I have never been so happy to see a New Year!
My husband and I had a very rough year in 2011.
It started going bad in early May when he had major heart failure. Then his whole body started to shut down. He was in the hospital six times in four months. This was such a shock for us since neither one of us have ever been in the hospital and we just don't get sick!!
With heart failure, COPD, kidney failure, PAD in his feet and legs, and Vascular Dementia, our life has really changed. I finally had to put him into a Care Home the first of September. He is doing better now and has gained some weight after getting down to 100 pounds.
He is unable to stand or walk and is very confused most of the time.
But on a good note, I adopted two new baby kittens on Thanksgiving Day. They are so much fun even though they are very ornery! I wake up every morning laughing which is such a wonderful gift right now! And the loving I get from them is precious!!
I see the New Year as a start to a new life for me. I have the opportunity to take better care of myself. After gaining quite a bit of weight in 2011 I am ready to start getting healthy again and back to walking.
A spark friend sent me a great quote the other day that really spoke to me and is helping me to see each day as a new start at getting back into control.
I want to share it with you.....
"Being creative helps you feel in control of some things when you can't be in control of others."
So I am also getting back into photography which I really love!! The kittens make a wonderful photogenic opportunity! ha ha
So I of course have to add a couple of pictures!! I am just like a new mommie!! ha ha
I hope all of you have a great and Creative New Year too!!
KoKo, boy and CeCe, girl
CeCe and KoKo
KoKo getting into a NEW box of Kleenex!