Thursday, 29 December 2016

The end of 2016

Its coming up to the time of year again where I look back at all last years NY resolutions fails and make some more. So I took a look back  here at the 2016 New years resolutions way back in January

OK so I was chilled back then in planning, except to stay fit and get the interior of the house painted.
Well... I continued on that fitness plan well into the summer and it served me well. Since then I have been not so great but I am aware all the time of what I am eating and now I have new healthy plans (coming up in this years NY resolutions posts)
The interior of the house also was painted but frankly I had little to do with it... it looks great though.
Saving for vacations didnt go that well, we seem to be completely unable to do this.

So for this year, as January 1st fast approaches.....
  1. From hereon in (actually yesterday, December 28th) I am returning to the 21 day fix plan until my feet touch down in the State of Florida. I want to love my holiday photos, and fit into my shorts.
  2. Grow in my new job, as a leader and technically. I am proud of my career so just improving myself cannot be a bad thing.
  3. Continue my new foray into being less judgemental, critical and harsh. I have two sides of my personality ( I likely have more but these two stand out the most) where I am supportive, kind hearted and non judgemental. My other side is sarcastic, critical and sometimes cruel. That other side when it rears its ugly head leaves me feeling mortified. That character side needs to LEAVE.
  4. Return to drawing. I used to be good at it. I wonder if I can still do it.
  5. Improve my riding and enter all the shows this summer.
  6. Keep being present in my family's life. I am enjoying being so present, this is a gift that I treasure.
  7. Save money! (For Gods sake Natasha!)

Happy New Year and good bye fast leaving 2016. Its been a tough year for celebrity deaths but for me personally, I have no complaints.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

A December pre Christmas update

I have been a little AWOL lately, so much good and some not so great going on that I have found it hard to write it up here, so anyway, heres an update.

The not so great
I have had a hard hard time getting over Misty. Its not my first rodeo in the losing animals dept but for some reason this hit hard. We still miss her and thats it really.

Riding for the season is pretty much over, the dark dark nights kick in at 5pm, its been freezing (minus 34 last Friday!) and ice is afoot everywhere.

The much good
I started a new job in October. I had some soul seaching moments about even attempting a job hunt initially as I liked the learning so much in my old one BUT and this is key, every time I said yes to them I said no to my family and my peace of mind. The requirement for working in my free time and the associated anxiety was only growing so I made the tough decision to call it a day. It was tough because I didnt relish being a new girl anywhere again and I was worried about making a bad choice.
BUT it was an easy decision really as I needed to be with my fast growing children more than spend all day at work, and all weekend, and (too often) all night.
It was a surprisingly fast turn-around on finding a new role (1 week) and after 4 weeks of notice period I started here in my new place. I am getting through the new girl yucky bit and finding my way. I adore the organization and the content of the job. My piece of mind and my free time are back. BIG Win!

We adopted a kitten that the girls named Oreo from a local rescue. Shes another "special needs" pet (we have three now, yay us) in that shes suffering still from Upper Respitory infection. So, she has a constant cold and yesterday added a sinus infection to her misery so now shes finally on antibiotics and I hope shes on the mend. If this carries on we will be buying shares in the vets!

Ace is doing well in his winter vacation. Hes fluffy and even the big minus temps we have been seeing dont seem to phase him in the slightest.

The whole house is a Christmas grotto (again). I am sure it was almost 5 minutes ago that it was last Christmas! We have three days left till the big day. We are almost ready.