Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

I still can’t believe it is 2013.  Where has the time gone?  I remember looking forward to the turn of the century and now it is 13 years later-wow!

The start of the new year give us a chance to look back, clear the slate and look forward.

I have not posted a blog entry in almost 7 months and I think it’s about time, uh?  OK so the goal for 2013 is 2 blogs/month.  But before I get ahead to goals for 2013, I’d like to take a look back at 2012.

The highlights:

Our family has grown by one great dog.  It’s so great to have 2 dogs.  Bosco and Bella are awesome!

I love my work and am challenged and rewarded by it each day.   I love the fact I am making a small difference in the lives of our participants.

I feel like I am almost completely recovered from my accident.  I am able to do pretty much anything I want. My pain has decreased and my head movement is decent.  If you didn’t know, you’d never know…

I saw many movies.  I love the escape of getting away for 2+hours and I love popcorn!

I got back to reading and read at least 20 books.  Thank you Kindle for making it so easy to find and download good books.

The Phoenix Coyotes finally won a playoff series!  And then they won another one!

I did a little bit of traveling.  I took a few trips to visit my god-daughter and best friend in Minnesota.  We traveled to NJ for my niece’s Bat Mitzvah (and my 1st ever too) I went back to Longwood for a reunion.  I got to go to Dallas for work.  We went to San Francisco for a long weekend and then to Prescott for our anniversary  And our annual trip back East for the holidays. Just enough travel to keep me happy.

My family is pretty healthy (knock on wood)

The lowlights:

At one point last year, I was following 4 people on CaringBridge with another that could have been on the site.  

The LPGA family lost some great people

We didn’t get to see family and friends in NJ this year in December. I only got to Baltimore once the whole year.

Lots of bad stuff happened in the country and in the world, really too much to document here.  That has been heartbreaking.

The NHL lockout

Dan’s year-end cold (he made me add that)

So as we look ahead to 2013, what can we hope for? What can we expect?  I would imagine it will be more of the same.  The thing to do is to try to control what we can control and hope for the best.  So my resolutions for 2013 are just that.  I resolve to visit, call and tell family and friends that I love them.  I will take care of myself and my family to the best of my abilities.  I will enjoy what I do and keep as positive an outlook as I can.

I wish you all the best in 2013.  May your highlights far outweigh the lowlights.