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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Life on Fast Forward

(Found this in my drafts...oops!)

It's late January. 2016. I am trying to figure out how that happened. Has Adam Sandler found that remote again and hit the Fast Forward button? I mean, seriously!

That might explain how October...November...December...and even most of January have already passed and I've not updated anything here. It definitely feels that way at least.

So here's a quick recap of the last 3.5 months...

  • October was a special month with the addition of our newest granddaughter, Harper Lee!  She's awesome!
  • Attended our annual family reunion (my Dad's side) and now know that it is the last one with any of my Dad's siblings as his sister passed away late December.
  • Thanksgiving was extra special with all my children here to celebrate.  My youngest daughter, son-in-law, newborn and 2 dogs blessed our house for a few days which allowed for some special bonding with Harper since we don't get to see her often.
  • I was blessed to be able to make a quick trip to Michigan to see my dear friends...AND catch up with other friends for a couple of hours at a Starbucks during the drive up!
  • CHRISTmas Eve was nice with my family - though CME had to work. There was a bit of a scare with my Dad. He had a moment that CME and others believe could have been a mini-stroke type issue, although he's quite stubborn and wouldn't go be assessed. Still waiting to see what his PCP has to say about the episode when he finally sees her next month.
  • BEAUTIFUL CHRISTmas Eve midnight service to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am sooooooooooo thankful our church has added this late-night option. Truly my favorite way to celebrate.
  • CHRISTmas day was spent playing many of the board games we acquired and then spent the evening with our oldest and her family - complete with Chinese food for dinner (though I want to nix that going forward!)
  • Out of town daughter/family finally got to come back down to celebrate CHRISTmas/New Year all at once.
  • Work has gone in 100 different directions all at the same time at 100mph minimum!  It's been insane.
  • Through the insanity I did have the opportunity to travel with work. I hadn't realized how much I miss that.  Was able to celebrate some NSVs...no seatbelt extender...crossing my legs on a VERY small plane... yeah... still some of my favorite NSVs!
  • I have employees reporting to me again...it's only been 10+ years. Some things never change, but lots of things do.
All of this has distracted me some from fully being aware of healthy choices/options. There has been a ton of stress as well, but I am happy to report that I've handled it better than I would have in years past. My weight has been consistent (aka no weight gain!) and I've not turned to food to deal with the stress. I'm so thankful for that!  My life is so much different - so much better - now. I still seem to have a bit of an ulcer issue and had to go back on Prilosec. I'll have to discuss that with the MD when I go back for my 4 year (wow!) post opp appointment this year. Other than that, all seems to be well. 

There you have it... life on FF. It's good. Life is good and God is good! And I am forever grateful for the life He's given me!

"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14