not to mention being above the furnace and it being the hottest room in the house - the corners on a lot of them are chipping and chunking off.
Looks like shit.
I'm thinking those snap-tiles will look fantastic and be relatively easy for an amateur tile layer (me) to put in.
Get some painting done.
Plant a lot of trees.
Come spring I'm going to dig up a bunch of two to four foot trees Chyann and I spied during our horse rides and plant them around the place.
Can't ever have enough trees.
Sounds like a pretty manageable list.
Anything else is gravy.
2012 was a wonderful year for our family.
We've all been healthy!
(with the exception of the occasional minor illness - oh and that corneal abrasion I just had lol)
Can you believe we actually managed to go a whole 365+ days without a surgery?
Although we did have a close call with Chyann and her toxic cat scratch.
A lot of changes too with Colton going off to college - a new family balance had to be found.
Caden had been lost without Colton and had a hard time understanding why when he was home, Colton diddn't have a lot of time for him. sigh....
The Hubby has really stepped up and helped him through this transition.
They are always working on a project of some kind - out in the garage, around the house - whatever.
It's nice to see them really having fun together - not that they didn't before, but now it's more somehow.
Colton in turn, has matured and shown us glimpses of what an incredible man he will continue to morph into - with some of the dumb ass kid crap thrown in for good measure.
His dedication to getting an education and good grades makes us very proud.
I know it had to be incredibly hard for him, the original homebody if there ever was one, to go off to school and be plunged into a whole new way of life.
Chyann continues to thrive and defy all expectations.
She holds herself to such high goals and settles for nothing less.
Her beauty, inside and out, is astounding.
These kids are the light of my life - they make me and the Hubby so proud.
Life would be pretty boring without them.
Some changes I could do without though.
Like last night at walmart looking at glasses I just happened to really look at myself in the mirror.
The bright lights definitely show how time is marching across my face and the gray hair!
I might have to rethink my decision to be an au-natural gal and dye that crap - ugh..
Here is to a fantastic 2013!
Wishing you and yours Health and Happiness in abundance!