2009 In Review

This is a big day..it is one of those "Blue Moons" ..that’s what it is called when we have two full moons in the same month. The next time it happens will be December 31, 2028 and I will either be deader than a door nail or 87 that year. There will be a minor lunar eclipse in Europe..lucky ducks. I hope to bust out the tripod and get some full moon shots..hope it isn’t below zero..or overcast this evening.

Last year I wrote about intentions instead of resolutions.. Quote " How about some one word intentions ..Like mine! Laugh, Smile, Hug, and Dance. Easy to remember, easy to do, I can have that accomplished a few seconds after midnight, and be free the rest of the year. Easy..peasy!"–Far Side December 30, 2008.

This year I will add a word to my intentions..exercise. This one may just require a bit of a commitment beyond the few minutes after midnight. I am bound and determined to have firm fat.  
Lets do a check up: 2008 in regular type  2009 In BOLD

The children are all employed, and reasonably healthy. Trica our oldest daughter still struggles with Pancreatitis. Ditto..Trica is still struggling..she might just be a tad more cranky too. She has pancretitis from a Gall Bladder surgery years ago.

We still struggle with Doctors and Far Guys Trigeminal Neuralgia. We are comfortable with Dr. P. he seems adequate. There are no miracle cures..Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare disorder that you must just learn to live with…easy for me to say..Far Guy is the one with continual pain.

No new Grand-babies..No divorces..a few deaths (two cousins and a very dear friend) This year five friends died.. Rhonda, Jim, Sam, Charles and Pat. Two family members, my Uncle Delbert, and my cousins fiancee.

Paige must have stole her sisters cat for this photo!

No new pets, and no pet deaths. In 2009 Madison got a new kitten that she named Ziggy. Trica found a new home for her Pomeranian Daphne or "Daffy". Daffy now gets to be the Queen of her castle and no longer has to tremble in fear and hide under the couch to escape her terrorist companion Dakota who had a stroke a number of years ago and has an ongoing thyroid problem and is just not right in the head. I miss Daffy..she loved me. When they all lived with us..she was my constant companion.

Daffy

Biggest Adjustment..Far Guy’s Trigeminal Neuralgia and how it affects our day to day life. Ditto..we must always be flexible…. it just may not be a good day, or a good week.

Biggest Change..Closing the Greenhouse business, a very wise decision. I miss it, but I am getting over it. Well I am way over this one..this years biggest changes are lifestyle ones..healthier diet..more exercise.

Biggest Frustration.. Doctors that don’t know their butt from a hole in the ground, and the phone ringing. Ditto.. and gaining weight because I quit a nasty habit..that I enjoyed..but now my metabolism is all out of whack. For now and since July I have been an ex-smoker. It ain’t easy..it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done in my entire life. I have however curbed the desire to lick every ash tray I see..and those smokers outside freezing their skinny butts off..I envy them..perhaps I will get over that with time..old habits die hard..I began to smoke as a teenager..that was well over forty years ago. My daughter said "Mom we would rather have you alive and healthy looking and a little fat, than dead and skinny."

Happiest Moment..a very nostalgic Ferris Wheel Ride last August with Far Guy. Playing a little "kissy face" stopped at the top! I had to think on this for quite some time.. I had many happiest moments this year and if I had to pin it down to just one moment it would be watching Chance and Far Guy on the lake shore of Lake Superior..watching Chance run between us.


Happy New Year Everyone! :)

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4 Responses to 2009 In Review

  1. Avatar of astrobob astrobob says:

    What a wonderful, newsy blog with lots of photos. Thanks for all the updates on your family. Glad you kicked the habit and I hope you’ll continue it through the new year as well. You sound grateful for so much Far. Clearly, you’re living right. I appreciate your comment on my blog the other day and glad you’re still finding useful bits there.

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    This is a good way to update the year by showing what you wrote last year and then putting this year’s info. I want to congratulate you on the very difficult accomplishment of quitting smoking. I wish you the very best this coming year and I will look forward to learning more about plants from you as well hearing how you and your family are doing. And of course, I love to see new pictures of Chance.

  3. buffalogal says:

    Greaqt photos again—always love to see the pets and the people who go with them!
    Congratulations on your quitting the habit that enslaves you for so long…you will be better for doing it and will adjust soon too. It is like my trying to eat less…very hard, very hard only I want to lick the foodplates I see. HeeHee
    Happy New Year’s Eve…we will have number 3 son and his wife and 2 children with us tonight and the family from Fargo (5) when we finally have Christmas Eve.

  4. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    Congrats on kicking the smoking habit–I had to do that once–I was the biggest witch that ever lived for awhile after that. ;-) Absolutely stunning photos! Happy New Year!