Happy New Year everyone! I cannot believe how long it's been since my last post. I haven't forgotten about y'all, I just feel like I blinked and the holidays came and went. December was a very busy month for our family as I am sure it was for many of you. Now, that the new year is upon us hopefully things will start to slow down a bit.
I wish that I could say I am brace free but I am not there yet. I had my follow up appointment today and I am looking at another 6-7 weeks in my brace. Good news though...in 3 weeks I am allowed to gradually take it off during the "resting" part of my day. I have to say I chuckled when the doctor said this. I was thinking to myself "when on earth am I resting with three kids, a dog, plus numerous other happenings in our house?" I am supposed to continue to wear it to drive, clean, exercise, or any activity where I feel I need support in my wrist. That pretty much includes every aspect of my day. My rest comes about 20 minutes before my head hits the pillow. Thankfully, it is a new year and that is one of my resolutions...to find some time during the day to devote to myself. Whether it is blogging (Yes, I promise I am going to get back on the ball), finding awesome stuff on Pinterest, or just sitting quietly for 10 minutes. I would love to be able to have some time in the morning but I am definitely not an early morning person. Once I am up, it's fine. It's the getting out of bed before 6am that I have an issue with. I get up around 6:10am Monday through Friday to get the kiddos off to school. I want to get up at 5:30, have a nice quiet cup of Joe and perhaps read the news online. I just need to motivate myself to do it. Maybe I need an alarm clock that yells at me or pushes me out of bed...There has to be an app for that =)
What are some of your new year resolutions? Are you the type of person that makes them and sticks to it or are you one that doesn't believe in them? I am a resolution maker but I feel like I do it any time of the year. Yes, new years does bring with it the feeling of a new beginning. To me, I feel like I need to make changes often. For instance, eating healthy. It's not just a new years thing...for me and my family it needs to be a lifestyle life long change. What are some of the hardest resolutions for you to keep? Change is difficult but usually it ends up being way better than we ever imagined. Can you tell I am trying to convince myself that the raw baby carrots that I ate for a snack today tasted as good as a chocolate chip cookie? Ahh yes, change is very hard. I know healthy eating will pay off and I cannot wait to see the results. I need to do it for myself and my family. I know in the long run, my children will be better off if they learn to eat healthy now.
I don't know about where all of y'all live, but the flu is going around here in SC like crazy! It seems like every person I talk to knows someone that has it. I read today that there have been over 700 cases in our county alone. That is a lot!!! I feel like every time we walk into the doctor's office they are bombarded with flu cases. We have been so blessed to not have gotten that bug. I hope and pray it stays that way. We certainly had our share of sickness over the holidays with croup, respiratory viruses etc. I am looking forward to spring time and opening the windows. I believe my children think I am the hand sanitizer monster. Until flu season passes, I will take the name with pride. Do you have any hints to keep the flu away?
Well, I am sure hope that your holiday season was filled with good times, good company and good memories. I love the holidays and honestly I am sad to see our Christmas tree go. I hope that you have a wonderful 2013 and that it is a year filled with love and laughter. Happy New Year!
If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~ Author Unknown
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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