Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Years Eve, a day for taking stock...

New Years Eve, the close of 2007... We hit the neighborhood party, and continued in the annual tradition of letting the kids stay up until midnight. It was AK's first year... and possibly Mr. Boy's last year doing this. We hit the neighborhood party for a bit, then played on the Wii for a while. All was going well...

However, by the time the clock struck midnight, we had one whiney girl, and one hysterical boy. Perfect pic to show Mr. Boy... when he resists bedtime. Both were asleep by 12:08.
At the close of 2007, I couldn't help but reflect on where I am today compared to a year ago. I had high hopes of things being different in so many ways, but the truth is thing are not much different. Whether or not that is a good or bad thing, I do not know.

What I do know, is that from May until just a few days ago, my body has not been well. It could have been worse, I don't want to paint a grim picture, but I haven't felt like the me that I knew in 2006, physically speaking. I have seen far too many doctors, waited anxiously for test results too many times this year. It's not a year I want to relive in that respect, however, most of it has not been in my control, which has taught me patience, and also to accept help. I vow for 2008 to be a better year healthwise, as far as I can control it.

Today, I ran for the first time since April. I mean.. really ran. I tried a couple times in the last few months, but stopped, because my body said... "no thank you" . Though I ran at a snails pace, I still enjoyed it. I'm so ready to train for another race. Anyone want to join me on a half marathon, say September? C'mon who's with me!? And this time I want a better finish line shot! I didn't look at the camera or smile at all!


Laura said...

Bon Jour and Happy New Year 2008.
The best wishes for you for this New Year from Beautiful Albania:


laura said...

wow - i think we are the only family in america without a wii! lol! love the NYE pics.

i am definitely hoping for you to have an awesome year. after all that you have gone through this past year, you most definitely deserve a vacation from stress, sickness, and worry! good luck training for the 1/2. i'll come watch you this time! ;) love you - happy new year to you and your whole family!!!