2010 In Review

2008 in in regular type, 2009 in BOLD and 2010 thoughts are in Red.

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 pancreatitis from a Gall Bladder surgery years ago. Trica is on a temporary medical leave from her job as an RN.  She had a very scary episode in October which we now believe was a direct result of a prescribed medication that was taken off of the market in November.   She still struggles with Pancreatitis.

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. Dr P. is still taking good care of Far Guy…nothing is new with TN, it is still one of the most painful disorders known to mankind.

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 fiancée. No Grandbabies ( I think the baby years are over).  Deaths we had a few..My Aunt Marie and Far Guys Aunt Esther.

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. Paige got a kitty that she named Skittles and Savannah got a  pitch black kitty that she named Luna.  Andy went out and got himself a Sheltie puppy who is named Little Elvis.

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Little Elvis

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Skittles

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Luna and Savannah

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. Ditto

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..lifestyle..healthier eating..more exercise. Biggest change this year..being able to see without glasses after my cataract surgery.

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.” The phone ringing still irritates me..and now that Far Guy has a cell phone sometimes they both ring at the same time. We are still non smokers..fatter ones..

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. The happiest moment this year: When our oldest daughter Trica woke up after being unconscious for more than 24 hours..and she knew who we were.

2010 was a good year, it had it’s ups and downs.  Together we make it through each day..helping and leaning on each other. We try to find some humor everyday.

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Happy New Year! :)

Today we are having a short lull in-between blizzards..we are staying home and safe and warm inside. I am going to venture out for some photos..that I will share with you tomorrow.

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2 Responses to 2010 In Review

  1. Ann says:

    As I read this was trying to think of my past year. Will need to take some time to remember some of the highs and lows. Just Thankful we made it safely through the year.

  2. I enjoyed your roundup of the past year…..most of it I knew due to following Farside of Fifty blog. But it was good to read your summary of a typical year…joy and sorrow….peace and quiet and some upsetting times. Ours is much like yours.
    We are SO SOCKED IN WITH SNOW here…hours (twice ) of snow and wind has piled things up mighty high….I am concerned about my “birdies” that I put on boots and struggle out to feeders so they will not be emtpy. The big pair of Pileated Woodpeckers continue to come and yesterday MBF fixed up a special suet feeder for the shy PWs….they are leery of being too close to the house;
    Miss Kitty is a being a slug and sleeping about 20 hours a day. She has her routine and needs attention several times each day…at her command of course.
    Happy Happy New Year to you and Farguy…you are Gems in our crown of friends!