Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year!

We were very ready to put 2010 behind us.  How did we ring in the exciting new year?  We both fell asleep on the couch and woke up just before midnight.  I have a cold, so there was no New Years kiss.  We then hobbled off to bed and fell asleep again.  Romantic, I know.  But this boring beginning to the year could be a good omen.  Perhaps this year will bring more relaxed times.

As we look forward to a more peaceful and relaxing new year, these are a few things that I learned in 2010:

  1. You're never going to know what's going to happen in life, nor can you control it.
  2. Don't let money rule your life.  
  3. You'll find out who your true friends are when times get tough.  Be sure you appreciate those who are still around when the dust clears.
  4. Be thankful and extra loving during the hard times -- it's not just hard on you.
  5. I absolutely made the right choice when I married Will.  Our love and partnership grow stronger with each challenge we face.

We have months of recovery and rehab ahead of us.... well, Will has the rehab and recovery, I get to stand by him and try to keep him from overdoing it -- which is harder than it sounds.  Will left the hospital yesterday afternoon.  This morning, I wake up to the smell of sizzling bacon.  I relax for a minute and enjoy the idea of a warm breakfast awaiting me.  Then I remember that Will isn't supposed to lift more than 5 pounds or stand for longer than 3 minutes at a time.  Damn it.  If he's doing this less than 24 hours after coming home, what is he going to be trying to do in 2 weeks when he has the same restrictions???

It's going to be an interesting, frustrating, and laughter/tear-filled process.  But I know that in the end it will be worth it.  By the end of the year we will be conquering more than just financial and emotional mountains!

Happy 2011 everybody!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like he's off to a good start ... ish. I hope he doesn't overdo it and be worse off for the exertion. I hope every possible moment of relaxation for you both! Have a good 2011!