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The start of a new year right now!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

I’ve just come out of my last class of 2018. Next year, I only work two weeks before April, so now is a time for new beginnings.

I’ve felt weighed down in the last few weeks by minor burdens, but right now, things are looking good. I lost my front door key for a few days and we only had one other – DH’s. His is probably too beaten up to copy as his hands are unsteady. We left the house this morning and our umbrellas were hanging outside the house. There were my keys, accidentally hooked to the top of one of the umbrellas! DH said, that’s a sign next year will be good, and maybe we’ll see our first grandchild. My son finishes his studies in April and he and DIL are thinking about it. I was surprised because DH is quite curmudgeonly about children, but I think it’s a pose. What surprised me more was how he can be so buoyant, with all his issues. Great!

As the minor stresses have gone away, my weight, right on cue, has bounced up again. I suppose I might as well do the opposite to what everyone else does, don’t you think? Anyway, there’s still a bit of space to go to my scream weight.

I have one resolution for this stretch of freedom starting now.

Get back to doing exercise other than lots of walking.

Oh no! One more. Get as much sleep as I possibly can. Not easy with a DH whose sleep patterns are all over the place, but a whole lot easier with no work.

The rest of my life starts now!
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    Good for you. Positivity can usher in the very best changes, and you deserve all of it. And hubby, too.
    398 days ago
    Buoyant! What a marvelous state to be in. And a nice long break for you sounds heavenly. I send you all kinds of good wishes for the coming year - especially one that includes a grandchild. They are SO much fun.

    I love your resolutions, too.
    398 days ago
    It's so wonderful that you're getting a weeks-long stretch of freedom until you have to teach again! I'm very happy for you! I hope you enjoy that blissful feeling of getting up in the morning and knowing that the day belongs to you!

    I can certainly relate to losing the key. I'm doing stuff like that all the time now. Your story reminded me of when I was on my way out the door recently to go to the supermarket and do some other errands, and I could not find my key anywhere. Kana was here, and when she saw me frantically searching, she joined in, too. I couldn't remember if I'd come home before or after Toshi the night before, so I couldn't be 100% sure the key was inside the house. Had I flung it out of my bag by accident somewhere and not noticed any sound it would have made hitting the pavement? Had I dropped it in the car? I almost always put my key in the same place in my bag and on a silver plate when I get home, but I've been known to get distracted and put it in the wrong place. Anyway, after searching all my pockets, the car, the bushes on the stairs up to the house, and lots of other places, as a last resort I emptied the recyclables that I had prepared to take to the supermarket, and there was my key at the bottom of the bag! If I had borrowed Kana's key and just gone ahead to the supermarket, I would have thrown away my key with the PET bottles! So glad I thought to search the trash bags! Whew! Toshi would have been upset not to know what had happened to the key, and if truth be known, so would I. I would be disturbed by my increasing lack of alertness, and Toshi would have thought that because our house key was somewhere out in the world, some stranger would find it and somehow figure out whose it was and come rob us (though we absolutely don't have anything worth stealing). Sometimes Toshi is irrational, despite all his education. So it was fear of Toshi's reaction that kept me searching for that key. But it was a happy ending, and I'm glad you had a happy ending, too! I can imagine the scene, and it must have been delightful when you spotted your key.

    So happy to hear that Shiro is buoyant! I hope you are blessed with grandchildren in the near future! Wouldn't that be so wonderful?

    399 days ago
    I just wish my DH would be more positive and upbeat! Sometimes it feels like I’m married to the Grinch himself. I keep trying to figure out if it’s my fault, and I honestly don’t know.

    Anyway, I’m glad that you found your keys and that you will have a bit of a break from work. Wouldn’t be lovely if you became grandparents in 2019!

    Aria is our pride and joy, and 3 1/2 is a delightful age. At least Peter is sweet with her. She makes him smile, and occasionally even laugh.

    400 days ago
    So very happy that you're getting a work break -- that will be lovely and give you a fresh start!!! You deserve it for sure after all you've been through!!
    400 days ago
    What a relief that your keys were still close to home. It sounds as if the coming months will give you some time to breathe and to take care of yourself. As for the sleep, there's always guided meditation or afternoon naps!
    400 days ago
    Awesome that you found your keys and it IS a sign! HUGS and all the best for the holidays and the new year!

    400 days ago
    Misplacing keys is always a bit unnerving. Glad you found them.
    I can relate to not eating when stress levels are high. But no matter what the triggers, it's always a balancing thing.
    I'm happy things are good in your little corner of the world.
    I like your DH's attitude. Positive thinking goes a long way.
    Enjoy your time off, walk, exercise, rebalance, and set the stage for a wonderful 2019.
    400 days ago
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    Thanks for the info
    400 days ago
    Glad you found your keys! Thrilled to hear you have cut back your work for awhile. Great that DH is more positive and upbeat! Good luck with your new goals!
    400 days ago
    glad things are more positive for you now. emoticon
    400 days ago
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