Wednesday, January 2, 2013

And So It Begins....

Happy New Year everyone.  I had day yesterday.  I was extremely anxious to get the decorations down and put away (I always am...after a month I get sick of them), but this time, for the first time ever, I was sad.  Hmmmm...

As I started thinking about it, I think I was sad because this Christmas wasn't what it could have been.  There was too much pain for too many people and I had a very hard time getting past it.  I tried...but I really don't think I was very successful.

But now there's the promise of a new year and our ability to maybe, for once, get it right in the world.  Peace anyone?  Help for Sandy victims?  Hey...a girl can dream right?

Moving on...

The hubs is ill today.  Sounds like bronchitis but after my little dance with B this year, I'm not taking any chances.  I'm working from home today and will accompany him to the doctor this afternoon.  Know how I know he's sick?  He didn't once give me any grief when I asked him to see a doctor.  Yup...he's sick.

Plus, he's a heart patient.  He's had bypass surgery and his cholesterol has a habit of taking up residence inside his arteries.  Congestive heart failure comes on quick and, sometimes, without warning.  We have a neighbor whose husband died two years ago of congestive heart failure - one day he was fine, the next day he was chatting up Jesus.  The family is still recovering (wife, 17 year old daughter, 10 year old son) - he was in his 50's. 

I told the hubs years ago I would nag him into his 80's...I didn't lie.

I'm on the sugar free bus as of this morning!  For now, I'm sticking with no refined sugar.  No candy, cookies, cake, fudge...anything made with that vile but wonderful white stuff.  I'm also trying to stay away from white pasta and rice.  If I can make it 30 days without any of that crossing my lips, we can talk about the next 30 days.  Until then, it's one day at a time.

Yoga?  Well that wasn't an option this morning but I will be twisting and stretching this evening for sure...I can't wait.

Hope your new year is off to a good start.



  1. I too felt sadness after Christmas was over this year, and that was new for me too. I'll be on the sugar-free bus with you...doesn't sound like a very fun bus, but oddly I am happy to be doing it. It's a great start to 2013.

  2. I started the sugar free bus (Atkins) right after Christmas, jumped off for New Years Eve/Anniversary but I'm back on now. I'm happy to say the sugar cravings have eased, but I still want to snack, and there's not a lot to choose from on the Atkins. More Cheese? Did you see the news reports today about fructose? Well, duh...

    I, too, have felt weighted down by all the "bad" that seems to be abundant lately, but it has given me a new resolve to change what I can in my little corner of the world. That's where it has to start.

  3. Shit, has the New year started? Is Christmas over? There's still way too much chocolate in this house and mince pies and cream . . . And Christmas cake, Christmas pudding . . No wonder I can't move on, I'm too stuffed to move anywhere.
    Looking forward to another year sharing parts of our lives. Much love to you Sherry x x

  4. Hope your hubby is feeling better. He sounds a lot like my husband!

    Hope the sugar-free is going okay... I gave up the white starches too (my bagels, bread and rice...) I'm feeling a little fuzzy-brained, but it hasn't been hell.

    Happy and Peaceful 2013!


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