Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You get what anyone gets...you get a lifetime.


I guess I'm not as healed as I thought.

My brother had to use nephew guilt to get me out of the house tonight.

I'm okay now that I'm here, though. The whole 2 minutes it took me to get here.

:)

My grandpa is home from the hospital, with orders for a nurse and a physical therapist to visit every day. The physical therapist is a real blessing and just what he needs to get him up and moving.

:)

We're scattered all over town tonight. New Year's Eve used to be mandatory event, but now it's always a last-minute thing...because New Year's Day IS a mandatory event. We have Christmas Eve, my brother's birthday, and New Year's Day all in a week, that's a lot of family time even for us! Because, you know, some of us are a little obnoxious and hard to get along with.

I'm not naming names or anything...

So all we've got here tonight is me, my mom, Chelsea, and my brother's family. Dwayne's at home hurting (I miss him!).

:(

I had a lot of hopes for 2013 and I can't be disappointed...I'm not at all where I wanted to be, but I'm not where I was either. If I've learned anything, it's that any progress at all is good progress. My mind and body have healed some...not as much, not completely, but COMPARATIVELY.

I'm smiling more, and I can laugh.

I can even look forward to 2014.

Love you all...

22 comments:

  1. I wish you the best for the new year, Michelle! I'm not sure what it will hold for me, but just about every possible path I see has signs for new starts posted somewhere.

    And I just noticed that you're having sci-fi conversations with Kal Penn. So cool! Maybe I should resolve to join all you twitterers and do some hobnobbing, too. :-)

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    1. Oh, I love Twitter! But it's so addictive, I have to pace myself, LOL!

      All the best for you in the new year, too! :)

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  2. That is a good place to be in indeed, positive change is good even when small. Happy new year

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  3. Is that like any publicity is good publicity?

    You're not the only ones with the obnoxious.

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    1. LOL, yes, exactly!

      I guess every family has some obnoxious...we have two in particular, and then several minor leaguers. :)

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  4. I don't think everyone completes there to do list every year.
    I hope you have a really nice 2014.

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    1. Thank you so much!, I hope you do, too. :)

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  5. Comparatively. Yes. It's taken me a long time to get that through my head but I too look forward to this brand new year. Michelle, I wish you all the best.

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    1. Thank you, Geo., and to you as well, I so appreciate you and your generosity.

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  6. Proud of you for leaving the house :)
    Happy New Year! I hope you smile and laugh even MORE in 2014 :)

    Xo

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  7. Any progress is good progress...I like that!

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    1. Something I learned at The Place...we all thought we'd get better overnight, literally. I've learned a lot. :)

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  8. Happy New Year, Michelle! I know what you mean about healing and taking what you get and counting your blessings. Every year marks the end of a turbulent and exciting adventure, but it's sometimes difficult to see how all those plot twists end up as a blessing -- until they're over.

    Here's to the best 2014, including cheese. :)

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    1. Thank you, Crystal, Happy New Year! I hope we have a wonderful 2014, with cheese. Or maybe without cheese...I may have to cut that out of my diet, too. Pretty soon the only thing I'll be able to eat is bananas or something. :(

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  9. Great !
    A smile brings happiness to mind.
    Wishing you again a beautiful, awesome, fun filled and happy new year.
    May all your dreams come true this year !

    Thanks
    Rajiv
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

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